Officials vow to fight to keep Lufkin’s federal courthouse open
POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:44pm
Lufkin, TX —
Officials are preparing “a vigorous defense” to keep the Ward R. Burke Federal Courthouse in Lufkin open, a U.S. District Court clerk said Monday.
As part of an effort to cut costs, the federal government is considering closing dozens of courtrooms across the country, including the federal courthouse in Lufkin. In documents obtained by the Associated Press, court facilities that could close were ranked based on a variety of categories including cost, usage and location. Of the 60 facilities to be looked at for possible closure, Lufkin’s courthouse was ranked 45th.
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