Citizens emotionally attached to red light
Houston County Courier
By Lynda Jones
Crockett Police Chief Jimmy Fisher told City Council Monday night, March 21, that the police department’s views about the intersection of Bell and South Fourth St. concern public safety. However, he said, “That light’s an institution. A lot of people have a sentimental attachment (to the light).” City Administrator Ron Duncan had asked the council if they want the light replaced. Crockett’s first “red light” traffic signal was removed by TxDOT last month after being damaged by a fallen tree limb. After discussing the issue, the consensus was to tell TxDOT the city wants another light there. If a full traffic signal cannot be installed, then the city would like at least a blinking red light to slow traffic on South Fourth St.