The Grayson County District Attorney’s Office is undergoing growing pains this month. The office is finally getting its much anticipated and planned renovation.
Serious talk of the renovations started for more than year ago when the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace moved from the Justice Center to the Grayson County Courthouse’s second floor. That freed up space that was then split between the District Attorney’s Office and the Grayson County District Clerk’s Office.
Interim Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith said he couldn’t say exactly the last time there were renovations done to the office, but noted the carpet hadn’t been replaced in the 15 years he has worked there.
Smith said it looks like when things are all finished, the District Attorney’s Office will have two vacant office spaces to grow into. He said the office will be offering some space to a task force member from another county who has had to use whatever space was available in the past.
Smith said most of the plans for the renovations were completed while the previous district attorney, Joe Brown, was in office. Electricians working on the project Friday, but District Attorney’s Office personnel didn’t have a firm completion date for the work.
“I have furniture scheduled to be delivered the last week of August,” District Attorney’s Office representative Sherry Williams said. “I am not holding my breath, because I know there could be delays. But they are moving along fairly quickly.”
In addition to new offices, the renovation at the District Attorney’s Office will also provide for additional space for support staff and a new conference area.
“That will allow us additional space to meet with victims when necessary,” Williams said.