Commissioners offer $500 reward for identity of sign vandals

Someone has been vandalizing signs in Tyler County, and Precinct 1 and 2 Commissioners have had enough. They are taking action by offering a  $500 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people who have been involved with vandalizing signs in Woodville on Spring Valley Road, Seneca Road and Hennigan Park.

Martin Nash and Rusty Hughes said that there has been a rash of vandalism to both stop signs and speed limit signs in the area. The vandals are spray-painting vulgarities on the signs and changing 35 mph speed limit signs to read 85 mph. There was also vulgarity painted on a large Woodville Iron and Metal Sign.

The vandalism hurts the county in more ways than one. The signs cost $100 each to replace, and 20 signs have already had to have been replaced to the tune of $2,000. According to the commissioners, it costs only $100 per day to patch roads, and that they have basically lost 20 days of patching roads due to the vandalized signs. The signs also come out of taxpayer's dollars every time a new one has to be purchased.

Anyone with information on the vandalism should report it to the sheriffs department at 283-2172.