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It’s official

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County Commissioners on Tuesday made the Heman Marion Sweatt Courthouse the official historic courthouse of the county. The largely ceremonial vote came almost 10 years to the day after a previous Commissioners Court voted to rename the building after the civil rights icon. However, according to the resolution, it also confers on the building’s legally recognized status “as the ‘courthouse’ that the commissioners of a county are required to provide” under a specific section of Texas state law. The resolution also mandates that tax sales and foreclosure sales continue to take place at the building, even if voters elect this November to build the proposed $292 million Civil & Family Courts Complex a few blocks south on Guadalupe Street.

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