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Thu
07
Apr

Coming soon to Reunion Grounds

The Confederate Reunion Grounds in Limestone County will be hosting Civil War Living History and Reenactment on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will include military demonstrations, reenactments,
Ladies Tea, music, and refreshments for sale. It is hosted by the Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds.
Admission prices are adults, $5.00; children 12 and under, free; and 2-day pass (Sat. & Sun.), $7.50.
The Confederate Reunion Grounds and State Historic Site is located on 1738 FM 2705 just south of Mexia. For more information call 254-472-0959, crg@thc.state.tx.us or www.visitcrg.com.

Thu
07
Apr

Groesbeck Lions Club hears ventriloquist and storyteller at its meeting last week

By Tom Hawkins
The Groesbeck Lions had a most interesting program last week with the program being presented by a very talent ventriloquist and storyteller.,
The speaker was Mrs. Nancy Burks Worcester, and she is the mother of Brody Burks who is a member of the staff of the Limestone County Attorney’s office. Burks introduced his mother.
The ventriloquist was assisted in a portion of her presentation by one of her “Manikin American” friends.
Mrs. Worcestshire is also a very talented storyteller. She particularly enjoys telling family stories and stories of the depression period. She encouraged each person present to learn and tell family stories in order for them to be gone for future generations.
A reminder that the 18th annual Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show will be taking place on Saturday, June 25, at the Groesbeck City Park.

Thu
07
Apr

Sunday’s horse show to highlight equestrian skills

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Those who love to watch talented equestrians on well-trained horses will not want to miss the annual Limestone County Fair Association’s annual horse show, scheduled for Sunday, April 10, in the show barn of the county fairgrounds, beginning at 2 p.m.
Those who would like to attend are asked to note the new start time.
Deana Rand, one of the show’s organizers – along with Clinton Little and Alisha Baize – said the starting time was moved to the afternoon to allow people to go to church Sunday morning. The show will end when all the competitions are complete.
Price of admission is free, and county residents are urged to attend the event to cheer on and encourage the youth participating.
Twenty-three entrants, all members of either 4-H or FFA, will provide plenty of entertainment. Some have been riding horses for years, while others are venturing into their first show.

Thu
07
Apr

This weekend’s LCFA Rodeo a treat for fans

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Mexia area rodeo enthusiasts are counting down the days to the annual Limestone County Fair Association Rodeo, coming this Friday-Saturday, April 8-9.
Gates open at 6:30, and the rodeo starts at 8 p.m. in the show barn at the county fairgrounds, near Groesbeck.
Some of the best male and female competitors from across the state will converge there to show their skills in the rodeo that is approved both by the UPRA and the CPRA.
Popular youth events, like mutton bustin’ and youth barrel racing, as well as funny adult contests, like wild cow milking and double mugging, will take place during the rodeo, organizers say.
Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for children 5 and under. A wide range of refreshments will be available to suit most any taste.
Friday night will also offer a calf scramble for youth.

Thu
07
Apr

Commissioners may change meetings to Tuesdays

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners court may start meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month instead of the second and fourth Monday after Commissioner Pct. 4 Bobby Forrest suggested the change at the court’s March 28 meeting. Commissioners briefly discussed the idea and also heard several other minor matters.
No decision on changing the meeting day has been made yet, since the item was not on the agenda, but Forrest gave several reasons for his proposed change:
• The county judge and county department heads would have time to put together new information that develops over the weekend related to agenda items.
He pointed out that County Judge Daniel Burkeen had had to come in to work on Easter Sunday because of an agenda item for their meeting that day.
• Tuesday meetings would not require changes for Monday holidays, which usually happens about twice a year now.

Thu
07
Apr

Grand Jury Indictments

BE IT REMEMBERED that on this the 23rd MARCH A.D. 2016 there appeared in Open Court, the Grand Jury, a quorom being present, and presented into Open Court the following indictments, which were received by the Court and the Clerk ORDERED to issue proper service herein:
The State of Texas vs. Kerry Donte Asberry, assault family violence, $15,000 bond.
The State of Texas vs. Ashley Wayne Austin, possession of marijuana, $5,000 bond.
The State of Texas vs. Felipe Elicerio-Ortiz, possession of controlled substance, $5,000 bond.
The State of Texas vs. Ernesto Martinez Garcia, possession of controlled substance, $5,000 bond.
The State of Texas vs. Michael Eric Hawkins, unlawful possession of firearm, $7,500 bond.
The State of Texas vs. Jason Lynn Hicks, attempted burglary of habitation, $15,000 bond.
The State of Texas vs. Robert Hobbs, theft under $250 w/ prior conviction, $5,000 bond.

Thu
07
Apr

Rainfall Report

March Total- 9.92”.
2016 Total- 12.77”

Thu
07
Apr

Grand Jury Indictments

BE IT REMEMBERED that on this the 23rd MARCH A.D. 2016 there appeared in Open Court, the Grand Jury, a quorom being present, and presented into Open Court the following indictments, which were received by the Court and the Clerk ORDERED to issue proper service herein: The State of Texas vs. Kerry Donte Asberry, assault family violence, $15,000 bond. The State of Texas vs. Ashley Wayne Austin, possession of marijuana, $5,000 bond.

 

Thu
07
Apr

This weekend’s LCFA Rodeo a treat for fans

Mexia area rodeo enthusiasts are counting down the days to the annual Limestone County Fair Association Rodeo, coming this Friday-Saturday, April 8-9. Gates open at 6:30, and the rodeo starts at 8 p.m. in the show barn at the county fairgrounds, near Groesbeck. Some of the best male and female competitors from across the state will converge there to show their skills in the rodeo that is approved both by the UPRA and the CPRA.    

 

Thu
07
Apr

Fair Queen and royal court chosen

Limestone County Fair royalty was chosen at Saturday’s Fair Queen Coronation, held at Enge-Washington Intermediate School, in Groesbeck. Winners included, front l-r, Junior Miss Fair Queen runner-up Alyssa McDonald, Little Miss Fair Queen runner-up Mabry Lewis, Little Miss Fair Queen Peyton deCordova and Junior Miss Fair Queen Kylie Rand; and at rear l-r, Fair Duchess Hannah Hall, Fair Queen Baylee LeNoir and Fair Princess Kylee Allen.    

 

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