The city of Bryan’s parks and recreation director is also the first woman to receive a full ride athletic scholarship at Texas A&M.
Linda Cornelius, who is also battling cancer, was not able to attend Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Mayor Andrew Nelson presented the proposal that received unanimous approval to name one of the new little league fields at Midtown Park in her honor.
Cornelius’s daughter relayed her mother’s gratitude. Jenny Arnold said Cornelius hopes her grandson will be able to play on that field in the future.
So many city employees attended Tuesday night’s meeting that they spilled out into the lobby.
Click below to hear comments from the June 8, 2021 Bryan city council meeting.