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Thu
02
Oct

County sets new tax rate, approves budget

Limestone County commissioners court approved the final version of the county budget and set the property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year at their Sept. 22 meeting. They also announced a donation pledge that would provide the increased funding for Old Fort Parker.
 
Thu
02
Oct

Pickup crashes into Bush’s, causes gas leak

The City of Groesbeck avoided a near catastrophe Saturday night after a pickup crashed into the Bush’s Chicken restraurant, striking a gas line and causing an evacuation of several city blocks in the downtown area. The initial call that came in to the Limestone 911 center was of a traffic accident that had occurred in the 300 block of West Trinity, which is across Highway 14 from Bush’s.
 
Thu
25
Sep

County public hearing draws familiar faces

County officials held the final public hearing before voting on the budget and new tax rate for the upcoming fi scal year. The hearing took place Monday, Sept. 22, shortly after the end of the regular commissioners court meeting.

 

Thu
25
Sep

Thornton School building’s days numbered

Though many former students of the old Thornton School acknowledge that it must be torn down because of its extremely dilapidated condition, they remember their friends with fondness, their teachers with respect and the building with a tinge of regret that it will soon be no more.

 

Thu
25
Sep

Groesbeck infrastructure improvements continue

Progress with Groesbeck’s infrastructure improvements continues, with city council agreeing to fund signage for the new police department, which also will house the municipal court. The council also learned of new computers and electronic tablets at the library and were reminded of a meeting that was to allow residents to give feedback to the city.

 

Thu
25
Sep

City Council passes final budget, tax rate

Groesbeck city council gave final approval of the city budget at its regular meeting last Tuesday, Sept. 16. The council also addressed other fi nancial issues: approving the Economic Development Corporation’s budget, the Appraisal District’s budget, a fundraiser in the park for the fire department and one on Navasota Street for an alumni group.

 

Thu
18
Sep

Tax rate hearing draws pleas, petitions

Thursday’s required second public hearing on the proposed increase in the county tax rate brought three people to speak to Limestone County commissioners court. The hearing was required because the county is proposing a rate increase of 3.4 cents. The initial budget would have required a rate increase of 5.4 cents, but the commissioners court has whittled different areas of spending over the past four to six weeks, trying to keep the rate down.

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Thu
18
Sep

New theater arts teacher in his element

Groesbeck High School’s new theater arts teacher Cody Moore thought at one time he was going to be a history teacher, or maybe a teacher of Family and Consumer Science. He got the degree, got the job, but something wasn’t right. When theater students at Timpson Independent School District would come into Moore’s first-year Family and Consumer Science class, he connected to their talk of their drama projects.

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Thu
18
Sep

Mayor announces city clean-up strategy

Groesbeck is initiating a way to clean the city that will not require residents to pay additional taxes or fees, but it will involve a certain amount of effort. Mayor Ray O’Docharty announced at the public hearing on the proposed budget Tuesday, Sept. 9, his Adopt-a-Block Cleanup or ABC Program, in which residents are asked to clean not only their yards but the streets in front of their homes and businesses.

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Thu
18
Sep

City budget hearing draws no response

Groesbeck City Council held a public hearing on the proposed budget for the upcoming fi scal year last Tuesday, Sept. 9, but no one from the public spoke either for or against it. That could be because the city held public budget workshops in August explaining ways they were cutting spending.

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