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In Royse City, the road remains the same

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When planned improvements to State Highway 66 from Rockwall to Royse City involved changing Royse City's historic downtown, citizens spoke up. Jim Hardin of the Herald-Banner tells what happened next.

Public resistance to the plans - which would have involved modification or destruction of historic architecture - resulted in the city council eventually deciding that the roads in downtown Royse City will stay as they are. The decision came as a result of a series of meetings and considerable community input.