Construction on the Comal County Jail is officially underway with a groundbreaking ceremony last week that brought county officials, contractors, architects, law enforcement officials and members of the New Braunfels and Comal County communities.
Hard hats are ready to go before the ceremony.
County Judge Sherman Krause opens the ceremony with brief remarks.
Precinct 2 Commissioner Scott Haag, a former state trooper, remembers the history of jails in Comal County.
About 150 people attended the groundbreaking on the site of the new jail, South Water Lane and Interstate 35.
Sheriff Mark Reynolds addresses the crowd.
Jail Administrator Maj. John Bell describes the new facility.
Randy Powell, co-principal of the project for Yates Construction
Eric Hedlund, co-principal in charge for Sundt Construction
Halden Tally, justice principal for HDR Architects addresses the audience.
Brandon Wood, director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards
The Comal County Commissioners Court
Sheriff Mark Reynolds with his predecessor, Bob Holder.
Comal County employees take a turn.