The glossy yellow "Sex Offender Residence" signs have become as much a part of Halloween in Alvarado as ghost and goblin decorations.
But that aspect of one of the state's most restrictive sex offender ordinances is facing new scrutiny after a lawsuit was threatened.
For the past few years, sex offenders residing within city limits have been required to post two signs outside their primary residences each Halloween.
Mike Weeks is one of about a dozen registered offenders in town. He lives with his mother in a home she has had for nearly 50 years. In 1998, he was sentenced to 10 years' probation for assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
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"There are murderers out there that don't have to have signs up," he said. "Here, I got to." Read the rest of the story at WFAA.com.