Gregg County commissioners approve bond election for new parking garage

Published: Aug. 14, 2023 at 1:51 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2023 at 6:33 PM CDT
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GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Gregg County Commissioners approved a $19,000,000 bond election to build a parking garage for the courthouse.

The garage will be built on a property across from the courthouse on a property already owned by the county in the 100 block of Methvin Street. Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt says parking has been a problem for years at the courthouse and this will alleviate the issue. He also says the tax hike would be one cent or less which would work out to be about $12 per $100,000 property valuation for taxpayers.

He says he and the commissioners will work together to find additional funding to reduce that $19,000,000 amount as much as possible. He estimates the project will take two years to complete once it begins.

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum speaks with Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt about a coming 19 million dollar bond election approved in commissioners court Monday morning.