The issue of stolen road signs topped the discussion during Monday's Erath County Commissioners Court meeting.

Signs are apparently being stolen from all over the county, and the problem is greater than the county has manpower to address.

Precinct 2 commissioner Lynn Tidwell said he would like to see all commissioners begin using a system in which everyone would address the issue of replacing signs in the same way.

“We're all doing things different and I think we should all be doing the same, Tidwell said.

Commissioner's agreed that anyone wanting a private road sign replaced will now have to call their commissioner to make the request. And on a trial basis, the commissioner will have the sign constructed, then, the individual can pick up the order and install it.

Commissioners approved Sheriff Tommy Bryant's request to use forfeiture funds to purchase a pickup. Bryant said he is going to test the truck on a trial basis to see if it will work for patrol use because the word is Ford Crown Victoria will stop making patrol cars in the near future.

Bryant also gained approval to purchase two new patrol cars with county funds.

In other business the commissioners,

Approved CD Hartnett to provide prisoner food

Appointed July Danley as Director of Erath County Development District No. 1, and

Approved lease for a postage meter and scale for the Dublin Annex.

ANGELIA JOINER is a staff writer for the Empire-Tribune. She can be reached at or (254) 965-3124,ext. 238