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Thu
12
May

New horse group to help at-risk youth

Celeste Coffee’s love for horses is so great she and two of her friends formed a group to share that love with disadvantaged youth – who, without assistance, would have no way to connect with horses. “We love them; we love fooling with them,” Celeste Coffee said of horses. “I love riding them, brushing them. When you go out there, you forget all the day’s problems.”

 

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Wed
11
May

Deadline to Seek Federal Aid for Texas March Floods is May 18

 

 

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the March tornadoes and flooding are running out of time to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

 

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses living in the counties of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance.

 

Thu
05
May

PART II: Born to preach: Pastor Fred Sain

When Fred and Sally first met, they had only a pastor-parishioner relationship. Sally Sain was Sally Spivey then. She was born in Prairie Hill and grew up there. Her father was Charles Calhoun Spivey, known to his friends as “C.C.” or “Callie”; and her mother was Mae (Price) Spivey. Sally was the youngest of five. Her oldest brother, Connor, later became Limestone County Sheriff. Back then, Prairie Hill had its own school district and she graduated from Prairie Hill High School

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Thu
05
May

Little Olympics not so little

Groesbeck Stadium was jammed packed with fans and family Monday night at the Annual Groesbeck ISD Little Olympics. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade competed in running events, including a finale of relay races.

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Thu
05
May

Commissioners call special meeting

Limestone County commissioners court has called a special meeting Thursday to respond to a rail company’s request to waive rules and speed up condemnation proceedings. Only one item is on the court’s agenda: Coming up with a response to a recent filing by Texas Central Railroad with the Surface Transportation Board, seeking “a waiver of the rules to allow expedited taking of private property.”

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Thu
28
Apr

Groesbeck Maffett Public Library to hold book fair

The Groesbeck Maffett Public Library will be hosting an Usborne Book Fair from May 3rd to May 5th, at the library, from 11:30am to 5:30pm. The library and fair will be closed on Friday the 6th. The fair will resume on Saturday, May 7th from 10am to 1pm, during which a free family craft day will also be held at the library! Usborne Consultant, Janet Shropshire will be managing the book fair. The high quality, visual appeal, and captivating topics make Usborne children’s books a definite favorite of the Groesbeck Maffett Public Library’s patrons. They have books for all ages, ranging from small children to teens!

Thu
28
Apr

Groesbeck MLK Community Garden Project Update

We hope you are all enjoying the beautiful green spring that has blessed our community.

With spring in the air our thoughts drift to the outdoors which is a great time to update everyone on our MLK Community Garden.

On Saturday, April 9, Joan McEntyre greeted the design team from the University of Houston at our garden site. They measured, took photos and did lots of brainstorming. Joan took the team on a tour of our town. They were highly impressed with our City Park, ball fields, Police & Fire Departments, Courthouse, brick paved streets and our amazing convention center.

The Design Team will do the first official design unveiling at the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce May 12 meeting to be held at noon at the Convention Center. There will be an evening meeting at the Groesbeck Convention Center starting at 5:30 that will be open to the entire community.

Thu
28
Apr

GROESBECK LIONS TO PLANT A TREE IN HAWKINS PARK

The Groesbeck Lions Club is planting a tree at Hawkins Park at 5:30pm on Arbor Day, April 29, 2016. Refreshments will be served. The Red Oak Tree is being planted as a Lions Signature Project to honor the 100th Anniversary of Lions Clubs International in 2016-2017. Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world, with over 1.4 million members in every country and geographic area of the world. The Lions Clubs have concentrated on sight preservation services ever since Helen Keller gave the keynote speech at the 1925 Lions International Convention, and charged the Lions of the world to be “the Knights for the blind in the Crusade against darkness”. For this reason the Groesbeck Lions Club provides eyeglasses for Groesbeck ISD children whose parents cannot afford them, as well as many other services to the Community, State, Nation, and Internationally.

Thu
28
Apr

TXDot to upgrade portion of 39

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin a project to upgrade a portion of Farm to Market 39 in Limestone County, April 29, 2016.
The project, designed to increase safety along FM 39, will reconstruct, widen and resurface the roadway from SH 164, southeast of Groesbeck, east to the Leon county line. The existing travel lanes will be expanded an additional 12” in width with 4’ added to the shoulders. Additionally, safety end-treatments will be applied to culvert-ends at cross drainage locations under the roadway and adjoining private driveways.
The 7-mile project, being undertaken by A.L. Helmcamp, Inc., of Buffalo,Tx., at a cost of $7.5 Million, will begin on April 29 with the setting of warning signs and barricades. It is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017, weather permitting.

Thu
28
Apr

Lopez honored at Conservation Awards Banquet

Jesse Lopez of Groesbeck, Texas will be honored for outstanding contribution to the Texas soil and water conservation program at a Conservation Awards Banquet for Ara 5 on May 3, 2016.
The banquet will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Dublin High School. Area 5 consists of 51 counties in Central and North Texas.
Categories in which awards will be presented include Outstanding Conservation District; Conservation Rancher; Conservation Farmer; Friend of Conservation; Conservation Teacher; and Wildlife Conservationist. Awards will also be presented to Area 5 youth winners of the Poster and Essay Contests. Jesse was the winner of the Jr. Essay Contest for those students of 13 years or younger.
The purpose of the Conservation Awards Program is to recognize and honor Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and individuals who have dedicated their time, efforts and talents to making wise use of renewable natural resources.

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