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Thu
03
Sep

No language barrier for Groesbeck’s Rob Franks

Rob Franks’ Peace Corps adventure began in his father’s Point Enterprise peach orchard. Though Rob’s father, Ron Franks, worked full time as an insurance agent in Groesbeck, he also had 30 acres of peach trees and two acres where he grew tomatoes. When Rob would help out on the farmed area as a student in the 1980s, he used to hear some of the workers speaking Spanish – and he was intrigued. Even then he had a strong interest in the Spanish language, and in Central and South America.
 
Thu
03
Sep

No trash pickup Monday

This coming Monday, September 7th is Labor Day, and the city of Groesbeck announces that there will no trash or garbage pickup on Monday in Groesbeck. In Groesbeck residential areas, those that have regular Monday trash pickups will have it on Tuesday, and those that have regular Wednesday trash pickups will have it on Thursday.
 
Thu
27
Aug

County OKs effective tax rate for upcoming year

Limestone County court voted at its Aug. 24 meeting to keep the tax rate for the upcoming fi scal year at no more than the effective rate, meaning the rate needed to produce the same amount of revenue as last year. The effective rate  is $0.6882 per $100 property valuation, which is 3.2 cents higher than last year’s rate of $0.6562 per $100 valuation. The commissioners are still poring over the budget, looking for places to cut, so there is a slight chance the rate they fi nally adopt could be slightly lower than the effective rate.
Thu
27
Aug

Police Department going after more serious cases

Groesbeck Police Chief Chris Henson told city council at its Aug. 18 meeting about a move his department has made toward pursuing more substantive cases. Henson also received compliments on the department’s National Night Out event and introduced one of his police offi cers. Henson said the cases the Department is looking at refl ect a change he has made, moving from concentrating on traffi c matters to more serious criminal cases..

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Thu
27
Aug

A good first day

It’s offi cial now. The kids are back in school. The fi rst day of school in Groesbeck was a little hectic for some trying to fi gure out their schedules and classroom locations and there were probably a few tears shed by parents and students alike. All in all, though, it proved to be a good start to the new year with no major incidents or accidents reported.

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Thu
27
Aug

Area Tax Rates determined

Groesbeck city council agreed on the tax rate for the coming fi scal year at its Aug. 18 meeting and also addressed other fi nancial matters, including amending the fi re department’s budget, awarding Hotel-Motel Tax Fund money and arranging for next year’s city audit. The council plans to adopt the effective tax rate of $0.7656 per $100 property valuation. The effective tax rate is the rate that would produce the same amount of revenue as was produced the previous year. 

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Wed
19
Aug

School begins Monday!

The 2015-2016 school year for the Groesbeck Independent School District will begin on this Monday, August 24. Monday will be a full day of school with the buses running at the regular times, and the school lunchrooms being operated as usual.
 
Wed
19
Aug

Meeting the Goats

Excitement is in the air and expectations are high as Groesbeck gets ready to kick off another school year. This past Monday evening saw a great turnout for the annual Meet the Goats event held at the GISD football field.
 
Wed
19
Aug

Built in 1920

Built in 1920, the steel truss bridge over the Navasota River on LCR 402, next to Hwy. 14 has been slated for rehabilitation by the Texas Department of Transportation
 
Thu
13
Aug

County property tax rate may go up 3.2 cents

A 3.97 percent, or $92.29 million, drop in Limestone County’s property values is estimated to require a tax rate about 3.2 cents above last year’s rate, but county commissioners are poring over budget figures to try to make
the difference smaller.
 

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