By Roxanne McKnight
Limestone County may get a break on its electricity prices through finding a more competitive bid than its current provider. Commissioners addressed this and other financial matters at their June 22 meeting, including the sale of a tax-foreclosed property in Groesbeck and several surplus county vehicles, and paying bills for the Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison that is currently closed.
Commissioners approved changing electricity providers for the county from Hudson Energy to TXU Energy after the current contract with Hudson expires.
There are still about two years remaining on the Hudson contract, County Judge Daniel Burkeen told the court. He said a three-year contract with TXU would save the county about $66,000 over the term of the contract.
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