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Thu
28
Aug

Relay for Life volunteers to take donations at Groesbeck intersections

People driving in and out of Groesbeck next Saturday, Sept. 6, will likely see volunteers at two major intersections soliciting donations from drivers waiting at traffi c lights for Limestone County’s Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser that benefi ts the American Cancer Society.
 
Thu
28
Aug

Coach PeeWee Jackson will never be forgotten

A baby born in Groesbeck in the summer of 1928 was so tiny the doctor told the child’s parents their son would not live more than an hour. That baby, Raymond Carl Jackson, survived however, and came to be known as PeeWee, a nickname that stuck with him the rest of his life.
 
Thu
28
Aug

Groesbeck tax rate only to rise to effective rate

Groesbeck city leaders have concluded they will have enough revenues for the upcoming fiscal year’s budget without raising the tax rate beyond the effective rate. Raising the rate to the effective tax rate, which is the rate needed to produce approximately the same amount of revenue as last year, is not considered a tax raise, even though it goes up slightly, so no public hearings would be required. The effective tax rate is $0.7569; last year’s tax rate was $0.7518.
 
Thu
21
Aug

County considers 5.4 cent tax rate increase

After a decline in county appraisals, Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen proposed a tax rate increase of about 5.4 cents per $100 valuation for the county’s new fi scal year, a move commissioners accepted at a special called meeting Monday. The current rate of .6220 per $100 would leave the county with about $195,000 less in revenue that it had for the current fi scal year.
 
Thu
21
Aug

Burn ban confirmed for next 90 days

Thu
21
Aug

Barbecue-auction key to Crime Stopper funding

Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County Crime Stoppers, whose motto is “take a bite out of crime,” invites residents to take a bite of barbecue at their fundraiser coming up in just a few weeks. The group depends on its annual barbecue-auction to do the heavy lifting as far as the fundraising it needs to perform its activities.
 
Thu
21
Aug

Proposals of prospective prison operators opened

Roxanne McKnight
 
The county opened the proposals it received from two prison operators who want to run the Limestone County Detention Center, the countyowned prison that has been empty for more than a year.
 
Thu
14
Aug

LCR 174 to stay open, commissioners decide

Three residents who live near LCR 174 showed up to a public hearing on its closure Monday, bringing with them a petition from others in the area to keep the road open. Though Limestone County commissioners had appeared to be prepared to close the road before the meeting, after the residents argued they use the road regularly, the court agreed to keep it open.
 
Thu
14
Aug

Council begins hammering out details of budget

Groesbeck city council met Thursday, Aug. 7, to review the initial budget put together by City Administrator Jim Cox, get feedback from department heads and hear requests for additional funds from organizations the city already supports. The council also passed two other items on the agenda:
 
Thu
14
Aug

Volunteer ministers to imprisoned disturbed youth

About 18 miles west of Groesbeck, just over the county line near Mart, is a juvenile facility filled with emotionally disturbed teenagers incarcerated for crimes they have committed. Their troubles are many and sometimes appear intractable, but volunteer Roy Frink, of Corsicana, has worked with troubled teens for the past 15 years to try to help some of the kids find their way to a normal life.
 

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