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Posted: June 01, 2016

Texas town erects statue of two girls taking a selfie

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SUGAR LAND, Texas —

A statue that was recently erected in front of a Texas city's town hall is receiving lots of criticism from the town's citizens.

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The new statue in Sugar Land, Texas, features two smiling women snapping a selfie on a cellphone.

Many people in Sugar Land immediately began complaining about the misuse of taxpayers' money, saying the statue was inappropriate.

But according to documents from the town, the statue was donated by resident Sandy Levin.

The statue was one of 10 in a collection of pieces that will be located at Sugar Land Memorial Park, Oyster Creek Park and a local fire station.

"There was no objection to the donation and proposed location so the project progressed," city documents read. 

Another statue in the area is of a man playing a guitar.

"The sculptures will be of people representing activities that occur in the Square," the documents said. The new statues are "in continuation with the continued vision of the City and the Legacy Foundation’s commitment to establish cultural arts amenities that 'provide and/or support activities and facilities that enrich the artistic, cultural, educational and historical character of Sugar Land.'"


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