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Thu
21
Apr

South Limestone Hospital District Board of Directors Election to be held

Early voting for the South Limestone Hospital District Board of Directors Election will begin Monday, April 25, 2016 and end Wednesday May 3, 2016. Early voting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Limestone County Courthouse, 200 W. State Street.
On Election Day, Saturday, May 7, 2016, the polling place will be Groesbeck Convention Center, 108 E. Navasota Street, and the hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Five individuals are seeking election for four positions in the general election for South Limestone Hospital District board of Directors.
Don Waller
Shirley Spivey
Martha L. Stanton
Janice Hughes
Wesley Sims Byrd
Voters will be asked to vote for four individuals to fill each four year term.

Thu
21
Apr

Young horse enthusiasts show their equestrian skills

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
The annual Limestone County Fair Association horse show is now history, and the 23 young horseback riders who took part in it on Sunday, April 10, showed those watching what they have learned in their short years.
Parents and other family members as well as trainers and well-wishers watched with interest the horseback riders, all either 4-H or FFA, as Ed Cate, of Rhome, judged the youth.
The participants were divided by age: Clover Division for 5-8 year-olds; Junior Division for 9-13 year-olds; and Senior Division for 14-18 year-olds.
The areas of competition were:
• Halter Classes, which included all ages together.
• Showmanship for each age group.
• Clover Division, which included walking and trotting the horse, and barrel racing.
• Junior Division, which included Western Trail, Western Pleasure, barrel racing and poles.

Thu
21
Apr

Limestone County jail could score inmate housing deal

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson told commissioners court that Robertson County officials have contacted him about possibly housing some their inmates for eight to 10 months while the Robertson County jail and sheriff’s office are renovated. The commissioners heard this news at their April 11 meeting and also dealt with other matters concerning the Sheriff’s Office, including declaring a week to honor dispatchers, hearing the statistics for both the Sheriff’s Office and Juvenile Detention Center, and approving the purchase of two used unmarked vehicles for the Sheriff’s Office.
 
Thu
21
Apr

GISD, City of Groesbeck Election

The city of Groesbeck and the Groesbeck Independent School announce that early voting for both entities will be held at the Groesbeck Convention Center which is located at 106 East Navasota Street in Groesbeck. Early voting will being on this Monday, April 25. Early voting for the school and city of Groesbeck elections will begin on Monday, April 25 and will continue through May 3.
 
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.

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