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Thu
06
Mar

County near final resolution with former prison company CEC

By Roxanne McKnight
 
The end is in sight for resolving financial issues between Limestone County and Community Education Centers, the prison management company that ran the Limestone County Detention Center for several years until June 28, 2013. Commissioners heard the details of a fi nal contract between the county and CEC at the court’s Feb. 24 meeting.
 
Thu
06
Mar

Groesbeck Library to reopen next month

Roxanne McKnight
 
One of the significant improvements going on in Groesbeck is the library renovation project. City Administrator Jim Cox updated city council on this work at its specially called meeting of Feb. 25. There had been delays on that project, Cox said, but the day before the meeting he had met with the builder and signed a contract extension. They set the “substantial fi nish date” as Monday, March 3.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Fair rodeo this weekend

Grab your hat and slide on your boots – the annual Limestone County Fair Association starts tomorrow. On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, the annual rodeo will take place at at the Limestone County Fairgrounds in Groesbeck. The rodeo is usually the kick-off of the week-long youth livestock show, but this year the fair itself takes place at he end of the month.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Woodworking man carves out life for himself

By Roxanne McKnight
 
A certain family living in East Texas 70 years ago was called “trash” by some, and probably no one thought the little boy in the family would amount to much. That little boy, however – Obie Philley – eventually graduated from high school, worked many years, married, raised a family and is now enjoying his retirement years living in Groesbeck. “They called us trash, because that’s the way the old-timers did,” Philley said recently. “When we were kids, we didn’t have any toys. The toys we had were the toys we made.”
 
Wed
26
Feb

City Council meets new city appointees, plans election

By Roxanne McKnight
 
Two people recently appointed to fill city positions were introduced at the Groesbeck City Council meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 18. The council also made several decisions concerning the May 10 elections and took care of other city business. New city council member David Hernandez assumed his duties after being sworn in by Mayor Jackie Levingston. Hernandez replaces former council member Richard Outlaw, whose resignation was accepted at the council’s Jan. 30 meeting. Hernandez was voted upon by the council at a previous meeting.
 
Wed
19
Feb

County to buy high-res camera for Road and Bridge

By Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County officials are looking to curb thefts at the Road & Bridge Department by installing a high-resolution security camera in its yard. They may also install a new stop sign on LCR 496 at its intersection with LCR 498 near Point Enterprise. Commissioners approved purchasing the camera at last Monday’s meeting. County Engineer Ted Kantor, who directs the the Road and Bridge Department. told the court there had been several things stolen both in the past and recently, including welding leads, an extension cord and signs.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Fairground preparing for future growth/fair

By Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County commissioners court is considering installing 50 additional stalls at the showbarn, and also is looking forward to the county rodeo and fair coming up. Kenneth Ellis, general manager of the Fairgrounds, brought up the possibility of adding more horse stalls at Monday’s commissioners court meeting and told the commissioners why they should consider adding the extra stalls.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Sunset over the tracks of Groesbeck.

It doesn’t seem possible that just last week we were watching out for horrible icy conditions to come our way, but keep in mind, it is Texas. As the saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes.” According to the meteorologist at KCEN, no freezing temps are predicted for the next week and we might even have a chance of rain, thanks to a cool front set to come through on Thursday. Get out and enjoy the sunshine while you can, we may still have another bout of winter before this is all over.
 
Wed
19
Feb

New dance studio opens in Groesbeck

By Roxanne McKnight
 
When Mica Trojacek moved to Groesbeck from Irving with husband Jason, she brought with her the glamor and grace of her background in dance. Since the age of 3, Trojacek studied dance at a studio in Irving, where she was born and raised. She was good and was offered her first job at age 15, teaching dance to preschoolers in that same studio. She started out as an assistant, but by the age of 16, Trojacek was teaching her own classes at the studio.
 

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