January 30, 1917
The house this afternoon passed to engrossment the bill providing for the erection
of an A and M college in West Texas and also the Dudley bill, providing for building
of the School of Mines at El Paso. The Hudspeth bill on the subject passed finally
in the senate.
January 19, 1917
El Paso Stands Good Show To Get School of Mines
Austin, Texas, Jan. 18-The bill appropriating $100,000 for the rebuilding of the
school of mines in El Paso seems likely to be passed by both houses, with little
opposition. It received a favorable report by the house committee on appropriations
It had previously been favorably reported by the senate finance committee, and it is
believed that an early vote will be held on the measure in both houses.
El Paso Liberality Praised
The bill has had easy sailing thus far, largely because of the impression that has
been created among members of the legislature by the attitude of the City of El
Paso in donating the site.
The site, valued at approximately $100,000, was dwelt on in the speeches made
before the house committee tonight.
Various members praised the El Paso spirit in this respect and referred in glowing
terms to the possibilities of the school.