Residents ask mayor to reconsider removal of angels


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Residents took to email on Thursday to beg Mayor Joe McComb to stop the removal of angels at the Nueces County Victims’ Memorial Garden on Thursday.

The garden, located at Oleander Point at Cole Park, is a place for families to remember their lost loved ones. 

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The Nueces County Victims’ Memorial Garden is located at Oleander Point at Cole Park. (Photo: Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times)

Fallon Wood, the mother of the late 21-year-old Breanna Wood, began work on the garden after her daughter’s body was found. Families and friends of victims can add their loved one to the memorial with plaques that can be adorned with a name and photo. 

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In a Facebook post, the Nueces County Victims’ Memorial Garden said the Parks and Recreation department asked for the removal of the angels by Sept. 25. 

“We have been told if the angels are not removed, they can just take away our memorial garden,” the post said. “Parks and recreation does not want the angels, but we do!”

The emails ask McComb to reconsider the removal of the park’s angels.

“I am not happy that the Parks and Recreation is demanding we take down the angels in our garden,” Kathleen Garza said in an email. “We were victimized once. Please don’t do it again by removing anything from our beautiful garden.”

Others urged McComb to visit the garden himself before making his decision.

“If you have not been to the park, I highly recommend doing so,” Rita Lucero said in an email. “Let these people who have gone through things you hopefully never have to go through have their place in peace. It has been accepted by the community in such a wonderful and warm way.”

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