WICHITA FALLS, Texas —
(AP) - A North Texas city manager has canceled a contract for nighttime cemetery tours after complaints
that they are disrespectful to the dead.
The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports that Julie Coley obtained a 12-month special permit in July that allowed her to host the tours in Riverside Cemetery, telling stories of historical people buried there.
She began conducting Halloween tours at the beginning of October.
City Manager Darron Leiker says the permit was revoked after complaints from people who believe "these ghost tours are offensive, disrespectful and hurtful."
Coley contends she merely wants to share history with others and has been respectful of the grave sites and headstones.