News

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.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. 

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.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. 

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.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. 

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.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. 

Thu
11
Sep

Groesbeck welcomes Canada with open arms

Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday was a whirlwind for the City of Groesbeck, Groesbeck ISD and the coaching staff and players of the Goats football team as they hosted the Cochrane Cobras from Cochrane, Alberta, Canada last week. Groesbeck – as a whole – opened their arms to embrace their new found friends from Canada, showing true Texan hospitality throughout their visit which also included a football game somewhere in the midst of everyone getting to know each other.
 
Thu
11
Sep

Horse riding team quite ready for Prime Time

A pretty cowgirl on horseback can be a beautiful sight, and a dozen or more together can impress a whole arena full of western-loving people. Groesbeck is the home base of just such a group, the Prime Time Express Mounted Drill Team, which has won national titles, performed all over Texas and even represented this area in the California Rose Bowl Parade.
 
Thu
11
Sep

County tax raise could be lower than thought

Limestone County property-owners may only have a 3.4-cent increase in property taxes instead of the 5.4-cent increase previously estimated. Commissioners court members suggested ways to cut several hundred thousand dollars from the budget at Monday’s budget workshop but may also dip into reserves to balance the budget. Also Monday, the fi rst of two public hearings on the tax increase drew only two speakers, both of which basically encouraged the court to do its best to limit the tax increase but acknowledged the diffi culty of the budget decisions.
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News