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Thu
07
Jul

Meet Groesbeck city leaders

In light of the recent Groesbeck city elections, The Groesbeck Journal is asking each council member as well as the mayor and city administrator what their goals are for the city council for the next two years and also what direction they think the city should take. Here are the responses from the first two; others will follow.

 

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Thu
07
Jul

County has new hope for empty prison

The Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison that has been empty since June 2013, may have a real chance to get inmates soon – and the jobs and income that go with them. Commissioners at their June 28 meeting opened the one proposal they had received after advertising for an interim prison operator at the LCDC. The proposal was from LaSalle Corrections, whose corporate office is in Dripping Springs.

 

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Thu
30
Jun

Tom’s Topics

 

By Tom Hawkins

This coming Monday, the United States of America will celebrate its Independence Day or the 4th of July as the day is commonly called.

We all should remember that on July 4, 1776, the United States declared its independence from Great Britain, and, thus, the greatest nation on the face of the earth was born.

With various trials  and tribulations facing today’s world and even our  own Untied States of America, each and every citizen should give an extra prayer for our nation not only on this coming Monday but every day of the year.

Let’s all celebrate in the true tradition of the day. But, at some point on this Monday,  let us pause and give special thanks for our beloved nation.

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Groesbeck will celebrate the 4th of July in true fashion. The general celebration is under the direction of the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce.

Thu
30
Jun

Swick graduated from Texas A&M in May

 

Kailey Ashton Swick, a 2012 graduate of Groesbeck High School, graduated from Texas A&M University in May.  She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health with a coaching minor.  Kailey is the daughter of Susan and the late Bradley Swick.  She is the granddaughter of Rita Turgeon, Bobbie Jean and Rawls King, and the late Bill Swick.

Kailey plans to attend nursing school in the spring to earn a Bachelor Degree in Nursing.

 

Over 40 friends and family attended her graduation in College Station.  Kailey is very grateful to them and everyone who has loved and supported her.

Thu
30
Jun

Groesbeck Lions Club hears program on use of ultra sound equipment at LMC

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

Mark Mackey of the Limestone Medical Center spoke to the Groesbeck Lions Club on Wednesday, June 22. He was introduced by Larry Price, LMC administrator.

Mackey, who lives at Lake Limestone, was accompanied to the meeting by his son and daughter, Leighton and Leighana.

Mackey spoke on the use of the ultra sound system in the medical field. He is engaged in the ultra sound system at the Limestone Medical Center. He discussed the various trends in medical imagery.

The speaker expressed thanks to the LMC Foundation for purchasing the ultra sound system which is now in use at the Limestone Medical Center. Mackey described the ultra sound system equipment as very good.

Mackey also added that even though he had been associated with much larger medical facilities he felt very fortunate to be associated with the Limestone Medical Center. He stated  that the LMC does a great job of serving this area.

Thu
30
Jun

Groesbeck Senior News

 

By Kelli Young
Site Manager

Thu
30
Jun

Groesbeck Elementary student competes at Rodeo

 

Groesbeck’s H.O.W Kindergarten student, Trey Tucker competed in the Mexia Annual Rodeos Mutton Bustin’ festivities this past Saturday night.  Trey is the son of Draymond and Theressa Tucker of Mexia, TX.

Thu
30
Jun

Council hears Fiddle Festival report

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The Fiddle Festival committee’s Karmen Hoffpauir reported on this year’s event to Groesbeck city council at its June 21 meeting. Besides hearing the report, the council appointed a representative to the Groesbeck Economic Development Corporation and made decisions on other minor matters.

Hoffpauir thanked the council for its support of the event.

“We just passed our 48th year,” she told the council about the Fiddle Festival. She noted that the event had 29 fiddlers and five accompanists competing this year. The top winners were Grand Champion Carl Hopkins, second place Bubba Hopkins, third place Robert Riverlee and fourth place Karissa Nugent.

Serving on the committee with Hoffpauir were John Allred, Emily Freel, Shawn Harkins and Scooter Kennedy.

Also at last week’s meeting, the council members appointed Council member Mike Thompson to represent them on the GEDC board.

Thu
30
Jun

Groesbeck Ex-Students Association News

 

 

The Groesbeck Ex-Students Association has received several donations to the Ex-Students Scholarship Fund.

Jerry Stewart of the GHS Class of 1962 sent memorial donations in memory of Brenda Scharff Stewart, 1963; Buddy Wayne Lowe, 1963; Jimmy Goodrich, 1972; and Derwood Burleson.

Ronnie Carr sent a memorial donation in memory of  Brenda Scharff Stewart, 1963.

Nancy Williamson Thompson, Class of 1964, sent her Ex-Student dues for 2016.

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In order to raise funds for  the Ex-Students Scholarship Fund, the Groesbeck Ex-Students Association is having a drawing for a $1,000 Visa Gift Card. Donations are one ticket for $5.00 or five tickets for $20.00. The drawing will be at the halftime of the Groesbeck-Mexia  football game  on September 9. Need not be present to win.

Tickets for the drawing may be obtained from various ex-students and at various businesses in Groesbeck.

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Thu
30
Jun

Mary Rand and Dalyn Ash named executive officers by Farmers State Bank board

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

Two veteran employees of the Farmers State Bank, Mary Rand and Dalyn Ash, have been named executive officers by the Board of Directors of the Farmers State Bank. This action took place at a recent board meeting.

As executive officers, both Rand and Ash will carry the title of senior vice-presidents.

Both Mary and Dalyn are located at the Farmers State Bank in Groesbeck.

Mary Rand began her career at the Farmers State Bank on July 17, 1980 in the new accounts department. In 1983 she was named assistant vice-president and was promoted to loan processor. She became a loan officer in 1984 and vice-president in 1990.

Mary is a graduate of Weimar High School and Wharton County Junior College. She is a 1979 graduate of Texas A&M university with Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics

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