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February 15, 2022

Panther Island’s three bridges, including White Settlement bridge, are set to get new names; a new name for White Settlement Road, however, is stuck on the starting gate.

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On Tuesday, the mayor and council discussed the process of choosing the names for three bridges recently completed as a part of the Panther Island Project. Henderson Street bridge, North Main Street bridge and White Settlement bridge are all unofficial names. Public input will determine their new names.

City officials are approaching renaming the bridges with public input in mind, Mayor Mattie Parker said. Residents will be able to submit name ideas to the city and then vote on which names they prefer. The council will adopt a resolution naming the bridges and erect signs in collaboration with the Texas Department of Transportation.

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In July, Mayor Mattie Parker said she was open to changing the name of White Settlement Road, but no public action has been taken to review the process for changing the name since her statement.

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