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Thu
02
Jun

LIMESTONE APPRAISAL DISTRICT holds SPECIAL MEETING

 

The Board of Directors of the Limestone Appraisal District met in special session at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in the Appraisal District board room in Groesbeck, Texas.

Members present: John McCarver, George Humble, Renee Turner, Troy Miller, Mack Jones and Stacy Hall

Members absent: None

Staff present: Karen Wietzikoski

Attorney: Charles Buenger

Visitors: None

Chairman John McCarver called the meeting to order. Karen Wietzikoski, Chief Appraiser, certified proof of posting the meeting notice. The meeting began with a prayer led by George Humble and then the pledges.

Renee Turner made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Troy Miller seconded the motion. All voted aye, motion carried.

Mr. Miller made the motion to approve the payment of bills. Mr. Humble seconded the motion. All voted aye, motion carried.

No public comments were received.

Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck Senior Citizen News

 

By Kelli Young
Site Manager

Hello from all of us at the center; we hope you are all doing well. It was sure good to see Norma Tate this week. We are very thankful and happy to see Bobby Richardson again here after his stroke. He is doing very well; he and Norma are still in therapy. We are thankful also that Nelta Little is home and doing much better. Prayers are being sent up for everyone. The jackpot winners this week were Carolyn Young on Tuesday, then Carolyn Young and Kay Laminack on Friday. We thank Brooke Anderson with Providence Hospice for calling bingo for us Tuesday. She is a sweetheart and we love having her here. The weather got pretty bad this week. We hope everyone stayed safe and are doing okay. We thank Norma Tate for the cookies she brought and Rosa Wallace for the sweeteners she donated.

Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Garden

 

Project Update

 

On Thursday, May 12, the design team from the University of Houston made two presentations where they unveiled their conceptual designs for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Garden.

The first meeting was a noon at the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce luncheon.  Second presentation was done at 5:30 for individuals that were unable to attend the lunch meeting.  Both meetings were well attended and the overall response of the attendees was extremely positive.  Donations were received from some attendees, but many more donations will be needed to get this project completed.

Thu
02
Jun

American Legion Post #288 presents impressive Memorial Day program

The Limestone County American Legion Post 288 presented a very impressive Memorial Day program on Monday morning on the Courthouse grounds. Following the program a reception was held at the American Legion Hall on Navasota Street in downtown Groesbeck. Daniel Burkeen, commander of American Legion Post 288, presided during the program. Of course, Burkeen is also the county judge of Limestone County.

 

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Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck High Graduation Friday; Special Graduation Section inside

Pictured above is the graduating seniors of Groesbeck High School who have been together through Kindergarten to present graduation at Groesbeck ISD.

 

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Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck swimming pool opens June 11th

The city of Groesbeck will open its swimming pool on June 11th and will remain open through August 7th. The city of Groesbeck swimming pool is located in the Groesbeck City Park, and is one of the oldest municipal swimming pools in the state of Texas having opened in 1924.

 

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Thu
26
May

Tom’s Topics

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

It seems impossible, but the 2015-1016 school year for the GISD is almost over. Groesbeck High School’s graduation is Friday, June 3, at 8 p.m. at Groesbeck Stadium. The GHS Baccalaureate Service was held on this past Sunday afternoon in the GHS auditorium.

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A personal word of congratulations to my longtime friend and neighbor, Lea Hardison. Lea is retiring from the field of education following  a career which spanned forty-five years. Lea served as a classroom teacher for many years, and she also served a building principal for several years.

A big salute to Lea on her most outstanding career.

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The annual Thornton homecoming will be this Friday and Saturday. A big welcome home to all former Thornton folks!

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Speaking of the Thornton homecoming, this is the season for numerous community reunions and memorials as well as family reunions.

Thu
26
May

Ribbon cutting held for Ken Givens

 

 

The Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ken Givens on Wednesday, May 17, at the Groesbeck Convention Center. Givens and his company holds membership in the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce, and he is also a member of the Groesbeck Lions Club. He and his wife now live at Lake Limestone.

Pictured above are Scooter Kennedy, Jerri and Ray O’Docharty, Ken Givens, Denise Thompson, Karmen Hoffpauir, and Joan McEntrye.

Givens consults with businesses and non-profits to increase sales, cash flow, and avoid loses with their payment systems. Since 1995, Ken has provided payment processing tools and methods to thousands of organizations throughout the USA. His company, U. S. Merchant Payment Solutions LLC, operates offices in Waco  and Austin, with affiliates in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Odessa/Midland, Los Angles, Oklahoma City, El Paso, and Ruidoso, N. M.

Thu
26
May

Groesbeck Mayor Ray O’Dcoharty speaks to Groesbeck Lions Club

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

At its meeting on Wednesday, May 17, the Groesbeck Lions Club heard a talk by Groesbeck Mayor Ray O’Docharty. He was introduced by Mike McLelland, program chairman. The Groesbeck mayor is also one of the Lions Club’s newest members.

Mayor O’Docharty gave his audience a brief resume of  his career before moving on to information about the Groesbeck city government.  He pointed out that the city has a budget which it must live by each year.

The Mayor cited some of the dire needs of the city. Among these needs the importance of the city’s street with hopes for the improvement of the city’s streets.

In looking at the city’s future, the Mayor stated, “I see Groesbeck as an important tourist and retirement center in the future.”

The Mayor also reviewed the possibilities of the MLK Community Garden which is being organized and developed at the present time.

Thu
26
May

Lea Hardison retiring after 42 years in GISD

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The 2015-2016 school year for the Groesbeck Independent School District will end next Friday, June 3rd.

The end of the school year will also mark the retirement of one of GISD’s most respected educators, Lea Barnes Hardison. Lea will retire after 45 years serving in education. Forty-two of those years have been in the Groesbeck Independent School District. She also taught one year in New Caney and two years in Riesel.

On this Thursday, May 26, the Groesbeck Independent School District will honor Lea with a come and go reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Enge-Washington Intermediate School Library in honor of  her many years of service to the GISD. All parents, students, former students, and her many friends are cordially invited.

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