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Thu
05
Feb

Candidate fi ling for school, city elections now underway

The elections for the Groesbeck Independent School District and the city of Groesbeck will be held on Saturday, May 9. Candidate fi ling for these two elections is now underway with candidates being eligible fi le for offi ce beginning January 28. The deadline for fi ling as a candidate for both election is Friday, February 27, at 5 p.m
 
Thu
05
Feb

Restorations nearly complete at Confederate Reunion Grounds

Construction is taking place at the Joseph E. Johnston Confederate Reunion Grounds southwest of Mexia that should make it better for visitors. “It’s a construction project,” said Site Manager Dixie Hoover, “but it’s for stabilization
and restoration of the river area, to include what would have been the historic bathhouse area and then the arch and spring
 
Thu
05
Feb

6 more weeks of winter predicted

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, in Punxsutawney, PA.
 
Thu
05
Feb

Colonial history event to be held at Fort

What students in a dry history class wouldn’t trade in their books for actually seeing people from history in person? Well, their chance to do something like that will happen Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15 at Old Fort Parker, where the 18th Century Society of Texas will host Crossroads on the Frontier: 18th Century Encampment and Drill.
 
Thu
29
Jan

MLK Commission declines street name change

Former Groesbeck Mayor Jackie Levingston, assistant treasurer of the Groesbeck Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, tells the Groesbeck city council at its Jan. 20 meeting that the Commission is against naming a short street beside the high school after the civil rights leader 
 
Thu
29
Jan

Old Groesbeck through the eyes of Lynn Pippin Legends of Groesbeck ...coming soon

At 93, Lynn Pippin’s memories of his childhood in Groesbeck seem like passages from a history book of the city. He was born in May 1921 to Groesbeck’s Ernest “Bud” and Lola Pippin. Though the family lived within the city limits, town life was not a lot different than rural life, in that the family kept farm animals behind their house. 
 
Thu
22
Jan

Multiple Fire Crews respond to fi re on Highway 14

Area firefighters and crews were called out Monday to a lunchtime fire at Cumulus Fibers in Groesbeck. When first responders arrived on the scene, two employees of the plant were on the rooftop with smoke pouring out of the rooftop vents and side doors of the plant and two small areas of fl ame could be seen on one section of the roof. The employees were ordered off the roof by fi re personnel and all other employees were then ordered to evacuate the premises.
 
Thu
22
Jan

Groesbeck represented at State capitol meeting by Gracie Hedrick

Earlier this month a new Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture was sworn in on the fl oor of the Texas House of Representatives. Sid Miller, a former State Representative and Vocational Agriculture Teacher, became the twelfth Commissioner after serving twelve years in House District 56. Texas FFA President Gracie Hedrick of Groesbeck was there to offi ciate the meeting. Miller stated “There is not a more important industry in our state than that of Agriculture. Agriculture matters.”
 
Thu
22
Jan

Courthouse steps, driveways being repaired

Construction is under way to repair the exterior staircase assemblies of the Limestone County Courthouse, and more signifi cant maintenance may be required in the next year or two. Half the $82,206 to pay for the staircase repairs is being provided by a grant from the Texas Historical Commission through its Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, with the county paying the other half through matching funds. The Commission awarded the $41,103 grant in April 2014 and considers the project an emergency repair.
 
Thu
22
Jan

More water leaks to be fi xed at prison

Two more water leaks were discovered at the Limestone County Detention Center, the empty, county-owned private prison. County commissioners heard this report at their Jan. 12 meeting and also heard statistics on the jail and juvenile detention center, approved leasing election equipment to the city of Mexia and got an update on repairs of the courthouse steps. “One water leak was found over by the Maintenance Building,” said Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson. “It was an old leak that had been fixed some time ago and then the patch broke on it. We were fortunate to find it.”
 

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