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Voters Hear Final Smith Jail Proposal

In Lindale Monday night, the final public meeting on the proposals for a new Smith County Jail site. 

Commissioners answered questions and presented the proposals before the voters. On the ballot this Saturday, an $83 million bond package for a downtown jail and a $75 million package for a remote location.

Some voters will be voting 'no' on both sites, believing more study needs to happen before a final decision.

"I dont' think it's been studied in enough detail, and I think it can be done more cheaply if they spend more time on it and get more bids," says resident Howard Beggs.

"I think everything we buy, we'd like the price to be lower... and sometimes it is what it is," said Precinct 2 Commissioner David Stein.

Election day is Saturday. Tuesday is the last day for early voting.

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