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25
Aug

CRG’s Lindsay creating fun programs for residents

Limestone County residents looking for fun and free activities for their children and themselves may want to note that the Confederate Reunion Grounds has yearround programming for people of all ages. Site educator Julianna Lindsay spoke to the Mexia Lions Club recently about the programs the CRG has been offering and also the reason for them.

 

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Thu
25
Aug

NEW EQUIPMENT TO BE INSTALLED SOON Water violations caused by lack of computer equipment

Groesbeck water customers have been receiving messages on their water bills since the beginning of the year that the water is not in compliance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality expectations, but that should change soon. City Council member Kim Harris asked City Administrator Chris Henson about the notices at the council’s budget workshop on Aug. 9.

 

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Thu
25
Aug

City council confirms proposed tax rate

Groesbeck city council approved $0.7698 as the tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The decision to approve this rate, which is also the city’s effective tax rate, was made at the council’s regular session Tuesday, Aug. 16. The effective tax rate is the rate at which the same amount of revenue will be produced as the previous year.

 

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Wed
24
Aug

Pancake Breakfast, Pep Rally to kick off GHS football season

 

By Tom Hawkins

For the Groesbeck Goats the 2016 varsity football season will be kicked off with a Pancake Breakfast and Downtown Pep Rally on this Friday, August 26 at 7:30 a.m.  The Varsity Goats will begin the 2016 football season on Friday against the always tough McGregor Bulldogs with kickoff time being at 7:30 p.m. at Groesbeck Stadium.

However, on Friday morning all of the students of Groesbeck High School will be honored with a pancake breakfast. This activity has been held for the past few years.

The breakfast is being sponsored by the Groesbeck First United Methodist Church.

The pancake breakfast will be served from the Methodist Activity Center (MAC Building) which is located on West Navasota Street. The 200 block of West Navasota Street will be roped off for the Pancake Breakfast and the Pep Rally which will follow the breakfast.

Wed
24
Aug

Limestone Cancer Support Group speaks to Groesbeck Lions Club

 

By Tom Hawkins

Two representatives of the Limestone Cancer Support Group spoke to the Groesbeck Lions Club on Wednesday, August 17.

April Reason Parolini and Missy Newhouse were the two speakers from the Limestone Cancer Support Group. The speakers were introduced by Jim Bohls.

The Limestone Cancer Support Group, Inc. is a small non-profit organization. The group is currently waiting on its 501(c)(3) that provides financial assistance to residents in Limestone County who are diagnosed with cancer and actively taking treatments.

Wed
24
Aug

Jewelry Fashion Show to benefit Groesbeck Ex-Students Association Scholarship Fund

 

By Tom Hawkins

A Jewelry Fashion Show on Sunday, September 18, will benefit the scholarship fund of the Groesbeck Ex-Students Association.

Jeri Penny, who represents Premier Designs Jewelry locally as an independent distributor, is sponsoring the Jewelry Fashion Show. Jeri has very generously agreed to donate her portion of the profits from the show to the above mentioned scholarship fund.

For many years the Groesbeck Ex-Students Association has given five $1,000 scholarships to deserving graduating senior each spring. Representatives of the Association deeply appreciate Jeri’s very kind offer to sponsor this show and also her generous donation.

As stated previously, the Jewelry Fashion Show will be on Sunday, September 18, at the Enge -Washington Intermediate School during the hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wed
24
Aug

Water violations caused by lack of computer equipment

 

New equipment to be installed soon, city says

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Groesbeck water customers have been receiving messages on their water bills since the beginning of the year that the water is not in compliance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality expectations, but that should change soon.

City Council member Kim Harris asked City Administrator Chris Henson about the notices at the council’s budget workshop on Aug. 9.

“We’re still getting the water notices,” Harris said. “What’s the deal?”

Wed
24
Aug

City council confirms proposed tax rate

 

City employees to get 3 percent raise

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Groesbeck city council approved $0.7698 as the tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

The decision to approve this rate, which is also the city’s effective tax rate, was made at the council’s regular session Tuesday, Aug. 16. The effective tax rate is the rate at which the same amount of revenue will be produced as the previous year. Legally, it is not considered a raise, even if the rate is higher than last year’s rate.

The rollback rate this year was $0.8313, which is the rate at or above which the residents would have to approve in an election.

In other business, the council approved awarding $500 to Groesbeck Rebuilds American for its Stars of Hope program.

Wed
24
Aug

CRG’s Lindsay creating fun programs for residents

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County residents looking for fun and free activities for their children and themselves may want to note that the Confederate Reunion Grounds has year-round programming for people of all ages.

Site educator Julianna Lindsay spoke to the Mexia Lions Club recently about the programs the CRG has been offering and also the reason for them.

“One of the things we try to do at the Texas Historical Commission is not only take care of the sites but also provide ongoing education for the communities,” she said. “We try to tie it to the history of the site, but what constitutes a tie can be very nebulous, depending on how you want to define it.

Wed
24
Aug

Fed standards could provide county new source of inmates

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

A new federal standard to protect inmates from sexual assault could provide the conditions for Limestone County Detention Center to have access to a large group of inmates.

That is what Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson is telling county commissioners.

The standard is called the Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA, and was passed by Congress in 2003, to try to protect those being confined from unwanted sexual activity from other inmates as well as from staff.

Although Texas has not adopted PREA, many of the larger county jails are becoming PREA compliant to avoid losing some of the federal funds they depend on, Wilson said.

One provision of PREA is that 17-year-olds must be housed separately from those 18 and over. Under Texas law, however, 17-year-olds are considered adults and are therefore housed in adult jails.

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