HOWE, TX -- Hundreds of Grayson County residents are showing their opposition to parolees in their neighborhood. Area leaders are also researching ways to keep what one ministry calls a guest house from coming to the area.
A standing room only crowd flocked to the Howe Church of Christ. Several officials from all across Grayson County were in attendance. Officials say the area parole board has to give their stamp of approval on the facility to make sure the facility is an adequate place for parolees.
There are no laws on whether the privately funded facility can exist. Mission Gate is receiving funds from Parkside Baptist Church and First Baptist Church Denison to operate the facility.
"It's not that nobody believes in rehabilitating people, just not in a residential area. It's not the right place for it," says Nicole Murphy, a concerned parent.
Ministry leaders say only born again Christians would live at the home and it would be a positive addition to the area.