Hurd Joins San Antonio Delegation and Local Elected Officials to Commemorate New Federal Courthouse

March 18, 2019
Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues and San Antonio elected officials at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the City’s Federal Courthouse. This historic occasion comes after years of ongoing efforts by Hurd and others to secure federal funding to relocate the Court from its current location in a former HemisFair ’68 Pavilion to a more suitable facility that meets 21st Century security and employee health standards.

“Alamo City is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, modernizing and leading the way in cybersecurity and defense across Texas and the country. Meanwhile, we have relied on a federal courthouse that was built for use over 50 years ago. A new federal courthouse that reflects this diverse and growing city is long overdue,” said Hurd, who was born and raised in San Antonio. “This new courthouse is a symbol for all people that everyone is entitled to their day in court – to right a wrong or fight an injustice against them. These are bedrock American principles that many of us here today took an oath to defend. Breaking ground on this project today is the culmination of a multi-year effort by local and federal leaders, and embodies the ongoing transformation of downtown San Antonio into a world-class urban environment for generations to come.”

This ceremony was attended by Hurd along with Sens. Cornyn and Cruz and Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Chip Roy (TX-21), who all represent parts of San Antonio. Local officials in attendance included U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau, U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, City of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, and City of San Antonio City Council Members Roberto Trevino (D1), Rebecca Viagran (D3), Rey Saldana (D4) and Shirley Gonzales (D5).