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Thu
21
Apr

Bryce Rand

Bryce Rand, 12, of Groesbeck, walks his Limousin steer around the arena at the county fairground show barn, on Thursday, April 14, the first day of the Limestone County Fair and Youth Livestock Show. The steer show was not to be held until the next day, but ag teacher Kevin Devrow, not shown, said he wanted his students and their animals to get used to the drill.
 
Thu
21
Apr

First Families of Limestone County honored

Descendants of some of Limestone County’s first residents gather on the steps of the county courthouse after a ceremony at commissioner’s court on Monday, April 11, where they were presented with certificates recognizing them and their relationship to their respective ancestors. Shown here are Dustin Bates and Donald McDonald; Gene Alston and Shannon Alston; James Bates, Joe Phillips, Raymond Harlan,
 
Wed
20
Apr

Disaster Recovery Center Will Open in Lake Mexia for Texans

A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at noon on Thursday, April 21, 2016in Lake Mexia for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage in Limestone County as a result of the flooding from March 7 – 29, 2016.

Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

The DRC location and operating hours are as follows:

Lake Mexia Volunteer Fire Department

291 LCR 377

Mexia, TX 76667

Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 2pm, Sunday closed

The DRC will close at end of business on April 27, 2016.

Thu
14
Apr

Limestone County Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale and Free Gardening Information Sessions

Spring has arrived. Plants are beginning to display color, and your lawn is beginning to green.
The Limestone County Master Gardeners are offering free gardening information sessions on the planning and caring of your spring gardens at their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at two locations, the Brookshire’s parking lot in Groesbeck and the Dollar Tree parking lot in Mexia from 9-12 am. Sessions will be offered at both locations on Lawn Care, Container Gardening, Butterfly Gardens, and Water-wise Planting.
The Lawn Care Session (Groesbeck at 9:30 am; Mexia at 10:30 am) will address watering, fertilizing, weeding, and mowing your St. Augustine and Bermuda lawns.
The Container Gardening session will begin at 10:00 am at both locations. It will focus on container and plant selection and potting requirements. Plants will be available for purchase.

Thu
14
Apr

Judge Burkeen signs Proclamation for Child Abuse Awareness

Judge Burkeen is pictured signing the proclamation for April being child abuse awareness month. Also pictured: Ray Jones, Denise Hanna, Becky Gorgas, Lucy Saldivar. Not present: Michelle Nance and Sammy Hyden. Contributed photo.

Thu
14
Apr

Groesbeck Ex-Students Association News

The Groesbeck Ex-Students Associaition has received memorial donations to the scholarship fund in memory of Mary Zeman and Frances (Boots) Thompson. The Association has also received dues from Nancy Hudson Nash, GHS Class of 1960.
Dues and memorial contributions may be mailed to Groesbeck Ex-Students Assocaition, P. O. Box 657, Groesbeck, Texas 76642. Dues are $10 per person.

Thu
14
Apr

Come to the Fair this weekend, starts Thursday

According to fair organizers, more than 300 children have registered more than 700 entries in various categories, from livestock to family and consumer science projects.
“And it’s all over the county,” LCFA board member Joe Tyus said of the youth participation, “from homeschool, Coolidge, Mexia and Groesbeck.”
The main part of the fair, the livestock and FCS projects, will take place Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16, at the county fairgrounds.
Admission to the fair is free, and the public is encouraged to attend to show support for the youth involved in the fair.
“It's a busy and fun week!” said LCFA board member Penny Gray, whose husband, Arnold, is LCFA treasurer. “The money we make from the rodeo and the concession booth go to scholarships, so we need community participation.”

Thu
14
Apr

Four Additional Texas Counties May Now Apply for Disaster Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas – At the request of the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has added Henderson, Limestone, Shelby and Tyler to the federal disaster declaration of March 19. They join the nine counties already approved for both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance: Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Hood, Jasper, Marion, Newton, Orange and Parker.
Texans who suffered damage or losses as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred March 7-29, are encouraged to apply for assistance. Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs, as well as other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses.

Thu
14
Apr

Plan would see deputies train at prison

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
County commissioners are considering approving agreements with several security firms to use the Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison that has been empty since June 2013, for training purposes.
While the companies would not pay for using the facility, the county would come out ahead financially because Limestone County deputies would be allowed to participate at no charge in the training that would go on there, rather than the county’s paying for them to go elsewhere for training to keep up their skills and certifications.
“They want to use really just J Building is what Lee (Cox, Sheriff’s Office patrol division) told me for training purposes,” County Judge Daniel Burkeen told the court at its April 11 meeting. “In exchange, they’d let our people train out there for no cost; that may be oversimplifying it.”

Thu
14
Apr

Chamber of Commerce meets this Thursday

The Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly general membership meeting on this Thursday at 12 noon in the Club Room of the Groesbeck Convention Center.
A noon meal will be served, and a home health program will be presented. If one is planning to attend please inform the Chanber by calling 729-3894. All Chamber members are cordially invited to this meeting and are urged to attend.

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