Grayson County Commissioners approved the donation of four rifles to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.


Grayson County Sheriff Enforcement Capt. Harvey Smitherman told commissioners the donation would help them replace some rifles that are outdated. He said the donation saved the county around $4,000. Smitherman said the guns were anonymously donated.


“They are in new condition and have updated optics,” Smitherman said to the commissioners.


He said some of the rifles currently being used by GCSO deputies don’t have optics at all, so this will greatly enhance what it already has.


In addition, commissioners also declared some ballot boxes as surplus and allowed them to be sold at auction. They also approved the renewal of the county’s insurance for its retirees with United American Insurance and approved a road bore in the county easement on the east side of Craft Road near the railroad tracks in Precinct 2.


County leaders also approved a request from Two Way Utility District for a road bore on Brooks Lane to install water service to customers in Precinct 3.


Commissioners approved a $1,000 donation from XTO Energy to the North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field Fire Department.


“It’s a wonderful day, we are getting everything free,” Grayson County Commissioner David Whitlock said in moving that the commissioners accept the donation.