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Kosse Methodist News
It’s been a busy summer for the Kosse Methodist members and friends. June started with Kosse Homecoming followed by our Vacation Bible School. We had more children attend this year and each evening was a joy for us all. Rev. John Montgomery, our pastor for the last six years, was transferred to another church. We were sad to see him leave, and have many good memories of his time with us.read more
August 01 2013

This Week in Texas History
by Bartee Haile “New Screen Romance Involves Our Linda” was the headline the Dallas Morning News put on Sheilah Graham’s gossip column for Jul. 25, 1939 that dealt more with the real age of a young actress than her love life.read more
August 01 2013

Kosse Senior News
Well July is about gone. And here comes August. I am hoping for good times for our group. Our time line for August is as follows: Aug 2 - Food Truck Dates for lunch: Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26. Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28. August 21 center opens at 7:30 for breakfast at 8. Pancakes, sausage, coffee from the Bremond Nursing & Rehab. Good good.read more
August 01 2013

LMC Volunteers hold meeting
The Limestone Medical Center Volunteers had their regular monthly meeting on July 15, at the LMC Hospital Board Room at 10AM. The meeting was opened by Johnnie Wilson, President, who led them in the Auxiliary Prayer. The minutes were read by Bobbie Jean King and treasurers report given by Dorothy Wilson with both approved as reported.read more
August 01 2013

Courthouse News
MARRIAGE LICENSES The following marriage license applications have been issued in the County Clerk’s Office since the last report: Jodie R. Tuscana and Laura E. Lewis Holmes Eric M. Palmer and Trini Cordon DISTRICT CLERKread more
August 01 2013

Catholic Corner
“Cannibalism” and “human sacrifice” were charges often whispered against the first generations of Christians. The early Christian apologists took them up in order to dismiss them as gossip. Yet through the distorted lens of the pagans’ gossip, we can see what was the most identifiable element of Christian life and worship.read more
August 01 2013

Record Crappie Caught Lake Limestone
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August 01 2013

Groesbeck Independent School District
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August 01 2013

Limestone County Grand Jury indictments
The Limestone County Grand Jury returned 32 indictments when it met on July 17. Name withheld pending arrest, Ct. 1 burglary of Habitation, $35,00 bond; Ct. 2, Theft of Firearm, $15,000 bond. Name withheld pending arrest, DWI Felony, $15,00 bond. Jack Forrest Barker, Assault Family Violence, $7,500 bond.read more
August 01 2013

Keep the Kosse News Coming!
For the past few weeks, you Kosse folks have really helped the Journal staff fill the Kosse Cyclone page full of Kosse news. All Kosse people are encouraged to turn in their news from all organizations in Kosse and all churches. If you have an interesting story about a family member or friend or about a former Kosse resident, please send it to the Journal.read more
August 01 2013

GHS Class of 1968 to plan class reunion
The Groesbeck High School Class of 1968 will have a planning meeting for the homecoming class reunion at the home of Lea Hardison, 103 Leslie, Groesbeck. The meeting will be on Saturday, August 3, at 7 p.m. All classmates are urged to attend.
August 01 2013

Coolidge Senior News
We had another fine week at our awesome “Senior Center” here in Coolidge, Texas. School is gearing up to began on Monday and the teachers had a great welcome on Thursday evening. The civic center was packed and this makes us proud for all the folks to meet and greet the new and returning teachers. Good luck for this coming year!read more
August 01 2013

Weather Whys: Lightning temperature
Q: How hot can a lightning bolt be?read more
August 01 2013

BUFFALO LIVESTOCK & MARKETING REPORT
The Buffalo Livestock Auction held its weekly livestock auction on Saturday, July 27. Total head sold were 1521 total head last sale was 1692. There were 188 sellers and 53 buyers. The sale is held every Saturday. Slaughter cows: Cutter cows, $75 - $90 Fat cows, $70 - $86 Canner cows, $55 - $79read more
August 01 2013

GHS BAND Begins 2-A-Days
Groesbeck High School Band is already in full swing as rehearsals began for the entire band Monday morning. Earlier in the summer drum majors, color guard members, and percussion members attended camps to prepare for the upcoming year.read more
August 01 2013

LMC Ladies Luncheon Fashion Show Fundraiser
LMC will host their 2nd annual Ladies Luncheon Fashion Show Fundraiser on Saturday, August 24, at Enge-Washington School Intermediate School in Groesbeck. The event will begin at 11 am. Tickets may be purchased at Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck, Merle Norman in Mexia and Sew Creative in Groesbeck for $20.00 each. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.read more
August 01 2013

