County hosts open house for new annex


Despite the inclement weather, Wood County officials and employees welcomed visitors to the new courthouse annex building on November 21.

The annex houses the county elections office, early voting facility and information technology department.  

Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron thanked visitors for coming and for helping to usher in a new era for Wood County voters.

“The county is especially grateful to Mr. Jonathan Jackson of JPJ Construction in Quitman, Hal Mars Architecture, Inc. of Flint, Texas and Henderson Concrete and the many others who contributed to the fine building which will serve our county and its citizens for many years to come,” Hebron said. “The annex is the result of several years of planning, construction and completion and will allow us to serve more voters more efficiently. We also thank the citizens of Wood County who allow us to serve them every day.”

On hand to greet visitors were election office employees Carol Denson and Rachel Pearson along with election administrator Laura Wise. From the IT program was administrator Chris Flournoy and department employees Abram Fythrett and Dusten Spence.