8.18.2009

District 9: The Sequel

I'm not exactly sure what the purpose is of the new street repair around the courthouse in Decatur. It seems the go about two blocks away from the square, tearing up the road next to the curb (but not the curb itself), and then placing a brick crosswalk in at the farthest (furthest?) point away. But it's finally heading toward my office, so I'll take it.

17 comments:

Jarhead said...

Fixing up the Decatur square is like giving Phyllis Diller another facelift.

Anonymous said...

can we do that and give the constables a 40% pay raise I don't think they have heard that a lot of the people that elected them are getting pay cuts.

Anonymous said...

They think Jimmy Hoffa was buried there.

Jeraldo Hurrara will be here later today.

RPM said...

Barry, thats called a money pit.

House of R and R said...

I hope they have a local contractor doing the work.

Anonymous said...

Illegals

Anonymous said...

Hey there was some Messican guy with messy hair and a microphone askin for directions at Alsups.

House of the R said...

1:24 so.... they are local. That's great!

Anonymous said...

They're looking for the real killers.

Anonymous said...

"Jeraldo Hurrara"
????

How did you get Jimmy Hoffa right but miss that one?

Anonymous said...

Cuz I don't know how to spell Messicans names right.

It's hard.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of taxpayer's money! Just like the other bumps in the road caused by the other brick crosswalks.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

No worries, its just your tax money at work...

...creating bumpier roads with decorative brick crosswalks for no real purpose.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the shovel ready projects that Obammy said would put 3 million people back to work.

Anonymous said...

The "bricked" street crossings are a good attempt at creating more historical image to the square, but until monies are devoted to actually improving tourist trade type stores on the square, and upgrading the "old" historical homes that are left on Main St and Walnut St, the brick crossings are just that, an attempt. LIFE needs to be back in Main and Walnut streets!! Ideas that can bring pride of ownership to the homeowners in the downtown area are needed. One idea is this: Come up with a "sign design" for homes in the downtown area that are 100 years or older and display those signs in those homes' yards. Those homes that have withstood the years might even "qualify" for tax reduction IF they are kept up and maintained! Another idea: Main Street Org should do research with the homeowners and provide a website (possibly on the Main Street site) that shows the history of each of the 100 year homes. ie: When the home was built, historical facts of the families who lived there, and possibly pictures of the home as it has progressed throughout the years. (Ever see "If Walls Could Talk on HGTV?)
There are just a few ideas to bring forth more historical "value" to Decatur downtown area.
One last one: the city should BUY the Waggoner Home on the hill and restore it.........then sell tourist walkthru's of the home (Much like Thistle Hill in Ft. Worth.)
What you guys think?

Anonymous said...

The City of Decatur should buy the Waggoner Mansion to restore to its original glory. The outside elevation was copied in the movie "Giant". Also, the county should apply for money to restore the courthouse. Then, small business owners will want to restore downtown buildings for stores that will appeal to the toursits who will shop and eat downtown. One town to copy is Albany.

Anyone who has lived in Wise County or visited, have wanted to tour the home. It would be a great asset to all who value our history.

Anonymous said...

The project is being conducted largely under a State of Texas grant for historic preservation and beautification (& related "Main Street" project goals). Part of the project relates to the brick crosswalks. Another part of it relates to extending buried electric lines and installing more of the historic-style streetlight poles like those already on the square itself.