‘No Swimming’ Signs Placed at Balch Springs Pond After Child Drowns



Concern is growing that more could have been done to prevent a child’s drowning in a Balch Springs pond last week.

Tamia Johnson, 9, drowned on May 18 while swimming in a retention pond at the new Walter E. Luedeke Park, located in the 3200 block of Hickory Creek Road.

“I don’t understand why it takes a fatality for something to be done,” Weldon Colbert, a Balch Springs resident, told city council members Tuesday night.

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