Shade-Tree Cutting

A tree stump with red paint is shown Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in the neighborhood near Lions Park in Killeen, Texas. Dozens of trees have been cut throughout the neighborhood around Lions Park and some residents are not pleased with the tree removal. (Jason Hoekema/Killeen Daily Herald)

In the middle of record summer heat, at least one Killeen resident is irked that the city is cutting down shade trees in her neighborhood as part of a sidewalk project.

“This situation is so devastating because now the whole block has no trees,” said Lucinda Frazier, a resident of the northeast Killeen neighborhood. “Why would anyone want to destroy so many trees?”

Emily Hilley-Sierzchula is reporter for the Killeen Daily Herald. Reach her at

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Pharon Enochs

The following comments are indeed the opinions of Pharon Enochs. There is a portion of the sidewalk in front of my resident in the 400 block of E. Fowler which appears to be more of a hazard than those shown in the picture of this article. It has been this way for over 12 years. I had the dead tree removed art my expense. The city has make no attempt to fix this sidewalk. I am sure it has been notice by city employees. I wonder if the city will dash out and repair this sidewalk? I doubt the city officials could give a hoot less about this area of town. God bless America, President Trump and John Wayne wherever he may be.

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