North Texas Neighbors Say After-School Pickup Process A Mess ‘I’m A Hostage In My Own House’

GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Homeowners in one Garland neighborhood say they are at their wits end about what they say happens on a daily basis around Routh Roach Elementary School.

It’s all about how parents go about picking up their children.

“We have to plan everything around the 3 o’clock hour,” Elizabeth Sarles said. “You cannot get out of the neighborhood.”

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traffic near Routh Roach Elementary School (Erin Jones – CBS 11)

Thursday she pointed out parents double-parking in front of her home. Their cars were planted in the middle of the street for 30 to 45 minutes as they waited for the elementary school to let out.

“I’m a hostage in my own house,” Willa Reece said.

Reece said she’s felt like this for years.

“My husband passed away three years ago and while he was an invalid his caregivers that were coming to help me had trouble getting into our home anytime…

Original published: 2019-01-10 21:56:13 Read the full Dallas News here

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