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Wed
26
Nov

Limestone crime victims to be remembered, honored

Limestone County will take time to honor local crime victims and their families at the 10th Annual Tree of Angels ceremony next week. The County DA’s Office hosts the event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Church on the Rock, 1740 Hwy. 14 North in Groesbeck.
 
Wed
26
Nov

Longtime Groesbeck Police Chief to retire

Groesbeck will soon be looking for a new police chief since Police Chief Jerri Almy announced at city council’s Nov. 18 meeting that she will retire in January. Council also dealt with a citizen’s complaint about the lack of a certified gas inspector on a Friday in October; accepted bids on three tax-foreclosed properties; approved accepting payment in lieu of taxes on the Groesbeck Housing Authority; and gave final approval to the tax roll.
 
Wed
26
Nov

Limestone commissioners talking about selling prison; Judge Burkeen says now not the time to sell

Representatives of one of the nation’s largest prisonoperating companies talked briefl y to Limestone County commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 18, about either buying the county-owned private prison or paying the county an annual fee to let the company hold fi rst right of refusal on bidding to use the prison. The prison has been vacant since June 2013.
 
Thu
20
Nov

Food for Families this Friday, Nov. 21

Residents of Groesbeck and nearby areas are coming together to take part in the annual Food for Families food drive, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21. Bill Haynes, executive director of Fishes and Loaves food pantry is directing Groesbeck’s part of the drive.
 
Thu
20
Nov

County’s pug mill repair project almost complete

Limestone County’s effort to save money by mixing its own oil and sand for rural roads is about to come to fruition, meaning oil-and-sand roads that have been waiting to be fixed should not have much longer to wait. Commissioners court heard an update on the situation and also accepted a bid on sand, agreed to trade in the motor grader and renewed contracts with several county entities.
 
Thu
20
Nov

Prison leak not expensive after all

The water leak at the Limestone County Detention Center has been located, and the cost of repairs should be relatively low. County commissioners heard this welcome news at their Nov. 10 meeting and also accepted a cheaper bid on making several roof repairs than the one they considered two weeks ago.
 
Thu
13
Nov

Salute and Prayers for Veterans

Veterans Day 2014 proved to be a cold one as Groesbeck citizens, veterans and various elected offi cials gathered on the south side of the Limestone County Courthouse to honor our past, present and future veterans.Judge Daniel Burkeen, who is also the Commander of American Legion Post 288, presided over the ceremony and Post Chaplain, Don Driscoll gave the opening and closing prayers.
 
Thu
13
Nov

County nearing end of state road fund grant

Limestone County commissioners are approaching the end of the county’s initial $503,797 County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone Grant monies, the state funds that reimburse counties for damage to roads from oil- nd-gas trucks and machinery. Consequently, there will not be enough money to repair some of the roads on the original list, meaning repairs will have to be paid by county funds again 
 
Thu
13
Nov

‘October blessings’ lift struggling residents

Ten Groesbeck households were given tangible assistance recently that will make life signifi cantly better this winter and in the years to come. The aid was provided during an all-day work session on Saturday, Oct. 25, through  n organization called Blessings in October. The goal of the group is to winterize the homes of disabled, elderly, veterans and others to make the homes safer and more functional. 
 
Thu
06
Nov

Groesbeck’s George Humble: veteran, attorney, family man

Groesbeck native and veteran George Humble’s primary military service was during the Korean War, but he is also a veteran of World War II – “barely,” he said recently. After graduating from Groesbeck High School in 1944, he completed two semesters at Texas A&M University before patriotic fervor swept over him and he volunteered for the Navy at age 19.
 

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