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01
May

Cynthia Ann Garden Club Flower Show a Hit

Jerri O’Docharty, of Groesbeck, makes a last-minute adjustment to her entry in the Cynthia Ann Garden Club Flower Show last Thursday. For her entry, which had a theme of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ she used deep red Gerber daisies to represent the poppies in the classic children’s story.
 
Thu
24
Apr

Groesbeck Chamber throws citywide yard sale; Arts and craft sale at convention center is same day

By Roxanne McKnight.
 
Groesbeck residents are looking through their homes and garages to fi nd items they may sell in the upcoming citywide yard sale on Saturday, April 26. Many, too, are looking forward to shopping either at some of their neighbors’ yard sales or at the arts and craft sale at the convention center the same day. The arts and craft sale begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Those holding yard sales may begin and end whenever they like.

 

Thu
24
Apr

New library opens to praise from residents

By Roxanne McKnight.
 
Groesbeck’s new Maffett Memorial Library was packed Thursday, April 17, for its grand opening and ribbon-cutting. Local dignitaries, library board members, former employees and residents of all ages fi lled the library, at 601 W. Yeagua St., to congratulate each other and librarian Rhonda Bass on the renovated and expanded facility.

 

Thu
24
Apr

Limestone prison contract competition hits snag; Justice Department contract modifi cation excludes LCDC

By Roxanne McKnight.
 
A possible glitch in the county’s efforts to win a longterm contract for federal inmates at the Limestone County Detention Center was revealed at Monday’s commissioners court meeting. The Justice Department has modified the requirements of the contract to specify that the beds at the prison must have been in place by March of last year. Commissioner William “Pete” Kirven asked LCDC Warden and Administrator Mike Sutton whether he had an update on the CAR-XV contract, the name for the longterm contract the county has been competing for, for over a year.
 

 

Thu
17
Apr

The unpredictable weather of Texas

Some of Limestone County received a nice hail storm this past Monday morning, with reports of pea to dime size hail throughout the area. This hail storm brought with it a cold front that had many people grabbing their jackets before heading out in the cold. The weather has proven to be Texas weather with temperatures ranging from the highs in the 80’s to the lows in the 40’s.
 
Thu
17
Apr

What’s next for artist Janice Levi?

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Combine artistic talent and an insatiable curiosity for doing and experiencing, and you get someone like Groesbeck’s Janice Levi, a nationally known artist who lives on Lake Limestone. She’s been exploring many forms of art her whole life, but one has been especially intriguing to her. Growing up in the 1950s and early 1960s in the Texas town of Woodsboro, young Janice and her two older brothers were raised by a brilliant man who only completed a few months of college.
 
Thu
17
Apr

State road grant now over half a million dollars

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Limestone County commissioners found out Monday how much larger the transportation infrastructure grant the county is eligible to receive from the state will be. The initial amount was to have been $431,000, but the new amount will be $503,797. County Judge Daniel Burkeen, in announcing the new grant amount, noted that the higher fi gure represents a 17 percent increase and said that was better than most counties had received.
 
Thu
10
Apr

Trains collide, derail near Kosse

Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer.
 
Two Union Pacific trains collided Sunday night just south of Kosse, derailing one locomotive and 14 freight cars. Two employees were injured in the accident, which happened about 9:45 p.m. between a mile to a mile and a half south of the town, according to Union Pacifi c representative Elizabeth Hutchison. Local emergency first responders went to the accident scene, but it was not known how serious the injuries were, only that both victims were receiving medical treatment.

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Thu
10
Apr

Re-enactment to bring Civil War era to life

Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer.
 
Living history will be on display this coming Saturday at the Confederate Reunion Grounds, between Mexia and Groesbeck, where the Civil War re-enactment will be held. Hundreds of actors and history buffs of all ages are expected to converge on the location, many spending the night in natural cotton tents like those used in the 1860s, cooking their meals over campfi res in Dutch ovens and metal pans and wearing period-authentic apparel.

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Thu
10
Apr

City Hall design change means more open look

Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer.
 
Groesbeck City Council held a specially called meeting last week to approve a change to the design of the City Hall interior that will make it more open and more customer friendly. Personnel with Vox Construction, which is updating the renovations at City Hall, suggested instead of installing sliding glass windows for the cashiers that wait on customers, that the city open up the counter area.

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