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Ector County Commissioners Show Support For Proposed District Court

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NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - The number of court cases continues to skyrocket in Ector County.

That's why Ector County Commissioners passed a resolution supporting House Bill 1080 on Monday.

It was introduced by State Representative Brooks Landgraf.

The bill would create a fifth district court.

The state legislature would ultimately be the one to pass it.

They just need to know that the Commissioners Court is on board with it.

Right now, the courthouse is crowded.

So where would the new court go?

County Judge Susan Redford tells NewsWest 9, they've figured it out.

"They are very crowded. We've developed at least a temporary solution to that problem which involves us moving adult probation out of the courthouse into a building on Texas Street that we have purchased and then renovating their area either for a central jury room or for that courtroom and then we would just move things around in the courthouse. Like I said, it's a temporary fix, but an absolutely necessary fix," Redford said.

If the bill is passed, the new court would be in session no later than September first.

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