Lifestyles

Thu
21
Apr

First families of Limestone County honored

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
The culmination of a program of the Limestone County Historical Commission to identify and honor descendants of Limestone County’s first families took place at commissioners court Monday, April 11.
Twenty-three descendants of 41 people who lived in Limestone County at some time in its first 50 years of existence, 1846-1896, were issued certificates from the Historical Commission in recognition of their ancestors’ early influence in the county.
Linda Jordan, vice president of the Historical Commission, conducted the ceremony and reminded the court that Limestone County was established April 11, 1946 – exactly 170 years to the day before Monday’s meeting – by Texas Governor James Pinckney Henderson.
Each person receiving the certificate had submitted information proving that their ancestor had lived in Limestone County prior to 1896 and that they are a descendant of that early settler.

Thu
21
Apr

County Fair Photos

Groesbeck High School ag mechanics students Dusty Roberts, left, of Groesbeck, and Mitchel O’Neil, of Kosse, both 16, look with pride on the mobile barbecue trailer they call the ‘Rolling Smokehouse’ along with a third student, Jacob Wills, 15. The trailer is valued at $3,050 and was entered in the ag mechanics competition of the Limestone County Fair and Youth Livestock Show, held April 14-16.
 
Thu
21
Apr

Pillars & Pizza with Police

Groesbeck Police Department, Groesbeck Enge-Washington and Pizza Hut team up to recognize students that exhibit the character traits of trustworthy, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The students were nominated by their teachers and selected by the school staff.
 
Thu
14
Apr

Pre-K: Not What You’d Expect

As Guyanne Mathis walks backwards down the H.O. Whitehurst hallway, she is facing 18 3-year-olds and utilizing every moment – including this transition time in the hallway – to teach. Grasping a rope handle, the students listen as Mrs. Mathis questions, “Pink, boys and girls - do you see anything pink?” The students point out various items around them that are pink. “And pink starts with what letter?” In chorus they respond, “P.” The teacher continues, “What else makes the ‘P’ sound?” It is immediately obvious that Pre-K, even with the youngest GISD students, is all about learning.

Thu
14
Apr

Wickware, Waters to wed

Chinta Latrice Wickware and Montrel Kanta Waters are pleased and happy to announce their engagement! The BIG day will be held in Groesbeck,Tx on April 15, 2016. Happy Birthday Chinta!

Thu
14
Apr

Pre-K: Not What You’d Expect

As Guyanne Mathis walks backwards down the H.O. Whitehurst hallway, she is facing 18 3-year-olds and utilizing every moment – including this transition time in the hallway – to teach. Grasping a rope handle, the students listen as Mrs. Mathis questions, “Pink, boys and girls - do you see anything  pink?” The students point out various items around them that are pink. “And pink starts with what letter?” In chorus they respond, “P.” The teacher continues, “What else makes the ‘P’ sound?” It is immediately obvious that Pre-K, even with the youngest GISD students, is all about learning.
 
Thu
07
Apr

Memorials/Donations given to Groesbeck Maffett Public Library in March

Memorials:
Rose Mary & James T. Bennett in memory of Frances Bennett
Mike and Aleece McBay in memory of Frances Bennett
Bobbie Reynolds & Neal & Carla Allison, in memory of Frances Bennett
Elizabeth Bond Hall in memory of Frances Bennett
Donations:
David Wood, books
Jian Chen, donation
Julie Perez & Renita Hopkins, harback & paperback books
Susan M. Jett, donation

Thu
07
Apr

Local Area Youth conclude Texas Junior High and High School Rodeo Season in Region 10

On March 6, 2016, several local youth concluded their Junior High and High School Rodeo Season in Hamilton, Texas. Junior High and High School Rodeo is composed of 10 Regions across the State. The season kicked off in September and concluded this past month with a total of 12 rodeos. At the conclusion of each season, the top 10 contestants in each event from each to the 10 regions move onto the State level to compete. The top four in each event at State will then proceed onto Nationals where they will compete against the top four from each of the States across the United States.

Thu
07
Apr

Fair Queen and royal court chosen Saturday

Journal Staff Report
The Limestone County Fair has officially kicked off with the Fair Queen Coronation, held Saturday, April 2, at Enge-Washington Intermediate School, in Groesbeck.
Groesbeck High School senior Baylee LeNoir was named Fair Queen, Groesbeck sophomore Kylee Allen was named Princess and Cedar Creek High School senior Hannah Hall was named Duchess.
In the Junior Miss Fair Queen contest, Groesbeck Middle School eighth-grader Kylie Rand was the winner, with seventh-grader Alyssa McDonald named as runner-up.
For the Little Miss Fair Queen spot, Peyton deCordova won the top honor, with Mabry Lewis the runner-up. Both are students at Groesbeck’s H.O. Whitehurst Elementary School.

Thu
07
Apr

Navarro South holds grand opening for new tutoring center; Michaelis back in Mexia as college dean

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Navarro College South, which serves students in Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties, held a grand opening for its new tutoring center – called the Tea(m)2 Center – on Thursday, March 24. Top Navarro officials met at the Mexia-based campus, including Dr. Richard Sanchez, who has returned as interim chancellor after the recent resignation of Dr. Barbara Kavalier.
In another move among Navarro leaders, former Navarro South Dean Dr. Joel Michaelis is back at his old position on the Navarro South campus, beginning on the day of the tutoring center’s grand opening. He had been serving as executive director of Continuing Education and Business at Navarro’s Waxahachie campus since September 2015.

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