by Anayeli Ruiz
HOWARD COUNTY - Howard County Commissioners approved an upgrade to their current computer system which will allow the county to operate for a few more years until a more up to date computer software can be purchased.
Howard County has been dealing with a number of problems with their current computer system, and that's why County Commissioners decided their computer software needed an upgrade.
Since the new jail opened, the county has added a few more computers that need the software update.
A number of their older computers are also in need of the change. But the ultimate goal is to install a new system that will allow the county to share information with other counties in the state of Texas.
"Howard County came together with other Texas Counties to have the same software so we can talk to each other," Howard County Judge Mark Barr, said.
The software is currently being developed by the Texas Association of Counties and they hope to have it available in a few years.
In the meantime, County Commissioners believe the new software they approved will hold them over until a new system is installed.
The software update will cost them about $15,000.