County wins grant to fix Courthouse

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County leaders learned Wednesday that the county has been awarded $41,103 through a Texas Courthouse Restoration Grant from the State Historical Commission.
County Maintenance Supervisor Sam Callis had received permission from the commissioners court in January to apply for the loan, but Callis didn’t have confidence the request would be approved.
“I am ecstatic,” Callis said of the award. “This just really helps us out a lot. I was quite surprised because there were so many other counties whose courthouses needed so much more work than ours. As I told the commissioners earlier, I didn’t think the chances were too good. There were 24 counties applying for help. If you added up the amount they were seeking, it was $17.4 million. The Historical Commission only had a little over $4 million to distribute.”
County Judge Daniel Burkeen, too, was pleased with the announcement of the award.
“It means a lot,” Burkeen said.

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