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By Bev Odom
The Red River Sun
WELLINGTON – In a special meeting Feb. 1, the Commissioners Court of Collingsworth
County approved the new host of Pioneer Park.
The court also canvassed the special election votes held on Jan. 23 for the Texas State House of Representatives District 68 as follows: Craig Carter – 19, John Berry – 28, David Spiller – 76, Jason Brinkley – 8 and Charles D. Gregory – 5. The court had previously approved consolidating voting precincts into four for the special election.
At a recent regular meeting, the court approved the purchase of a computer and QuickBooks software for the tax assessor/collector office not to exceed $1,600, and to approve the purchase of a computer for the treasurer’s office not to exceed $800.
The court approved each report brought by the meeting participants and voted to not enact the burn ban.
In other business, the court approved Texas Association of Counties Cybersecurity Course enrollment for the county officials and employees to be completed by June 2021.
Molly Sims was appointed to the Collingsworth County Library Board, and the court approved the following claims: Collingsworth County, Consolidated Law Enforcement and Home Delivered Meals.
County Judge John James presided with the following present: Farris Nation, Commissioner Pct. 1; James Ellis, Commissioner Pct. 2; Joel Sherwood, Commissioner Pct. 3; Kirby Campbell, Commissioner Pct. 4; Jackie Johnson, County Clerk; Gina Harris, County Treasurer; Sharon Chism, County Tax Assessor/Collector; Kent Riley, Sheriff; and Tal Henard, Road Administrator.