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Beall receives master’s degree

 

Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 2,500 graduates during spring commencement exercises May 13-14, including a master’s degree presented to a Groesbeck student.

Meredith Lynn Beall, of Groesbeck, earned a master of social work degree.

Commencement was held in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts and research institution.

Thu
02
Jun

American Legion Post 288 presents Very impressive Memorial Day program

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Limestone County American Legion Post 288 presented a very impressive Memorial Day program on Monday morning on the Courthouse grounds. Following the program a reception was held at the American Legion Hall on Navasota Street in downtown Groesbeck.

Daniel Burkeen, commander of American Legion Post 288, presided during the program. Of course, Burkeen is also the county judge of Limestone County.

After welcoming the audience to the program, Judge Burkeen called on Don Beene, the acting chaplain of the Post, to give the invocation, and Beene later gave the closing prayer of the program.

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02
Jun

Local students headed to Texas High School Rodeo Finals

 

Ten of the top athletes in each event in each region will head to the High School Rodeo finals in Abilene on June 4-11. There are ten regions in Texas, so the top 100 in each event will compete for prizes, scholarships and the chance to represent Texas at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Gillette, Wyoming. Two area youth that compete in Region 9 High School Rodeo made the State Finals.

Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck Lions Club hears program about Lake Limestone

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Groesbeck Lions Club members enjoyed an interesting program about Lake Limestone at its meeting  on Wednesday, May 25.

Lake Limestone is under the authority of the Brazos River Authority (BRA). The speakers were Davy Moore, Lake Limestone manager, and Brad Burnett, BRA  water services manager.

Lake Limestone was completed in 1978.  While a large portion of the lake is in Limestone County. Lake Limestone also reaches into Leon and Robertson Counties.

The speakers pointed out various aspects of the lake. An interesting account of the water levels of the lake was given both in normal rainfall periods and extremely dry times and extra wet times. The year, 2011, was one of those very dry times. Various factors of the lake were discussed by the speakers. The two speakers fielded several interesting questions from the audience.

Thu
02
Jun

LIMESTONE APPRAISAL DISTRICT holds SPECIAL MEETING

 

The Board of Directors of the Limestone Appraisal District met in special session at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in the Appraisal District board room in Groesbeck, Texas.

Members present: John McCarver, George Humble, Renee Turner, Troy Miller, Mack Jones and Stacy Hall

Members absent: None

Staff present: Karen Wietzikoski

Attorney: Charles Buenger

Visitors: None

Chairman John McCarver called the meeting to order. Karen Wietzikoski, Chief Appraiser, certified proof of posting the meeting notice. The meeting began with a prayer led by George Humble and then the pledges.

Renee Turner made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Troy Miller seconded the motion. All voted aye, motion carried.

Mr. Miller made the motion to approve the payment of bills. Mr. Humble seconded the motion. All voted aye, motion carried.

No public comments were received.

Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck Senior Citizen News

 

By Kelli Young
Site Manager

Hello from all of us at the center; we hope you are all doing well. It was sure good to see Norma Tate this week. We are very thankful and happy to see Bobby Richardson again here after his stroke. He is doing very well; he and Norma are still in therapy. We are thankful also that Nelta Little is home and doing much better. Prayers are being sent up for everyone. The jackpot winners this week were Carolyn Young on Tuesday, then Carolyn Young and Kay Laminack on Friday. We thank Brooke Anderson with Providence Hospice for calling bingo for us Tuesday. She is a sweetheart and we love having her here. The weather got pretty bad this week. We hope everyone stayed safe and are doing okay. We thank Norma Tate for the cookies she brought and Rosa Wallace for the sweeteners she donated.

Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Garden

 

Project Update

 

On Thursday, May 12, the design team from the University of Houston made two presentations where they unveiled their conceptual designs for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Garden.

The first meeting was a noon at the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce luncheon.  Second presentation was done at 5:30 for individuals that were unable to attend the lunch meeting.  Both meetings were well attended and the overall response of the attendees was extremely positive.  Donations were received from some attendees, but many more donations will be needed to get this project completed.

Thu
02
Jun

American Legion Post #288 presents impressive Memorial Day program

The Limestone County American Legion Post 288 presented a very impressive Memorial Day program on Monday morning on the Courthouse grounds. Following the program a reception was held at the American Legion Hall on Navasota Street in downtown Groesbeck. Daniel Burkeen, commander of American Legion Post 288, presided during the program. Of course, Burkeen is also the county judge of Limestone County.

 

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Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck High Graduation Friday; Special Graduation Section inside

Pictured above is the graduating seniors of Groesbeck High School who have been together through Kindergarten to present graduation at Groesbeck ISD.

 

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Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck swimming pool opens June 11th

The city of Groesbeck will open its swimming pool on June 11th and will remain open through August 7th. The city of Groesbeck swimming pool is located in the Groesbeck City Park, and is one of the oldest municipal swimming pools in the state of Texas having opened in 1924.

 

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