Part of SH 71 could be named after deceased state trooper Carlos Ray Warren

A portion of SH 71 could be named in honor of the late state trooper Carlos Ray Warren, pending action from the state Legislature.

A portion of SH 71 could be named in honor of the late state trooper Carlos Ray Warren, pending action from the state Legislature.

Travis County Commissioners Court took steps Jan. 15 to designate a section of SH 71 as the Trooper Carlos Ray Warren Memorial Highway.

Warren served in the Texas Department of Public Safety for twelve years. He died March 5, 1991, while responding to an abduction at a rest stop on SH 71.

The portion of SH 71 proposed to be named in honor of the deceased trooper stretches from the intersection of SH 130 to Bastrop.



The court’s action Tuesday sends the proposal to the Legislature for consideration.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.