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New cameras at Bringle Lake meant to stop graffiti

New cameras at Bringle Lake meant to stop graffiti

June 12th, 2019 by Karl Richter in Texarkana News

People walk by an artists working on their canvas at the Bringle Lake spillway on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Texarkana, Texas. An anonymous donor has provided surveillance cameras for the spillway to help prevent graffiti and vandalism occurring again after the Texas-side Parks and Recreation Department worked on creating an art space in the area.

Photo by Hunt Mercier /Texarkana Gazette.

Texarkana, Texas, staff expect surveillance cameras to help deter vandalism at the Bringle Lake spillway, where the city is creating a public art space.

An anonymous donor gave the city the cameras, which were recently mounted at the site. Parks and Recreation Department staff are monitoring the video as necessary and using social media to identify anyone who paints graffiti or commits other vandalism.

Local artists have been painting colorful images on the sidewalk and other surfaces at the site to create what will be known as Bringle Lake Art Park. Parks and Rec Communication Coordinator Erin Rogers is spearheading the effort to reclaim the space, which had been covered with graffiti for years.

A volunteer work opportunity at the site is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call Rogers at 903-798-3978 or visit the project's Facebook page at facebook.com/BringleLakeArtPark/

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