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San Antonio City Council Approves Removing Travis Park Confederate Monument

The San Antonio City Council has voted to remove the 118-year-old confederate monument from Travis Park. The council voted  10-1. Clayton Perry was the only dissenting vote.

District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry made a separate motion to delay the vote until more information could be given to council. Greg Brockhouse of District 6 seconded it. The motion failed. 

City Manager Sheryl Sculley said before the vote, the monument removal would be funded through the city’s general fund and the contractor is “an experienced contractor who has moved other monuments.” It would be taken to a secure location for storage until a final destination is decided.

A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in advance of the vote to stop the city from removing the monument. A judge has not yet issued a restraining order.  The city has not commented on the lawsuit.

This is a breaking news story. This post will updated later today.

Joey Palacios can be reached atJoey@TPR.org and on Twitter at @Joeycules