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Thu
08
May

Cynthia Ann Garden Club May Day Celebration a Success

Cynthia Ann Garden Club members (l-r) Martha Stone, organization President Cecily Ball and Annette Brannon, check the refreshments for sale at the group’s May Day plant sale May 1 at Hawkins Park in Groesbeck.
 
Thu
08
May

County recognizes airport manager Miller for award

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County Airport manager Buddy Miller was honored at Monday’s commissioners court for the airport’s recent designation as Texas’ most improved airport. The award originally had been made at the 32nd Annual Texas Aviation Conference, which was held in Dallas April 9-11.
 
Thu
08
May

Fiddle Fest to keep Groesbeck hopping this weekend

Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Fans of fi ddle music will fi nd Groesbeck the place to be this coming weekend, when the 48th Annual Groesbeck Fiddle Fest and Southwest Fiddle Championships are held. The action begins Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the new Groesbeck Convention Center with a concert and dance featuring Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys playing their signature country and western sound.
 
Thu
01
May

Burglary suspect shot by homeowner

The Groesbeck Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at a residence on FM 2489, just inside the city limits on Tuesday, April 29, at approximately 12:22 p.m.
 
Thu
01
May

Trash Truck Vs. Transformer

Monday’s lunch time hour proved to be somewhat disconcerting and aggravating for some Groesbeck residents and a few businesses. The driver of this Progressive garbage truck apparently forgot the dumpster he had just emptied behind Bush’s Chicken was still attached to the side of his truck.
 
Thu
01
May

Cynthia Ann Garden Club Flower Show a Hit

Jerri O’Docharty, of Groesbeck, makes a last-minute adjustment to her entry in the Cynthia Ann Garden Club Flower Show last Thursday. For her entry, which had a theme of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ she used deep red Gerber daisies to represent the poppies in the classic children’s story.
 
Thu
24
Apr

Groesbeck Chamber throws citywide yard sale; Arts and craft sale at convention center is same day

By Roxanne McKnight.
 
Groesbeck residents are looking through their homes and garages to fi nd items they may sell in the upcoming citywide yard sale on Saturday, April 26. Many, too, are looking forward to shopping either at some of their neighbors’ yard sales or at the arts and craft sale at the convention center the same day. The arts and craft sale begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Those holding yard sales may begin and end whenever they like.

 

Thu
24
Apr

New library opens to praise from residents

By Roxanne McKnight.
 
Groesbeck’s new Maffett Memorial Library was packed Thursday, April 17, for its grand opening and ribbon-cutting. Local dignitaries, library board members, former employees and residents of all ages fi lled the library, at 601 W. Yeagua St., to congratulate each other and librarian Rhonda Bass on the renovated and expanded facility.

 

Thu
24
Apr

Limestone prison contract competition hits snag; Justice Department contract modifi cation excludes LCDC

By Roxanne McKnight.
 
A possible glitch in the county’s efforts to win a longterm contract for federal inmates at the Limestone County Detention Center was revealed at Monday’s commissioners court meeting. The Justice Department has modified the requirements of the contract to specify that the beds at the prison must have been in place by March of last year. Commissioner William “Pete” Kirven asked LCDC Warden and Administrator Mike Sutton whether he had an update on the CAR-XV contract, the name for the longterm contract the county has been competing for, for over a year.
 

 

Thu
17
Apr

The unpredictable weather of Texas

Some of Limestone County received a nice hail storm this past Monday morning, with reports of pea to dime size hail throughout the area. This hail storm brought with it a cold front that had many people grabbing their jackets before heading out in the cold. The weather has proven to be Texas weather with temperatures ranging from the highs in the 80’s to the lows in the 40’s.
 

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