Law Enforcement Bond Defeated, New Jail Will Still Be Built

McCOOK, Neb. — Final results in Red Willow County showed a majority of voters were against placing the construction of a new $5.1 million jail facility outside of the county’s existing budget. As of May 16, numbers showed that 1,410 voted against the additional bond and 741 voted in favor.

The actual construction of the one level, 24-bed jail and law enforcement facility will not be effected by the vote. The stand-alone building will be sited next to the courthouse.

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Walker County, Texas Begins Preliminary Planning for New Jail

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Walker County’s Commissioner’s Court took preliminary steps toward repairing or replacing its jail in mid-February after receiving a feasibility study on its existing facility from Burns Architecture LLC. The county will next organize public forums and invite comments on whether to hold a bond election or issue certificates of obligation.

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