A flooring company has removed a number of flags from the side of FM 365 after a heated dispute with the state ended with a compromise.
Many veterans came from near and far in support of the display by Summer’s Abbey Flooring in Port Neches. A complaint to the Texas Department of Transportation about the flags too close to the Right of Way upset a number of people. TxDOT said they posed a safety hazard and could distract drivers. The company says it’s the first complaint in six years of displaying the flags for the Independence Day holiday. The company also gives away many flags.
Under the compromise, the company is removing the flags closest to the main lanes of FM 365 and the remainder after the holiday. They’ll work together to determine the best course of action in the future.