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Thu
01
Sep

First Families of Limestone County

Frank and Sallie Reagan

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.  William Reagan of Groesbeck received certificates for his great grandparents, Frank and Sallie Reagan.

Thu
01
Sep

Big crowd turns out for MSSLC gala

The Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church, Mexia, was filled Saturday evening with people from across Limestone County enjoying the annual gala fundraiser of the Mexia State Supported Living Center Volunteer Council. An estimated 200 plus attended the event, which raises money for the Volunteer Council to provide homey touches to the lives of MSSLC residents.

 

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Wed
31
Aug

Groesbeck ISD School Board to hold public hearing on proposed budget and tax rate

By Tom Hawkins

The Board of Trustees of the Groesbeck Independent School District will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget and proposed tax rate on Wednesday night, August 31, at 6 p.m. in the Board Room which is located on the campus of Groesbeck High School.

Following the public hearing on the budget and tax rate, a regular school board meeting will be held.

The school budget and tax rate for the 2016-2017 school year will be acted upon during the regular meeting. Other important items will also be discussed and possibly acted upon during the regular meeting.

The public is cordially invited to both the public hearing and regular school board meeting.

A complete report on the public hearing and regular school board meeting will be given in next week’s Journal.

Wed
31
Aug

Pancake Breakfast, Pep Rally is very successful!

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Pancake Breakfast and Pep Rally, which was held last Friday morning, proved to be very successful.

The Pancake Breakfast was sponsored by the Groesbeck First United Methodist Church. The breakfast was served from the MAC Building on Navasota Street. The 200 block of Navasota Street was blocked off for the Pancake Breakfast and Pep Rally.

The Praise Band of the Groesbeck FUMC provided music during the serving of the pancakes. Following the breakfast, Pastor Steve Nance gave a brief devotional and prayer.

During the lively pep rally Steven Hale, head football coach, gave a brief pep talk and introduced the varsity football players.

The Groesbeck High School Band rendered lively music during the pep rally. Both the Varsity Cheerleaders and JV Cheerleaders led the audience in various yells. The GHS Color Guard also performed.

Wed
31
Aug

Big crowd turns out for MSSLC gala

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church, Mexia, was filled Saturday evening with people from across Limestone County enjoying the annual gala fundraiser of the Mexia State Supported Living Center Volunteer Council.

An estimated 200 plus attended the event, which raises money for the Volunteer Council to provide homey touches to the lives of MSSLC residents.

The theme this year was Mardi Gras, and each guest was given several strands of beads in a nod to the New Orleans celebration. Women also received masks decorated with small feathers the color of peacock feathers.

Elaborate centerpieces composed of long white, yellow and peacock-colored plumes topped with masquerade masks adorned each of the many round tables that filled the room.

Wed
31
Aug

 “Dancing through the Decades” is the 2016 homecoming parade theme

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

“Dancing through the Decades” will be the theme of the 2016 homecoming parade according to an announcement from the Groesbeck Ex-Students Association. Homecoming dates are Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15.

The parade will be held on Saturday morning, October 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

As in the past all float and other parade entries will line up on West Angelina Street. Parade entries are asked to line up by 9 a.m. As it was last year the parade will be lined up according to sections.

All organizations, groups, businesses, and individuals are cordially invited to participate in the parade. All parade entries should be reported to Lisa Stewart by Monday, October 3. To place an entry in the parade call Lisa at 254-292-3155. Entries, which are not reported by the deadline, will be placed at the end of the parade. Horseback riders are invited to be in the parade.

Wed
31
Aug

GROESBECK GRADUATE COMPLETES United States MARINE CORPS BASIC TRAINING

 

Private First Class Matthew D. Anderson, 20, of Groesbeck, graduated from United States Marine Corps basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California on August 12, 2016.  PFC Anderson successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive training at MCRD San Diego as one of over 300 recruits in 3rd Battalion, Mike Company.  While in recruit training PFC Anderson achieved the coveted Expert rating at Edson Rifle Range, greatly improved his physical training scores, and was one of three in Platoon 3266 meritoriously promoted to Private First Class.  Following ten days home on leave he has reported to Camp Pendleton for one month of Military Combat Training.  After graduation from MCT, PFC Anderson will train at 29 Palms, California for his Military Occupation Specialty in the field of communication.  Proud parents are Collin and Melanie Anderson.

Wed
31
Aug

Groesbeck and Buffalo Livestock Report

 

GROESBECK AUCTION & LIVESTOCK COMPANY

The Groesbeck Auction & Livestock Company held its weekly livestock auction sale on Thursday, August 25, 2016.  The sale is held each Thursday beginning at 12 noon. There were 88 sellers and 32 buyers. There were 678 head sold. The market report from last week’s sale is given below:

SLAUGHTER COWS & BULLS:

Boner Cows:

High Dress:  $76 - $80

Breaker Cows: 

High Dress: $83 - $87

Canner Cows:

High Dress:  $69 - $73

Thin Cows:

High Dress:  $65 - $70

Bulls Yield 1 & 2: $97 - $105

Bulls Yield 3 & 4: $95 - $96

STOCKER COWS:

Young Bred Cows:   $1200 - $1700

Older Plain Bred Cows:  $900 - $1100

Good Choice Pairs:   $1800 - $2200

Common Medium Pairs:  $1500 - $1700

Wed
31
Aug

Grand Jury Indictments for Limestone County

 

BE IT REMEMBERED that on this the 17th AUGUST A.D., 2016 there appeared in Open Court, the Grand Jury, a quorum being present, and presented into Open Court the following indictments, which were received by the Court and the Clerk ORDERED to issue proper service herein:

 

The State of Texas vs. Randall Wayne Addy – Possession of Controlled Substance, $10,000 bond

The State of Texas vs. Charles Paul Baynes – Assault Family Violence, $10,000 bond

The State of Texas vs. William Jordon Bond – Escape, $30,000 bond

The State of Texas vs. Steven Ray Brown – Possession of Controlled Substance - $10,000 bond

The State of Texas vs. Name Withheld Pending Arrest – Failure to Appear, $10,000 bond

The State of Texas vs. Name Withheld Pending Arrest – Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance, $15,000 bond

The State of Texas vs. Name Withheld Pending Arrest – Possession of a Controlled Substance, $7,500 bond

Wed
31
Aug

Early deadline for Next week’s Journal

 

In honor of the Labor Day holiday, the Journal will have an early deadline for the September 8th issue. The deadline for the Journal of September 8th will be this Friday, September 2nd. Next week’s Journal will be mailed on normal schedule.  Everyone’s’ understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

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