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Thu
13
Mar

County prison one of fi nal two for fed contract

by Roxanne McKnight
 
It was revealed at Monday’s Limestone County commissioners court meeting that the county’s privately owned prison is one of only two still being considered for a long-term contract to house inmates for the federal government.
 
Thu
13
Mar

Primary Election comes to a wrap

by Brenda Sommer
 
Results are in from Tuesday’s party primary elections, deciding all but one Limestone County race. Republican candidates far outnumber Democrats in Limestone County, meaning most of those who won in Tuesday’s Republican primary have no opponent in the November general election and so will take office come January.
 
Thu
13
Mar

Volleyball fun perks up nursing home residents

by Roxanne McKnight
 
Nearly two dozen residents of Groesbeck’s Windsor HealthCare Residence put on red T-shirts every Friday morning about 10 o’clock and make their way to the facility’s large dining area, not for a midmorning snack but for volleyball practice. The players crowd themselves on one side or the other of a wheelchair-height net, and everyone has to sit in a chair so those in wheelchairs are not at a disadvantage. Their volleyball is a large, sturdy balloon, and soon it’s, “Ready, here we go!”
 
Thu
06
Mar

City and School filings complete

Last Friday was the final day to sign up for local elections to be held on May 10, 2014. Candidates for City Mayor are Ray O’Docharty and Jackie Levingston (Incumbent).
 
Thu
06
Mar

Cowboys and Bulls

This past weekend was the kickoff to activities gearing up for The Limestone County Fair & Youth Livestock Show which will be held later this month at the Fairgrounds.
 
Thu
06
Mar

County near final resolution with former prison company CEC

By Roxanne McKnight
 
The end is in sight for resolving financial issues between Limestone County and Community Education Centers, the prison management company that ran the Limestone County Detention Center for several years until June 28, 2013. Commissioners heard the details of a fi nal contract between the county and CEC at the court’s Feb. 24 meeting.
 
Thu
06
Mar

Groesbeck Library to reopen next month

Roxanne McKnight
 
One of the significant improvements going on in Groesbeck is the library renovation project. City Administrator Jim Cox updated city council on this work at its specially called meeting of Feb. 25. There had been delays on that project, Cox said, but the day before the meeting he had met with the builder and signed a contract extension. They set the “substantial fi nish date” as Monday, March 3.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Fair rodeo this weekend

Grab your hat and slide on your boots – the annual Limestone County Fair Association starts tomorrow. On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, the annual rodeo will take place at at the Limestone County Fairgrounds in Groesbeck. The rodeo is usually the kick-off of the week-long youth livestock show, but this year the fair itself takes place at he end of the month.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Woodworking man carves out life for himself

By Roxanne McKnight
 
A certain family living in East Texas 70 years ago was called “trash” by some, and probably no one thought the little boy in the family would amount to much. That little boy, however – Obie Philley – eventually graduated from high school, worked many years, married, raised a family and is now enjoying his retirement years living in Groesbeck. “They called us trash, because that’s the way the old-timers did,” Philley said recently. “When we were kids, we didn’t have any toys. The toys we had were the toys we made.”
 
Wed
26
Feb

City Council meets new city appointees, plans election

By Roxanne McKnight
 
Two people recently appointed to fill city positions were introduced at the Groesbeck City Council meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 18. The council also made several decisions concerning the May 10 elections and took care of other city business. New city council member David Hernandez assumed his duties after being sworn in by Mayor Jackie Levingston. Hernandez replaces former council member Richard Outlaw, whose resignation was accepted at the council’s Jan. 30 meeting. Hernandez was voted upon by the council at a previous meeting.
 

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