Collin County Road 2515, a gravel road just north of the Royse City High School football stadium, will officially become Shaw Drive on July 12.

City Manager Carl Alsabrook announced on June 25 that a street dedication ceremony will be held at the site, beginning at 10 a.m.

Alsabrook told the city council that the family has been notified and they’re making plans to attend the ceremony.

“I believe they’re very excited,” Alsabrook said.

During a May 14 meeting, city council members voted unanimously to name the street in honor of Mrs. Runelle Shaw.

“Hopefully, the weather won’t be too oppressive for her to come out and join us,” Alsabrook said of the 97-year-old Shaw, a resident of the Royse City Health and Rehabilitation Center.

During the April 23 city council meeting, Joan Shaw Cantrell asked council members to consider naming the “lane” in honor of her mother.

Cantrell said a street name request was originally made in 2006 or 2007 by Mary Johnson, who was a city council member at the time. No action on the request was taken.

Cantrell said her mother is a lifelong resident of Royse City. For more than 40 years, Cantrell said, her family farmed the land now occupied by the Royse City High School campus. Their home, she said, was on the northwest corner of the property.

When they could no longer work the farm, she said, it was sold in 1986. A few years later, it became the property of the Royse City Independent School District.

Cantrell suggested naming the road Shaw Lane or Shaw Road.

“It would mean very much to her for something near the land to carry the name,” she said.

Cantrell made the street name request, along with her sister and two brothers — Sandra Shaw Easley, Jerry Shaw and Ron Shaw.

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