Hundreds of citizens and area residents attended a Farmersville Planning and Zoning meeting to make their voices heard about a proposed Muslim cemetery.

During the July 6 special called meeting, it was standing room only inside council chambers. Despite there not being an action item regarding the cemetery listed on the agenda, many citizens, both from inside and outside the city limits, spoke during the open comment portion of the meeting.

The Planning and Zoning Commission originally approved a Concept Plan for a cemetery between CR 557 and West Audie Murphy Pkwy. during their May 28 meeting. This action was unanimous by the board, however members Todd Rolen and Bryce Thompson were not present at this meeting.

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