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Thu
16
Apr

Civil War to come alive at Confederate Reunion Grounds

The South will rise again – next weekend. The annual Civil War re-enactment and living history event will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 at the Confederate Reunion Grounds. Attendees will see men and women of various ages in period costumes, watch illustrations of 1800-era skills and get within yards of a mock battle, complete with soldiers, horses, long guns and cannon.  
 
Thu
09
Apr

Sheriff Dennis D. Wilson Issues Appeal to Citizens In Fight Against Crime

Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Dennis D. Wilson today announced that Limestone County Citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several weeks. Associate Member funding allows the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas to provide critical training, technical resources, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues to law enforcement officers across the state.
 
Thu
09
Apr

Limestone County Fair Pet Show fun for all

A lemur named Bugsy perches on the shoulder of Cody Baker, 17, of Mexia, the teen’s entry in the pet show at the Limestone County Fair on March 26.Taking first place in the Limestone County Fair pet show on March 26 is Yasmine Jones, 4, of Thornton, with her baby chick ‘Mama.’ With Yasmine is her grandmother Bessie Fennell, of Fort Worth.
 
Thu
09
Apr

A little father-son time at track meet

Groesbeck AD/head football coach Bruce McDonald, provides his son Tate a resting spot during the Scott Neal Memorial Track Meet held in Mexia, as they spend a little quality time together relaxing and rooting for the Goat athletes.
 
Thu
02
Apr

Groesbeck VFD takes home four BBQ trophies

It was an awesome year at the Fair for Groesbeck VFD. After many years of BBQ competition at the Limestone County Fair, the Dragon Slayers came home with the First Place Overall trophy. The team of Asst. Chief Catlin Samuels and Lt. Thomas Lammons placed second in Chicken and in the Ribs category, netting them more overall points. The Smoke Eaters, also from the Groesbeck VFD, placed Third in the brisket category. That team’s members were Chief Patrick Samuels and Randy Slater. Both teams had lots of supporters and taste testers and would like to say thank you to everyone that pitched in and helped.
 
Thu
02
Apr

County Fair huge success

Almost rubbing noses with her sheep, Gerte Rose, is Rockcey McLean, 17, of Groesbeck. The animal is a Hampshire-Suffolk cross that was to be judged the next day, Thursday, March 26, in the Limestone County Fair.
 
Thu
02
Apr

Limestone County/ Robertson County border disputed

County commissioners learned at their March 23 meeting of a dispute on the exact placement of Limestone County’s southern border with Robertson County, and the court made initial plans to find out how to get the situation corrected. County Judge Daniel Burkeen reported that Limestone County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Karen Wietzikoski discovered that several subdivisions at the southernmost part of Limestone County, when they were platted about 25 years ago, were filed in error in Robertson County.
 
Wed
25
Mar

Texas Crop Report for March 24th

All parts of the state received more precipitation in the last week, further delaying planting of spring crops in many areas, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. On March 24, the National Weather Service record of the last seven days showed 2 to 3 inches of rain was common in parts of East Texas, South Texas and the Coastal Bend area. Some isolated areas received 5 to 6 inches or more.
 
Wed
25
Mar

No opponents registered means no May elections

Groesbeck city council has canceled the May 9 city election since no one signed up to run against incumbent council members Kim Harris and Arleen Taveras, both of whom did sign up for re-election. Council voted on this issue at its March 17 meeting and also made several fi nancial decisions – choosing a depository bank, paying for an EDC commitment and selling a tax-foreclosed property – as well as hearing some news from Groesbeck’s Police Department.
 
Wed
25
Mar

County fair a culmination of kids’ ag work

This year’s pet show, a perennially popular event at the annual Limestone County Fair, is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m. Children who want to participate, like Rowdy Crabb, of Groesbeck, then 5, shown here with his dog King, at the 2014 fair, need to show up early to sign up.
Limestone County youth have been working for weeks, months and even a year in some cases, on their county fair projects, and the big reveal is Wednesday through Saturday, March 25-28. That’s when the students’ work will be showcased to see how it stacks up against not only each others’ efforts but against the standard of excellence that the FFA, 4-H, ag teachers and Limestone County Fair Association have established for the different activities.
 

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