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Thu
31
Mar

Disaster declaration made for Lake Mexia flood

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.         

 

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Thu
31
Mar

ATTENTION GROESBECK RESIDENTS: City-wide Cleanup Information

In the March 24 edition of The Groesbeck Journal, on Page 6, in the article about the city council meeting of March 21, the article incorrectly stated that residents should put their unwanted furniture and debris at the curb during the city-wide cleanup on April 1-2. The unwanted furniture and debris should be taken to the dumpsters that will be located in the city lot at 102 E. Jacinto, across from the old football field near the recycling center.         

 

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Thu
31
Mar

Former Groesbeck couple returns home

A young couple who grew up in Groesbeck – Clayton and Kristin (Jones) Rettig – moved back to their hometown in February, and they have already settled in with new jobs and old friends. Clayton Rettig bought the lawn service portion of Wilson’s Lawn and Tree Service from Devin Wilson, while Wilson is keeping the tree care portion of the business he founded. The two associates share the Wilson office on J.B. Riggs Drive behind the courthouse.        

 

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Thu
31
Mar

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

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.      

 

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Thu
31
Mar

Groesbeck ups support for county fair

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.    

 

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Mon
28
Mar

Attention Groesbeck Residents: City-wide Cleanup Information

In the March 24 edition of The Groesbeck Journal, on Page 6, in the article about the city council meeting of March 21, the article incorrectly stated that residents should put their unwanted furniture and debris at the curb during the city-wide cleanup on April 1-2. The unwanted furniture and debris should be taken to the dumpsters that will be located in the city lot at 102 E. Jacinto, across from the old football field near the recycling center.

Fri
25
Mar

City renews Chamber contract to run convention center

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Groesbeck’s Chamber of Commerce will continue to run the Groesbeck Convention Center for at least another year. City council voted at its March 15 meeting to renew the city’s contract with the Chamber; and the council also appointed members to several boards.
“It requires annual renewal,” City Administrator Chris Henson said of the Convention Center contract. “They have requested no changes.”
Council member Bob Zeman noted that all his interactions with the Convention Center had been positive.
“I think Scooter (Kennedy, convention center manager) is doing a fantastic job,” Zeman said. “It’s a big draw card for Groesbeck to have it.”
Also at the meeting, council approved two changes Henson recommended to the city’s Boards, Commissions and Committees Handbook.

Fri
25
Mar

County gets another $1,100 for fallen officer monument

<p>By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County received two more donations, totaling $1,100, to pay for the Fallen Officers Memorial Monument planned for the Sheriff&rsquo;s Office. Sheriff Dennis Wilson presented a $1,000 donation at the commissioners court&rsquo;s March 14 meeting on behalf of the entire Wilson family and in memory of his grandfather Earl K. Wilson. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m happy to do this publicly,&rdquo; Wilson said, &ldquo;but I&rsquo;m proud to do this on behalf of my family. &ldquo;He was an employee here at the Limestone County courthouse, where I grew up,&rdquo; Wilson said of his grandfather. The other donation for the monument was $100 from Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual Insurance Association, presented by Wilson at the same meeting. County Judge Daniel Burkeen asked Wilson for confirmation that the monument would be erected in time for the annual Peace Officers Memorial in May, and Wilson said it would.

Fri
25
Mar

Spring Peddlers Market slated for April 2

By Tom Hawkins
The Spring Peddlers Market will held on Saturday, April 2, at the Groesbeck Convention Center.
The Spring Peddlers Market was formerly known as the Spring Arts & Crafts Show, and the activity is sponsored by the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce.
Numerous booths have already been rented. The deadline for renting a booth is this Friday, March 25. The Spring Peddlers Market will have both indoor and outdoor booths. The booths rent for $35.00 each with the size of the booths being 10 X 10.
Clubs, churches, youth groups, and any other non-profit business are invited to have a booth. The rent fee for non-profit groups are $25.00 per booth.
To obtain more information about the event contact the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce by calling 254-729-3894. All booths must be paid in advance. Checks made be mailed to Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 326, Groesbeck, Texas.

Fri
25
Mar

CITYWIDE SPRING CLEANUP, April 1 & 2

The City of Groesbeck will be providing a citywide cleanup program on Friday and Saturday, April 1st & 2nd.

Large dumpsters will be placed at the city lot located at 102 E. Jacinto (across from the old football field near the recycling center) for city residents to discard items which are not appropriate to place in the regular trash pickup. Dumping will be allowed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on these two days.

The city will accept such items as appliances, old furniture, metal, trash, plastic, lumber, construction debris and vehicle batteries. Materials NOT accepted are items such as tires, brush, tree limbs, paint, household chemicals or any other hazardous waste.

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