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Hunt County Judge, Commissioners Support New Jail Bond Initiative

The current Hunt County jail has chronic, insoluble structural problems, Judge Bobby Stovall said.
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The current Hunt County jail has chronic, insoluble structural problems, Judge Bobby Stovall said.

Voters in Hunt County will decide in the Nov. 2 general election whether to approve a $75 million bond for a new jail. The proposed facility would also host offices for county officials, and could also include a new court. Hunt County will likely need either a new district court or county court within a decade, Judge Bobby Stovall said. County commissioners voted unanimously to add the measure to local ballots during an Aug. 16 special session. <--break->In this edition of North By Northeast, Stovall and county commissioner Steven Harrison discuss the new jail proposal and other county business, including a new office planned for Commerce, and the county delivering emergency federal funds to the hospital district to help with the COVID-19 surge.

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.
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