Howard County commissioners are slated to meet Monday morning with the possible purchase of a new county-wide software system topping the agenda.
The software â€” produced by Tyler Technologies, the same company the county has used since 1992 â€” could cost the county between $500,000 and $600,000, according to County Judge Mark Barr.
Despite the steep price tag, Barr said the government body is in a situation where it will have to act soon.
If most people had the kind of year Jackie Bibby's gone through, they'd seriously consider changing professions.
Then again, most people wouldn't be a snake handler in the first place.
By any measure, Bibby, a world-record holder in several snake-handling categories, has had a very rough past 12 months, the low point coming last September when a bite from a 6-foot-long rattlesnake ended up costing him most of his right leg.