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City sells unused land to make error right

Groesbeck city council agreed at its July 21 meeting to sell a small portion of a street to make right an incorrectly surveyed deed on a tax-foreclosed property the city sold to a family last year . The house is on the edge of the mostly
undeveloped Leanette Addition, a nearly 13-acre tax-foreclosed property off Grayson Street on the northern edge of Groesbeck that the city is preparing to put on the market.
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30
Jul

County unites to raise funds for MSSLC residents

Each year around this time, people from across Limestone County, and even beyond, come together to raise funds to benefi t residents at the Mexia State Supported Living Center. Groesbeck residents have been signifi cantly present at the fundraisers, and will probably be so again at this year’s fundraising gala on Saturday, Aug. 8. The gala promises to be a night of good food, great fun and delightful entertainment; but most of all, the event will raise funds to buy the little niceties in life that are not available to MSSLC residents unless volunteers provide them. The gala will be held at the Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church, Mexia, and the Volunteer Council is asking people to save the date and make plans to attend. Advance reservations are being sold now, with individual tickets $25, or a table of eight for $200, though people can usually buy tickets at the door if space is available. 
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30
Jul

National Night Out to unite residents, police

City council members approved a proclamation making Tuesday, Aug. 4, National Night Out in Groesbeck. They also okayed releasing Hotel-Motel Tax funds to a local hotel for promoting tourism in the city . Police Chief Chris Henson presented the information on National Night Out to city council at its July 21 meeting and requested the resolution. “It’s a nationwide program that once a year communities come together; and it’s to help reduce crime and strengthen community and police relationships,” Henson said.
Thu
23
Jul

County not quite ready for burn ban Road and Bridge to get new fuel truck

By Roxanne McKnight
 
Despite heavy rains in Limestone County just a couple of months ago, the county may soon enact a burn ban as conditions dry up – but not for now. The court addressed this and other issues at its July 13 meeting, including financial decisions concerning the Road and Bridge Department, and providing service or materials to two smaller cities in the county. Commissioners briefl y discussed whether a ban was needed but easily rejected the option. “We’ve actually started to have some grass fi res,” said County Judge Daniel Burkeen.

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Thu
23
Jul

County to acquire new election equipment at no charge

By Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County commissioners approved purchasing new election equipment after they learned the cost of the purchase would be completely covered by credit the county has received for leasing its equipment over the years. County Elections Administrator Jennifer Johnson made the proposal to commissioners at their July 13 meeting, suggesting the county purchase new electronic poll books and software from a company called Election Systems & Software, the company the county already uses for its election equipment.

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Thu
23
Jul

Groesbeck Lions Club hears informative program on Groesbeck Maffett Library

By Tom Hawkins
 
The Groesbeck Maffett Public Library was the program topic at the Groesbeck Lions Club meeting on Wednesday, July 15, with the speaker being Liz McDaniel. She was introduced by Ashley Foy, the Lions Club program chairman for July. McDaniel is a member of the Library Board, and she is also a Groesbeck ISD school teacher. Rhonda Bass, library director, was also presented.  

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Thu
23
Jul

New Extension agent to focus on health issues

By Roxanne McKnight

Limestone County’s new AgriLife Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science, has been on the job since May and is looking to get feedback from residents about what kind of programming residents would like her to pursue. Gabrielle Washington, who began her Limestone County Extension Agent post May 1, said she would like to gear some of her programming to the health issues associated with the top three causes of death in Limestone County: heart disease, cancer and stroke. Some programs she plans to continue were begun by her predecessor, Vanessa Casad, who transferred to Coryell County in December 2014.

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Thu
16
Jul

Eckols graduates from U.S. Air Force’s Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program

On June 12, 2015, Taylin Eckols graduated from the U.S. Air Force’s Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program. After the completion of the world’s toughest undergraduate pilot training program, Taylin is now a rated military aviator. On graduation day her mother and father pinned on her newly acquired silver wings, after a ceremony commending the class of 20 students for enduring a grueling 56 week program that involved fl ying and becoming fully profi cient in the military T-6A Texan II and the T-1A Beechcraft for the cargo/transport/air-refueling/ special operations tracked students or the T-38 talon for those students selected to a fi ghter/bomber track.   
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16
Jul

County fl ood control structures sustain damage, need repair

By Roxanne McKnight 
Limestone County’s 22 fl ood control structures, all of which are in the Richland Creek watershed, in the northwest part of the county, did their job during the extensive spring rains, but they paid a price, a heavy price in some instances, which the county is now being asked to remedy. “Needless to say, this year the fl ood control structures took a beating in more ways than one,” Ed Schwille, of the Limestone-Falls Soil and Water Conservation District, told the court at its July 13 meeting.       
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16
Jul

Kosse mine gleans coal from just below surface

By Roxanne McKnight
The mine near Kosse keeps a low profi le, so much so that many longterm Limestone County residents know little about it. Recently, Steve Jenkins, community liaison for Luminant, which owns the mine, spoke at length about the facility. The Kosse mine produces a type of coal called  lignite, which fuels the Oak Grove power plant. The plant has two units, both of which opened in 2010. At peak capacity, the plant can produce 1,600 megawatts of power, which is enough to support 800,000 homes in normal conditions or 320,000 homes during peak demand.       

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