Hallsville growth sparks interest in city face-lift
POSTED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:44pm
Longview, Texas — Beautifully lit downtown streets, new playground equipment beckoning children to city parks and updated storefronts are just a few of the ideas generated by Hallsville city officials as they look toward future beautification plans.
In the past decade, the small community’s population has grown from 2,200 to 3,577 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing.
In preparation for future growth, the city is in the process of forming a beautification committee that would determine ways to enhance Hallsville’s appearance.
“It’s time to give Hallsville a fresh look,” Mayor Jerri Medrano, said. “We have a lot of neat old buildings that need a face-lift, and we want to give people driving into the city a really good impression.”
Read more from the Longview News-Journal here.