Roadside swastikas shock lakeside community

A man works to remove a sign in Volente with a swastika painted on it. (Courtesy: Village of Volente)

VOLENTE, Texas (KXAN) — The mayor of the small lakeside community of Volente is hoping authorities can track down whoever painted several swastikas on roads and signs in the village.

“I was shocked to see this graffiti,” said Mayor Frederick Graber. “Our village is community, small town, we only have around 400 people. We have Lake Travis on one side, the Balcones Land Preserve on the other side. Our village was born out of volunteerism.”

The community will plan to replace the signs at a cost of $2,000 to $3,800 for taxpayers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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