School zone speed limits approved in Southmayd

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SOUTHMAYD, Tex. -- Drivers along Highway 56 in Southmayd will need to watch for new speed limits. City leaders have signed off on new restrictions.

The city council passed a resolution by TX-DOT to lower the limit to 35-miles-per-hour before and after school is in session.

Currently, temporary signs are in place reminding drivers to slow down. Permanent signs are expected soon.

S & S Elementary School student Jarred Winegeart, 8, was killed in an accident on Highway 56 in Southmayd in October 2007.


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  • by Pam Location: Southmayd on Jul 28, 2008 at 11:58 AM
    Jessup: Why am I so confusing, perhaps you are the one smoking pot....I am happy for the new school zone...I was just asking a question about the indictment...maybe you should put that in your pipe and smoke it:)
  • by Jessup Location: longview Tx. on Apr 20, 2008 at 09:07 PM
    Shut up Pam, you are a very confusing person.Thank God for the speed zone and may you stop smoking pot.
  • by Pam Location: southmayd on Mar 24, 2008 at 01:28 PM
    I just read in reference to the tragic accident of Jared, that the young man that hit Jared and his mother, has been indicted for intoxicated manslaughter??? Now how is that? At the time of the accident, wouldn't he have been arrested if they thought he was intoxicated? Such a tragic thing for both families. I am so glad the state is finally going to do something about the speed limit thru the school area....now if everyone will abide by it and slow down
  • by To March 18th 11:22am Location: sherman on Mar 20, 2008 at 08:39 AM
    If driver's don't want to contribute to State and local funding, don't break the Law! Traffic laws are enforced because of driver's who seem to believe they are invincilbe to accidents and for those who transport illegal drug trafficating! What the media didn't share as well is that from Hwy 289 along Hwy 56 west the speed increases to 60mph. So did this help the city generate funds! The city was all for the increase in 5 extra miles per hour.
  • by TO: Concerned Citizen Location: TX on Mar 19, 2008 at 01:32 PM
    This is not a money-making effort, it's a life-saving effort. Spelling Lesson: Loose = Lose Know = Now Along = a long
  • by concerned citizen Location: texas on Mar 18, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    First I hate to see any child loose their life, but know it seems it sure took along time for the city to do something like this, now it seems the city is going to use this tragic event to help bring money in to the city as another way to help the speed trap police dept.
  • by J Location: Whitesboro on Mar 18, 2008 at 12:43 AM
    Who is going to enforce the school zone? Its just a matter of time before Southmayd looses their Police Department if they havent already.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2008 at 08:38 PM
    its about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by S & S Elem. parent Location: Sherman on Mar 17, 2008 at 04:55 PM
    Yes yes yes!! This is wonderful!!I am so glad that they are finally doing something. We all miss Jarred very much!!
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