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Thu
28
Jul

Jazzmine Carter,Groesbeck, named Miss Texas Pageant State Finalist

The National American Miss Texas pageant has named Jazzmine Nicole Carter, 16, of Groesbeck as a State Finalist.

The pageant is held for girls ages four through eighteen in five different age divisons. Miss Carter will be in the Jr. Teen division and the pageant will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dallas on July 30th and 31st.

Jazzmine's parents are Danny and Loretta Dupree and her favorite activities include teaching 5th and 6th grade girls at church, shopping and spending quality time with family and friends.

Miss Carter's sponsors include her mom and dad, Rise & Shine Roofing, Diamonds and Dust, Beth and Clint Mello, Rusty Rose Flowers, Tonnette Smith, Jay's Fireworks, Premier Designes and High Maintenance.

Thu
28
Jul

First Families of Limestone County

The First Families of Limestone County is a project sponsored by the Limestone County Historical Commission that recognizes early settlers who were living in the county before or during 1896. During the Commissioners Court meeting on April 11, several individuals were presented certificates that designated their ancestors as First Families members. Logan Wilson received certificates for his ancestor, Logan A. Stroud. Logan Almaren Stroud, the son of Ethen and Nancy Trammell Stroud, was born in Morgan County, Georgia on October 10, 1814. When he was about 16 years old, he moved with his parents to Chambers County, Alabama, where his father and uncles acquired land holdings in excess of 10,000 acres. 

 

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Thu
28
Jul

Pokémon Go, hotspot in Groesbeck

No, it’s not that summer heat bringing everyone to the streets of Groesbeck. It’s Pokémon Go! Groesbeck Gamers are out and about all around town, looking for the elusive Pokémon creatures. The interactive game hit blends the virtual world of Pokémon with the real world, and it has hit people across the globe going outdoors with just one goal. 

 

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Thu
28
Jul

County taps high-priority road fund for repairs

Limestone County commissioners court has agreed to use high-priority road funds to repair LCR 456, which runs east from near the Fort Parker State Park entrance. The court approved this move at its July 12 meeting and also approved budget transfers for the Road and Bridge Department for another road repair and to buy needed software. Commissioner Pct. 4 Bobby Forrest requested $50,000 for the job, which Road Administrator Jerry Herin estimated would cost a total of $69,000. The difference would be paid by Forrest’s precinct road funds.  

 

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Thu
21
Jul

And the $100 goes to…

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During the 4th of July celebration at Hawkins Park, Zavion K. Baker won a $100 prize from the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce. This prize was associated with the Chamber's effort to promote business among participating Groesbeck merchants during the month of June.

Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Lions Club Hears fishing program

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

 

The Groesbeck Lions Club heard an interesting program on fly fishing at its meeting on July 13.

Dale McDaniel was the speaker, and he was introduced by Kara McLelland, program chairman for the month.

McDaniel works in staff development at the Mexia State Supported Learning Center. His wife, Liz, has just retired from teaching. She taught in the Groesbeck Independent School District for many years. McDaniel is minister of the Tehuacana Baptist Church.

In his remarks McDaniel related several entertaining and informative stories about fly fishing.

Local Lions were encouraged to attend the impressive closing ceremonies at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville on August 5.

The Groesbeck Lions Club is hosting the District 2X-3 Cabinet meeting on this Friday and Saturday. A portion of the meeting was devoted to making plans in regard to hosting the cabinet meeting.

 

Thu
21
Jul

Community shows its support of the Dallas fallen officers

 

 

 

 

Pictured above are the Windsor Healthcare employees and the Groesbeck LTC employees with Groesbeck Police Department officers wearing blue in memory of the five fallen officers killed in Dallas when a gunman shot police ambush-style as protesters marched in downtown Dallas late Thursday against the fatal police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Journal photos: Kim Smith/Colby Blacknall

Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Senior Citizen News

 

By Kelli Young
Site Manager

Thu
21
Jul

Limestone County Vietnam vets ‘welcomed home’

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Thirty Vietnam-era military veterans who live in Limestone County were honored in a special ceremony Saturday at Mexia’s VFW Lancaster Post 4694.

The Mexia Peer Support Center, which serves all of Limestone County, sponsored the event. Representatives of a variety of veteran’s organizations attended and worked together to show respect to the veterans.

An estimated 150-200 attended the ceremony and included those who served in all the major military branches: Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. Those attending were local including those from cities across central Texas, such as Waco, Killeen and Copperas Cove. One of the larger contingencies was a group of about a dozen members of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association, Genevieve Chapter 94, of Killeen, who lent their support to the event.

Thu
21
Jul

Groesbeck Lions Club hosting District 2X-3 cabinet meeting

 

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

 

The Groesbeck Lions Club is hosting the District 2X-3 Cabinet Meeting on this Friday and Saturday. Some 100 to 150 Lions Club members from other communities are expected  to be in Groesbeck on Saturday.

Early arrivals will be treated to a reception at the Quality Inn on Friday evening.

The Cabinet Meeting for District 2X-3 will be held on Saturday at the Groesbeck Church of Christ. District 2X-3 includes Lions Clubs from a wide range of Central Texas cities.

Glenn Brandt is the District 2X-3 Governor, and he will be presiding over the meeting. Shawn Harkin is president of the Groesbeck Lions Club.

The Cabinet Meeting will include several training classes. The Saturday luncheon meeting will feature remarks by newly elected Second International Vice-President, Sam Lindsey.

A big welcome to Groesbeck is extended to all visiting Lions Club members!

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