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Thu
28
Jul

The Constable’s Corner

 

By Glenn Shoemaker, Limestone County Precinct 3

 

Last month tied for the busiest I have had while serving as your Precinct 3 Constable.  In June I served 58 civil process papers on 86 attempts, for service fees totaling $3,615.00, and drove 992 miles inside Limestone County for the purposes of civil process service and patrol. Additionally, I assisted other agencies on 5 occasions, performed bailiff duties for 2 separate court functions, performed 2 traffic stops, assisted 1 motorist and attended 2 hours of low/no cost training.

Thu
28
Jul

County taps high-priority road fund for repairs

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners court has agreed to use high-priority road funds to repair LCR 456, which runs east from near the Fort Parker State Park entrance.

The court approved this move at its July 12 meeting and also approved budget transfers for the Road and Bridge Department for another road repair and to buy needed software.

Commissioner Pct. 4 Bobby Forrest requested $50,000 for the job, which Road Administrator Jerry Herin estimated would cost a total of $69,000. The difference would be paid by Forrest’s precinct road funds.

The length of road to be repaired is about 1.5 miles, Forrest said.

“That’s a heavily traveled farm road that runs out of the Springfield Bait House on Hwy. 14 and goes all the way back into Shiloh,” Forrest told the court. “A lot of people cut across there from (FM) 39, and a lot of people from Mexia go that way to Groesbeck.”

Thu
28
Jul

Football report times and practice times

 

Journal Staff Report

 

Goat football is about to get underway!

Players will report on Monday, Aug. 1, with sophomores, juniors and seniors checking in at the small gym at Groesbeck High School at 6 a.m.

Freshman players report on Monday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. in the field house.

The first practice session will start at 7:30 a.m. and last until 10 a.m.

Second session begins at 11 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m.

These will be the times for practice Monday through Friday next week.

This should be an exciting season for Groesbeck, as they enter the year in a new class and a new district.

The Goats will be competing in District 9-3A Div. 1, with Elkhart, Eustace, Malakoff, Palestine Westwood, Teague, West and Whitney.

Groesbeck is picked to finish third in the district, according to the predictions from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine that came out earlier this month.

Thu
28
Jul

County approves road use agreement for windmill companies

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

A windmill farm for Limestone County, possibly more than one, is closer to reality, but county leaders want to ensure that trucks bringing in the very large parts required do not damage the roads and end up costing the county rather than contributing to the economy.

Commissioners court approved a road use agreement at their July 12 meeting for one or more companies expected to build a windmill farm near Coolidge.

County Judge Daniel Burkeen said Commissioner Pct. 2 W.A. “Sonny” Baker and Commissioner Pct. 3 Jerry Allen spoke to those whose land may be used for the windmills.

Burkeen said many counties require oil and gas companies to post a bond before they are allowed to bring in heavy machinery, which can damage roads significantly.

Thu
28
Jul

City to stay in Atmos Steering Committee for now

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Groesbeck city council voted at its July 19 meeting to remain a member of the Atmos Steering Committee, to the chagrin of at least one council member: Kim Harris, the lone vote against  paying the annual membership fee.

The council addressed not only this issue but also other financial matters – approving budget amendments for the Groesbeck Economic Development Corporation to help a local business expand, approving a billing agreement with the local hospital to reduce payments on lab tests for city employees – and making two proclamations.

The Atmos Steering Committee represents the city in negotiations with natural gas providers, said Mayor Ray O’Docharty.

“We’ve been a member of that committee for a few years now, and this is to pay the yearly representative fee,” Henson told the council.

The amount of the fee is 2.5 cents per citizen per year.

Thu
28
Jul

Jazzmine Carter,Groesbeck, named Miss Texas Pageant State Finalist

The National American Miss Texas pageant has named Jazzmine Nicole Carter, 16, of Groesbeck as a State Finalist.

The pageant is held for girls ages four through eighteen in five different age divisons. Miss Carter will be in the Jr. Teen division and the pageant will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dallas on July 30th and 31st.

Jazzmine's parents are Danny and Loretta Dupree and her favorite activities include teaching 5th and 6th grade girls at church, shopping and spending quality time with family and friends.

Miss Carter's sponsors include her mom and dad, Rise & Shine Roofing, Diamonds and Dust, Beth and Clint Mello, Rusty Rose Flowers, Tonnette Smith, Jay's Fireworks, Premier Designes and High Maintenance.

Thu
28
Jul

First Families of Limestone County

The First Families of Limestone County is a project sponsored by the Limestone County Historical Commission that recognizes early settlers who were living in the county before or during 1896. During the Commissioners Court meeting on April 11, several individuals were presented certificates that designated their ancestors as First Families members. Logan Wilson received certificates for his ancestor, Logan A. Stroud. Logan Almaren Stroud, the son of Ethen and Nancy Trammell Stroud, was born in Morgan County, Georgia on October 10, 1814. When he was about 16 years old, he moved with his parents to Chambers County, Alabama, where his father and uncles acquired land holdings in excess of 10,000 acres. 

 

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Thu
28
Jul

Pokémon Go, hotspot in Groesbeck

No, it’s not that summer heat bringing everyone to the streets of Groesbeck. It’s Pokémon Go! Groesbeck Gamers are out and about all around town, looking for the elusive Pokémon creatures. The interactive game hit blends the virtual world of Pokémon with the real world, and it has hit people across the globe going outdoors with just one goal. 

 

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Thu
28
Jul

County taps high-priority road fund for repairs

Limestone County commissioners court has agreed to use high-priority road funds to repair LCR 456, which runs east from near the Fort Parker State Park entrance. The court approved this move at its July 12 meeting and also approved budget transfers for the Road and Bridge Department for another road repair and to buy needed software. Commissioner Pct. 4 Bobby Forrest requested $50,000 for the job, which Road Administrator Jerry Herin estimated would cost a total of $69,000. The difference would be paid by Forrest’s precinct road funds.  

 

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Thu
21
Jul

And the $100 goes to…

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During the 4th of July celebration at Hawkins Park, Zavion K. Baker won a $100 prize from the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce. This prize was associated with the Chamber's effort to promote business among participating Groesbeck merchants during the month of June.

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