Tom’s Topics

By Tom Hawkins

Happy New Year to one and all. Here’s wishing all Journal readers a very successful and happy 2018!


Remember, the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce banquet is coming up on Thursday night, January 18.

The banquet will have a decoration theme of “A Night in TV Land”. Various businesses and organizations are decorating tables in accordance with a well know TV show.

The speaker for the banquet is Matthew Wright; please see an article about Mr. Wright elsewhere in this week’s Journal.

The banquet will be held in the Groesbeck Convention Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the banquet meal being served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office in the Convention Center, the Groesbeck Journal, and at the door.

As usual the Chamber banquet will feature a silent auction and stretch ticket drawing.


The Chamber banquet is always highlighted by the presentation of annual awards.  The awards presented by the Chamber will include the Citizen of the Year Award, the Youth Citizen of the Year Award, the Business of the Year Award, the Organization of the Year Award, and the Educators of the Year Awards with an educator from each of the four Groesbeck ISD campuses to be honored.  The Chamber will have a new award this year with that being the Community Spirit Award.

The Groesbeck Study Club will present the “Woman of the Year” award, and the Groesbeck Masonic Lodge will present its Community Builder Award at the banquet.

The recipients of some these awards will be announced prior to the banquet while recipients of some the awards will be revealed at the banquet.


Remember, 2018, is an important election year. So, make sure you are registered to vote!


Again, best wishes for a great 2018!

Groesbeck Journal

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Groesbeck, TX 76642
Phone: 254-729-5103
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