Nearly 300 oak trees could be gone in Oak Hill

Many residents are hoping to save hundreds of historic trees by putting a stop to TxDOT's Oak Hill project.

A rally was held for that reason.

The historic trees are what Allan Watts says make up the Oak Hill community, but hundreds could be in danger.

"When you design a highway, you're supposed to take into account the context that the highway is placed in. When you ignore all these trees that are going to be cut down, you know, you kind of rip out the heart of Oak Hill. It forever alters our community. There's so much more potential here then what TxDOT is proposing," says Allan Watts, co-founder, Save Oak Hill.