Signs of Discontentment on Parkway

Over the last month on Texoma Parkway as Sherman has stepped up code enforcement against certain business signs. But at last night's city council meeting, the council discussed backing off at least a little bit after hearing concerns from businesses that say those signs are their main source of advertising.

In particular, the council is now discussing ways to allow temporary signs displaying promotions and special offers.

Businesses say without the signs and banners, most passersby wouldn't have an idea what type of business they do.

The city council is looking at the policies of other cities before deciding what decisions to make about the signs. Just one idea being discussed is a permit system that would keep track of which signs are up and for how long.