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Aug

Groesbeck Senior News

 

By Kelli Young
Site Manager

Thu
18
Aug

GISD news to know

 

School starts Monday, August 22, 2016.

 Groesbeck Middle School - Stuff Your Lockers - will be on Thursday August 18 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Incoming 7th Graders will need to bring updated shot record.

Meet the Teacher has been scheduled for August 19th at H.O. Whitehurst from 3pm to 5pm and at Enge-Washington from 4pm to 6pm. Students are asked to bring all school supplies with them.

 Groesbeck High School "Fish Camp" will be on Friday, August 19th at 1:30 and Open House has been scheduled for August 29th from 6pm to 8pm.

Once the bells start ringing, parents need to know there will be a slight schedule change for release times. Due to the change from days to minutes by the State, all GISD campuses will release 10 minutes later for the 2016-2017 school year. Start times will remain the same and early release days will be at noon.

Start and end times are as follows:

High School - 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thu
18
Aug

Meet Groesbeck city leaders – Ray O’Docharty

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The Groesbeck Journal asked each city council member as well as the city administrator and mayor what their goals are for the city council for the next two years and also what direction they think the city should take. In previous issues, the responses from Council members Matthew Dawley, Kim Harris, Tamikia Jackson, Arleen Taveras and Mike Thompson; also City Administrator and Police Chief Chris Henson were presented. Below is the final installment of this series, the response from Ray O’Docharty, mayor of Groesbeck.

 

Mayor Ray O’Docharty

Groesbeck Mayor Ray O’Docharty just began his second term of office, first winning his mayoral spot in 2014, then running unopposed and winning in the May 2016 election.

Perhaps because the new fiscal year is coming up, O’Docharty’s mind was on the city’s finances.

Thu
18
Aug

budget workshop

Groesbeck City Administrator Chris Henson goes over the figures in the city’s initial budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17 with members of the city council as well as the mayor at a workshop on Aug. 9. Shown here, clockwise from front left, are Henson, Administrative Assistant Vikki Grimes, Council members Matthew Dawley, Kim Harris and Tamikia Jackson, and Mayor Ray O’Docharty. Not present were Council members Arleen Taveras and Mike Thompson.

Journal photo/Roxanne Thompson

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18
Aug

Groesbeck city council tackles new budget

 

Modest surplus may give city employees a raise

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Groesbeck City Administrator Chris Henson presented his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year at this year’s first budget workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 9. In doing so, he also announced the city’s effective and rollback tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year.

Last year’s tax rate was $0.7656; the upcoming effective tax rate, which is the rate that would produce the same amount of revenue as last year is $0.7698. The rollback rate, which is the rate at or above which taxpayers would have to vote to approve it, is $0.8313.

As each city council member looked over a copy of the proposed budget, Henson explained where he got the numbers. Those present besides Henson were Mayor Ray O’Docharty and Council members Tamikia Jackson, Matthew Dawley and Kim Harris. Not present were Council members Arleen Taveras and Mike Thompson.

Thu
18
Aug

Groesbeck Ex-Students Association News

 

 

The Groesbeck Ex-Students Association has received numerous dues and donations during the past week.

James Bradley, Sr., Class of 1951, paid his dues as well as dues for various members of his family including: Bryan Bradley, Class of 1981; Jimmy Bradley, Jr., Class of 1982; Chris Bradley, Class of 1983; Rachel Rand Bradley, Class of 1994; Stephen Bradley, Class of 2002; Mark Bradley, Class of 2004; Nancy Contreras Bradley, Class of 1996; Kennedy Bradley, Class of 2015; and Willio Nino. James Bradley also gave memorial contributions in memory of Joy Stockton Cates and Bill Smith.

Dues have also been received from Jim Murray, Class of 1959; Peggy Murray Hill, Class of 1959; Elmer Beene, Jr., Class of 1946; and James Lindley.

Joe Allman, Class of 1958, paid his dues and also made a very nice contribution to the scholarship fund.

Thu
18
Aug

Let's Rally!

 

Enge-Washington Parents are encouraged to join in a Back-to-School Rally on Monday, August 22nd at 7:45a.m. Bring your spirit posters and get ready to cheer on the kids as they leave the gym to go to their classroom. Come show your support!!!

Thu
18
Aug

Deputies close down big Thornton party

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Three Limestone County deputies were commended by Patrol Captain Lee Cox for showing courage by running into a place where shots had been fired in a large private party, and where the deputies were outnumbered by the partygoers by more than a hundred to one.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 7, and began with Cox and Corporal Ruben Esquivel discovering an outdoor party at the intersection of State Hwy. 14 and FM 1246 in Thornton, with about 400-500 attending.

The officers checked it out and initially found conditions acceptable, with no underage drinking, parking violations or complaints of loud music. Nevertheless, the officers monitored the situation, keeping visible as they worked traffic on the adjacent highways.

Then, shortly after 2 a.m., as Deputy Tracy Edwards was conducting a traffic stop nearby, he reported hearing shots fired inside the party.

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18
Aug

An Incredible Plan for Victory

 

 Clifton Fox, Church of Christ

 

     The summer of 1876, George Custer led 260 soldiers into a Montana valley near the Little Bighorn River. He was soon surrounded by 2,500 Sioux and Cheyenne. Forty years earlier 187 Texas heroes, were surrounded by 5,000 of Santa Anna’s soldiers. Both stories had similar outcomes: Heroic brethren were outnumbered, surrounded and swiftly defeated. God’s people today are likewise in a strategically dangerous position. We are outnumbered, surrounded and the target of godless enemies with political power, who intend to silence God’s people in defeat. 1stJohn 5:19 says, “We know we are from God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.”

 

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18
Aug

Catholic Corner

 

The Power of the Keys

After his Resurrection, Christ sent his apostles "so that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations." (Luke 24:47) The apostles and their successors carry out this "ministry of reconciliation," not only by announcing to men God's forgiveness merited for us by Christ, and calling them conversion and faith; but also by communicating to them the forgiveness of sins in Baptism, and reconciling them with God and with the Church through the power of the keys, received from Christ. (2 Cor. 5:18)

The Church has received the keys of the Kingdom of heaven so that, in her, sins may be forgiven through Christ's blood and the Holy Spirit's action. In this Church, the soul dead through sin comes back to life in order to live with Christ, whose grace has saved us.

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