Dick Continues to Rail Against Parker (for Election Sign Citations)

Back in November 2011, the run-up to the election was going strong and, as is the long-standing tradition in Houston, there were election signs everywhere. Seriously. If your granny stood still long enough, someone was bound to attach an election sign to the front of her walker.

The thing is, Mayor Annise Parker had already announced in September that there would be a crackdown on improperly placed election signs and those who continued placing their signs on city property would be notified, given 24 hours to remove the signs and, if the signs were not removed, they would be taken down by city employees and the owners of the signs fined between $100 and $500, according to city ordinances.

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Dianna Wray is a nationally award-winning journalist. Born and raised in Houston, she writes about everything from NASA to oil to horse races.
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