Press Release

Rep. Cuellar’s Bill to Rename Encinal Post Office Passes House

Washington | Olya Voytovich, DC Press Secretary (202-226-1583); Leslie Martinez, District Press Secretary (956-286-6007), November 30, 2018

WASHINGTON— Yesterday, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the successful passage of H.R. 1211, a bill he authored to rename the post office located 400 N. Main Street, Encinal, Texas, as the "Encinal Veterans Post Office.” The bill passed the House and will now move to the Senate.


Congressman Cuellar stressed the importance of naming this post office in honor of all veterans by stating, “Across my district, there are many examples of fine men and women who have honorably served our country. A great example would be Judge Frank Weikel of Encinal, Texas, who enlisted in the United States Navy after high school and served for eight years. After his discharge from the Navy he worked at several companies before serving on the Encinal City Council and as Mayor Pro Tempore. Eventually, he would be elected Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 in La Salle County. We owe our freedom to veterans like Judge Weikel, which is why I am recognizing him with the dedication of this post office.”


The Congressman also thanked local veteran caregivers for their service to those returning home from duty. “I would also like to take a moment to thank the veterans’ organizations throughout my district for their tireless work in providing the care our veterans need.”


Read a copy of the bill text here.