FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/06/2015
Rep. Wray Files Bill Establishing "Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Highway"
Legislation would rename the portion of US Hwy. 287 within Midlothian City Limits
AUSTIN, Texas – Just days after Gov. Abbott signed a proclamation declaring Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day," Rep. John Wray filed HB 1187, legislation that would rename a segment of US Highway 287 the "Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Highway." Upon filing, Wray stated "the untimely deaths of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield cut short lives that are worthy of our State's recognition. I am thankful for the attention that the media has brought to what we in Ellis County have known all along--Chris and Chad are Texas heroes."
Previous attempts to name a highway after Kyle and Littlefield gained little momentum. "Thanks to the efforts of the respective families, a swell in grassroots activism and the outpouring of support from across the state and country, I fully expect my colleagues to support this legislation," said Wray. At the time of their deaths, both Kyle and Littlefield were residents of Midlothian, TX. The bill would rename the portion of US 287 within that city's limits. The highway is of symbolic significance, as it was part of the route taken by Kyle's motorcade to his funeral services.
John Wray is a principled conservative serving his first term as Texas State Representative of House District 10, the area encompassing Ellis County and part of Henderson County. John currently resides in Waxahachie with his wife, Michele, and their two children, Morgan and Patrick.