Editor’s note: A Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman told the Herald Democrat recently, as part of a cost-saving initiative, TxDOT will not be replacing damaged cemetery signs and will be replacing damaged county road signs with smaller signs.

Editor’s note: A Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman told the Herald Democrat recently, as part of a cost-saving initiative, TxDOT will not be replacing damaged cemetery signs and will be replacing damaged county road signs with smaller signs.


The signs are so important to all of us and I would think TxDOT would think safety.


I can only imagine how difficult 911 responders will have looking for that small sign when coming to a medical emergency. Now the reason to take down cemetery signs makes no sense as well. Perhaps whoever made this decision has never tried to find a county road especially in the dark or gone to a cemetery that was hard to find if there was no sign. I encourage everyone to contact TxDOT (www.txdot.gov) and document their concerns.


Someone needs to use some common sense and replace the signs that have already been taken up. TxDOT, you are supposed to improve road safety not decrease safety.


Dana Parker Nix


Bonham