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Thu
14
Apr

Muttin’ bustin’ on a Friday night

The Groesbeck UPRA/CPRA held its annual rodeo Friday and Saturday evening at the Limestone County Fairgrounds. Fans got a chance to see some of the top cowboys and cowgirls compete in the two-day event. Two of CPRA’s top five barrel racers, Taci Bettis (ranked No. 1) and Jacque Woolman (ranked No. 5) competed here this weekend.
 

 

Thu
14
Apr

Groesbeck HS Prom King & Queen

Saturday night was a fun night of dancing for Groesbeck Prom attendees. The girls were beautiful and the guys were smooth and the music played all night long.
 

 

Thu
14
Apr

Plan would see deputies train at prison

County commissioners are considering approving agreements with several security firms to use the Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison that has been empty since June 2013, for training purposes. 
 

 

Thu
07
Apr

County to seek new jail phone service provider FCC rules to limit price of inmate phone calls

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County has approved issuing a Request for Proposals, or bids, on providing telephone service for county inmates through a different company than it has been using. Commissioners learned, however, that recent Federal Communications Commission rulings limiting the amount companies may charge will probably mean less income for the county no matter which company it uses.
The court made its decision at its March 28 meeting and also took care of other minor decisions concerning law enforcement.
“There were some proposed changes in the law,” County Judge Daniel Burkeen told the court regarding inmate telephone service providers. “There still may be some changes in the law, but the sheriff had wanted to go ahead and get going with it.”

Thu
07
Apr

Court to ask Farm Bureau to trade sign for donation

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners have agreed to try to trade in a donated sign for a scholarship donation after they could not find a suitable place for it. The court made that decision at its March 28 meeting after various options to place the sign did not pan out.
Farm Bureau Insurance had announced the donation of the sign at the court’s April 13, 2015, meeting after suggestions had been made in commissioners court that a sign on Hwy. 14 might be a good way to inform passing drivers of fairground activities.
The commissioners discussed possibilities then and also at their Dec. 28, 2015, Feb. 8 and March 14 meetings, but the commissioners could not find a place to put the sign where no expense would be incurred either for placement of the sign or monthly electricity bills, since the sign was lighted.

Thu
07
Apr

Coming soon to Reunion Grounds

The Confederate Reunion Grounds in Limestone County will be hosting Civil War Living History and Reenactment on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will include military demonstrations, reenactments,
Ladies Tea, music, and refreshments for sale. It is hosted by the Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds.
Admission prices are adults, $5.00; children 12 and under, free; and 2-day pass (Sat. & Sun.), $7.50.
The Confederate Reunion Grounds and State Historic Site is located on 1738 FM 2705 just south of Mexia. For more information call 254-472-0959, crg@thc.state.tx.us or www.visitcrg.com.

Thu
07
Apr

Groesbeck Lions Club hears ventriloquist and storyteller at its meeting last week

By Tom Hawkins
The Groesbeck Lions had a most interesting program last week with the program being presented by a very talent ventriloquist and storyteller.,
The speaker was Mrs. Nancy Burks Worcester, and she is the mother of Brody Burks who is a member of the staff of the Limestone County Attorney’s office. Burks introduced his mother.
The ventriloquist was assisted in a portion of her presentation by one of her “Manikin American” friends.
Mrs. Worcestshire is also a very talented storyteller. She particularly enjoys telling family stories and stories of the depression period. She encouraged each person present to learn and tell family stories in order for them to be gone for future generations.
A reminder that the 18th annual Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show will be taking place on Saturday, June 25, at the Groesbeck City Park.

Thu
07
Apr

Sunday’s horse show to highlight equestrian skills

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Those who love to watch talented equestrians on well-trained horses will not want to miss the annual Limestone County Fair Association’s annual horse show, scheduled for Sunday, April 10, in the show barn of the county fairgrounds, beginning at 2 p.m.
Those who would like to attend are asked to note the new start time.
Deana Rand, one of the show’s organizers – along with Clinton Little and Alisha Baize – said the starting time was moved to the afternoon to allow people to go to church Sunday morning. The show will end when all the competitions are complete.
Price of admission is free, and county residents are urged to attend the event to cheer on and encourage the youth participating.
Twenty-three entrants, all members of either 4-H or FFA, will provide plenty of entertainment. Some have been riding horses for years, while others are venturing into their first show.

Thu
07
Apr

This weekend’s LCFA Rodeo a treat for fans

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Mexia area rodeo enthusiasts are counting down the days to the annual Limestone County Fair Association Rodeo, coming this Friday-Saturday, April 8-9.
Gates open at 6:30, and the rodeo starts at 8 p.m. in the show barn at the county fairgrounds, near Groesbeck.
Some of the best male and female competitors from across the state will converge there to show their skills in the rodeo that is approved both by the UPRA and the CPRA.
Popular youth events, like mutton bustin’ and youth barrel racing, as well as funny adult contests, like wild cow milking and double mugging, will take place during the rodeo, organizers say.
Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for children 5 and under. A wide range of refreshments will be available to suit most any taste.
Friday night will also offer a calf scramble for youth.

Thu
07
Apr

Commissioners may change meetings to Tuesdays

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners court may start meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month instead of the second and fourth Monday after Commissioner Pct. 4 Bobby Forrest suggested the change at the court’s March 28 meeting. Commissioners briefly discussed the idea and also heard several other minor matters.
No decision on changing the meeting day has been made yet, since the item was not on the agenda, but Forrest gave several reasons for his proposed change:
• The county judge and county department heads would have time to put together new information that develops over the weekend related to agenda items.
He pointed out that County Judge Daniel Burkeen had had to come in to work on Easter Sunday because of an agenda item for their meeting that day.
• Tuesday meetings would not require changes for Monday holidays, which usually happens about twice a year now.

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