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December 26, 2012

County moving to new Odyssey courts software

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He said commissioners had been wise, thoughtful and frugal in every aspect of county government.

“I haven’t seen any crazy expenditures in anybody’s department. John Forrest, frankly your office sometimes looks like a homeless shelter. Our district attorney’s office is in the attic, my office is used as a hallway … and everything’s fine, nobody complains.”

It’s been more than six years since county personnel first watched demos of Odyssey software; the county’s aging Legacy product will be phased out completely by 2016.

In June, commissioners appeared ready to purchase the software, but met with resistance from the sheriff’s office, whose representatives expressed dissatisfaction with Legacy, also a Tyler product. Radford told the court at the time that the sheriff’s office could purchase a different but compatible product, which they still plan to do.

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