LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock County Commissioners met Monday morning to discuss and vote on a resolution to honor the late David Nelson, a former Lubbock attorney and city councilman, who died in July.
Nelson’s surprise death came after he was hit from behind while riding his bicycle on FM 41. At the time of his death he was the county judge elect for Lubbock County Court at Law No. 3.
After Nelson’s death, the Lubbock County Republicans selected Ann-Marie Carruth to fill the position.
The highway intended to be renamed is the same one Nelson was killed on. When asked how the county came to decide on renaming the road, Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish said it was “To honor my friend, and a great friend. Not just my friend, but a great friend of Lubbock.”
The resolution is intended to support a bill renaming the highway currently moving through the Texas legislature. “We were honored to partner with the state in getting this highway renamed,” said Parrish.
As of Monday evening the bill has passed the state house and is on the docket for Wednesday’s meeting of the state senate transportation committee. It is expected to be presented to the full senate by the end of the week and should arrive at Governor Greg Abbott’s desk by next week.