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Thu
21
Jul

Fire out of control

 

What started out as an EMS call quickly escalated into a grass fire burning out of control last Thursday morning.

Just before 11:00am Limestone EMS was dispatched to a residence on LCR 396 with a report of an incoherent male subject. Upon arrival, the EMT's discovered a grass fire in the back yard and pasture at that location.

Groesbeck VFD, Shiloh VFD, Lake Mexia VFD, West Lake VFD and Kosse VFD were dispatched as the wind quickly whipped up the flames, causing the fire to spread rapidly across the dry pasture grass.

A Burn Ban has now been declared for Limestone County.

 

Thu
21
Jul

Catholic Corner: The Church is Catholic 

 

By St. Marys Catholic Church

The word "catholic" means "universal," in the sence of "according to the totality" or "in keeping with the whole."  The Church is catholic in a double sense:  First, the Church is catholic because Christ is present in her. "Where there is Christ Jesus, there is the Catholic Church."( St. Agnatious of Antioch A.D. 105) In her subsists the fulness of Christ's body united with the head; this implies she receives from him "the fulness of the means of salvation"( Eph 1:22-23) which he has willed: correct and complete confession of faith, full sacramental life, and validly ordained ministry in apostolic succession. The Church was, in this fundamental sense, catholic on the day of Pentecost and will always be so until the day of the Parousia.               

Thu
21
Jul

First Families of Limestone County

 

David Faulkenberry

 

The First Families of Limestone County is a project sponsored by the Limestone County Historical Commission that recognizes early settlers who were living in the county before or during 1896.  During the Commissioners Court meeting on April 11, County Judge Daniel Burkeen presented several individuals with certificates designating their ancestors as First Families members.  Rosemary Parish was presented a certificate recognizing her First Families ancestor, David Faulkenberry.

 

Thu
21
Jul

COURTHOUSE NEWS

 

COUNTY CLERK

The following marriage licenses have been issued in the County Clerk’s office since the last report:

Antonio Reyes Dockery and Alejandra Jardon

Terry Adell Adams and Hillary Dawn Heller

Cameron James Sellstrom and Merrie Jo Raymond

 

DISTRICT CLERK

The following civil cases have been filed in the District Clerk’s office since the last report:

Natasha Yvette Dean vs. Deshun O’brian Dean, Sr. – Divorce

Fernando Reyes Alvarado vs. Alma Berenize Reyes Maya – Divorce

Bank of America, N.A. vs. Jimmie J. Black A/K/A Jimmie L. Black Sr. A/K/A Jimmie  Black – Contract: Consumer/Commercial/Debt

Thu
21
Jul

Emergency burn ban declared for county

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen declared an emergency burn Friday, July 15, at 2 p.m., meaning county residents may not burn trash and brush in open containers.

The ban was expected to come at any time after commissioners court members discussed the increasingly dry conditions at their July 12 meeting.

County Judge Daniel Burkeen said then that some people had asked him about the burn ban because there had been some fires.

 “With this wind, things have dried out quickly,” he said.

Burkeen asked for a report from Emergency Management Director Matt Groveton, who said the county could wait at least a couple of weeks.

Thu
21
Jul

County prison could re-open in August

By Roxanne Thompson

Limestone County commissioners approved a contract with LaSalle Corrections to re-open the county-owned private prison as soon as possible and learned the facility could start accepting offenders in about a month. The decision on the contract concerning running the Limestone County Detention Center was made at the court’s July 12 meeting, but because the court had accepted LaSalle as the prison operator at the court’s June 28 meeting, LaSalle had started processing job applicants, even scheduling some for training the following week.

 

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Thu
21
Jul

PLAY BALL!

Opening ceremonies for the 2016 TTAS 10U state softball tournament was a smash hit, as players from each of the 24 teams competing participated in pre-tournament events Sunday afternoon at the new Groesbeck ball fields.

 

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Thu
21
Jul

Vietnam vets ‘welcomed home’

By Roxanne Thompson

Thirty Vietnam-era military veterans who live in Limestone County were honored in a special ceremony Saturday at Mexia’s VFW Lancaster Post 4694. The Mexia Peer Support Center, which serves all of Limestone County, sponsored the event. Representatives of a variety of veteran’s organizations attended and worked together to show respect to the veterans.

 

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Thu
14
Jul

The 100 Deadliest Days for Teens

 

 

 Parents, Talk to Your Teen About Safe Driving 

 

Now that school is out and summer is officially underway, many parents are seeing their teens doing more driving. Unfortunately, most parents are not aware that Memorial Day kicks off what is called “The 100 Deadliest Days for Teens” when it comes to teen vehicle crashes. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA) over the past five years, the average number of crashes involving drivers ages 16-19 increased 16% per day during the "100 Deadliest Days," when compared with other days of the year.

Thu
14
Jul

Tom Topics

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

Groesbeck and Limestone County citizens  joined countless Texans and Americans in being very saddened by the terrible shooting of policemen in Dallas last Thursday night, July 7, by a lone gunman who appeared to be a terrorist.

Acts such as the event in Dallas should make all Americans more aware of the tremendous role of law enforcement officers in our society.

This writer thinks that Groesbeck, other communities in the county, and Limestone County in general are very fortunate to have such dedicated peace officers  both in the various police departments and the County Sheriff’s Department and may we continue to support and appreciate the peace officers in Limestone County.

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