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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.

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