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04
Sep

New St. Mary’s priest hopes to strengthen marriages

A single man who moved to Mexia recently has the goal of better preparing people for marriage, at least among Roman Catholics. That man is Father Justin Nguyen, the new priest at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, which covers about threefourths of Limestone County, including Mexia, Coolidge, three-fourths of Groesbeck and half of Thornton. Father Justin began his fi rst day on the job in Mexia July 1, replacing Father Benjie Magnay, whose last day was June 30 before he was transferred to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Waco.
 
Thu
04
Sep

Court begins comparing potential prison operators

Limestone County commissioners court went into executive session, which is closed to the public, at its Aug. 25 meeting to compare the proposals of two prisonoperating companies vying to run the Limestone County Detention Center: LaSalle Corrections, of Louisiana, and Management & Training Corporation, of Utah
 
Thu
28
Aug

Relay for Life volunteers to take donations at Groesbeck intersections

People driving in and out of Groesbeck next Saturday, Sept. 6, will likely see volunteers at two major intersections soliciting donations from drivers waiting at traffi c lights for Limestone County’s Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser that benefi ts the American Cancer Society.
 
Thu
28
Aug

Coach PeeWee Jackson will never be forgotten

A baby born in Groesbeck in the summer of 1928 was so tiny the doctor told the child’s parents their son would not live more than an hour. That baby, Raymond Carl Jackson, survived however, and came to be known as PeeWee, a nickname that stuck with him the rest of his life.
 
Thu
28
Aug

Groesbeck tax rate only to rise to effective rate

Groesbeck city leaders have concluded they will have enough revenues for the upcoming fiscal year’s budget without raising the tax rate beyond the effective rate. Raising the rate to the effective tax rate, which is the rate needed to produce approximately the same amount of revenue as last year, is not considered a tax raise, even though it goes up slightly, so no public hearings would be required. The effective tax rate is $0.7569; last year’s tax rate was $0.7518.
 
Thu
21
Aug

County considers 5.4 cent tax rate increase

After a decline in county appraisals, Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen proposed a tax rate increase of about 5.4 cents per $100 valuation for the county’s new fi scal year, a move commissioners accepted at a special called meeting Monday. The current rate of .6220 per $100 would leave the county with about $195,000 less in revenue that it had for the current fi scal year.
 
Thu
21
Aug

Burn ban confirmed for next 90 days

Thu
21
Aug

Barbecue-auction key to Crime Stopper funding

Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County Crime Stoppers, whose motto is “take a bite out of crime,” invites residents to take a bite of barbecue at their fundraiser coming up in just a few weeks. The group depends on its annual barbecue-auction to do the heavy lifting as far as the fundraising it needs to perform its activities.
 
Thu
21
Aug

Proposals of prospective prison operators opened

Roxanne McKnight
 
The county opened the proposals it received from two prison operators who want to run the Limestone County Detention Center, the countyowned prison that has been empty for more than a year.
 
Thu
14
Aug

LCR 174 to stay open, commissioners decide

Three residents who live near LCR 174 showed up to a public hearing on its closure Monday, bringing with them a petition from others in the area to keep the road open. Though Limestone County commissioners had appeared to be prepared to close the road before the meeting, after the residents argued they use the road regularly, the court agreed to keep it open.
 

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