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Thu
09
Jun

Promotions & Awards presented for 8th Grade

The Groesbeck Middle School 8th grade promotion and academic awards program was held in the Groesbeck Middle School Gym on Thursday, June 2. Several students participated in the program. The pledge to the United States flag was led by Kennedy Cox while Emily Miera directed the pledge to the Texas flag. The invocation was given by Cole Shugart. Middle School Principal Dayne Duncan gave words of welcome.

 

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Thu
09
Jun

Lions Car Show slated for June 25, at City Park

The Groesbeck Lions Club’s 18th Annual Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show will be Saturday, June 25, at the Groesbeck City Park during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Lions Club is also having a raffle for a rifle with the drawing for the gun will be held during the car show.

 

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Thu
09
Jun

Chief Henson’s accident recovery progressing

Slow but sure is the order of the day for Groesbeck City Administrator and Police Chief Chris Henson as he recovers from being run over March 22 by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer while directing traffic at the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 164. 

 

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Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck Ex-Students Association News

 

 

The Groesbeck Ex-Students Association is reporting some payments of Ex-Students  dues and is also reporting several memorials which have been donated to the Association.

Dues have been received from Kenneth and Karen Stone Wietzikoski, Class of 1976; Jordan Wietzikoski, Class of 2000; and Jace Wietzikoski, Class of 2004.

Dues have also been received from Jerry Parmley, Class of  1955; Maxine Sims Baldwin, Class of 1954; and Mary Curl Jones, Class of 1947.

Mary Jones gave memorials for Edward H. Curl, Class of 1953, and Marie Curl Brous, Class of 1942. Tom Hawkins gave a memorial in memory of Agnes Gantt Blalock, Class of 1950.

Ex-Students dues are $10 per person per year. Dues, memorial donations and other scholarship donation may be mailed to the Groesbeck Ex-Students Association, P. O. Box 657, Groesbeck, Texas 76642.

Thu
02
Jun

El Camino Real, a National Historic Trail, came through Groesbeck and Limestone Co.

 

 

 

By Robert Hicks

Thu
02
Jun

Cynthia Ann Garden Club has luncheon and plant exchange

 

By Rubinell Pelham, Reporter

The Cynthia Ann Garden Club met for their final meeting for the summer at the Groesbeck Woman's Club on Thursday, May 26th.

Susan Hughes, president, opened the meeting with a prayer. Members had each brought either a salad or a dessert, and enjoyed a covered-dish luncheon. Hostesses for the afternoon were the Social Committtee: Joan McEntyre, Barbara Casey, Martha LeNoir and Sharen McMillan.

Members had each brought a plant to exchange. Members each drew a number. Barbara Downs and Ginger Fritz drew numbers and passed out a plant to the winner. There were many beautiful plants.

The club will resume their meetings in September.

 

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Thu
02
Jun

County to search for short-term prison operator

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners are looking for a company to operate the county prison on an interim basis for anticipated short-term contracts while they wait for a bigger contract to come through. Commissioners court dealt with this and other financial matters at their May 24 meeting, including discussing the need to raise fees at the Fairgrounds, accepting a financial report and making several budget resolutions; and also approving an agreement that would provide the county’s vital statistics to the state.

Commissioners voted on the decision to advertise for an interim operator for the prison after returning to open session from an executive session, which is closed to the public.

The Limestone County Detention Center is privately owned by the county and has been empty since June 2013.

Thu
02
Jun

Limestone bridge to be replaced at minimal cost

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The Texas Department of Transportation is about to replace the bridge over Limestone County’s LCR 250, near Wortham, at no cost to the county, except for compensating the nearby landowner $5,000.

County Engineer Ted Kantor said that to meet the state’s current standards, the new bridge would need to be moved over onto what is now private land.

“Due to their design criterion and the geometry of the road and the creek, they can’t design and put it back where it is,” Kantor told the court. “It’s too close to the creek. We need to move it over onto David Bates’ property. Usually there is very little right-of-way acquisition in these deals; we wind up putting the bridge back where it was. You can ask the landowners to donate a little bit of land. I can’t tell you how far the bridge is moving over, but it’s moving over entirely on Mr. Bates’ property.”

Thu
02
Jun

Rural intersection to get four-way stop signs

 

Temporary road administrator named to replace Kantor

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners agreed at their May 24 meeting to post notice of their intent to install four-way stop signs at LCR 368 at its intersection with LCR 374, a rural intersection west of Lake Mexia and south of US 84.

The court dealt with this and other matters concerning roads and the Road and Bridge Department, including approving the placement of a gate across the end of LCR 747, presenting a plaque to outgoing County Engineer Ted Kantor, and naming a temporary Road and Bridge administrator.

Regarding the new four-way stop, DPS Trooper Kenneth Shields made a presentation to the court showing why a stop sign or yield sign should be installed at the intersection of LCR 368 and LCR 374.

Shields said he worked a crash at that intersection on May 6, and noted that traffic signs might have prevented the accident.

Thu
02
Jun

District files to be moved for safety

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The heavy, rolling files in the Limestone County courthouse basement must be moved immediately as they present a danger to the district clerks who use them, said Maintenance Supervisor Sam Callis.

He gave the report to county commissioners at their May 24 meeting, while reporting on what options the county has to repair the floor.

Callis emphasized that the courthouse building itself is structurally sound but only has a problem in one area of the basement floor.

The rolling file system in the corner room where district criminal files are kept requires a perfectly flat surface to be safe, he said.

“I went down and rolled one back and let it roll freely,” he said. “It would crush two good men. They have to put a 2x4 between them to get their files; we have to do something about that immediately.”

Callis provided the court two options to remedy the situation:

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