Grayson Co. continues to explore expanding current jail

By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- When it comes to the location of the proposed new Grayson County Jail, the choices seem endless. One of the most recent proposals is to expand the current building in downtown Sherman. Emi Fitzgerald has more on how this option could affect business.

Some merchants say a bigger jail would take away from the small-town charm of downtown Sherman, but others say the location is about convenience.

Officials are currently exploring the cost to renovate the existing building and expand it if necessary. Some merchants say parking is limited downtown and could be worse if it's a bigger facility with more employees, but without more parking spots.

Others like attorneys say they walk to the jail from their offices multiple times a week. If they drove to clients in custody, it could cost the taxpayers more, especially if it's a court-appointed case.

"The consideration of putting in a much larger jail just to the west of the current location might be a bit overwhelming. However, if there was adequate parking, which is a key thing, it was properly planned and properly designed, it might work out fine," Ivert Mayhugh, of Touch of Class Antiques, says.

There have been several spots suggested in this discussion, so we want to know what you think. You can vote in the web poll on this page or on our homepage, KXII.com.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 16766076