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Thu
08
Jan

Mayor swears in new Groesbeck Chief of Police

A new year begins in Groesbeck with a new Chief of Police in offi ce. Chris Henson was offi cially sworn in by Mayor Ray O’Docharty in a ceremony held on January 2, 2015 at the new police station.
 
Tue
30
Dec

West Lake Limestone gets help from young firefighters

Firefighters of the West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department have a relatively unique opportunity, that of teaching the next generation of firefi ghters while benefi ting from their youthful strength. The department has 26 members total, of which 10 are adult firefighters, two are junior firefighters and 14 are associate members.
 
Tue
30
Dec

Prime Time Express in Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day

The Prime Time Mounted Drill Team will be Number 57 in the Rose Bowl Parade. Congratulations to all the ladies of this wonderful team.
 
Tue
30
Dec

County to get good prices on deputy squad cars

As the year was winding down, Limestone County commissioners court took care of a few final details at its Dec. 22 meeting, the last time they meet this year. Commissioners arranged to get good prices on squad cars for the Sheriff’s Office, paid bills at the county-owned prison, passed on the opportunity of initiating a burn ban and renewed its indigent health care plan.
 
Tue
30
Dec

Road wrangle continues in county court meeting

The disagreement between a resident who wants the county to add 200 yards to a dead-end road to give him direct access to his land continued in county court Monday.
 
Wed
24
Dec

Woman’s Club guardian of its building

Around the 1920s or 1930s, someone in Groesbeck got the idea to establish a house set aside for the city’s various women’s clubs to meet. The tradition was carried on through the years, and the fate of the facility is now in the capable hands of the Groesbeck Woman’ Club.
 
Wed
24
Dec

City council renews loan to finish fire station

Groesbeck city council approved a resolution at its Dec. 16 meeting to renew the city’s loan at the bank to provide additional funds needed for construction of the fire department’s new building. The council members also heard about plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in January, re-approved the city’s investment policy, made appointments to the Economic Development Corporation, Fire Pension board and Old Fort Parker board, and agreed to buy new street banners to make the city more attractive to visitors.
 
Wed
24
Dec

Groesbeck leadership changes bring new input

Groesbeck City Council’s Dec. 16 meeting saw several changes in city leadership, with Police Chief Jerri Almy resigning to begin retirement; and Council Member Chris Henson resigning his position before later in the meeting being appointed to the post of police chief. Also, Arleen Taveras, president and CEO of Groesbeck-based Insurance Licensing Services of America, was appointed to the council seat Henson had vacated.
 
Thu
18
Dec

County honors retiring officials, employee milestones, donors

Limestone County commissioners court’s Dec. 8 meeting began with a flurry of presentations in which two officials were honored for their years of service, county employees were recognized for reaching their own years of work and donors were thanked for providing needed funds.
 
Thu
18
Dec

Cannon retiring after long career of court reporting

Limestone County’s 77th District Court is about to lose court reporter Debbie Cannon to retirement at the end of December, and she has been reminiscing about how she started in the fi eld 43 years ago. Though originally from El Paso, she was living in California at age 19, working for the state welfare department earning minimum wage. Then she had a conversation that changed her life.
 

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