Fannin County moves forward with new justice center
BONHAM, Texas (KTEN) — Fannin County Commissioners on Wednesday approved plans for a new justice center.
The courtrooms and office space will be installed in a former Brookshire's supermarket at the southwest corner of U.S. 82 and State Highway 78.
Fannin County Judge Randy Moore explained that building a new justice center from scratch would have cost the county $39 million. Recycling an existing building is not only cheaper, but Moore believes it is more practical.
"The county right now is so divided up where every office is," he said. "One thing for me is, you're either going to go to the old courthouse or the new justice center, and that is going to be it. If you're trying to find the county office building, that's how you are going to do it."
Moore said currently the county pays more than $100,000 a year for leased office space. He believes the purchase of the former retail space will save money in the future.