DALLAS — Officials in Harris County, Tex., still want to build a jail to house an over-capacity inmate population. The Arlington City Council still wants to upgrade streets around the new Cowboys stadium. Both municipalities seek the same size bond package for the November ballot — $144 million.
This past November, voters in Harris County, which includes Houston, rejected a $245 million referendum that included $195 million for a 2,500-bed jail. Officials want a new facility that will serve as a central processing center. The current facility is used for both men and women, and ideally the county would like to be able to process each gender separately.