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Thu
23
Apr

Ready! Set! Hang on!

The Limestone County Fair Association Rodeo had a bustin’ good time this past weekend. Pictured above, Raylee Masters holds on bravely while competing in the Muttin’ Bustin’ event. Raylee placed fourth out of ten youngsters for Saturday nights event.  

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Thu
23
Apr

County Fairgrounds gets new sign donated

The county fairgrounds is getting a lighted sign, courtesy of Farm Bureau, and the county just needs to decide where to install it. The commissioners received the good news about the sign donation at their April 13 meeting and also learned that the Groesbeck recyclingcenter has re-opened on two weekdays  using free labor. Commissioners also used themeeting to issue two proclamations, one remembering crime victims, the other thanking  911 dispatchers. “Obviously the location would be the big issue,” Fairgrounds Manager Kenneth Ellis said of the proposed fairgrounds sign.

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Thu
16
Apr

Fair Association to sell beer at rodeo

Beer will be sold for the first time at the Limestone County Fair Rodeo this weekend, and that doesn’t sit well in some quarters. Officials from the Limestone County Fair Association received permission from the county commissioners at their  April 13 meeting to get a temporary liquor license  for the event.
 
Thu
16
Apr

Watching the skies

The skies over Groesbeck turned dark and the hail and rain came down Monday. Texas is now in the middle of Tornado/Storm Season 2015 and true to Texas tradition, the weather has been unpredictable. According to Keith Tilley, Director of Public Works for the City of Groesbeck, there has been a total of sixteen inches of rain so far this year.   
 
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.
 

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