BEE COUNTY, Texas — The severe weather that hit the Coastal Bend last week put construction at the Bee County Jail behind schedule.
Currently, the Sheriff's Office has been completed and can be moved into on July. The jail's construction is still underway.
The jail and Sheriff's Office will be named after former sheriff Bob Horn and Carlos Carrizalez who was a sheriff and died in office.
Aside from the over 100 beds that will be in jail, there will also be another addition to the jail.
"We have more cells for females than you normally would because we get more and more females into our jail systems than we're used to. So we have cells specifically for females," said Dennis DeWitt, Bee County Commissioner of Precinct 2.
The construction is made possible because of a $25 million bond project.
According to DeWitt, historically every 35 years jails have to be replaced.
The Bee County Jail is expected to open by December 2019 or January 2020.