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Jail versus roads discussed at Coryell County budget workshop

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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 5:05 pm, Tue Feb 11, 2014.

GATESVILLE — Coryell County may have to choose between maintaining its paved roads or building a new county jail, County Judge John Firth said during a budget workshop here Monday.

“If we commit to maintain 430 miles of paved roads, that will put us in the position that we cannot support the sheriff (with a new jail),” Firth said. “To me, we need to support the sheriff.”

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      • jbtsr posted at 10:36 am on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

        jbtsr Posts: 65

        Take care of your roads. Its what tax payers pay for. Give the law-abiding citizens the service they deserve. Bring your convicted perps to Belton Texas. Us Bell County folks got hukstered when Bell County judge and his band of merrymen built the Loop 121 Tal Mahal & Penal Colony (a.k.a. Justice Center). Because of sheer greed and arrogance - officials opted to use Certificates of Obligation and use the un-American tactic of bypassing the voters, who by the way, won two elections to not build it - now we have are paying costs on a $5.7 million dollar EMPTY jail on Main St & Central Ave in Belton, $60,000 in new mattresses. The only thing housed in the jail are flies, ants, cockroaches and moths. Send us your perps!

         

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