Tom’s Topics

By Tom Hawkins

Please remember that this Thursday, December 7, is the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire. This attack launched the United States into World War II.

All parts of the United States were affected by the loss of loved ones in this horrific attack. Groesbeck’s own Buster Hanna, a 1938 graduate of Groesbeck High School, went down on the USS Arizona.

So, this Thursday, let’s all pause and remember those who die in our defense on December 7, 1941.


Several Journal readers have been asking yours truly to predict some rain. This writer did so last week, and a small amount of moisture fell on Sunday night or early Monday morning.

However, here’s a prediction for a bigger rain sometime this week!


If you didn’t see “A Return to Bethlehem” on Sunday night, try to see it on Wednesday night. The hours are 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the corner of West Navasota Street and Dr. J. B. Riggs Drive. The production is very outstanding this year, and it is sponsored by Groesbeck First United Methodist Church.

By the way, the choir of the Methodist church will have its annual Christmas cantata on Sunday, December 17th, at 10:50 a.m. Everyone is cordially invited to this Christmas musical production.


The annual “Christmas at the Fort” at Old Fort Parker will be this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Thursday and Friday will be for school children, and Saturday and Sunday will be open to the public. Watch for more information on “Christmas at the Fort” in this week’s Journal.


Attention is call the various Christmas activities announced in this week’s Journal.


The Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon will be Thursday, December 14, at 12 noon at the Convention Center. Lunch will be served. Arlene and Ted Tavaras will be speakers.


May one and all have a great week and weekend!

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