Inmate housing pay rising for county

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners are expected to sign a new payment schedule with the U.S. Marshal’s Service at Monday’s commissioners court meeting.

The amount the county receives from the government for each inmate has been the same for several years, but a representative of MTC, the company that is taking over running the county’s private prison, has been in Washington, D.C., negotiating a higher rate.

In other business, the court will consider granting a tax abatement for Chalmers Equipment, an Oklahoma-based oil equipment company that may open in Groesbeck.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the Texas Historical Commission will recognize Limestone County’s historical commission with a Distinguished Service Award.

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