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County commissioners Monday will discuss grants awarded to the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office for continued protection and security efforts in the region.

The sheriff’s office was awarded a grant through the Operation Stonegarden Grant Program for border security purposes. Victoria County has received the grant continuously for nearly a decade, County Judge Ben Zeller said, but it’s one that “is very important to the community.”

“While it’s not a new grant to us, it’s as timely and needed as ever,” he said. “There’s a lot of traffic that comes through this area, which makes this grant useful.”

The $662,400 grant will be primarily used for equipment, supplies and operating expenses regarding border security, he said.

Also, the sheriff’s office has been awarded a grant for the 2019 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program.

The grant is also routinely given to the sheriff’s office, Zeller said, but “valuable regardless.” The $79,433-grant is designed to fund the salary and benefit costs for the sheriff’s office intelligence analyst.

Morgan Theophil covers local government for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6511, or on Twitter

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Morgan Theophil covers local government for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6511, or on Twitter.

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