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KSLA News 12 Editorial: July 18, 2013-Viewer Comments

In the mailbag this week, some viewer comments concerning my editorial on the sad state of the decorative lights on the Texas Street Bridge.

The remarkable lighting display that once was is no more with just a few of the neon lights actually working. I said the lights should be fixed.

This viewer wrote, "The lights on the bridge make a larger impact than a dog park. Please move forward with the lights!!"

Kevin of Benton wrote, "Yes, the lights would be cool but who is going to pay for it? There are a lot more things that Shreveport, Bossier, and Louisiana need other than cool looking lights on historic bridges. For starters, how about reducing crime and improving economic development?"

On another topic, reaction to my comments about the city of Mansfield's Wall of Shame.

It's an area on the city's web site where dilapidated property is featured. Owners are encouraged to clean it up.

Mansfield Mayor McCoy wrote," This has been a twelve year job to clean up Mansfield, and we will continue to do so. Again, thanks for recognizing the city's efforts to improve the quality of life for our citizens."

As always thank you for your comments. I'm James Smith.

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