The new Grimes County Justice Center, 10 years in the making, has officially broken ground. Media and Grimes County officials gathered in Anderson on New Year’s Eve for the groundbreaking ceremony.
The center has been at much discussion of Commissioner’s Court meetings in recent months. And County Judge Joe Fauth says this is a win for the county as a whole.
“We have the money in the bank. We do not have to borrow any money or raise taxes,” said Fauth.
The center is set to have a new holding area, new offices for county officials and tunnels under the courthouse for safer transportation of inmates to the courtroom. Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said that the security upgrade for this new center is a major improvement.
“Today’s time, you have to be more and more secure in our public events, especially in the courtroom. I think the public is excited about this. It is just a good day for Grimes County,” Sowell said.
Collier Construction from Brenham is in charge of building the 32,000 square foot facility, which is projected to be completed in December 2020.