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24
Jul

Meet your mayor – and city council members

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Most people in small towns know each other, but sometimes they mainly know the name and face but not much more than that. In the case of city leaders, residents might see the name in the newspaper but wonder what their plan is for their town. Here’s a little more insight into Groesbeck’s city leaders, from the mayor to each city council member.
 
Thu
24
Jul

County honors employees for years of service

Limestone County employees who had reached milestones in their years of service were recognized at the July 14 commissioners court meeting.
 
Thu
24
Jul

TxDOT promises help on Tyus drainage problem

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Groesbeck city leaders reported last week on progress with solving the drainage problem on Tyus Street after meeting with Texas Department of Transportation representatives. City Administrator Jim Cox told the Groesbeck city council at its July 15 meeting that he and Public Works Director Keith Tilley met with Roger Brooks, of TxDOT, and his assistant recently. The council also heard an update on the summer reading program at Maffett Memorial Library and rescheduled a budget workshop so it would not confl ict with the Aug. 5 National Night Out event being planned.
 
Thu
17
Jul

Kosse mom runs 5K for military son, daughter

Two Groesbeck High School graduates now in the armed forces were present in spirit at Mexia’s Firecracker 5K Run on July 4, though physically they were respectively hundreds and thousands of miles away. Kenda Eckols, of Kosse, ran the 5K in honor of her daughter, Air Force 2nd Lt. Taylin Eckols, 24, stationed in Columbus, Miss., and her son, Marine Lance Cpl. Janzen Eckols, 21, stationed in Kuwait.
 
Thu
17
Jul

Commissioners court not interested in housing illegal kids

Limestone County commissioners court heard – but quickly rejected – a suggestion at their July 14 meeting to offer the federal government the Limestone County Detention Center as a place to house the overfl ow of illegal alien minors from the Mexican border. Commissioner William “Pete” Kirven suggested the county consider pursuing this option for the LCDC, the county-owned prison, since the facility has been empty over a year as county officials search for inmates to fi ll the prison again.
 
Thu
17
Jul

Summer Reading Program going strong at Maffett Memorial Library

Friends of the Maffett Memorial Library volunteer Liz McDaniel, left, gives a presentation on mammoths as part of the library’s summer reading program. The free program is held each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. and will continue through July 23.
 
Thu
17
Jul

Groesbeck Ex-Students News

Homecoming 2014 is slated for Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, with the classes ending in “4” and “9” being the honor classes this year.
 
Thu
10
Jul

Two robberies, one successful

By Kim Smith.
 
Sunday night was a busy one for the Groesbeck Police Department with calls coming in for two back to back robberies, only one of which was successful. The attempted robbery call came in at 9:30 p.m. Sunday from the Dollar General Store, located on Yeagua Street. The suspect entered the store and demanded several times that the store employee open the safe.
 
Thu
10
Jul

Groesbeck enjoys July 4th events

By Tom Hawkins.
 
Groesbeck’s 4th of July celebration, which was held on last Friday (Independence Day), once again proved to be an enjoyable and successful event. The annual celebration is sponsored by the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce. The highlight of the celebration was the big 4th of July Fireworks display on Friday night.
 
Thu
10
Jul

County and LCDC operator Sutton settle tiff

By Roxanne McKnight.
 
Monday saw a resolution of the fi nancial and legal disagreement between Limestone County and Mike Sutton, former operator and longtime warden and administrator of the Limestone County Detention Center, the county’s privately owned but currently empty prison. Commissioners had called a special meeting for Monday, June 30, with the main item an executive session – which is closed to the public – to discuss the ongoing dispute.
 

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