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Thu
23
Mar

Limestone County Museum Memos

By Tom Hawkins

A reminder that the Limestone County Historical Museum will have a garage sale on Saturday, April 22, in connection with the Groesbeck Citywide Garage Sale.

The Museum is located on West Navasota  Street in downtown Groesbeck, and the Museum’s garage sale will be at the Museum. If anyone wants to donate items  (no clothing please) to the garage sale, please bring them to the Museum on Saturday,  April 15, between the hours of  10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The garage sale is an important fundraiser for the Museum.

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Thu
23
Mar

State Capital Highlights

State budget progresses toward vote by full Senate

 

AUSTIN — The Senate Finance Committee, at work on the 2018-2019 state budget since January, on March 16 approved workgroup recommendations in preparation for a final vote.

Committee Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, said she expects her panel to vote on the state budget, Senate Bill 1, this week, March 20-24. After the committee votes, the next step for the budget is consideration by the full Senate.

So far in the process, the committee has approved more money to reduce the caseload for foster care workers, an increase in payments for people who take in foster children and an expansion of a privatized case management program. Funding for mental health would be maintained at current levels while adding beds for maximum-security patients.

Thu
23
Mar

GROESBECK AUCTION & LIVESTOCK COMPANY & BUFFALO LIVESTOCK & MARKETING REPORT

GROESBECK AUCTION & LIVESTOCK COMPANY

The Groesbeck Auction & Livestock Company held its weekly livestock auction sale on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. The sale is held each Thursday beginning at 12 noon. There were 67 sellers and 35 buyers. There were 475 head sold. The market report from last week’s sale is given below:

 

SLAUGHTER COWS & BULLS:

Boner Cows: $70-$80

Dress-- NT

Breaker Cows: $75-$82

Canner Cows:$57-$65

Thin Cows: $48-$55

Bulls Yield 1 & 2: $92-$100

Bulls Yield 3 & 4: $86-$90

 

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Thu
23
Mar

Sales Tax Revenue

By Timothy J. O’Malley

Managing Editor, The Mexia News

 

Cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts will see another check from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar as he announced $619.7 million in local sales tax allocations for March. Statewide, there was a 5.8 percent increase than there was in March 2016. These allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.

Hegar said, “The cities of Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Austin saw noticeable increases in sale tax allocations. The cities of McAllen and Sugar land saw noticeable decreases.”

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Thu
23
Mar

County fair kickoff to set fun tone for fair week

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County Fair organizers have planned something new this year that is certain to please its fans: a fair kickoff on March 31-April 1, which is the weekend before fair week so people can enjoy themselves as they gear up for the youth livestock show.

The kickoff weekend takes the place of the rodeo that is usually held before the fair, and its component events include a barbecue cook-off; tournaments of horseshoes, washers and dominos; and a Bart Crow concert, all at the county fairgrounds.

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Thu
16
Mar

Wortham girl dedicates 11th birthday to shelter pups, cats

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Wortham’s Hope Pirkle converted her March 11 birthday celebration into a fundraiser – Hope’s Barkin’ Birthday Bash – to benefit the dogs and cats at LARAS House, Limestone County’s no-kill animal shelter.

Hope asked anyone who might have planned to give her a birthday present to instead donate $11 or 11 pounds of pet food to LARAS House to feed the dozens of animals the facility houses.

 

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Groesbeck Journal! You can also subscribe online or call 254-729-5103.

 

Wed
15
Mar

County hopes Legislature deals with mental health issues

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

 

The current Texas legislative session could be the one in which lawmakers take steps to address what is already a crisis for those dealing with problems resulting from untreated mental health patients – that’s what several key people in Limestone County hope anyway.

Limestone County has a connection to mental health issues, in part because of the presence of the Mexia State Supported Living Center, and in part because Sheriff Dennis Wilson is heavily involved in mental health in Texas. Wilson is Chair of the Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center and is also on the executive committee of the board of directors of the Texas Council of Community Centers, which operates 39 facilities across the state to deal with, among other things, mental health and substance abuse problems.

Mon
27
Feb

Sheriff’s Office scores one more bullet-proof vest

Sheriff’s Office scores one more bullet-proof vest

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

 

Another Limestone County Sheriff’s Deputy will be protected from gunfire, thanks to Point Enterprise’s Good Will Club, which donated $600, the cost of a bullet-proof vest, to the county for that purpose.

Limestone County commissioners accepted the donation at their Feb. 14 meeting and took care of other Sheriff’s Office matters, including approving several routine raises, approving new hires, and hearing the January statistics, both for the Sheriff’s Office and the Juvenile Detention Center.

When Sheriff Dennis Wilson reported to commissioners court last year that he did not have enough bullet-proof vests for all his deputies, members of several groups in the county started pooling their money to buy some of the protective gear.

Mon
27
Feb

State Capital Highlights

State Capital Highlights

 

Paxton files brief in support of president’s immigration order 

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a legal brief supporting President Trump’s executive order for an immigration crackdown.

In his Feb. 15 brief with a San Francisco federal appeals court, Paxton defends President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”

The states of Washington and Minnesota filed a complaint in a Seattle federal district court and were granted a nationwide temporary restraining order that blocked key provisions of the executive order regarding Trump’s proposed ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries considered to be terrorism hotspots.  On Feb. 9, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld the temporary restraining order. 

Mon
27
Feb

Parkview Regional Hospital Announces Addition of Dermatology Services

Parkview Regional Hospital Announces Addition of Dermatology Services

 

MEXIA, TX – Parkview Regional Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of

dermatology services at its community hospital. Parkview is pleased to welcome a new

dermatologist, Joe Knipper, M.D., to its medical office building in Mexia. Dr. Knipper is a

long-time dermatologist in the greater Waco area.

“We are pleased to offer comprehensive dermatology right here in Mexia, Texas. We’ve

had several inquiries about dermatology and we feel it is another important service line

to add to our offerings at Parkview Regional Hospital,” said Austin Wratchford, Chief

Operating Officer at Parkview Regional Hospital.

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