GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- As Grayson County grows, so do the many records kept by county officials, and the old courthouse is running out of storage space.
County leaders are remodeling a building in Precinct One to store those documents. County officials say they have spent close to $25,000 to store old records on the fourth floor of the courthouse.
Documents at the Sherman Health Department were damaged by floodwaters in June, which cost the county even more money to dry them out.
Officials say moving the records to a refurbished, climate-controlled structure will help them stay organized and save money in the long run.
"It’s an ever-growing problem because we just continue to accumulate more documents so to try and stem that we're looking at a digitizing effort where we can scan documents and throw them away instead of having to store them," Grayson County purchasing agent Jeff Schneider says.
Officials hope to start moving in some of the oldest documents within the next couple of months.