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Thu
18
Aug

Tom’s Topics

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

Local people including this writer have really enjoyed watching the 2006 Olympics from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The teams from the United States are doing very well in the Olympics. The Olympics will close out during the upcoming weekend.

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The thoughts and prayers of one and all are with the people of  Louisiana. Parts of Louisiana have received devastating floods during the past week. Many people have been forced to leave their homes and according to various news reports at least five people have died as a result of these floods.

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As was reported in last week’s Journal, the student body of Groesbeck High School will be treated to a pancake breakfast on the morning of  Friday, August 26. The breakfast will be followed by a pep rally in downtown Groesbeck for the first Goat Varsity football game on the night of August 26.

Thu
18
Aug

GOATS GET GOING

Coach Tyrone Carter pumps up the Goat football team at Meet the Goat night on Monday night.

 

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Thu
18
Aug

Groesbeck city council tackles new budget Modest surplus may give city employees a raise

Groesbeck City Administrator Chris Henson presented his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year at this year’s first budget workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 9. In doing so, he also announced the city’s effective and rollback tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year. 

 

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Thu
18
Aug

Meet Groesbeck city leaders

The Groesbeck Journal asked each city council member as well as the city administrator and mayor what their goals are for the city council for the next two years and also what direction they think the city should take. In previous issues, the responses from Council members Matthew Dawley, Kim Harris, Tamikia Jackson, Arleen Taveras and Mike Thompson; also City Administrator and Police Chief Chris Henson were presented.

 

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Thu
11
Aug

County budget workshop brings raise requests amid budget crunch

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

As Limestone County commissioners court works on a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the commissioners find themselves in the same situation as they have past several years: trying to find places to cut as revenues continue to shrink.

The court held its first budget workshop Aug. 3, and after County Judge Daniel Burkeen went over many areas of modest cuts and a few increases, he and the commissioners agreed that with property valuations down significantly, the tax rate will have to increase just to keep the revenue amount the same as last year.

“We’re going to have to raise the tax rate, and still – we won’t bring any more in than last year, probably bring in less, but it will be a tax increase technically,” Burkeen said.

Thu
11
Aug

Corrected 6th Grade Supply List

 

Some items were left off the supply list in the Journal last week. Here is the complete list of all supplies needed:

6  10 count pkgs. #2 pencils

4 Pink Pearl erasers

2 pkgs. black or blue pens

3 yellow highlighters

2 glue sticks

2 pkg. map colors

1 pkg. thin markers

4 dry erase markers

2 pkgs. wide-ruled notebook paper

2 non-spiral composition books

2 spiral notebooks

1 pair of scissors

1 2-inch 3-ring binder with dividers

1 hand sanitizer with pump

1 tub of Clorox wipes

2 large boxes Kleenex

1 box Ziploc quart (boys) gallon (girls)

2 sets earbuds or (1) headphones

10 pocket folders with brads and pockets - 2 blue, 2 red, 2 yellow, 2 green, 2 purple

Thu
11
Aug

Licensed to Criticize & Tear Down

 

By Clifton Fox, Church of Christ

 

     My brother-in-law, Joe Grilliot, is a good man of high character. However, for 40 years he has made a living by tearing things down. In fact, he is a professional at it. When someone wants a house or structure torn down, Joe can be hired to demolish the building and to clean up the debris. Most of his jobs are old houses or barns. It seems there is real profit in tearing stuff down. 

 

     One must actually be licensed by the Texas Dept. of Public Works & Building Code Enforcement Branch to perform such work. Really…a license to tear things down. I find it ironic that some in Christianity are equally proficient at tearing things down. Oh, not literally. However, some can and do regularly tear others down, leaving them in a pile of broken debris (Phil. 2:14f). 

 

Thu
11
Aug

Catholic Corner

 

The episcopal college and its head, the Pope

When Christ instituted the Twelve, he constituted them in the form of a college or permanent assembly, at the head of which he placed Peter, chosen from among them. (Luke 6:13; John 21:15-17) Just as by the Lord's institution, St. Peter and the rest of the apostles constitute a single apostolic college, so in like fashion the Roman Pontiff, Peter's successor, and the bishops, the successors of the apostles, are related with and united to one another.

Thu
11
Aug

Groesbeck ISD Announces Online Returning Student Registration System

 

 

Groesbeck ISD is excited to announce online Returning Student Registration for the upcoming school year. This process replaces the paper forms sent home at the beginning of each school year.

 

Letters will be sent home with each returning student’s unique snapcode.  The snapcode is like a key to your child’s Returning Student Registration.  You should receive a unique snapcode link for each child. Visit Groesbeck ISD’s webpage www.groesbeckisd.net and click the Registration link. Then, enter your child’s snapcode and create an InfoSnap Account.

 

Instructions for creating the InfoSnap Account are included in your child’s letter. If you do not receive a letter or have any questions, please call your child’s campus.

 

Groesbeck High School – JoAnn Stone 254-729-4101

Groesbeck Middle School – Dayne Duncan 254-729-4102

Thu
11
Aug

Wilson, Agnew attend Sheriffs’ Association of Texas 138th Annual Training Conference

 

Sheriff Dennis D. Wilson and Chief Deputy Murray Agnew recently attended the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas 138th Annual Training Conference at the Gaylord Texas Resort Convention Center in Grapevine, July 23-26, 2016. Over 1,500 were in attendance.

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