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17
Mar

Limestone County Fair coming up in April

The Limestone County Fair will be taking place in April. The Limestone County Fair is sponsored by the Limestone County Fair Association with all of the activities of the Fair to be held at the Limestone County Fairgrounds.
A major part of the Fair is the Limestone County Youth Livestock Show.
The Limestone County Fair activities will be begin on Saturday, April 2, with the Limestone County Queen’s contest to be held at the Enge-Washington Intermediate School.
Kicking off the Fair in a big way will be the Bob Champion CPA/UPRA Rodeo on April 8 and 9. The horse show will be on Sunday afternoon, April 10.
The showing and judging of animals in the Limestone County Youth Livestock will be on Thursday and Friday, April 14-15. The Fair will have divisions for ag mechanics and family and consumer science. The Fair will also include a barbeque cook-off division.

Thu
17
Mar

Air Show Cancelled!

Second Annual Family Fun Day Air Show has been cancelled due to weather. Second Annual Family Fun Day Air Show hosted by the Fast Freddie’s Flying Reds Foundation and Greer Mobile Detail. The show will be rescheduled at a later time. Watch the Journal for more information.

Thu
17
Mar

Saturday air show to offer fun day for families

ATTENTION! ATTENTIOON! Air Show Cancelled!
Limestone County residents will have their own air show Saturday, March 19, at the county airport, along with a whole range of fun activities. It’s the Second Annual Family Fun Day Air Show, hosted by the Fast Freddie’s Flying Reds Foundation and Greer Mobile Detail.

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Thu
17
Mar

Sheriff Dennis D. Wilson issues appeal to citizens in fight against crime in County

Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership is the fight against crime; Sheriff Dennis D. Wilson announced that Limestone County Citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriff ’s Association of Texas.

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Thu
17
Mar

Commissioners court & sheriff tangle on LCSO raises, budget & salaries

There was friction in Limestone County commissioners court Monday when Sheriff Dennis Wilson asked for raises for six of his employees, totaling more than $6,200 not accounted for in the annual budget. Wilson also expressed concern at the March 14 meeting at his recent realization that his budget does not include some empty positions he had been using to ensure he had enough funds to cover overtime and similar expenses.

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Thu
17
Mar

The rains came down, more to come

The Navasota River was high and wide and Lake Mexia reached a level that exceeded 454 inches, a level not seen since 1991. The spillway was above 458 which is a substantial flood, indeed.

The storm that came through last Wednesday dumped a total of 9.17 inches in the rain gauge located at 317 W. Navasota, according to Keith Tilley, Groesbeck Public Works.

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Fri
11
Mar

Groesbeck ISD school board has board training and workshop

The Groesbeck ISD school board had a school board training meeting and board workshop on Wednesday, March 2.
During the workshop the school board discussed facilities, the budget and how to best utilize the remaining bond funds.
The board discussed needs and prioritized needs of the campuses. The following were determined to be top priorities: classroom desks for the H. O. Whitehurst campus, the middle school and the high school; middle school HVAC; H. O. Whitehurst HVAC; middle school security doors; middle annex roofing; fencing at H. O. Whitehurst; and renovations to the Support Services Center.
Prices were estimated and once the district has a definite price, they will look at replacing the H. O. Whitehurst cafeteria HVAC. Bryan Moore presented budget and planning information relating to the 2016--2017 financial budget.
The meeting was a planning workshop with no official action being taken.

Fri
11
Mar

Limestone Appraisal District Reminds Businesses to Render their Taxable Property by April 15th

If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Limestone Appraisal District by April 15, 2016.
A rendition is a report that lists all taxable property you owned or controlled on January 1 of this year. Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer’s equipment used for farming.
“The appraisal district may use the information submitted in the rendition to set property values,” said Karen Wietzikoski, Chief Appraiser.
You can also file a report of decreased value to notify the appraisal district of significant depreciation of your property. “For example, if your property was damaged by a storm, flood or fire last year, you should file a report of decreased value. The appraisal district will look at your property before assigning a value in 2016,” said Wietzikoski.

Fri
11
Mar

Limestone County Primary Election Results; Cruz and Clinton win Texas presidential primaries; Jerry Allen wins Com. Precinct 3 Race

By Tom Hawkins
Last Tuesday, March 1, was the 2016 primary election in Limestone County and the state of Texas as well as several other states.
A total of 4,560 voted in the primary election in Limestone County with 3,799 GOP ballots being cast and 770 Democratic ballots being cast.
The primary election included election contests on the federal, state and county or local levels.
Of special interest in the primary election was the presidential primary elections for both the Republican and Democratic Parties. The presidential nominees for both of the major parties will be officially made at the two national conventions this summer.

Fri
11
Mar

Local woman charged with theft

After an internal audit revealed some discrepancies that could not be justified, the Groesbeck based Insurance Licensing Services of America, had no choice but to bring theft charges against their human resources officer, Lorraine Smith.
Lorraine Smith, 45, is charged with theft over $1,500, but under $20,000, in connection with what an arrest warrant affidavit says was a series of thefts from Insurance Licensing Services of America in Groesbeck between February 2015 and July 2015.
The amount taken totaled just more than $2,000, authorities said.
Smith is no longer employed by ILSA, which provides services across the country, authorities said.
The owner of the insurance agency, Groesbeck City Councilwoman Arlene Taveras, reported the theft on Dec. 3, 2015 after the internal audit was completed.

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