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Thu
19
May

County mulls solution to courthouse basement buckling

Limestone County commissioners are looking for a cost-effective repair for the shifting floor in the basement of the courthouse until the county may obtain grant funding for a more permanent repair. County Judge Daniel Burkeen said Maintenance Supervisor Sam Callis has had several companies examine the floor to see what they could do.

 

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Thu
19
May

Groesbeck High Graduation Information

The Groesbeck High School Class of 2016 Baccalaureate Service will be held on May 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the HS Auditorium. Commencement exercises for the graduating class of 2016 of Groesbeck High School will be conducted on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 8PM at the GHS Football Stadium. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the High School Auditorium and since there will be limited seating; each senior will be issued eight tickets to distribute to guests.

 

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Thu
19
May

Plea of Guilty Ends Missing Funds Investigation

Chamberli Truett, a former Groesbeck citizen of the year who stole approximately eight thousand dollars from Backpack Ministries, pled guilty on May 12, 2016 in the 77th District Court in Limestone County, Judge Patrick Simmons presiding. The Groesbeck Police Department began an investigation after a shortage of funds for Backpack Ministries was discovered; the funds being taken in 2014 and continuing into 2015. Truett was indicted by a Limestone County Grand Jury on December 16, 2015 for felony theft over $1500 under $20,000.

 

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Thu
19
May

County Auditor Debbie Watson on her work

When large amounts of cash are involved, an important step to ensure the money is used correctly is having checks and balances, and an auditor who has the staff and skills to review, analyze and reconcile expenditures. For Limestone County, that auditor is Debbie Watson, who has been in her current position for 12 years. She recently spoke about her job, and especially some of the things the county does to ensure its money is accounted for properly.

 

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Thu
19
May

Limestone SO hosts Peace Officer’s Memorial Service

The Peace Officer’s Memorial Service was held on the grounds of the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office and included the unveiling of a monument honoring those who have lost their lives while serving as peace officers. Captain Lee Cox directed the program, and Sheriff Dennis Wilson took a moment to thank Cox for his hard work and dedication in making all the arrangements for the service and the monument.

 

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Thu
12
May

Limestone Commissioners and residents oppose high speed rail

Nearly 60 Limestone County residents showed up to a specially called meeting of commissioners court Thursday to express opposition to a high-speed railroad company’s latest plans to acquire land. On April 19, attorneys for Texas Central Railroad and Infrastructure and Texas Central Railroad asked the federal Surface Transportation Board to rule on its request within 90 days, to speed up the approval process.

 

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Thu
12
May

And the winners are...

As in years past, the 48th annual Groesbeck Fiddle Fest & Southwest Fiddle Championship was another big hit. The Fiddle Fest was held in the Groesbeck Convention Center, and the event is under the sponsorship of the city of Groesbeck, the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce, and a number of local business, organizations, and individuals. The Southwest Fiddle Championship went to Carl Hopkins. Hopkins is a repeat winner from last year, and he had won this honor a number of times.

 

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Thu
12
May

New horse group to help at-risk youth

Celeste Coffee’s love for horses is so great she and two of her friends formed a group to share that love with disadvantaged youth – who, without assistance, would have no way to connect with horses. “We love them; we love fooling with them,” Celeste Coffee said of horses. “I love riding them, brushing them. When you go out there, you forget all the day’s problems.”

 

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Wed
11
May

Deadline to Seek Federal Aid for Texas March Floods is May 18

 

 

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the March tornadoes and flooding are running out of time to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

 

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses living in the counties of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance.

 

Thu
05
May

PART II: Born to preach: Pastor Fred Sain

When Fred and Sally first met, they had only a pastor-parishioner relationship. Sally Sain was Sally Spivey then. She was born in Prairie Hill and grew up there. Her father was Charles Calhoun Spivey, known to his friends as “C.C.” or “Callie”; and her mother was Mae (Price) Spivey. Sally was the youngest of five. Her oldest brother, Connor, later became Limestone County Sheriff. Back then, Prairie Hill had its own school district and she graduated from Prairie Hill High School

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