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Ziegler receives scholarship from Air Force

 

Serenity Ziegler received a scholarship for $91,000.00 from the Air Force on class night at Groesbeck High school on May 19, 2016. More information on all the awards and scholarships given to Groesbeck High students can be found in the special graduation section of this week’s journal.

 

 

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Groesbeck swimming pool to open June 11

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The city of Groesbeck will open its swimming pool on June 11th and will remain open through August 7th.l

The city of Groesbeck swimming pool is located in the Groesbeck City Park, and is one of the oldest municipal swimming pools in the state of  Texas having opened in 1924.

The pool is open Tuesday through Saturday each week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The pool is closed on Mondays.

The cost to use the pool (one time) is ages 3 years and older, $3.00, and 2 years and under, free. One season pass for an individual is $75.00, and one season pass for a family of four is $150.00.

Adult water aerobics classes are conducted Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with the cost being $3.00 per class or $10.00 weekly.

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02
Jun

Tom’s Topics

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The annual Memorial Day program, sponsored by the Ashburn-Hanna American Legion Post 228, was quite impressive. The annual program always calls special attention to why we celebrate Memorial Day. Please see a separate story in this week’s Journal.

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This writer had a real treat this past Saturday. He was invited by Virginia and Byron Riddle to be their guest at the 36th annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival. The event is held yearly during the months of April and May. The grounds for the Festival are located in Waxahachie.

The event included many exhibits, shows, booths, and shops depicting the Renaissance time period.

The Renaissance Festival is a very enjoyable  and  fun event.

If you haven’t attended this event, you may consider putting it on your calendar for next April or May!

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Thu
02
Jun

Pillars & Pizza with Police

 

CITIZENSHIP awards for Enge.

Groesbeck Police Department, Groesbeck Enge-Washington and Pizza Hut team up to recognize students that exhibit the character traits of trustworthy, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The students were nominated by their teachers and selected by the school staff on the character trait of Citizenship.

 

3rd Grade: Brooklyn Erler, Maison Logan, Johnae King, Trevor Devrow, Lupita Parks, Ryder King, Zachary Crabb, Dally Alee, Michael Hill, Jessica Morales, Stefany Cruz, Chekas Rivera, Ethan Kerr, and Jayme Lindsey.  Contributed photo/Enge-Washington

 

4th Grade: Raegan Ellison, Noah Tart, Jamison Brantley, Hailey Hamilton, Jake Lenamond, Essance Jones, Christopher Cox, Emma Lopez, Gabe Arellano, Madelyn Walton, Shawn Gordon, Alondra Escobar-Perez, Braxton Hill, and not pictured Tori Rhodes. Contributed photo/Enge-Washington

 

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02
Jun

         To Judge the Living and the Dead 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Following in the steps of the Prophets and John the Baptist, Jesus announced the judgment of the Last Day in his preaching.(Dan.7:10; Joel 3:4; Mal. 3:19; Mat 3:7-12) Then will the conduct of each one and the secrets of hearts be brought to light.(Mark 12:38-40; Luke 12:1-2; John 3:20-21; Rom 2:16; 1 Cor 4:5) Then will the culpable unbelief that counted the offer of God's grace as nothing be condemned.

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02
Jun

Primary election runoff has low voter turnout in County

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The primary election runoff was held in the state of Texas on May 24 with the first primary election being held on March 1.

Since there were no county races on the primary runoff election, the voter turnout in Limestone County was extremely low. The runoff election ballot had only three statewide races on it.

In Limestone County only 212 ballots were cast with 170 being Republican and 42 Democratic. In the county 112 ballots were received by mail, 48 by early voting by personal appearance, and 52 on election day.

The only runoff election races on the ballot in Limestone County were on the Republican side of the ledger.

One of the races was for Railroad Commissioner with Wayne Christian facing Gary Gates. Gates carried Limestone County, but Christian won statewide and will face Democrat Grady Yarbrough in November.

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02
Jun

Beall receives master’s degree

 

Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 2,500 graduates during spring commencement exercises May 13-14, including a master’s degree presented to a Groesbeck student.

Meredith Lynn Beall, of Groesbeck, earned a master of social work degree.

Commencement was held in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts and research institution.

Thu
02
Jun

American Legion Post 288 presents Very impressive Memorial Day program

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Limestone County American Legion Post 288 presented a very impressive Memorial Day program on Monday morning on the Courthouse grounds. Following the program a reception was held at the American Legion Hall on Navasota Street in downtown Groesbeck.

Daniel Burkeen, commander of American Legion Post 288, presided during the program. Of course, Burkeen is also the county judge of Limestone County.

After welcoming the audience to the program, Judge Burkeen called on Don Beene, the acting chaplain of the Post, to give the invocation, and Beene later gave the closing prayer of the program.

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02
Jun

Local students headed to Texas High School Rodeo Finals

 

Ten of the top athletes in each event in each region will head to the High School Rodeo finals in Abilene on June 4-11. There are ten regions in Texas, so the top 100 in each event will compete for prizes, scholarships and the chance to represent Texas at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Gillette, Wyoming. Two area youth that compete in Region 9 High School Rodeo made the State Finals.

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02
Jun

Groesbeck Lions Club hears program about Lake Limestone

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Groesbeck Lions Club members enjoyed an interesting program about Lake Limestone at its meeting  on Wednesday, May 25.

Lake Limestone is under the authority of the Brazos River Authority (BRA). The speakers were Davy Moore, Lake Limestone manager, and Brad Burnett, BRA  water services manager.

Lake Limestone was completed in 1978.  While a large portion of the lake is in Limestone County. Lake Limestone also reaches into Leon and Robertson Counties.

The speakers pointed out various aspects of the lake. An interesting account of the water levels of the lake was given both in normal rainfall periods and extremely dry times and extra wet times. The year, 2011, was one of those very dry times. Various factors of the lake were discussed by the speakers. The two speakers fielded several interesting questions from the audience.

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