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Thu
22
Jan

Courthouse steps, driveways being repaired

Construction is under way to repair the exterior staircase assemblies of the Limestone County Courthouse, and more signifi cant maintenance may be required in the next year or two. Half the $82,206 to pay for the staircase repairs is being provided by a grant from the Texas Historical Commission through its Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, with the county paying the other half through matching funds. The Commission awarded the $41,103 grant in April 2014 and considers the project an emergency repair.
 
Thu
22
Jan

More water leaks to be fi xed at prison

Two more water leaks were discovered at the Limestone County Detention Center, the empty, county-owned private prison. County commissioners heard this report at their Jan. 12 meeting and also heard statistics on the jail and juvenile detention center, approved leasing election equipment to the city of Mexia and got an update on repairs of the courthouse steps. “One water leak was found over by the Maintenance Building,” said Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson. “It was an old leak that had been fixed some time ago and then the patch broke on it. We were fortunate to find it.”
 
Thu
15
Jan

Pickup crashes into Family Dollar

A pickup crashed into the Family Dollar store in Groesbeck just before 11:30 a.m. last Thursday. An elderly man driving a 2002 silver Nissan crashed into the front of the local store located at 517 E. Yeagua, Groesbeck Police Department said. Grady Redden of Groesbeck was the driver and only occupant of the vehicle. Redden was taken from the scene by ambulance and transported to Limestone Medical Center.

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Thu
15
Jan

Road issues continue at commissioners court

More issues with county roads surfaced at Monday’s commissioners court meeting, with one landowner objecting to a recent request by his adjoining neighbor for the county to build a road through his property; and another group of landowners protesting what they thought was the county’s changing their public road to a private road.

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Thu
15
Jan

Groesbeck to remember MLK Jr.’s legacy

Groesbeck residents of all backgrounds are being encouraged to attend the annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration next week. “Everyone is cordially invited to attend,” said Frances Rhoden, who chairs the Groesbeck Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. “I feel it’s for all people because America is for all; we are all Americans and he has something to offer for everybody. What Dr. King went through was not just for one race, but it was for all peoples. We would like the entire community of Groesbeck to come out and help us with our commemoration program celebrating the life of Dr. King because he was a man who brought so much to the cause of civil rights.”

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Thu
15
Jan

Fatal fi re claims life of 47-year-old Thornton man

A 47-year old man died last week in a fire that engulfed his mobile home on LCR 758 outside of Thornton. A neighbor placed the 911 call at 9:32 p.m. of a structure fire. Thornton Volunteer Fire Department was first to arrive on the scene and found the house to be fully engulfed in flames. Groesbeck VFD, Westlake VFD and Kosse VFD were also on scene to battle the blaze that completely destroyed the home.

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Thu
08
Jan

Two injured, one air-evaced on scene of accident

The first Monday of the new year proved to be not such a good one for two local women. A silver Ford F150 crashed into a white Ford Ranger after failing to yield the right of way from Limestone County Road 302 onto Highway 14.
 
Thu
08
Jan

Road & Bridge workers get CPR training

Limestone County’s Road and Bridge Department employees took a significant step recently that could save lives in case someone’s heart stops, or if someone starts choking.
 
Thu
08
Jan

Mayor swears in new Groesbeck Chief of Police

A new year begins in Groesbeck with a new Chief of Police in offi ce. Chris Henson was offi cially sworn in by Mayor Ray O’Docharty in a ceremony held on January 2, 2015 at the new police station.
 
Tue
30
Dec

West Lake Limestone gets help from young firefighters

Firefighters of the West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department have a relatively unique opportunity, that of teaching the next generation of firefi ghters while benefi ting from their youthful strength. The department has 26 members total, of which 10 are adult firefighters, two are junior firefighters and 14 are associate members.
 

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