State Rep. Cole Hefner
An East Texas legislator’s bill, which would protect historical monuments, has been approved by the Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. Rep. Cole Hefner of Mount Pleasant said he filed the bill so that monuments, whether they represent a good or bad part of history, will be protected. It also applies to named bridges, plaques, and other monuments. The bill now goes to the Committee on Calendars for possible placement on the House floor.