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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Killeen Municipal Court to be renamed after Raul Villaronga

City Council voted on measure in March 2022; Villaronga is a former Killeen mayor

KILLEEN, Texas (June 27, 2022) – The City of Killeen will hold a ceremony on Tuesday, June 28 to officially rename the Municipal Court building after former mayor, judge and city councilmember, Raul Villaronga. The event will be at 10a.m. at the Municipal Court (200 East Avenue D).

Mayor Debbie Nash-King, who was a councilmember at the time, introduced the motion to rename the building and the measure had support from his wife and several community members who addressed council.

Raul Villaronga was a colonel and decorated Vietnam War veteran in the U.S. military, a philanthropist who distributed hundreds of financial scholarships to students, and is responsible for implementing several City programs, including the Youth Advisory Committee.

Villaronga served one term as a city councilmember, before serving as mayor from 1992 to 1998. He was also an associate municipal judge, then the Juvenile Court Judge from 2000 to 2002.

He was the first native-born Puerto Rican elected as mayor in Texas, according to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

East Avenue D will be closed in front of the court for the ceremony from 9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28.

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