The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court holds its first meeting in the restored 1888 Fannin County Courthouse

Fannin County, Texas — The five members of the Fannin County Commissioners Court were present June 7, 2022 for the first regular meeting held in the Commissioners’ Courtroom of the restored 1888 Fannin County Courthouse.


The meeting opened with an invocation from former Fannin County Judge Derrell Hall, now senior pastor of Mulberry United Methodist Church, and pledging was led by Troy Hudson, coordinator of the Fannin County Emergency Management.

Fannin County Judge Randy Moore expressed his appreciation for the vision of the Fannin County Commissioners Court under Judge Hall in 1999 for initiating the process of restoring the historic courthouse – a 29-year project million that resulted in a building valued at $80 million.

(LR) Edwina Lane, Fannin County Pct. 1 Commissioner; AJ Self, Fannin County Pct. 2 Commissioner; Fannin County Judge Randy Moore; Fannin County PC Jerry Magness. 3 commissioner; and Dean Lackey, Fannin County Pct. 4 Commissioner


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In a public forum, Honey Grove Mayor Claude Caffee expressed his gratitude to everyone who helped clean up recent storm damage after 95mph winds rocked the area. Mayor Caffee recognized the work of Troy Hudson, Fannin County Emergency Management Coordinator, and Kevin Mayberry, Fannin County Pct. 3 Constable, as well as all first responders. Caffee also noted the assistance of Brian Brockett, district coordinator for the Texas Division of Emergency Management, various members of the Christian community and Lamar County officials.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the minutes of a regular meeting on May 3, 2022 and a special meeting on June 1, 2022.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved the purchase of a custom-built booth for the County Clerk’s Bulletin Board located on the 1st floor of the County Courthouse at a cost not to exceed $600.

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Cheryl Youree, president of Lake Fannin Volunteers, gave an update on the group’s accomplishments, including cleaning the dam, replacing the roof of the historic Fannin County Lodge, repairing the door, clearing brush and replacing windows. . Ms Youree added that the five-year plan calls for the restoration of public baths.

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The Fannin County Court of Commissioners approved an amendment to the zoning application recommended by the Lac Bois d’Arc Zoning Commission; 18.00 acres on 59.222 acres of land located at FM 897 and CR 2655, Property ID # 78349, of RE, single family rural estate district in R&C, retail and commercial.

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Mark DeMay, Fannin County Indigent Health Care Director, discussed department activity for May 2022.

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Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Office reported $3,797.00 collected for May 2022.

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Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Office reported $1,251.00 collected for May 2022.

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Justice Moore requested that all items on the agenda for the regular meeting of the Court of Commissioners on June 21, 2022 be submitted by noon on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved an action to tender for asphalt, emulsions and road oil for all constituencies in Fannin County.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court has approved an action to tender Rock and Gravel for all constituencies in Fannin County.

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Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to accept an offer from NTEC Construction Equipment Inc. to purchase a John Deere 770CH motor grader for $53,000.00 less a trade-in value of $37,000.00 for two John Deere 770 BH graders; the total comes to $16,000.00 after trades.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to pay the bills.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court entered executive session at 9:52 a.m. to deliberate personnel matters relating to the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or discharge of a official or employee; or (2) to hear a complaint or accusation against an officer or employee – regarding county positions and salaries.

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The Fannin County Commissioners Court reconvened in regular session at 10:26 a.m. Judge Moore said the court was working on the budget process and “trying to do the right thing” for employees of the county.

KTEN News interviews Barbara McCutcheon, a driving force behind the restoration of the Fannin County Courthouse in 1888.


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