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Jul

NEWS FROM THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

 

 

 County/District Attorney Roy DeFriend’s Office has released the following hot check collection totals for the first half of the year 2016.  This amount is solely what is collected and paid through the County Attorney’s office, and does not include restitution figures for persons put on community supervision (probation) through the County and District Courts.  That restitution is then collected and dispersed by the Community Supervision Department.

RESTITUTION                        $28,008.61

MERCHANT FEE                               $ 4,883.95

CHECK FEES                          $ 3,717.85

JP FINES                                  $ 2,397.82

6 MONTH TOTAL                 $ 39,008.23

RECENT PLEAS/TRIALS IN DISTRICT COURT; JUNE 2016

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14
Jul

Groesbeck Lions Club installs new officers, directors for 2016-2017 Lions Club Year

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Groesbeck Lions Club installed new officers  and directors for the Lions Club Year of 2016-2017. The new year began on July 1, 2016, and will end on June 30, 2017. The installation of officers was held at the Lions Club meeting on Wednesday, July 6.

Glenn Brandt, District Governor of Lions Club District 2X3, was the installing official.

Butch Luce is the outgoing president having served as president for the past year. He received praise from District Governor Brandt and local Lions for his leadership during the past year. He was presented a plaque of appreciation on behalf of the club by the incoming president, Shawn Harkin.

Kara McLelland was named Lions of the Year for 2015-2016.  She headed several key projects for the Lions Club during the year. She was presented a plaque on behalf of the club by Butch Luce.

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14
Jul

Letter to the Editor

 

 

 Thank You! Our fellow citizens whose land is under threat of confiscation by the proposed high Speed Rail would like to thank all those who have come together to create the petition of opposition to this unnecessary and ill-conceived project. Thanks to the many (100) of our Freestone and Limestone business owners who provided the use of their counter tops in order to make the petition available to the public. Thanks also to the many (3422) patriotic citizens who realized the unfairness of the proposed scheme and signed the petition. As Americans have done in the past, citizens have come together to defend our rights, in this case the sanctity of legal ownership of private property.

Copies of this citizen’s petition (292 pages) were sent to twenty seven entities which include but were not limited to County, State and Federal elected officials as well as State and Federal Departments of Transportation.

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14
Jul

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

There is an average of 30 murders daily in the United States and the massive slaughter of people by automatic weapons is increasing. There is no quick, easy solution to the deplorable murder problem. If enough people cared enough to take action, many things could be done to reduce murders.

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14
Jul

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

 

 

KENNETH THIGPEN who left this world 20 years ago (1927 – 1996),

is sadly missed by his five daughters, son-n-laws and grandchildren.

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14
Jul

Meet Groesbeck city leaders – Tamikia Jackson and Kim Harris

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The Groesbeck Journal has asked each city 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. Last week, we presented the responses from Council members Mike Thompson and Matthew Dawley. Below are the responses from Council members Tamikia Jackson and Kim Harris. We hope to present the remaining three in an upcoming issue of The Journal.

 

Tamikia Jackson

City Council member Tamikia Jackson just won her first term on Groesbeck’s city council in May and sees much good that has happened in the past that she wants to continue.

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14
Jul

First Families of Limestone County

 

Luther Thomas Martin Plummer

 

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, County Judge Daniel Burkeen presented several individuals with certificates designating their ancestors as First Families members.  Eddy Plummer, Amy Plummer, Judy Plummer Chalk, and Peggy Plummer Billingsley, descendants of Luther Thomas Martin Plummer, were among those recognized.  Amy Plummer and Peggy Billingsley were unable to attend, so their mother, Helen Plummer, and Mrs. Billingsley’s daughter, Laura Billingsley, accepted on their behalf.

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14
Jul

Groesbeck Ex-Students Association News

 

 

The Groesbeck Ex-Students Association has received more dues during the past week.

Dues have been received from Suzanne Williamson Hoppers, Class of 1961, and Bobby Beaver, Class  of 1957.

Hiram Watson, Class of 1949, sent in his dues and also a scholarship fund donation. He also purchased 5 tickets for the $1,000 Visa Gift Card Drawing which is being sponsored by the Ex-Students Association.

Tickets for the drawing are one ticket for $5.00 or five tickets for $20.00. The drawing will be at the halftime of the Mexia-Groesbeck football game one Sept. 9. You do not have to be present to win.

If any out of town ex-students or other interested persons would like a ticket or tickets to the drawing, please send your funds for the tickets to Groesbeck Ex-Students Association, P. O. Box 657, Groesbeck, TX 76642. Proceeds from the drawing will go the Ex-Students Scholarship Fund. By the way Ex-Students dues are $10 per person for a year.

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14
Jul

Eleven couples honored for 50+ years

 

 Prairie Grove Baptist Church in the Fallon community recently honored eleven couples that had been married more than 50 plus years and these couples have committed to a life of loving, caring and sharing. The couples honored were:  Front row: Howard and Ree Langford, 71 years; Helen and Tommy Tucker, 63 years; Florence and K.P. Garnett, 67 years; Janette and Grady Masters, 58 years; Joan and Alvis Wedgman, 53 years. Back row: J.T. and Judy Vickery, 56 years; Jim and Martha Kirgan, 54 years; Gail and Joe Williams, 50 years; Patty and Clifton Jones, 54 years. Not pictured are Glen and Bell Owen, 58 years; and Clifton and Deanna Wedgman, 62 years. Photo by Meagan Langley.

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Jul

Courthouse Notes

Raul Zamora Martinez and Maria Del Carmen Molina Navarro

Christopher Ryan Easterling and Kelsey Camille Craig

Nathaniel West and Lou Ella Henderson

Cameron James Sellstrom and Merrie Jo Raymond

 

 

Michael Kirven and Quanza Kirven vs Legacy Housing, LTD.- Injury/Damages

Lauren Elyse Contreras vs Reynaldo Contreras- Divorce

Christie Lavetta Oliver vs Dedrick Lewayne Isadore- Divorce

Jeffrey Scott Russell vs Jamie Sue Russell- Divorce

Willie B. Washington vs Patricia Bedford Washington- Divorce

Bush's Mexia Chicken, LLC vs Larry Guess, JDLG Ventures- Consumer/Commercial Debt

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