Association fines homeowners from displaying school spirit signs in yards in Montgomery

WCIA refers to deed restriction says it doesn’t discriminate against any particular signage

No school spirit signs allowed in Montgomery neighborhood
No school spirit signs allowed in Montgomery neighborhood

MONTGOMERY, Texas – Parents in a Montgomery neighborhood are voicing concern over not being able to put up school spirit signs in their front yards because of the neighborhood association’s rules. The parents said the rule has not been enforced until this year.

The parents said after the year their students have had they are fighting to be able to show school spirit and support. They want the leaders of the subdivision to reconsider.

Christelle and Kerry Lockhart have two children at Montgomery ISD schools.

“Certainly, [I’m] very proud of [my son Zachary] and my daughter, Sophia, as well,” Kerry Lockhart said.

However, the Lockharts are among many parents in the Walden on Lake Conroe neighborhood who are frustrated with their inability to show that pride outside their home without receiving some kind of reprimand from the Walden on Lake Conroe Community Improvement Association.

“They send a letter and a picture of your infraction and tell you that you have 10 days to remove it or you will be charged a fine,” Christelle Lockhart said.

While political signs are legal and also pose no issue with the Walden on Lake Conroe Community Improvement Association, the school spirit signs violate the neighborhood rules, which homeowners claim have never been enforced until 2020.

“There’s been a rule in the books for a long time, since the 70s and we’re not sure why this is an issue this year,” Kerry said.