Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

December 29, 2012

New 'decorations' provide support

From Staff Reports
Associated Press

Corsicana —  

If you've noticed what appears to be a giant "candy cane" in the middle of Beaton Street, you're not seeing thing.

Corsicana City Manager Connie Standridge said Friday the poles were put up to support the lighting displays that criss-cross the intersections in the anticipation of possible icy weather this weekend. The weight of the ice on the light display could possibly pull down the poles suspending them, Standridge said.

Some quick thinking by Terry Franks, street superintendent provided the solution, complete with the red stripes on the support pole to keep the holiday theme.