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Thu
16
Jul

Limestone County heats up Fire Departments on alert

By Kim Smith
The summer dry heat has fi nally come upon us at last with full force, and with that, the danger of fi re is now all around us. An RV catching fi re at the CEFCO store in Kosse was just the beginning of several fi re calls that local fi re departments responded to. There was also a house fi re, a grass fi re and one other suspected grass fi re in the span of just two days.    
Thu
09
Jul

LARAS House needs help with worms’ outbreak

For the first time in its history, LARAS House is experiencing an epidemic of worms which has sickened a number of dogs. At this writing, one puppy died Monday afternoon. Two others were sick and not expected to live 
through that night. Dr. Rick Bennett diagnosed the worms’ outbreak and began treating the sick puppies.
 
Thu
09
Jul

Fireworks, Parades & Independence Day!

A shot from the 4th of July Fireworks Show on Saturday
 
Thu
09
Jul

Sheriff, deputies note changes in law enforcement

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson has noted many changes during his 40 years in law enforcement, and he’s also seen the diffi culty of the job increase in light of increased levels of hostility toward all peace offi cers.+
 
Thu
02
Jul

LCSO salaries falling behind, says sheriff

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson warned county commissioners that the county is falling behind in its pay scale at the Sheriff’s Office compared to other law enforcement agencies and risks being unable to maintain quality personnel.
Wilson’s comments came after he got some resistance from the court to an increase in pay he requested for two deputies he had promoted to corporal.
 
 
Thu
02
Jul

County Historical Commission gets award from the state

Limestone County commissioners presented the Distinguished Service Award from the State Historical Commission to the County Historical Commission at the court’s June 22 meeting. County Judge Daniel Burkeen presented the certifi cate to the local group and read a letter from the state commission which explained that the award is given to acknowledge the group’s dedication and hard work in 2014.
 
 
Thu
02
Jul

Lions Club Car Show another big success

The 17th annual Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show, which was held last Saturday at the Groesbeck City Park, proved to be a very big success. This year’s show had 70 entries. A rain very early on Saturday morning caused some concern for the Lions, however, the weather was nice for the remainder of the day. The proceeds from the car show allow the Lions Club to participate in various local charities and events as well as worthwhile programs of the Texas Lions and Lions International.
 
 
Thu
25
Jun

Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show all ready to go this Saturday

By Tom Hawkins
Editor Emeritus The 17th annual Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show is all set and ready to go this Saturday, June 27th.  he car show will be held at the Groesbeck City Park. The hours of the show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Awards will be presented at approximately 2 p.m. The proceeds of the car show enables the Groesbeck Lions Club to participate in or sponsor many worthwhile projects. These projects include activities on the local level as well as projects for the Texas Lions and Lions International. The Car Show include 29 award classes. Registration fees are $20 pre-registration or $25 on the day of the show.
 
Thu
25
Jun

Limestone County marks 150th Juneteenth

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer People from across Limestone County gathered Friday, June 19 – or Juneteenth, as    is now called – at Booker T. WashingtonPark to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the day slaves were emancipated in Texas. The Limestone County 19th of June Organization spearheaded the milestone event, which they had planned for months. Speakers recalled the day the celebration  ommemorates, June 19, 1865, when Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was read from a balcony in Galveston by Union Gen. Gordon Granger the day after he landed with his troops to occupy Texas. Descendants of Limestone County’s freed slaves still live in the county today and took part in planning the event, such  s Joe Phillips, of Groesbeck, who led the singing this year.   
 
Thu
25
Jun

Police working extra hours to watch inmate

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer Groesbeck city council members heard a report from the police chief  n an inmate with mental problems  hat requires 24-hour guarding, andhow the department is responding to this challenge. Police Chief Chris Henson told the council at their June 16 meeting that he and his offi cers were taking turns providing 24-hour guard duty at Limestone Medical Center, where they are keeping the inmate. Henson said the man had been rejected from every mental health facility in the state, even though he had insurance, and his only remaining option was admittance to a state mental hospital.      
 

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