Today, I was reading through the Houston Chronicle online and saw that there’s a debate happening in Pasadena that has the council torn. There has been a proposal to name a 5 mile stretch of Crenshaw Road after the iconic country singer, Mickey Gilley. There’s no doubt that Mickey is Pasadena’s claim to fame and most well known citizen so it doesn’t seem out of the question. The opposition to the name change are citing other members of the community who are more deserving like police officers and military veterans.
This is a tough line to argue because there’s no doubt that lending support to fallen service members or police officers should be a top priority but I don’t think that naming a street after Mickey Gilley would diminish Pasadena’s ability to recognize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Truth be told, there are limitless ways to honor police and military aside from naming a road after them.
Mickey was born in 1936 and is 81 years old. I think it would be a real treat for him to have a street named after him. The catch? I don’t live in Pasadena but I know a lot of people from Pasadena listen to 100.3 The Bull and I appreciate it.
What do you think? Should they name the street after Mickey Gilley or not?
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