It's a done deal. LIA will soon be called "Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport."
On Thursday the Lubbock City Council gave their final approval to rename the airport after former Governor Preston Smith. Smith, who died last year, is remembered for advancing higher education in Texas, and for his grass roots approach to leadership.
The name change will take some time, as the appropriate agencies will need to be notified.. Plus a number of signs will need to be changed.