New details on efforts to build Howard County Jail

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

New details on efforts to build a new jail in Howard County.

On Monday, commissioners pulled the downtown site off the list of possible locations.

They're now going with the site along Highway 80.

Judge Barr convinced commissioners to eliminate the downtown site because of difficulties in putting both sites on the November ballot.

Commissioners cut this morning's meeting short to leave for Young County.

There they will tour the site of a new jail under construction.

That jail is being built by architect Jeff Heffelfigner, the same architect selected to draw up plans for the jail in Howard County.