City of Sherman officials said Wednesday afternoon that anyone who happens to be in the downtown square Wednesday night can expect to see the city’s new street signs illuminated for the first time.

City of Sherman officials said Wednesday afternoon that anyone who happens to be in the downtown square Wednesday night can expect to see the city’s new street signs illuminated for the first time.


Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker said at the Monday City Council meeting that the City was hoping to have the signs’ wiring connected and the backlit street names operational before the Christmas parade.


The Sherman Chamber of Commerce has since postponed the Christmas Parade and Snowflake Festival due to inclement weather, but officials in the city’s streets department said the signs’ wiring was finished Wednesday afternoon, and Wednesday night will mark their initial illumination.


The city has also adorned historic downtown around the Grayson County Courthouse with festive holiday lights. City Engineer Clay Barnett said the cost of putting up the lights each year is minimal since the city re-uses the same lights every year.


Barnett said the lights are placed up and down Crockett and Travis Street. Individual city departments put up some festive decorations around city buildings, such as a holiday wreath on the front door of City Hall and green and red flowerpots around the City Council’s dais in the Council Chamber.