Holding Onto Heritage
In front of the Montague County Courthouse two flags fly proudly. The American flag and Texas flag can be seen flapping in the wind. To the west of the courthouse less than a block away is a Confederate battle flag, not made of fabric but of wood.
"This is a building that I have owned for several years I have this sign in front that says heritage not hate," said David Fenoglio.
The wooden version of the Confederate flag has only been hanging on the building for about 10 years or less.
"I see it as southern heritage and I had two grandfathers that fought in the Civil War. And it is a tribute to them and all them and also all the Confederate veterans," said Fenoglio.
After recent a recent racially motivated shooting in South Carolina many are calling for that state to take down a Confederate flag that still flies in front of the Capitol.
"I'm saddened by that, but I don't know how to fix the problem this flag is not the problem. The people are the problem and why they want to do what they do, I have no idea," said Fenoglio.
While in Montague I was able to talk with Eduardo Gonzalez, who said he drives by it every time he goes to work.
"I guess it doesn't bother me. Everybody's entitled to their own opinion and feelings," said Gonzalez.
Newschannel6 asked Fenoglio what he would say to those people who do see this as a symbol of racism and a symbol of hate.
"I think we should pray for them. I don't have any other comment beside that," said
A few Montague County officials told Newschannel6 they did not care to comment on the issue of the flags proximity to the courthouse.