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Thu
07
Apr

Grand Jury Indictments

BE IT REMEMBERED that on this the 23rd MARCH A.D. 2016 there appeared in Open Court, the Grand Jury, a quorom being present, and presented into Open Court the following indictments, which were received by the Court and the Clerk ORDERED to issue proper service herein: The State of Texas vs. Kerry Donte Asberry, assault family violence, $15,000 bond. The State of Texas vs. Ashley Wayne Austin, possession of marijuana, $5,000 bond.

 

Thu
07
Apr

This weekend’s LCFA Rodeo a treat for fans

Mexia area rodeo enthusiasts are counting down the days to the annual Limestone County Fair Association Rodeo, coming this Friday-Saturday, April 8-9. Gates open at 6:30, and the rodeo starts at 8 p.m. in the show barn at the county fairgrounds, near Groesbeck. Some of the best male and female competitors from across the state will converge there to show their skills in the rodeo that is approved both by the UPRA and the CPRA.    

 

Thu
07
Apr

Fair Queen and royal court chosen

Limestone County Fair royalty was chosen at Saturday’s Fair Queen Coronation, held at Enge-Washington Intermediate School, in Groesbeck. Winners included, front l-r, Junior Miss Fair Queen runner-up Alyssa McDonald, Little Miss Fair Queen runner-up Mabry Lewis, Little Miss Fair Queen Peyton deCordova and Junior Miss Fair Queen Kylie Rand; and at rear l-r, Fair Duchess Hannah Hall, Fair Queen Baylee LeNoir and Fair Princess Kylee Allen.    

 

Thu
31
Mar

Groesbeck ISD school board holds regular meeting, March 21

By Tom Hawkins
The Board of Trustees of the Groesbeck Independent School District met in a regular meeting on March 21. The meeting was held in the Board Room which is located on the campus of Groesbeck High School.
Scott Wilson, school board president, presided. Other board members present were Tom Sutton, Randy Hunter, Bridgett Jackson--Tatum, Bob Waller, Chris Rand, and Bill David Sadler.
It was announced that the current enrollment of the Groesbeck ISD was 1,840.
Updates were given for district planning and various projects including the H. O. Whitehurst HVAC and the Middle School HVAC, fencing at H. O.W. and other projects. Funding was approved for various technology.
The school board voted in regard to the ESC Region 12 board election.
The school approved 2016-2017 meal prices.

Thu
31
Mar

Mexia Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Aggravated Robbery

On March 22, 2016, 77th Judicial District Judge Patrick Simmons sentenced John Jerome Holmes to forty years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for Aggravated Robbery. On March 24, 2015, Holmes robbed the Ruby’s convenience store on FM 171 at gunpoint in Mexia, Limestone County. The clerk was threatened with the gun unless he gave Holmes money. The victim gave Holmes the money contained in the cash register. Holmes then left the store in a vehicle, however, he was followed by a citizen outside the store to a residence. The citizen then contacted the Mexia Police Department. Entry was made into the residence once police arrived and Holmes was found inside. Holmes claimed to have been sleeping. The sawed off shotgun was found in the vehicle, and the money and clothing he wore was found in a barbecue pit outside. Holmes was arrested for Aggravated Robbery.

Thu
31
Mar

Limestone County Fair & Youth Livestock Show activities to being this Saturday night

By Tom Hawkins
One of the most exciting times of the year for Limestone County folks and especially the young people is almost here. That very exciting and busy time is the Limestone County Fair and Youth Livestock Show.
Activities for the annual fair will begin this Saturday night , April 2, with the Fair Queen Coronation. The Fair Queen Coronation will be held at the Enge-Washington Intermediate School in Groesbeck.
Moving on into April, the second event of the Limestone County Fair will be UPRA/CPRA Rodeo will be on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9. The rodeo is at 8 p.m. with the gates opening at 6:30 p.m.
By the way with the exception of the Queen’s Coronation all of the events of the Limestone County Fair & Youth Livestock Show will be held at Limestone County Fairgrounds near Groesbeck.

Thu
31
Mar

Groesbeck UIL One Act Play receives Alternate Play Award

The Groesbeck High School theater department competed on March 22, 2016 in the District 18 UIL One Act Play completion and received the Alternate Play Award. The troupe performed THE GRASS HARP by Truman Capote. Winning All-Star Cast Awards were Michaela Medlen and Hannah Tyus. Winning Honorable Mention All Star Cast Awards were Brandley Mushinski and Daniel Snow. Trendall Noel received a Technical Theater Excellence medal. Other cast and crew members included Amy Ray, Grayson Gibson, Cinny Zhao, Moises Rocha, Keston Price, Jessica Donaho, Charlie McRaven, Sam Mansfield, Kayleigh Shifflet, Sarah Provencal, Chloe Dunn, Camryn Bradley, Ivy Tharp, Lars Kochan and Isbel Abrego. Michael Moore was the director. Jorge del Rio served as Stage Crew Lead. Rebecca Faulds-Howard from Tyler Junior College served as critic judge. Contest Manager was Teresa Ragland of Lufkin. The play is being presented through special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.

Thu
31
Mar

Groesbeck Teens Receive State Awards

by Clifton Fox, Church of Christ
Groesbeck teens received awards at a gathering in Dallas last week. Teens from Groesbeck Church of Christ participated with 6,000 other youth in the Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) Texas convention. The Convention theme was God is My Refuge. They received gold, silver and bronze awards for projects done throughout year, as well as, for puppet skits and drama skits they presented at the convention. They practiced skits and prepared projects in youth devotionals each Wednesday night for the past several months; and enjoyed pizza, Coney dogs, etc. as well. Preparation also occurred at their Fall Teen Retreat, their Winter Teen Retreat and at Summer Bible Camp. 2017 Convention preparation will start all over again this summer during the church’s Bible Camp. Any teens in the Groesbeck area may participate in this awesome project.

Thu
31
Mar

Groesbeck ups support for county fair

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Groesbeck city council agreed to increase the money they give the Limestone County Fair Association from the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund from $2,000 to $2,500 to pay for advertising, considering the fact that people will come from far enough away to spend the night in local hotels.
The decision was made at a specially called meeting Monday, March 21.
LCFA Treasurer Arnold Gray and his wife, Penny Gray, also a member of LCFA, spoke to the council and requested the increase.
Penny Gray said that LCFA would like especially to increase advertisements for the LCFA Rodeo, which is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, April 8-9.
She said the organization has already placed ads in Texas Co-op Magazine and Texas Farm & Home Magazine, but they also want to advertise on some radio and television stations, and also some newspapers in surrounding counties as well as Limestone County.

Thu
31
Mar

Court makes disaster declaration for Lake Mexia flood

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners issued a disaster declaration at their March 28 meeting on the recent flooding of Lake Mexia. Although Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen had made a disaster declaration on an emergency basis on March 17, his declaration was only good for seven days. Commissioners also officially accepted the report made by Emergency Management Director Matt Groveton at the court’s March 14 meeting.
Burkeen and Groveton added details at the March 28 meeting on what has happened since then.
Burkeen said he sent his disaster declaration to Gov. Abbott’s office in case that would help homeowners receive financial assistance.

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