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Thu
25
Jun

FEMA grant to pay to elevate, fl ood-proof homes

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer Limestone County residents whose houses are subject to fl ooding may be eligible for a grant that would pay to either elevate or otherwise fl ood-proof the structures, county commissioners learned Monday. County Engineer Ted Kantor told the court at its June 22 meeting about a  FEMA Flood Mitigation Grant the county could apply for that would pay to make changes to some homes in low-lying areas that have fl ooded in the past to avoid having them fl ood again. The county has to apply for and administer the grant, and the homes to be helped would have to be noted in the grant application. Consequently, Kantor is looking for homeowners near Lake Mexia whose homes are subject to fl ooding. “The Water Development Board is in charge of the fl ood plain in Texas,” Kantor told the court. “They would help us develop the application and determine which structures were eligible to be covered by the grant.”   
Thu
18
Jun

County trying to catch up on extra work from rainy May

With the excessive amounts of rain in May, Limestone County commissioners may have to pay workers overtime to get caught up with repairing potholes and ditches, and mowing the grass along the sides of the roads. The court heard this suggestion  from one of the commissioners at the June 8 commissioners court meeting and also approved a fi nal plat for a new subdivision and some utility line agreements. Pct. 3  Commissioner Bobby Forrest said the court may need to consider moving some money from the contingencies fund into the Road and Bridge Department’s overtime budget  because of the extended rain in May, which has caused a widespread need for fi lling potholes, repairing ditches and mowing.

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Thu
18
Jun

These wet teenagers

These wet teenagers are having a great time enjoying the 8th Grade Graduation party held at the Groesbeck City Park and Pool at the end of this school year. The party was given as a reward for all their hard work and for making it to the next level. They are offi cially now Freshman and will be entering Groesbeck High School next year to begin a new phase of their lives. Congratulations and Good Luck to all of the incoming “Fish”.

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Thu
18
Jun

Groesbeck man retires from Marines, uses skills for school

Groesbeck High School graduate Gordon Vogel found his talents early and has used them wherever he worked. He recently retired from the Marine Corps reserves, and these days is director of student services at Penelope ISD, managing the computer network, ordering textbooks and helping dualcredit students register at nearby Hill College.

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Thu
18
Jun

Arleen & Ted Taveras honored by Masonic Lodge No. 354 with the Community Builder Award

Arleen and Ted Taveras were honored by the Groesbeck Masonic Lodge No. 354 with the Masonic Lodge Community Builder Award. The Community Builder Award is the highest honor that a Masonic Lodge can bestow on non-Masons.  This high honor was presented to the couple at the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday, June 11.

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Thu
11
Jun

Medical costs at jail continue upward trend

Limestone County commissioners had to approve budget transfers this week to pay for medical supplies at the jail, which they have already done several times this fi scal year. The commissioners noted a projected shortfall of about $56,000 for the rest of this fi scal year, which ends Sept. 30, but they also signed a contract to join a buying co-operative to try to curb some future costs.At its meeting Monday, June 8, the court transferred a total of $18,000, getting several thousand from different budget lines at the jail to pay $4,000 for non-food supplies and $14,000 for medical supplies for prisoners.

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Thu
11
Jun

2015 Graduating

This past Friday was the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the 2015 Graduating class of Groesbeck High School. The stands at Goat Field were full of proud parents, family members, friends and teachers as 117 graduates made their way onto the fi eld. After an inspiring speech from the class Valedictorian and Salutatorian, each senior was called to come forward and receive their diploma presented by Dr. Harold Ramm, Superintendant of Groesbeck ISD. After singing the class song one fi nal time as students, the happy celebration began with the traditional “tossing of the hats”.

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Thu
11
Jun

District, county clerks usher in paperless courts

Limestone County courts are in the process of transitioning from paper documents to electronicrecords, a move begun in part by a mandate from the Texas Supreme Court. District Clerk Carol Jenkins recently spoke recently on this change as it concerns Limestone County, whose district-level documents are filed either in District Court 77 or 87. District 77 covers Limestone and Freestone counties, with Judge Patrick Simmons presiding. District 87 covers Limestone, Freestone, Leon and Anderson counties, with Judge Deborah Oakes Evans presiding.

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Thu
11
Jun

DA’s offi ce receives Parks & Wildlife honor

Limestone County offi cials shown at a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department ceremony April 24 in Austin recognizing the Limestone County District Attorney’s offi ce for prosecution of two men who assaulted game wardens are, l-r: Assistant County Attorney Brody Burks, Limestone County Attorney Roy DeFriend, County Attorney Investigator Bill Rogillio, TPWD Capt. Brad Chappell and County Attorney Administrative Assistant Kris Cahill.

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Thu
04
Jun

Red Cross Month noted, volunteers recognized

Limestone County commissioners issued a proclamation at their May 26 meeting declaring this past March as Red Cross Month and also honoring the work of county Red Cross volunteers Richard Ryan and Aaron Thompson. The court also approved a budget transfer for the district courtroom and heard a request for maintenance of the Automated Weather Observing System, at the county airport.
 

 

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