Posted: Apr 16, 2013 11:18 AM
Updated: Apr 16, 2013 11:18 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Faculty, staff and alumni of the University of Texas at El Paso are marking the 100th anniversary of the law that created the college.
UTEP President Diana Natalicio said Tuesday it was appropriate to mark the anniversary at the Capitol. In 1913, lawmakers approved the creation of the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. The college opened its doors the following year. The university took its present name in 1967.
Supporters wore special orange neckties and scarfs and organized a special breakfast in Austin. The Legislature passed special resolutions marking the occasion.