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Fri
23
Sep

Retired Groesbeck ISD teachers to be Special guests at Homecoming 2016

 

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

All teachers, who retired from the Groesbeck Independent School District, will be special honored guests at Homecoming 2016. The homecoming dates are Friday and Saturday, October14-15. The Groesbeck Ex-Students Association is the general sponsor of homecoming.

The retired teachers will be given special recognition at the homecoming football game and a special float for the homecoming parade is being planned for these special teachers, and, perhaps, the retired Groesbeck ISD teachers will be recognized at the homecoming barbecue

In addition to honoring the retired teachers honor classes for Homecoming 2016 are those classes ending in “1” and “6”.

Special honor classes are the Groesbeck High School Class of 1966 and the Washington High School Class of 1966. These two classes will be presented 50 year diplomas during the homecoming weekend.

Fri
23
Sep

Groesbeck and Buffalo Livestock Report

 

GROESBECK AUCTION & LIVESTOCK COMPANY

The Groesbeck Auction & Livestock Company held its weekly livestock auction sale on Thursday, September 15, 2016

The sale is held each Thursday beginning at 12 noon. There were 82 sellers and 36 buyers. There were 559 head sold.

The market report from last week’s sale is given below:

 

SLAUGHTER COWS & BULLS:

Boner Cows:

 Dress-- $67-$71

Breaker Cows: 

Dress -- $73-$77

Canner Cows:

Dress--$60-$65

Thin Cows:

Dress --$55-$60

Bulls Yield 1 & 2: $93-$97

Bulls Yield 3 & 4: $87-$92

 

STOCKER COWS:

Young Bred Cows:    $1100- $1600

Older Plain Bred Cows:  $900- $1100

Good Choice Pairs:   NT

Common Medium Pairs:  $1400- $1600

Fri
23
Sep

Groesbeck Holding Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, October 1st

 

There will be an Electronics Recycling Day on October 1st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or when truck gets full).  It will be held at the old high school football field (501 N. Grayson St.).  This is a one-day event only.

Acceptable Items Are:  Computers, Accessories, External hard drives, Circuit Boards, Televisions, DVD/CD Players, Cable Boxes, DVRs, Printers, Copiers, Scanners, Fax machines, Radios, Boom-Boxes, MP3 Players, Microwaves, Cables, Wires, Power Cords, and Power Strips. 

Unacceptable Items Are:  Yard Equipment, Gas Powered Equipment, Propane Tanks, Household Appliances, Garbage Disposals, Crock Pots, Electric Blankets, Lead Acid or Batteries, Freon, VRT Tubes without cases, Light Bulbs – CFL or Fluorescent Tubes, Ceramic & Gas Lamps, Space Heaters, Smoke Detectors, Exercise Equipment, Christmas Trees, Wooden Speakers, Water Coolers, and Paper Shredders.

Fri
23
Sep

Groesbeck Ex-Students Association News

 

Two class reunions are announced for Homecoming!

 

By Tom Hawkins

Homecoming 2016 is just around the corner with those homecoming dates being Friday and Saturday, October 14-15. Two classes, the GHS Class of 1971 and the GHS Class of 1976 have announced reunions for that weekend. Announcements of those reunions are given below.

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Fri
23
Sep

COURTHOUSE NEWS

 

COUNTY CLERK

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

Lavorgus Darnelle Canady and Mercedes Jalynn Mims

George Alvin Hutchison, Jr. and Misty Dawn Copeland

Benito Hernandez Macias and Mayra E. Contreras-Juarez

Gerald Eugene Schacht and Sandra Lee Schacht

DISTRICT COURT

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

Sergio Saldana vs. Lillie Mae Saldana – Divorce

Rhonda Preston vs. Alfrederick Dotson, Amber Roach – Other family matters

Empire Investment Holdings, LLC vs. Eugene Bardakjy – Other civil cases

Finance of America Reverse LLC vs. Carolyn Sue Johnson – Contract: Consumer/Commercial/Debt

 

 

 

Fri
23
Sep

Court sets date for accepting final budget, tax rate 

LaSalle asks for, gets help with big ticket items

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners agreed to take their final vote on the new budget and tax rate for Fiscal Year 2016-17 at 10 a.m. at their Sept. 27 meeting, which will be held in the usual location of the county courtroom at the courthouse.

The court addressed that issue at its Sept. 13 meeting and also agreed to pay for two expensive items that LaSalle Corrections has encountered in preparing the county-owned prison for new inmates. The commissioners voted to prohibit high-speed rail lines from crossing county roads; to pay out some county employees with large accumulations of overtime hours; and they made a number of other decisions concerning county business.

Fri
23
Sep

High-speed rail foes show up at court for vote

County judge says railway a bad deal; company refutes

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

A group of Limestone County citizens encouraged county commissioners to establish a policy prohibiting high-speed rail lines from crossing of county roads – which they did after County Judge Daniel Burkeen listed many objections against the project. The company, however, later countered his arguments with their own view of the situation.

Nearly a dozen people, including Logan Wilson, went to the commissioners court’s Sept. 13 meeting to show support for the proposed policy.

Wilson, who spearheaded a petition drive this past summer to keep high-speed railways out of Limestone County, spoke briefly to the court as well as to those attending the meeting.

“We had a petition some time ago against the high-speed rail,” Wilson said. “We got some 3,422 signatures, and most of you here have probably signed it; and I appreciate that.”

Thu
15
Sep

Public Hearing of the Limestone County Budget FY 2016-2017

Notice

There will be a Public Hearing of the Limestone County Budget FY 2016-2017

September 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Limestone County Courthouse, in the County Court Room, Groesbeck, Texas

Thu
15
Sep

Tom Topics

 

By Tom Hawkins

The citizens of the United States of America observed the 15th anniversary of “9-11” this past Sunday in memory of the almost 3,000 Americans who lost their lives in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

Numerous very meaningful and appropriate presentations were given on television as tributes to those who lost their lives on “9-11”. Prayers were uttered across the country for those died on “9-11” and their families were included in those prayers.

Many people remember every detail of September 11, 2001 -- such as what they did and where they went and how they reacted to this terrible event.

My parents often stated that they remembered every detail of December 7, 1941, the day that the empire of Japan attacked American forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Of course, the Pearl Harbor attack immediately plunged the United States into World War II.

Thu
15
Sep

SPECIAL MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING LIMESTONE APPRAISAL DISTRICT

 

September 6, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Limestone Appraisal District met in special session at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, in the Appraisal District board room in Groesbeck, Texas.

Members present: John McCarver, Mack Hones, George Humble, Troy Miller, Renee Turner and Stacy Hall Members absent: None Staff present: Karen Wietzikoski Attorney: Charles Buenger Visitors: Michael Williams

Chairman John McCarver called the meeting to order. Karen Wietzikoski, Chief Appraiser, certified proof of posting the meeting notice.

The meeting began with a prayer led by George Humble and then the pledges. Troy Miller made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Mr. Humble seconded the motion. All voted aye, motion carried.

Mr. Humble made the motion to approve the payment of bills. Renee Turner seconded the motion. All voted aye, motion carried.

No public comments were received.

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