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Jul 25, 2013 3:01 PM by Caroline Flores - cflores@kristv.com

Old Bayview Cemetery Vandalized

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Old Bayview Cemetery has been targeted by vandals. It is the oldest military cemetery in Texas, and a member of the Nueces County Historical Commission this isn't the first time this has happened.

Dozens of tombstones are knocked off their pedestals. Karen Howden, with the Historical Commission says this has been an on going problem in the past few months. She says transients will often go into the graveyard at night and sleep there. She says she has no idea who is ruining the gravestones, but she is asking for them to stop.

Howden says because the cemetery is owned by the city as it's a historical landmark. But it's not the city's responsibility to pay for the damages. She says this problem could be fixed if the city just added some lighting around the parameter so it won't be so dark at night, and hopefully not a target for vandals.

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