Smith County using cell phones in jury duty system


STRONG WINDS AND POSSIBLY HAIL AND WATCHING OUT FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES WITH THAT LINE. WE ARE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS WHEN THE COAST IS A VERY WHETHER IT. THURSDAY ANOTHER RISK CARD 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS PRINT PRETTY GOOD ODDS OF SEEING RAIN WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, BUT MIGHT BE INCREASING COME TUESDAY. LOOKING VERY RAINING PRINT FRIDAY EXPECT OR STORMS, SATURDAY EXPECT MORE STORMS THIS FORECAST CAN ALWAYS BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT www.EASTTEXASMATTERS.com. KARAH, BACK TO YOU. YOU SHOULD KNOW SMITH COUNTY IS WORKING TO MAKE THE JURY DUTY PROCESS EASIER FOR US WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE ROLLING OUT A NEW CELL PHONE SERVICE AIMED AT GIVING JURORS MORE ACCESS TO OTHER INFORMATION PERTINENT OLIVIA SANDUSKY JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SMITH COUNTY COURTHOUSE. MORNING, OLIVIA. CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW THIS PROCESS WOULD WORK? Reporter: GOOD MORNING, CAROL. THIS IS A WAY TO MODERNIZE A SYSTEM THEY HAVE IN PLACE RIGHT NOW. IT RAN FOR YOURSELF ON LIKE YOU SAID. IF YOU’VE EVER SHOPPED THE COURT, MAYBE YOU HAVE BEEN HERE AT THE SMITH COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND HE REALIZED WHEN YOU GOT HERE YOUR JURY DUTY WAS CANCELED FOR THE DAY BECAUSE MAYBE YOU MISSED A POSTING, SOME SOMETHING IN THE MAIL. NOW YOU CAN GET AMASSED TAX STRAIGHT YOUR PHONE AND ON PEOPLE WHO HAVE A JURY DUTY NOTE FOR EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THEY EVEN HAD OUT THERE DOOR.THE SMITH COUNTY JURY COORDINATOR SAID THIS IS A WAY TO SAVE RESIDENCE TIME AS WELL AS IS A PLATFORM THEY ARE ALREADY PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH HER IN THE SAME COURT RULES WILL APPLY, BUT YOU CAN UPDATE ON THE INFORMATION, RESCHEDULE OR CLAIM AN EXEMPTION RIGHT THERE TO YOUR PHONE. THE JURY CAN SEND OUT THOSE MASS ALERTS BY TEXTING EVERYONE IN THE GROUP FROM SILVERSMITH COUNTY RESIDENTS SEEM PRETTY SATISFIED WITH THE UPCOMING CHANGES. I AM ALWAYS USING MY PHONE, MYINTERNET WITH EMAIL COMING TO THE PHONE . AN EASY WAY TO REMIND ME FOR ENAMEL HIM TO GO SEARCH FOR ANYTHING FOR IN A MOMENT ON DOING BUSINESS ALL THE TIME. I WOULD DEFINITELY GET THAT MESSAGE. YOU COULD ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR AND HAVE A SET OF REMINDERS NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DIGGING THROUGH OLD MAIL THEY SENT YOU.>>Reporter: YOU CAN STILL UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION BY COMING IN PERSON WERE SITTING SOMETHING THROUGH THE MAIL, THE COUNTIES PLAN IS TO MOVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO THE PHONE SERVICE BECAUSE QUITE FRANKLY, EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE 3

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