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Grayson Co. Courthouse Going Green


SHERMAN, TX -- Going green at the Grayson County courthouse.  County commissioners took the formal step today to make sure the courthouse becomes a little more energy efficient.  KTEN's Chris Severy reports.

As long as all the paperwork gets filled out correctly, the county could soon see its bank account grow by about $100K.  But county leaders can't use that money for just anything.  This money has to be used for energy efficiency.  It's part of 45-million dollars allocated to the State of Texas through the president's stimulus plan passed earlier this year.  Grayson County plans to use the 100-thousand to upgrade and retrofit the boiler system in the county courthouse, plus several other projects that have been on the back-burner because of a lack of funding.  Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum said, "part of the upgrade system with the hardware, software will go back and look at some of those items such as LED lighting or other things that we can put in that will make our courthouse, sub-courthouses and our justice center run more efficiently."  Commissioners unanimously agreed this morning to authorize Judge Bynum to move forward with securing this funding.  According to the judge, the county could have final approval by the end of this year and get to work on the green projects after the first of the year.