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Thu
08
Sep

Stacy Duffield to give free concert Sunday, Sept. 11

LocaL artist gives free concert

To celebrate the release of her newest album, Stacy Duffield will perform at a free concert at the Word of Life Family Worship Center on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Stacy would like to extend an invite to everyone in the community and all the surrounding communities to come out and celebrate the release of her new album, "The Sweetest Thing".

Thu
08
Sep

County to stop installing culverts

By Roxanne Thompson

Limestone County residents who need a culvert on their property will have to make their own arrangements to install one rather than get help from the county. County commissioners have decided to stop installing culverts for property owners as a way to cut costs in the budget. Instead, landowners will pay the county $25 fee for a permit, buy a culvert that meets the county’s requirements from another source, pay a third party to install it and pay for whatever dirt and rock is required for the job.

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Thu
08
Sep

Teresa Penny, a genealogist through experience

By Roxanne Thompson

Researching a family tree these days has never been easier, and residents of Groesbeck – or anywhere in Limestone County – who would like the advice of a genealogist may get expert help at the local library. Teresa Penny may often be found in Maffett Memorial Library’s Genealogy Room, where she has worked for nearly a year. She has done genealogy on her own, though, for 20 years and it has become a driving passion in her life.

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Thu
08
Sep

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.

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Wed
07
Sep

FSB Supports Local Law Enforcement

 

At a recent board meeting of Farmers State Bank a 

Resolution to Honor Law Enforcement in the Surrounding Cities & Towns and Counties of Limestone, Freestone and Leon.

was adopted.

 

Pictured l.to r. Paul Ensminger, Kosse Police Department accepts a framed copy of the Resolution from June Wietzikoski, VP/Branch Manager of Kosse Farmers State Bank

 

I would also like to mention our other police officer somehow… His name is Mark Morris.

 

Thank you!

Wed
07
Sep

Total Rainfall

Total Rainfall
August 2016- 8.29”
2016 Total-  42.73”
(4” above the expected annual precipitation amount)

Wed
07
Sep

Tom's Topics

By Tom Hawkins

September is now here and so is College Football 2016!

The Baylor Bears won their season opener against Northwestern State with ease.

However, the TCU Horned Frogs, the Texas A&M  Aggies, and the Texas Longhorns won their season openers by very slim margins and in very close games which went down to the wire.

TCU narrowly defeated South Dakota State, 51-48. Texas A&M defeated No. 16 UCLA, 31 to 24, in overtime.

The Texas Longhorns needed two overtime periods to defeat No. 10 Notre Dame, 50 to 47. Sports reports state that the Longhorns won before a record audience of 102,000 football fans in Austin.

The University of Houston upset No. 3 ranked Oklahoma, 33 to 23, in a game played in Houston.  Houston is ranked No. 15 nationally.

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Wed
07
Sep

Groesbeck ISD holds public hearing on proposed budget, tax rate; also has a regular meeting

By Tom Hawkins

The Board of Trustees of the Groesbeck Independent School District held a public hearing on the proposed budget and proposed tax rate for the 2016-2017 school year on Wednesday night, August 31.

Following the public hearing a regular meeting of school board was held. Tom Sutton, school board president, presided at both meetings.

In addition to Sutton, Board members Chris Rand, Bill David Sadler, Randy Hunter, Bridgett Jackson-Tatum, Mika Morgan, and Bob Waller were all present.

At the required public hearing, Bryan Moore, assistant superintendent for finance, stated the total proposed budget for the 2016-2017 school year is $24,535,033, and the proposed tax rate for 2016-2017 is $1.1647 per $l00 valuation.

Wed
07
Sep

EWIS to Focus on School Improvement and Student Achievement

By Keri Thoele, GISD Assistant Superintendent

At the GISD Board meeting this past Wednesday night, Ruth Meggs was approved as the Professional Service Provider (PSP) for school improvement, and Keri Thoele was named the District Coordinator of School Improvement (DCSI).  Enge-Washington Intermediate School (EWIS), under the leadership of its new campus principal, Beth Myers, will engage in school improvement as a response to the campus’s “Improvement Required” rating.  H.O. Whitehurst, as a feeder campus and under the leadership of Ladena King, will be involved as well. 

 

Thu
01
Sep

Pancakes, Pep Rally & Football

GHS Cheerleaders take a moment to pose for the camera during Friday’s Kick-off Pep Rally and Pancake Breakfast Downtown.

 

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