TEAGUE (October 10, 2012)--The City of Teague will honor former Temple Clerk Yrene Morgan Friday by dedicating a communications tower.
Morgan died in 2010 while on vacation.
“Morgan was instrumental in getting the Teague Public Safety Commissions tower project off the ground. She also participated in the development of other safety communications projects in Freestone County through her work representing the county on the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee at HOTCOG,” spokesperson Tim Jeske said.
The tower, or voter site, stands 180 feet tall and listens for communications from public safety responders, relaying each transmission.
The new tower is built to withstand hurricane force winds and it houses all of the county’s public safety radio equipment.
This is the second tower project for the county.
Both projects represent a $440,000 total investment of Federal Home Security funds in Freestone County.
The projects are intended to help all public safety responders in the county discharge their duties and maintain a safe community, Jeske said.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, slated for 2 p.m. at the tower site, located at the corner of Cypress Street and 5th Avenue.