Questions raised about new signs along highway
by Jason Collins
Aug 19, 2012 | 2190 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — Joseph Masturzo was standing before commissioners this week asking that they look into the growing number of small signs along state and federal highways.

“I have a little concern,” he told the court during their Monday meeting. “In less than five miles coming to town, all I see is signs on the side of the road that say ‘Tire Shop.’

“I have been asked by people in Corpus and Victoria if the court is considering changing the name of Bee County to Tire Shop.”

Commissioner Eloy Rodriguez expressed that he would look into the signs – it’s just a matter of what can be done.

He said, “I have seen them not only there, but on Highway 59 west, 181 north and south.

“My understanding is they are on state property.”

Masturzo said that he hopes Rodriguez or one of the other commissioners is able to limit or eliminate the small, roadside signs.

“I moved to Beeville 20 years ago, because Bee County is a beautiful county,” he said. “These signs do nothing but take away from Bee County.

“It cheapens the county.

“It is in your hands.

“Please take care of it. Let’s not degenerate to what the roads in New York City use to be 40 years ago. They got smart, and they are not allowed anymore.”

On Monday, county leaders also:

• Approved the use of the courthouse lawn an Oct. 2 Night Out event hosted by the Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers.

• Approved the speed limit of 35 mph on County Road 422.

• Approved required repairs to a radio tower located on Farm-To-Market Road 799.

• Approved various items requested by the Bee Community Action Agency.

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August 20, 2012
Must be a disgruntile customer..