Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Traffic struggles to move during the evening rush hour on Highway 69 in Lumberton on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. About 20,000 autos commute through the area. Area growth and urban sprawl are affecting smaller cities in Southeast Texas. To some, this is considered a "good problem."
Please read "U.S. 69 congestion..." by Editorial staff.