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Thu
02
Jul

LCSO salaries falling behind, says sheriff

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson warned county commissioners that the county is falling behind in its pay scale at the Sheriff’s Office compared to other law enforcement agencies and risks being unable to maintain quality personnel.
Wilson’s comments came after he got some resistance from the court to an increase in pay he requested for two deputies he had promoted to corporal.
 
 
Thu
02
Jul

County Historical Commission gets award from the state

Limestone County commissioners presented the Distinguished Service Award from the State Historical Commission to the County Historical Commission at the court’s June 22 meeting. County Judge Daniel Burkeen presented the certifi cate to the local group and read a letter from the state commission which explained that the award is given to acknowledge the group’s dedication and hard work in 2014.
 
 
Thu
02
Jul

Lions Club Car Show another big success

The 17th annual Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show, which was held last Saturday at the Groesbeck City Park, proved to be a very big success. This year’s show had 70 entries. A rain very early on Saturday morning caused some concern for the Lions, however, the weather was nice for the remainder of the day. The proceeds from the car show allow the Lions Club to participate in various local charities and events as well as worthwhile programs of the Texas Lions and Lions International.
 
 
Thu
25
Jun

Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show all ready to go this Saturday

By Tom Hawkins
Editor Emeritus The 17th annual Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show is all set and ready to go this Saturday, June 27th.  he car show will be held at the Groesbeck City Park. The hours of the show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Awards will be presented at approximately 2 p.m. The proceeds of the car show enables the Groesbeck Lions Club to participate in or sponsor many worthwhile projects. These projects include activities on the local level as well as projects for the Texas Lions and Lions International. The Car Show include 29 award classes. Registration fees are $20 pre-registration or $25 on the day of the show.
 
Thu
25
Jun

Limestone County marks 150th Juneteenth

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer People from across Limestone County gathered Friday, June 19 – or Juneteenth, as    is now called – at Booker T. WashingtonPark to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the day slaves were emancipated in Texas. The Limestone County 19th of June Organization spearheaded the milestone event, which they had planned for months. Speakers recalled the day the celebration  ommemorates, June 19, 1865, when Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was read from a balcony in Galveston by Union Gen. Gordon Granger the day after he landed with his troops to occupy Texas. Descendants of Limestone County’s freed slaves still live in the county today and took part in planning the event, such  s Joe Phillips, of Groesbeck, who led the singing this year.   
 
Thu
25
Jun

Police working extra hours to watch inmate

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer Groesbeck city council members heard a report from the police chief  n an inmate with mental problems  hat requires 24-hour guarding, andhow the department is responding to this challenge. Police Chief Chris Henson told the council at their June 16 meeting that he and his offi cers were taking turns providing 24-hour guard duty at Limestone Medical Center, where they are keeping the inmate. Henson said the man had been rejected from every mental health facility in the state, even though he had insurance, and his only remaining option was admittance to a state mental hospital.      
 
Thu
25
Jun

FEMA grant to pay to elevate, fl ood-proof homes

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer Limestone County residents whose houses are subject to fl ooding may be eligible for a grant that would pay to either elevate or otherwise fl ood-proof the structures, county commissioners learned Monday. County Engineer Ted Kantor told the court at its June 22 meeting about a  FEMA Flood Mitigation Grant the county could apply for that would pay to make changes to some homes in low-lying areas that have fl ooded in the past to avoid having them fl ood again. The county has to apply for and administer the grant, and the homes to be helped would have to be noted in the grant application. Consequently, Kantor is looking for homeowners near Lake Mexia whose homes are subject to fl ooding. “The Water Development Board is in charge of the fl ood plain in Texas,” Kantor told the court. “They would help us develop the application and determine which structures were eligible to be covered by the grant.”   
Thu
18
Jun

County trying to catch up on extra work from rainy May

With the excessive amounts of rain in May, Limestone County commissioners may have to pay workers overtime to get caught up with repairing potholes and ditches, and mowing the grass along the sides of the roads. The court heard this suggestion  from one of the commissioners at the June 8 commissioners court meeting and also approved a fi nal plat for a new subdivision and some utility line agreements. Pct. 3  Commissioner Bobby Forrest said the court may need to consider moving some money from the contingencies fund into the Road and Bridge Department’s overtime budget  because of the extended rain in May, which has caused a widespread need for fi lling potholes, repairing ditches and mowing.

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Thu
18
Jun

These wet teenagers

These wet teenagers are having a great time enjoying the 8th Grade Graduation party held at the Groesbeck City Park and Pool at the end of this school year. The party was given as a reward for all their hard work and for making it to the next level. They are offi cially now Freshman and will be entering Groesbeck High School next year to begin a new phase of their lives. Congratulations and Good Luck to all of the incoming “Fish”.

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Thu
18
Jun

Groesbeck man retires from Marines, uses skills for school

Groesbeck High School graduate Gordon Vogel found his talents early and has used them wherever he worked. He recently retired from the Marine Corps reserves, and these days is director of student services at Penelope ISD, managing the computer network, ordering textbooks and helping dualcredit students register at nearby Hill College.

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