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Thu
23
Jun

Car Show this Saturday, city park

The car show will have 29 award classes. For more information contact Butch Luce at 903-626--5268 or John Bush at 254-729-3272. Registration fees are $20 for pre-registration for $25 on the day of the show. Prizes will be given to the contestants. The prizes include $150 to club with most members participating; T-shirts to first 75 entries; door prizes galore for participants; and desk plaques. Two trophies are given for each of the 29 award classes. 

 

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Thu
23
Jun

Music, Fishing and fun at Juneteenth

Youth attending the Juneteenth celebration at Booker T. Washington Park, Khamia Alexandar, 9, of Tomball, Clarissa Touchstone, 12, of Dallas, and Victoria Baynes Lopez, 14, of Houston, try their skill at casting on Saturday, June 18, with help from Fort Parker State Park volunteer Leanna Walpole, 15, of Shiloh.

 

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Thu
23
Jun

Limestone County jail passes surprise inspection

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson reported to county commissioners at their June 14 meeting that the county jail had passed a surprise inspection the previous week. The court heard this news and also a caution about needed maintenance at the Law Enforcement Center, which includes the Sheriff’s Office, jail and Dispatch Department; approved a contract with MHMR to transport inmates to mental facilities; approved automatic raises for LEC employees and heard LEC statistics for May.

 

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Thu
16
Jun

GISD reorganizes school board in special meeting

By Tom Hawkins

The Board of Trustees of the Groesbeck Independent School District met in a special meeting on Monday night, June 6, with the major purpose being to reorganize the school board following the May 7th school board election. Board members present were Chris Rand, Tom Sutton, Randy Hunter, Bob Waller, Bill David Sadler, Bridgett Jackson-Tatum, and Mika Morgan.

 

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Thu
16
Jun

Maffett Library Summer reading program, June 20-24

By Roxanne Thompson

Maffett Memorial Library plans to model its summer reading program this year after vacation Bible school, meeting daily and squeezing all its lessons into one week: Parents should note that the library’s program is next week, Monday- Friday, June 20-24. The program is for children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, and runs 10 a.m. to noon each day, with a snack given to each child at noon.

 

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Thu
16
Jun

Groesbeck’s 4th of July celebration in the works

By Tom Hawkins

Groesbeck’s big 4th of July celebration is currently being planned. The Groesbeck Independence Day celebration is being sponsored by the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce. Of course, the celebration will be on Monday, July 4th. Numerous activities will be included in the 4th of July activities, and of course, the big day will end with Groesbeck’s great Independence Day Fireworks Display. 

 

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Thu
16
Jun

Kosse Homecoming weekend a blast of fun

By Tom Hawkins

The annual Kosse homecoming was held last Friday and Saturday with the homecoming have a large attendance. The Kosse homecoming parade was held on Saturday morning with over thirty entries in the parade. 

 

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Thu
09
Jun

UMHB Announces Spring 2016 Honor Rolls

 

Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced that 471 students have been listed on the spring 2016 Provost’s Honor Roll. To receive this recognition a student must achieve a 3.85 grade point average (GPA) or better on a 4.0 scale.

In conjunction with this, 563 students were named on the Dean’s Honor Roll for spring 2016. To receive this recognition, a student must achieve a 3.5 – 3.849 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.

The following is the UMHB Provost’s Honor Roll for spring 2016:

Mexia - Rebecca Anne Fisher

The following is the Dean’s Honor Roll for spring 2016:

Groesbeck - Lauren Kate Waller

Mexia - Rebekah P Yeldell

Thu
09
Jun

Local swimming pool opening Saturday

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Groesbeck City Swimming Pool, located in the Groesbeck City Park, will open this Saturday, June 11.

The pool is open Tuesday through Saturday each week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The pool is closed on Mondays.

The cost to use the pool (one time) is ages 3 years and older, $3.00, and 2 years and under, free. One season pass for an individual is $75.00, and one season pass for a family of four is $150.00.

Adult water aerobics classes are conducted Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with the cost being $3.00 per class or $10.00 weekly.

The swimming pool is available for parties Thursday through Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. All deposits must be paid at booking are non-refundable. Deposits are 50 percent of the total fee. The cost is determined by the number of swimmers at the party.

Thu
09
Jun

Groesbeck Study club holds end of the year social

 

 

The Groesbeck Study Club had its end of the year social on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the home of Suzie & Don Waller at 6:30pm.  The theme was Hawaiian Paradise and we each received a lei when we entered the residence.  All the tables were covered in brightly colored cloths and the place settings were floral and colorful with little candles in the center of each table.   Not only had the hostesses for the evening, but some of the attendees dressed in colorful Hawaiian attire!   We had Lemonade punch to start.

 

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