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Thu
21
Aug

Barbecue-auction key to Crime Stopper funding

Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County Crime Stoppers, whose motto is “take a bite out of crime,” invites residents to take a bite of barbecue at their fundraiser coming up in just a few weeks. The group depends on its annual barbecue-auction to do the heavy lifting as far as the fundraising it needs to perform its activities.
 
Thu
21
Aug

Proposals of prospective prison operators opened

Roxanne McKnight
 
The county opened the proposals it received from two prison operators who want to run the Limestone County Detention Center, the countyowned prison that has been empty for more than a year.
 
Thu
14
Aug

LCR 174 to stay open, commissioners decide

Three residents who live near LCR 174 showed up to a public hearing on its closure Monday, bringing with them a petition from others in the area to keep the road open. Though Limestone County commissioners had appeared to be prepared to close the road before the meeting, after the residents argued they use the road regularly, the court agreed to keep it open.
 
Thu
14
Aug

Council begins hammering out details of budget

Groesbeck city council met Thursday, Aug. 7, to review the initial budget put together by City Administrator Jim Cox, get feedback from department heads and hear requests for additional funds from organizations the city already supports. The council also passed two other items on the agenda:
 
Thu
14
Aug

Volunteer ministers to imprisoned disturbed youth

About 18 miles west of Groesbeck, just over the county line near Mart, is a juvenile facility filled with emotionally disturbed teenagers incarcerated for crimes they have committed. Their troubles are many and sometimes appear intractable, but volunteer Roy Frink, of Corsicana, has worked with troubled teens for the past 15 years to try to help some of the kids find their way to a normal life.
 
Thu
14
Aug

Congressman Flores holds Town Hall meeting in Groesbeck on Monday

District 17 Congressman Bill Flores held a Town Hall meeting in Groesbeck on Monday afternoon at 5 p.m. The Town Hall meeting was held in the Club Room of the Groesbeck Convention Center with a very good attendance present. The Congressman is holding several Town Hall meetings during the Congressional break during August. Flores also held Town Hall meeting in Fairfi eld and Mexia.
 
Thu
07
Aug

Groesbeck VFD hosts training fire

A lucky Groesbeck homeowner had their house burn to the ground this past Sunday. The fi re was real, the danger was real, but it was an intentional burn set by the Groesbeck VFD for training purposes.
 
Thu
07
Aug

Meet your city council members

Readers met Groesbeck Mayor Ray O’Docharty and City Council Member Matthew Dawley two weeks ago; then last week met Council Members Kim Harris and Chris Henson. This week, we meet the final two Groesbeck City Council members: David Hernandez and Robert “Bob” Zeman
 
Thu
31
Jul

Church fire ousts family and congregation

A fi re broke out late Saturday at the First United Pentecostal Church of Groesbeck, leaving the congregation without a place to worship and the pastor and his family without a home. According to Groesbeck Fire Chief, Pat Samuels, the fi re started in the breaker panel that was located in the men’s bathroom at the church. The exact cause of the fi re is still undetermined and the estimated damage is $10,000.
 
Thu
31
Jul

Fun and safety at National Night Out

by Kim Smith
 
An evening of free hot dogs, cold drinks and entertainment is planned for Tuesday, August 5 at the Groesbeck City Park, along with informational safety booths and music.
 

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