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Jul

And the $100 goes to…

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During the 4th of July celebration at Hawkins Park, Zavion K. Baker won a $100 prize from the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce. This prize was associated with the Chamber's effort to promote business among participating Groesbeck merchants during the month of June.

Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Lions Club Hears fishing program

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

 

The Groesbeck Lions Club heard an interesting program on fly fishing at its meeting on July 13.

Dale McDaniel was the speaker, and he was introduced by Kara McLelland, program chairman for the month.

McDaniel works in staff development at the Mexia State Supported Learning Center. His wife, Liz, has just retired from teaching. She taught in the Groesbeck Independent School District for many years. McDaniel is minister of the Tehuacana Baptist Church.

In his remarks McDaniel related several entertaining and informative stories about fly fishing.

Local Lions were encouraged to attend the impressive closing ceremonies at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville on August 5.

The Groesbeck Lions Club is hosting the District 2X-3 Cabinet meeting on this Friday and Saturday. A portion of the meeting was devoted to making plans in regard to hosting the cabinet meeting.

 

Thu
21
Jul

Community shows its support of the Dallas fallen officers

 

 

 

 

Pictured above are the Windsor Healthcare employees and the Groesbeck LTC employees with Groesbeck Police Department officers wearing blue in memory of the five fallen officers killed in Dallas when a gunman shot police ambush-style as protesters marched in downtown Dallas late Thursday against the fatal police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Journal photos: Kim Smith/Colby Blacknall

Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Senior Citizen News

 

By Kelli Young
Site Manager

Thu
21
Jul

Limestone County Vietnam vets ‘welcomed home’

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Thirty Vietnam-era military veterans who live in Limestone County were honored in a special ceremony Saturday at Mexia’s VFW Lancaster Post 4694.

The Mexia Peer Support Center, which serves all of Limestone County, sponsored the event. Representatives of a variety of veteran’s organizations attended and worked together to show respect to the veterans.

An estimated 150-200 attended the ceremony and included those who served in all the major military branches: Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. Those attending were local including those from cities across central Texas, such as Waco, Killeen and Copperas Cove. One of the larger contingencies was a group of about a dozen members of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association, Genevieve Chapter 94, of Killeen, who lent their support to the event.

Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Lions Club hosting District 2X-3 cabinet meeting

 

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

 

The Groesbeck Lions Club is hosting the District 2X-3 Cabinet Meeting on this Friday and Saturday. Some 100 to 150 Lions Club members from other communities are expected  to be in Groesbeck on Saturday.

Early arrivals will be treated to a reception at the Quality Inn on Friday evening.

The Cabinet Meeting for District 2X-3 will be held on Saturday at the Groesbeck Church of Christ. District 2X-3 includes Lions Clubs from a wide range of Central Texas cities.

Glenn Brandt is the District 2X-3 Governor, and he will be presiding over the meeting. Shawn Harkin is president of the Groesbeck Lions Club.

The Cabinet Meeting will include several training classes. The Saturday luncheon meeting will feature remarks by newly elected Second International Vice-President, Sam Lindsey.

A big welcome to Groesbeck is extended to all visiting Lions Club members!

Thu
21
Jul

County prison could re-open in August

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners approved a contract with LaSalle Corrections to re-open the county-owned private prison as soon as possible and learned the facility could start accepting offenders in about a month.

The decision on the contract concerning running the Limestone County Detention Center was made at the court’s July 12 meeting, but because the court had accepted LaSalle as the prison operator at the court’s June 28 meeting, LaSalle had started processing job applicants, even scheduling some for training the following week.

Thu
21
Jul

Tom’s Topics

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

 

Many of your readers may have noticed an announcement in recent Journals that the Journal is planning to publish “Legends of the Groesbeck ISD.”

Kim Smith, general manager of the Journal, urges everyone to send in their stories and photographs as related to the Groesbeck ISD.

Topics you might like to include are your favorite teacher, your least favorite teacher, your favorite class, your least favorite class, your first boyfriend or girlfriend, your favorite Goat football memory, your first car, and any other fond memories. You may email your photographs and stories to kimberly@groesbeckjournal.com  or news@groesbeckjournal.com or bring them by the Journal at 115 N. Ellis in Groesbeck.

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Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce Directors meet

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

 

The Board of Directors of Groesbeck Chamber Commerce met on Tuesday, July 5, in the Club Room of the Groesbeck Convention Center. Joan McEntyre, Chamber president, presided.

The main matter of discussion was this year’s  4th of July celebration in Groesbeck. While the events of this year’s celebration were enjoyable, several suggestions were made as to how to make the celebration a better event. These recommendations will be studied by the 4th of July Celebration Committee during the year.

The Chamber is not having its regular monthly meetings during the summer. However, the Chamber’s  Board of Directors is meeting during the summer months.  The next Chamber of Commerce mixer will be on Thursday, September 8, from 5:30 to 7 p. m. and will be hosted by Texas Home Health.

Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck school board meets last week

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

 

The Board of Trustees of the Groesbeck Independent School District met on Tuesday, July 12, for a regular school board meeting. The meeting was held in the Board Room which is located on the campus of Groesbeck High School.

Board members present for the meeting were Chris Rand, Tom Sutton, Bridgett Jackson-Tatum, Randy Hunter, Mika Morgan, and Bob Waller. Absent was Bill David Sadler.

Tom Sutton, board president, presided during the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and the Mission Statement of the school district was reviewed.

The school board approved a special warranty deed to the City of Kosse.

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