State Rep. Kyle Kacal speaks to Limestone County Conservatives
By Tom Hawkins District 12 State Representative Kyle Kacal of Brazos County was the main speaker for the Limestone County Conservatives when the group met on Monday night, July22, at Austin McCarver’s Steakhouse in Kosse. Kacal represents all of Limestone, Falls and Robertson Counties and parts of Brazos and McLennan Counties.read more
August 01 2013

Safety tips for surviving the dog days of summer
The end of summer can be a bittersweet time of year. To some, summer is the most enjoyable time of year, marked by shorter hours at the office and family vacations. For kids, summer is a time when homework is set aside in favor of rest and relaxation.read more
August 01 2013

Looking Back at Thornton - 1919
Several significant things happened in Thornton in 1918 and 1919.read more
August 01 2013

Sheriff Wilson and Deputy Beck attend Training Conf.
Limestone County Sheriff Dennis D. Wilson and Chief Deputy Sheriff R.T. Beck recently attended the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas 135th Annual Training Conference at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, July 20- 23, 2013. Over 1,500 were in attendance.read more
August 01 2013

Thornton Senior News
July 25, 2013 It seems that not only my family and I suffered from the move we made but the seniors and readers also. I do apologize for all my neglect to all. This was not an easy thing to do and is still a thorn in my side as I try to rebuild a home for us again.read more
August 01 2013

Donations needed for Honest Ridge Cemetery
Donations are urgently needed for the upkeep of the Honest Ridge Cemetery. It is quite expensive to keep the cemetery mowed. Donations from the families who have loved ones buried or the general public would be greatly appreciated to help keep this historic cemetery clean and attractive.read more
August 01 2013

A Kosse Boy’s War Story
The year 1968, the place Tuy Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, with the 31st Combat Support Group, assigned to the Base Classified Section. It was one of our duties every night at 2:30 a.m., to drive out in a van to the end of the runway with a pouch containing information of troop movements and other pertinent information relating to the actions of the day and action planned.read more
August 01 2013

Beene speaks to Mexia Peer Support group
By Putt Riddle Don Beene, the Limestone County Veteran Support Officer spoke to the Limestone/Freestone Counties Peer to Peer Support Group on Tuesday, July 23rd at the Mexia Peer Support office. This was an opportunity for him to let more veterans in Limestone County about his presence in the county and the many different ways he can help them.read more
August 01 2013

3rd Annual OLethaL 5K
The 3rd Annual OLethaL 5k is set for Saturday, August 3, at 7:30 a.m. The race will follow LCR 741, and the start is at Oletha Baptist Church. That is the intersection of FM 937 and LCR 741. Interested sponsors and runners may contact Becky Ruen at 979-224-0141 or beckyruen@hughes.net.
August 01 2013

LARAS House Pet of the Week
Dasher is a beautiful black and white wire haireds terrier/border collie mix born last December. He is very social. He is up to date on his shots. Call LARAS House at 254-292-9552 to adopt Dasher. read more
August 01 2013

Report your Thornton news!
The Thornton Hustler page has had some interesting stories in the past few weeks. However, the Journal still encourages all Thornton people to report their news for the Thornton Hustler page. News is needed from all organizations in Thornton and from all local churches.read more
August 01 2013

Library Board to meet
The Groesbeck Maffett Public Library Board meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. at the Groesbeck Maffett Public Library, 601 W. Yeagua
August 01 2013

Limestone County Senior Centers lunch menus
Thursday, Aug. 1 - 6 oz. chicken & dumplings, 1/2 c mixed greens, tossed salad/dressing, cornbread square/oleo, 1 sl. pound cake/strawberry topping or 1 sl. sugar free pound cake, 8 oz. 2% milk. Friday, Aug. 2 - 4 oz. meatballs, 1/2 c. Parmesan noodles, 1/2 c baked zucchini, 1/2 c Million Dollar Salad, wheat bread, ice cream cup, 8 oz. 2% milk.read more
August 01 2013

Groesbeck Ex-Students News
Dues received since the last report are as follows: Tommy Lee Hastings, 1952; Peggy Franklin, 1959; and Nancy Williamson Thompson, 1964. James E. Fewell gave memorial scholarship donation in memory of Ethel Ann deCordova Porter. **** Of course, Homecoming 2013 is October 4-5. The honor classes are those classes ending in “3” and “8”.read more
August 01 2013

