News

Thu
27
Mar

County cuts fee to run prison

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County commissioners signifi cantly lowered at Monday’s commissioners court meeting the amount they pay an interim company to run the county-owned private prison.
 
Thu
20
Mar

House Fire Near Kosse

Kosse Fire Department assisted in battling a house fire in a large two story house in Stranger on Saturday March 08, 2014. Kosse Fire Department responded with Marlin and Reagan Fire Departments and the three departments worked hand in hand to bring the fire under control.
 
Thu
20
Mar

Groesbeck ISO rating better because of city workers, council

Groesbeck recently achieved a signifi cantly improved ISO rating, the grade used to determine insurance rates, and City Administrator Jim Cox is ecstatic about the news. “It’s a great thing for the town; we’re tickled pink about it,” Cox said last week. He credits months of work by Director of Public Works Keith Tilley, Code Enforcement Offi ce Paul Fitte and their Administrative Assistant Eileen Grzehowiak for the results, as well as a key decision by Groesbeck’s city council.
 
Thu
20
Mar

Special price on spaying cats continues

Most owners of cats realize at some point that they need to get their pets spayed or neutered. Limestone County residents currently have the chance to get a significant discount off of what can be a pricey procedure. Limestone Veterinary Hospital, in Groesbeck, is continuing its offer of reduced-cost spaying and neutering of cats through March.
 
Thu
13
Mar

County commissioners decline to consider burn ban

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County commissioners agreed at their March 10 meeting that there was no need to consider initiating a burn ban. They also accepted for the record two donations and heard February statistics from law enforcement officials.
 
Thu
13
Mar

County prison one of fi nal two for fed contract

by Roxanne McKnight
 
It was revealed at Monday’s Limestone County commissioners court meeting that the county’s privately owned prison is one of only two still being considered for a long-term contract to house inmates for the federal government.
 
Thu
13
Mar

Primary Election comes to a wrap

by Brenda Sommer
 
Results are in from Tuesday’s party primary elections, deciding all but one Limestone County race. Republican candidates far outnumber Democrats in Limestone County, meaning most of those who won in Tuesday’s Republican primary have no opponent in the November general election and so will take office come January.
 
Thu
13
Mar

Volleyball fun perks up nursing home residents

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Nearly two dozen residents of Groesbeck’s Windsor HealthCare Residence put on red T-shirts every Friday morning about 10 o’clock and make their way to the facility’s large dining area, not for a midmorning snack but for volleyball practice. The players crowd themselves on one side or the other of a wheelchair-height net, and everyone has to sit in a chair so those in wheelchairs are not at a disadvantage. Their volleyball is a large, sturdy balloon, and soon it’s, “Ready, here we go!”
 
Thu
06
Mar

City and School filings complete

Last Friday was the final day to sign up for local elections to be held on May 10, 2014. Candidates for City Mayor are Ray O’Docharty and Jackie Levingston (Incumbent).
 
Thu
06
Mar

Cowboys and Bulls

This past weekend was the kickoff to activities gearing up for The Limestone County Fair & Youth Livestock Show which will be held later this month at the Fairgrounds.
 

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