COLLEGE STATION A salute on Friday recognized the A&M former student and lawmaker who helped expand the campus of Texas A&M University and pushed for the admission of women more than 50 years ago: Whoop!
The Texas A&M System building in College Station was officially changed from the John B. Connally Building to the Moore-Connally building, recognizing former State Senator William T. "Bill" Moore, who passed away in 1999.
A bust of the late state senator was unveiled.
The ceremony was attended by a number of former lawmakers, current A&M regents, as well as A&M System officials, including Chancellor John Sharp.
Moore's grandson, Trey Moore, was also there and said, "It's a tremendous honor. It's absolutely, it's hard to describe. Texas A&M University been an important part of our family. For my grandfather, personally, it was just a huge part of his life, literally second to his family. It was the most important thing that he ever loved. So to have his hard work and dedication to the university recognized, for my grandmother to be able to see it, it has been spectacular. Of course it is a great honor for my entire family, but for her it is something a little more special."
Bill Moore was an attorney and businessman in Bryan and was dubbed by the media as "The Bull of the Brazos" when he was a state senator.