Written by Kathy Olivarez Friday, 18 April 2014 08:48
They were told in 1908 the county had a building of 6,000 square feet to serve a population of 12,350. In 1954, a new courthouse was built with 56,000 square feet to serve a population of 168,629. An annex building was constructed in 1968. In 1978, three additional stories were added to the north wing. In 2008 a sally port was added for better control of prisoners.
By 2010, it had been expanded to 294,833 to serve a population of 774,765. Now, a new 471,000 square-foot courthouse is being designed to meet the needs of the county for the next 25 years.