El Paso Times – Federal courthouse named for civil rights leader Albert Armendariz Sr.

President Obama signed a law naming El Paso’s new federal courthouse in honor of the late El Paso judge and prominent civil rights leader Albert Armendariz Sr.

U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, author of the legislation to name the building after the respected jurist, said the president signed the bill on Monday.

“Judge Armendariz’s contributions to the advancement of civil rights helped change the landscape for Hispanics throughout America, and his legacy will forever be remembered and celebrated at (the) new federal courthouse,” Reyes said. “I hope future generations of El Pasoans will not only appreciate his important contributions to our country, but also be inspired by his life story and achievements.”

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