SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Smith County is moving forward with the purchase of two new x-ray security machines totaling about $137,000.
The new technology will come with a three-year warranty and be placed inside the Smith County Courthouse and the Smith County Annex building.
The purchase will replaced the current x-ray machines which were received in 20-11 as hand-me-downs.
Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith says, "Technology, just like in anything, has improved tremendously, and I believe it behooves us to use whatever technology is available since we're talking about the safety and security of our citizens".
The two current machines will kept and stored as back up.