Beaumont city councilman Mike Getz says he had permission to remove a political sign for
172nd District Court Judge candidate Melody Chappell from property at the intersection of Major
Drive and Phelan Blvd Saturday evening. The property is owned by State Representative Dade
Phelan. Chappell says she had permission from a Phelan family member to place the sign on
the property. Pictures of Councilman Getz removing the sign were placed on Facebook. Chappell
is facing Mitch Templeton in the November general election.