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Texas residents plant trees in potholes to protest poor street conditions

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PORT ARTHUR, Texas (KFDM) — Some Port Arthur residents are planting trees in potholes to protest the poor condition of their street.

Several neighbors say when it comes to the condition of their street, they feel neglected.

There are three big potholes that make driving difficult and damaging to cars as well as dangerous to drivers.

The holes are so deep that residents planted small trees in them.

One neighbor said it was to alert drivers about the potholes.

Another says the pothole plants are a message to city hall.

KFDM reached out to several city officials for a response to the potholes, including the public works director, the city manager and even the mayor.

We left messages, but have not heard back.

We did reach Councilman Thomas Kinlaw who represents that area.

Kinlaw told KFDM that he would have the public works director call us.

KFDM Angel San Juan has the report.

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