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New Austin school gets name

Published 11:13am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

AUSTIN — It’s official: The late I.J. Holton will live on in Austin’s school system.

The Austin Public Schools board voted unanimously during a Monday night meeting to approve I.J. Holton Intermediate School as the new school’s official name.

The name was unofficially decided in late August after a 6-0 school board vote that picked the late Holton, a former president and CEO of Hormel Foods Corp. who died in April, from a list of five names. The board had reached the end of a 90-day public comment period on the new school’s name.