2013 Miss Central Texas Pageant workshop held in Marlin
On Saturday July 13th, 8 young ladies from Falls, Limestone, McLennan and Robertson Counties met at the Allen House in Marlin for a workshop to help prepare them for the upcoming 2013 Miss Central Texas Pageant. During the workshop, Cacee Tate provided the girls tips on stage presentation while Tammy Shefa and Linda Vickers gave each young lady make-up pointers.read more
August 01 2013

GROESBECK AUCTION & LIVESTOCK COMPANY
The Groesbeck Auction & Livestock Company held its weekly livestock auction sale on Thursday, July 25. The sale is held each Thursday beginning at 12 noon. There were 113 sellers and 41 buyers. There were 594 head sold. The market report from last week’s sale is given below: SLAUGHTER COWS & BULLS:read more
August 01 2013

Kandace Willett graduates from Tarleton State University
Kandace Willett graduated Cum Laude from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, on May 11, 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications Studies. She was chosen by faculty and staff as the Outstanding Graduate of the Communications Department based on academic excellence and leadership.read more
August 01 2013

GHS BAND PARENT & BOOSTER Meeting - August 13
Includes Disney World Trip & Other Important Informationread more
August 01 2013

Aug. 2013 Birthdays & Anniversaries
3 Sat Tristan Neason’s Birthday – 1987 5 Mon Stetson Williamson’s Birthday - 2002 7 Wed Richard Crouch’s Birthday - ? 8 Thu Paige Michelle Carter’s Birthday - 2006 10 Sat Jimmy Grissett’s Birthday - 1917 11 Sun John Favors’ Birthday - 1963 12 Mon Devin Wilson’s Birthday - ?read more
August 01 2013

Homeschoolers kick off a new year
The Tri-County Christian Home Educators Association (TCCHEA) will have it’s annual kick-off party and curriculum sale on Saturday, August 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Christ Gospel Fellowship Church at 4706 Hwy 14 South, Mexia.read more
August 01 2013

GVFD attends A&M Fire School
Six members of the Groesbeck VFD attended the Texas A&M Extension Service Annual Fire School from July 21-26. They participated in Firefighting and Fire Investigation classes during the week-long training. Participation made possible through the generosity of the Texas Forest Service and citizens of Groesbeck. read more
August 01 2013

New books at Groesbeck Library
Adult Fiction The English Girl by Daniel Silva Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen Light of the World by James Lee Burke Bomb Shell by Catherine Coulterread more
August 01 2013

Fred Edwin Payne
Fred Edwin Payne, 79, of Waco passed away July 25, 2013 in Waco. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 27, at the Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin, Texas with Reverend Michael King officiating.read more
August 01 2013

Jimy Ruth Garrett
Jimy Ruth Garrett, of Mart, passed away Saturday July 27, 2013 at Park Plaza Nursing Home in Mart, at age 97. Graveside service were conducted at Faulkenberry Cemetery on Monday July 29, 2013, with Rev. Denise Rogers of First United Methodist Church of Mart officiating.read more
August 01 2013

Richard Keith Woodworth
Richard Keith Woodworth, of Old Union, passed away at his home on Friday July 26, 2013. A direct burial by family members was held Monday, July 29, 2013, on Mr. Woodworth's property.read more
August 01 2013

Blessings in October begins fourth year
Many Groesbeck citizens recall the impact that Blessings in October made for 25 homeowners during the nonprofit organization’s first three years. In 2010, five homes were adopted. Ten homes were adopted in both 2011 and 2012.read more
August 01 2013

Johnnie Lucille Evans-Wallace
Funeral Services for Mrs. Johnnie Wallace will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel at 406 Monroe Street in Teague, with Rev. Cleo High, Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Mexia and Rev. Charles Kelley, Pastor of Woods Chapel Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Wortham Cemetery, Wortham, Texas.read more
August 01 2013

Texas Weekly Crop Report . . . . . . . . . .
The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service.read more
August 01 2013

GHS Class of 1958 having 55th year class reunion
The Groesbeck High School Class of 1958 will have its 55th year class reunion during the homecoming weekend of October 4-5. The reunion will be on Saturday afternoon, October 5, beginning at 3 p.m. at the home of Mary Belle and Joe Leach with the home being located at 1307 Glenn Alan in Groesbeck.read more
August 01 2013

