At Monday’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners Court, Walker County Jail Construction Project Manager Eddie Smith filed an update on the construction underway on our new $18-million dollar jail . . . .
Also in Commissioners Court Monday, commissioners approved hiring a second part-time deputy for the Precinct #4 Constable’s office.
Constable Gene Bartee asked commissioners that he be allowed to hire an additional employee to satisfy an obligation to have a deputy at New Waverly High School during regular hours. The current part-time deputy, a Houston Fire Department employee, had a conflicting schedule.