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Apr

Health fair a hub of medical checks, tips, information

Health personnel and resources lined the halls of Limestone Medical Center Friday for the hospital and clinic’s fifth annual Spring Fling health fair last Friday. Dozens of organizations were present at the April 24 event to provide residents the information they need to take control of their health and make positive decisions about it. LMC Director of Marketing and Public RelationsKimberly Meyer organized the fair and was on hand to see people from Groesbeck, Mexia and other nearby towns attend the fair. Participants were able to get free checks of their height and weight, balance and grip; and tests of their blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and blood oxygen levels.
 
Wed
29
Apr

City to consider annexing two areas

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer Groesbeck might get slightly bigger as a result of annexing two areas of land surrounded by the city but not offi cially a part of the city. City Administrator Jim Cox presented to city council at its April 21 meeting three areas of land to consider for possible annexation, but one was eliminated from consideration. Cox said two council members in the past two years had requested he provide the information about areas to consider annexing. Normally annexations can only be voluntary, or requested, Cox told the council. There are exceptions, however, and the three properties he brought to the council’s attention fall under those guidelines.
 
Wed
29
Apr

Water customers to pay $5 surcharge

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer Groesbeck water customers will see an extra $5 tacked onto their bill for the next six months beginning in May to provide funds for new water purifi cation equipment required by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Council members decided in a mixed vote at their April 21 meeting to add the $5 surcharge, with Council Member Matthew Dawley the lone nay vote. The council had talked at their Jan. 20 meeting about possibly putting a one- or two-dollar surcharge on the water bills for 10 months, but they decided instead last week on the $5 fee for six months.
 
Thu
23
Apr

High-speed rail promoters answer objections

Thu
23
Apr

Ready! Set! Hang on!

The Limestone County Fair Association Rodeo had a bustin’ good time this past weekend. Pictured above, Raylee Masters holds on bravely while competing in the Muttin’ Bustin’ event. Raylee placed fourth out of ten youngsters for Saturday nights event.  

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Thu
23
Apr

County Fairgrounds gets new sign donated

The county fairgrounds is getting a lighted sign, courtesy of Farm Bureau, and the county just needs to decide where to install it. The commissioners received the good news about the sign donation at their April 13 meeting and also learned that the Groesbeck recyclingcenter has re-opened on two weekdays  using free labor. Commissioners also used themeeting to issue two proclamations, one remembering crime victims, the other thanking  911 dispatchers. “Obviously the location would be the big issue,” Fairgrounds Manager Kenneth Ellis said of the proposed fairgrounds sign.

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Thu
16
Apr

Fair Association to sell beer at rodeo

Beer will be sold for the first time at the Limestone County Fair Rodeo this weekend, and that doesn’t sit well in some quarters. Officials from the Limestone County Fair Association received permission from the county commissioners at their  April 13 meeting to get a temporary liquor license  for the event.
 
Thu
16
Apr

Watching the skies

The skies over Groesbeck turned dark and the hail and rain came down Monday. Texas is now in the middle of Tornado/Storm Season 2015 and true to Texas tradition, the weather has been unpredictable. According to Keith Tilley, Director of Public Works for the City of Groesbeck, there has been a total of sixteen inches of rain so far this year.   
 
Thu
16
Apr

Civil War to come alive at Confederate Reunion Grounds

The South will rise again – next weekend. The annual Civil War re-enactment and living history event will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 at the Confederate Reunion Grounds. Attendees will see men and women of various ages in period costumes, watch illustrations of 1800-era skills and get within yards of a mock battle, complete with soldiers, horses, long guns and cannon.  
 
Thu
09
Apr

Sheriff Dennis D. Wilson Issues Appeal to Citizens In Fight Against Crime

Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Dennis D. Wilson today announced that Limestone County Citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several weeks. Associate Member funding allows the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas to provide critical training, technical resources, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues to law enforcement officers across the state.
 

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