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Commissioners okay school fund payouts

Parmer County Commissioners met Monday in the county courtroom in Farwell.

Requests from the Bovina ISD and Lazbuddie ISD to withdraw funds from the Parmer County Permanent School Fund were approved. Bovina ISD will receive $760,665 to be used in the construction of a new gym facility. Lazbuddie’s total was $66,013 to be used for facility maintenance.

Earl Behrends spoke to the commissioners about the watershed structures along Running Water Draw. They signed an agreement with software company Indigent Healthcare Systems to monitor inmate medical care and renewed a lease agreement with Efrain Balli for the county roll-off box.

A new roadgrader purchase for use in Precinct 4 was approved and continuing education hours for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Pam Haseloff was approved.

Commissioners voted to maintain the County Extension Agent’s position after the resignation of current agent James Graves. Two positions in the extension office are currently vacant.

Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries reported that through the Texas Association of Counties he received a grant to purchase all reflective vests for deputies and a body camera.