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2/3/08-Diana

East Texans Angry Over Constant Trashing

An East Texas community is angry over constant trash being dumped in its area.  Those that live off Highway 154 and Spider Lilly Road in Diana say the illegal trashing has been going on for months.

The three mile area in Diana has been a constant target for dumpers.  Residents say garbage is being dumped on their property, forcing them to pick up the trash themselves.  They've even found drug paraphernalia and used syringes.    

"Just the fact that people will go down the highway and throw trash out in somebody's yard makes me mad,"said area homeowner Pat Leftwich.  "I wouldn't throw trash out in their yard, and it amazes me how unconcerned they are about our state and out town.

"It kind of disgusts me," said Diana resident Irene Burton.  "They're doing it in my yard too, all up and down the roads."  So far, no one has been cited for the illegal dumping.  The community does ask for people to report anything suspicious.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

 

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