Southlake Park Plaque Etched With Racist Remarks

A plaque at a Southlake park was taken down after it was vandalized with racist remarks. The park on Grand Avenue was named after Frank Edgar Cornish IV, an offensive lineman who played for several NFL teams including two stints with the Dallas Cowboys. Cornish died in Southlake in 2008 at 40.Mayor Laura Hill said on Facebook that she was "shocked and saddened" to learn what had been etched into the sign, and added that "this type of racist behavior has no place in Southlake, and no place in our society."The Parks and Recreation department removed the vandalized sign with crowbars, but it will be replaced with a new sign. "Please talk to your families tonight let's all demand that racism won't be tolerated," Hill said. "We were honored to name this park after Frank Cornish to commemorate his legacy as a resident and volunteer. We were proud to call him our friend. We look forward to the day that the brand new park sign commemorating the day this beautiful park was dedicated takes its rightful place."  Continue reading...

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