Monty Huffman Memorial Ranch Rodeo; Sat., Aug. 3rd; Related event, Sun. Aug. 4
The family of Monty Huffman is pleased to announce that the 5th annual Monty Huffman Memorial Ranch Rodeo will be held on Saturday, August 3, in Groesbeck at the Limestone at the Limestone County Fairgrounds indoor arena. A related event will be held at the Fairgrounds on Sunday, August 4.read more
August 01 2013

It’s not that far away ---Homecoming 2013 that is!
By Tom Hawkins The word from the Groesbeck Ex-Students Association is “It’s not that far away ---- Homecoming 2013 that is!” The Groesbeck Ex-Students Association is the sponsor of homecoming. Homecoming 2013 will be on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5.read more
August 01 2013

West Lake Limestone VFD sponsoring blood drive
The West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a blood drive in cooperation with Carter Bloodcare. The Blood Drive will be on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department which is located at 6614 FM 937, just a short distance south of the Lake Limestone Store.read more
August 01 2013

Tire Amnesty program at Courthouse
By Tom Hawkins The disposal of old or used tires is often a problem for an individual. Limestone County is proud to announce that a tire amnesty program will take place at the Limestone County Courthouse beginning on , Monday, August 5, and continuing through Friday, August 9. The time is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.read more
August 01 2013

Groesbeck PD hosts National Night Out on Tuesday night at Groesbeck City Park
By Tom Hawkins Groesbeck Chief of Police Jeri Almy, along with all the members of the Groesbeck Police Department, issues a very cordial invitation to all members of the community to attend this year’s National Night Out. The local version of National Night Out will be on this Tuesday night, August 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Groesbeck City Park.read more
August 01 2013

Hollywood Nights
The Volunteer Council of Mexia State Supported Living Center is gearing up for their annual Gala and Auction on Saturday, August 10th, at 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:30) at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center in Mexia.read more
August 01 2013

New structures dot LARAS House landscape
By Putt Riddle In the past week, three new structures showed up on the LARAS House landscape. Two of them came about because of an opportune meeting in Dallas in June. The third has been on the wish list of the LARAS House board of directors for several years, essentially needing to be funded all that time.read more
August 01 2013

Lions Club hears program on auto theft prevention
By Tom Hawkins At its meeting last week the Groesbeck Lions Club heard a program on auto theft prevention.read more
August 01 2013

Stress-Busting Program for family caregivers
If you find that you feel alone in caring for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, or other memory challenges, please consider these Stress-Busting classes that are FREE! The program will provide the following: *Stress Management Techniques *Relaxation and Coping Strategiesread more
August 01 2013

NRG volunteers have work project at Fort Parker State Park
On May 14th, NRG volunteers Joe Spurgeon, Jo Mahoney, Daron Collins, Liz Hernandez, Diane Masters, Danny Johnson, Edwin Hernandez, and Brad Humprey worked at Fort Parker State Park in Mexia painting an open pavilion and clearing hiking/biking trails.read more
August 01 2013

Farmers Market set for this Saturday
The Groesbeck Farmers Market will be held on this Saturday, August 3, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The Farmers Market is located on the corner of Navasota and Waco Streets across the street from the Groesbeck City Hall. A variety of produce plus an assortment of jams and jellies and other items will be found at the Farmers Market.read more
August 01 2013

Relay for Life News
By Ginger Fritz The 15th annual Relay for Life of Limestone County is fast approaching and we’ve got to get busy!! The date for the event is Saturday, October 26-27. It will be held at the Ft. Parker State Park once again. More details on the event later.read more
August 01 2013

The Editor’s Corner
By Tom Hawkins The Groesbeck Lions Club will observe its 90th anniversary on Wednesday, August 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mi Rancho Restaurant in Groesbeck. A special meal and program will be featured to celebrate the club’s 90th birthday.read more
August 01 2013

City of Groesbeck on Stage 2 of Water Rationing Plan
By Tom Hawkins The city of Groesbeck is now on Stage 2 of its Water Rationing Plan. The Groesbeck City Council voted to move to Stage 2 at its meeting on July 16. Stage 2 of the Watering Rationing plan is a mandatory lawn watering schedule. The schedule under Stage 2 is given below. *Odd number street addresses water on Tuesday and Saturday.read more
August 01 2013

Burn Ban in effect
The public is reminded that the Burn Ban is still in effect in the Limestone County. The burn ban prohibits outdoor burning.
August 01 2013

 
 

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