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Thu
04
Aug

County receives thousands of signatures against high-speed rail

 

AgriLife Extension agents’ work noted

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Opponents of the proposed high-speed rail project fulfilled their intent to gather petitions from others opposed to the railway, delivering 3,400 signatures to Limestone County commissioners court.

Commissioners received the petitions at their July 12 meeting and heard one other report that touches on the quality of life in Limestone County: the AgriLife Extension Agent Report.

“There has been a lot of opposition in the county to the high-speed rail project, as planned to go through part of the county,” said County Judge Daniel Burkeen, who credited the work of Logan Wilson and his wife, Mary Ann, for placing petitions around the county.

Thu
04
Aug

Long-time county employees recognized

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners court has recognized county employees who have completed five and 10-year milestones in years of service and given them certificates of recognition. Those recognized included:

For ten years – Tobi Edwards at the District Clerk’s office; Terry Howell at the Road and Bridge Department; and Robert McCullen and Mark Minchew at the jail.

For five years – David Turrubiarte, Lanetta Anglin, Kristy Carter, Dina Chavez, Georgia Cotton, Thomas Lockwood, Stephanie McCreery, William Robinson and Robert Willett at the jail; Ruben Esquivel at the Sheriff’s Office; Commissioner Pct. 4 Bobby Forrest; David Groschke at the AgriLife Extension Office; Elizabeth Toben at the County Attorney’s Office; Justin Welch at the Juvenile Probation Department; and Lederle Salazar at the County Clerk’s Office.

Thu
04
Aug

Tom’s Topics

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

Now that both the Republican and Democratic Conventions are over, the nation will get ready for some very serious campaigning for the 2016 presidential election on Tuesday, November 8.

Of course, Donald Trump is the Republican presidential nominee, and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee. Clinton made history at last week’s  Democratic convention by being first woman in the history of the United States to be named a president nominee by a major political party.

This writer understands that there will be three presidential debates before the election. There will also be a debate or debates between the two vice-presidential opponents. The Democratic vice-presidential nominee is Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Mike Pence of Indiana is the Republican nominee for vice-president.

This year’s presidential election will be very interesting. Make sure you are registered to vote for the November 8th election!

Thu
04
Aug

First Families of Limestone County

The First Families of Limestone County is a project sponsored by the Limestone County Historical Commission that recognizes early settlers who were living in the county before or during 1896.

 

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Thu
04
Aug

Court learns prison needs more time, money

Limestone County commissioners received a higher estimate of the amount of money needed to repair the Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison, and prepare it to receive inmates. The running cost is now $67,000, rather than $50,000, and the date of the estimated certification will be closer to the end of August, rather than the earlier estimated date of mid-August. Jay Eason, LaSalle’s director of operations, went over each estimate at the court’s July 26 meeting.
 

 

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Thu
04
Aug

Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday

Backpacks, pencils and new clothes. Yes, it’s that time again. Time to get ready for back-to-school and a lot of shoppers will be hitting the stores this weekend to save on supplies. The Texas Sales Tax Holiday starts this Friday, August 5th and runs through Sunday, August 7th. Following is a list of items approved for the special tax rebate and some guidelines.

 

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Thu
04
Aug

And the walls come tumbling down

Thornton School demolished

The arched entrance to the old Thornton School, at left, is protected from the destructive arm of the heavy machinery tearing down the rest of the building on Wednesday, July 27. Palettes of bricks rescued from the building are ready to be removed. The city plans to build a community center where the brick school has stood since it was completed in 1921.

 

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Thu
28
Jul

First Families: Logan A. Stroud

 

The First Families of Limestone County is a project sponsored by the Limestone County Historical Commission that recognizes early settlers who were living in the county before or during 1896.  During the Commissioners Court meeting on April 11, several individuals were presented certificates that designated their ancestors as First Families members.  Logan Wilson received certificates for his ancestor, Logan A. Stroud.

Logan Almaren Stroud, the son of Ethen and Nancy Trammell Stroud, was born in Morgan County, Georgia on October 10, 1814.  When he was about 16 years old, he moved with his parents to Chambers County, Alabama, where his father and uncles acquired land holdings in excess of 10,000 acres. 

Thu
28
Jul

Lions Club District 2-X3 Cabinet Meeting held

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The summer cabinet for Lions Club District 2X-3 was held in Groesbeck on last Friday and Saturday. The event was hosted by the Groesbeck Lions Club.

Friday’s events included a past District Governor’s meeting and a social time for all Lions with this event being held at the Quality Inn in Groesbeck.

Saturday’s meeting was held at the Groesbeck Church of Christ. Representatives from twenty-eight clubs attended the cabinet meeting with a total of eighty-four individuals in attendance.

The Cabinet Meeting included various training classes and the transaction of various items of  business.  Some very interesting reports were given on the Texas Lions Camp, the spot vision project and LCIF Grant, the Miracle Ear Foundation, the Peace Poster Contest, and the District Newsletter were given.

Those in attendance enjoyed a delicious lunch.

Thu
28
Jul

Road repairs begin on LCR 456

 

This portion of LCR 456 from LCR 454 to Plummer's Creek is being repaired after approval from Limestone County Commissioners.

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