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Thu
17
Apr

What’s next for artist Janice Levi?

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Combine artistic talent and an insatiable curiosity for doing and experiencing, and you get someone like Groesbeck’s Janice Levi, a nationally known artist who lives on Lake Limestone. She’s been exploring many forms of art her whole life, but one has been especially intriguing to her. Growing up in the 1950s and early 1960s in the Texas town of Woodsboro, young Janice and her two older brothers were raised by a brilliant man who only completed a few months of college.
 
Thu
17
Apr

State road grant now over half a million dollars

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County commissioners found out Monday how much larger the transportation infrastructure grant the county is eligible to receive from the state will be. The initial amount was to have been $431,000, but the new amount will be $503,797. County Judge Daniel Burkeen, in announcing the new grant amount, noted that the higher fi gure represents a 17 percent increase and said that was better than most counties had received.
 
Thu
10
Apr

Trains collide, derail near Kosse

Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer.
 
Two Union Pacific trains collided Sunday night just south of Kosse, derailing one locomotive and 14 freight cars. Two employees were injured in the accident, which happened about 9:45 p.m. between a mile to a mile and a half south of the town, according to Union Pacifi c representative Elizabeth Hutchison. Local emergency first responders went to the accident scene, but it was not known how serious the injuries were, only that both victims were receiving medical treatment.

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Thu
10
Apr

Re-enactment to bring Civil War era to life

Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer.
 
Living history will be on display this coming Saturday at the Confederate Reunion Grounds, between Mexia and Groesbeck, where the Civil War re-enactment will be held. Hundreds of actors and history buffs of all ages are expected to converge on the location, many spending the night in natural cotton tents like those used in the 1860s, cooking their meals over campfi res in Dutch ovens and metal pans and wearing period-authentic apparel.

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Thu
10
Apr

City Hall design change means more open look

Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer.
 
Groesbeck City Council held a specially called meeting last week to approve a change to the design of the City Hall interior that will make it more open and more customer friendly. Personnel with Vox Construction, which is updating the renovations at City Hall, suggested instead of installing sliding glass windows for the cashiers that wait on customers, that the city open up the counter area.

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Thu
03
Apr

Groesbeck Convention Center Grand Opening a success

Groesbeck dignitaries, officials and citizens come together to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the city’s new convention center, held Friday, March 28. Holding the scissors is Mayor Jackie Levingston and next to her is Martha Longbotham. Behind them are City Council members Chris Henson and Ronnie Fritz. At far left is new Convention Center manager Scooter Kennedy. At far right is City Administrator Jim Cox. Also present are City Council Member Bob Zeman, Chamber President Sharon Fredriksson, former Journal Publisher Tom Hawkins and many others.

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Thu
03
Apr

County unlikely to get grant for Courthouse

Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer.
 
Although Limestone County Maintenance Supervisor Sam Callis applied on behalf of the county for funds from the state Historical Commission to renovate the Courthouse, he told commissioners court Monday he doesn’t have much hope for receiving the grant. Callis told the court he had gone to Austin the previous week to testify before the Historical Commission on needed repairs at the Courthouse, but he said other counties had courthouses that seemed in much more dire need of repair than that of Limestone, so he didn’t have much expectation of getting any funding this year.

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Thu
27
Mar

County Fair Royalty chosen

Limestone County Fair royalty were chosen Monday evening at the annual Queens Pageant, held at Enge-Washington Intermediate School, in Groesbeck. They include (l-r) Duchess and fi rst runner-up Kurstyn Adams, Queen Kaitlyn Harrell, Princess and second runner-up Hannah Robbins, and Junior Miss Queen Kylee Allen.
 
Thu
27
Mar

Limestone Youth compete at Horse Show

With a tip of the judge's hat, the 4th Annual LCFA Horse Show got under way this past Saturday at the County Fairgrounds. There were sixteen Limestone youths signed up to compete. In the Junior Division there was Trinity Glowski from Kosse, Kayla Menzel from Groesbeck, Katelinn Winn from Kosse, Peyton Baize from Groesbeck, Makenzie Self from Coolidge and Madison Melasky from Groesbeck.
 
Thu
27
Mar

LMC health fair a chance for free tests, info, fun

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County residents will have the opportunity to get free health information and health screenings in a fun environment next week at Limestone Medical Center’s annual Spring Fling health fair. This is the fifth year for the event, which is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LMC, in Groesbeck.
 

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