Joint primary elections approved

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Cyber security, ending the burn ban and plans for a subdivision development were part of Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioner’s Court meeting at the courthouse. As part of plans for the coming primary and general elections, the county election administrator’s office is taking advantage of a state security assessment plan. Texas Department of Information Resources is utilizing a federal Help America Vote grant to review possible security issues in counties throughout the state.

Representatives from AT&T will assist the election office identify any weaknesses in its procedures. The review will look at employees, process and technology involved in the election office. Pat Robinson of AT&T told the court, “In this day and time, criminals don’t have to live in America to commit crimes in America.”

The court approved the assessment plans. Also the court agreed with plans to have joint primary elections for the March 3 Democratic and Republican primaries. County Judge Daryl Fowler reported to the court he had lifted the burn ban in this county as a result of recent rains. In a separate discussion, Judge Fowler reported his office has received an application for a proposed subdivision development on 17 acres on Cattle Guard Road and Neal Road.

He said the review the plans discussion will be held in a future meeting. Also during the meeting the court approved a road material assistance program from Texas Department of Transportation.

The value of the materials is just over $30,000. The program is based on a portion of the over-weight (truck) tolerance permit fees collected by the state.

 

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