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New fee to speed up flood plain development applications

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

A new flood plain development application fee of $25 will be assessed for those who plan to build in Limestone County, but the trade-off will be a much shorter time, in most cases, in getting the application approved.

County commissioners approved the fee at their July 12 meeting upon recommendation by Maintenance Supervisor Sam Callis.

Until now, County Judge Daniel Burkeen has had to manually approve the applications, which would sometimes take weeks, Callis said, since the judge has so many other duties.

Callis had taken up the task of processing several pending applications after former County Engineer Ted Kantor resigned to accept a job in another county.

Although Callis had no previous knowledge or training on the subject, he studied the process intensely so he could process those applications, he told the court.

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Jul

National Night Out is Tuesday;  Many fun activities; all is free!

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Groesbeck Police Department cordially invites one and all to its annual Groesbeck National Night Out on this Tuesday, August 2. Once again, the National Night Out will be held at the Groesbeck City Park with the time being 6 p.m. to 9 p.m..

All of the activities are free including free pizza, popcorn, hot dogs, drinks and snow cones.

Among the activities to enjoy in addition to the food are the following:

*Free swimming 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

*Dunking tank

*Obstacle courses

*Mechanical bull

*Zip Line

Again, the Groesbeck Police Department cordially invites everyone of all ages to its annual National Night Out!

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28
Jul

Pokémon Go hotspot in Groesbeck

 

By Kim Smith
Journal General Manager

No, it’s not that summer heat bringing everyone to the streets of Groesbeck. It’s Pokémon Go! Groesbeck Gamers are out and about all around town, looking for the elusive Pokémon creatures.  The interactive game hit blends the virtual world of Pokémon with the real world, and it has hit people across the globe going outdoors with just one goal: “Gotta catch ’em all.”

Pokémon Go is a viral interactive mobile game that was released approximately three weeks ago on iPhone and Android devices. To play the game, you have to download the app and then you follow the real life map to find items, fight battles and collect Pokémon. While it is a game that is played on your phone, you also have to get out and get on the move because you have to be within a certain distance from a "Poké Stop" in order to activate that location and collect in-game items.

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Tom’s Topics

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Republican National Convention dominated the headlines last week, and this week the Democratic National Convention will be the big news.

And, then comes the presidential campaign all the way to the general election on Tuesday, November 8th.  Included in the campaign will be debates by both the presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

However, as is always the case, the presidential campaign will make for an interesting autumn!

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Last week, 100 degree weather was experienced in much of Central Texas. This week’s weather forecast call for some possible chances of rain and somewhat lower daily temperatures. However, the forecast still calls for weather in the low to mid-90’s . A good rain or two would be great at this time of the year.

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Groesbeck Lions Club hear interesting program about Texas Lions Camp at last week’s meeting

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

 

The Texas Lions Camp at Kerrville is considered  one of the crown jewels of  the Texas Lions. The Texas Lions Camp  is organized to give children with various disabilities a chance to enjoy a week at summer camp like other children.  The Texas Lions Camp includes camps for children with diabetes.

The Groesbeck Lions Club has long been a big supporter of the Texas  Lions Camp. In fact some thirty members of the Groesbeck Lions Club are Lifetime Members of the Texas Lions Camp.

At last week’s meeting of the Groesbeck Lions Club Sharon Fredrikkson gave a very interesting report on the Texas Lions Camp. Sharon and her husband, Harvey, and other members of the Groesbeck Lions Club recently attended the closing ceremony of one of this summer’s sessions at Texas Lions Camp. The local Lions Club members helped with the closing ceremony.

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28
Jul

Groesbeck Ex-Students Association News

 

 

The Groesbeck Ex-Students Association has received dues from Bennett and Ida Vogel Stewart, both of the Class of 1959.

Dale Brown of Mexia and a member of the GHS Class of  1939 sent in his dues. He also made donation to the scholarship fund in memory of  Howard Hyden.

Memorials in memory of Joy Stockton Cates and Bill Smith have been given by Tom Hawkins.

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Patsy Hyden Bradshaw of Garland and Jerry Hyden of Pollock (first cousins of Howard Hyden), sent in a memorial for Howard Hyden in which they stated:

“In memory of Howard A. Hyden, GHS Class of 1939. Also honoring         
Groesbeck’s past football players where Howard was an “All-District” Linebacker.”

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28
Jul

More step raises OK’d for law enforcement employees

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners approved salary increases for the Law Enforcement Center, which includes the Sheriff’s Office, jail and Dispatch Department.

The court addressed this and other matters concerning law enforcement at their July 12 meeting, including hearing the June statistics for the Law Enforcement Center and the Juvenile Detention Center; and approving payment of invoices for the Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison that has been empty since June 2013.

Those approved for raises include:

• Deputy Tracy Edwards, who will receive a six-month probation pay increase of $2,600 annually.

• Jailer Janice McIntosh, who was approved for a three-year step raise of $1,040 annually.

• Jailer Kendrick McCullen, also approved for a three-year step raise of $1,040 annually.

• Jailer Ricky Fowler, who will get a six-month step raise of $2,600 annually.

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28
Jul

The Church Is Apostolic 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Church is apostolic because she is founded on the apostles, in three ways:                 -she was and remains built on "the foundation of the Apostles,(Eph 2:20; Rev 21:14) the witnesses chosen and sent on mission by Christ himself,(Matt 28:16-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor 9:1;15:7-8; Gal 1:1; etc.)                                                                                                                                                                         - with the help of the Spirit dwelling in her, the Church keeps and hands on the teaching, (Acts 2:42) the "good deposit," the salutary words she has heard from the apostles; (2 Tim 1:13-14)                                                 

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The Groesbeck Senior Citizen News

 

By Kelli Young
Site Manager

Thu
28
Jul

LIMESTONE APPRAISAL DISTRICT holds REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Limestone Appraisal District met in regular session at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in the Appraisal District board room in Groesbeck, Texas. Members present: John McCarver, George Humble, and Troy Miller. Members absent: Mack Jones and Stacy Hall. Staff present: Karen Wietzikoski. Attorney: Charles Buenger. Visitors: None

Chairman John McCarver called the meeting to order. Karen Wietzikoski, Chief Appraiser, certified proof of posting the meeting notice. The meeting began with a prayer led by George Humble and then the pledges.

Troy Miller made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Mr. Humble seconded the motion. All voted aye, motion carried.

Mr. Humble made the motion to approve the payment of bills. Mr. Miller seconded the motion. All voted aye, motion carried. No public comments were received.

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