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At Texas ranch, hunters pay top dollar to kill endangered animals

UVALDE -- On a ranch at the southwestern edge of the Hill Country, a hunting guide spotted her cooling off in the shade: an African reticulated giraffe. Such is the curious state of modern Texas ranching, that a giraffe among the oak and the mesquite is an everyday sort of thing. "That's Buttercup,"

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-10-19 18:59:17

And the Parade Winners are....

Groesbeck's 2017 Homecoming Parade proved to be a huge event. The theme "Groesbeck through the Years" brought back many fond memories of the great town we all cherish. This years HC Parade Float Winners are: 1st place - Limestone Theatre - GHS Class of 2019 2nd place - Swicks BBQ - GHS Class of 2

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-10-18 21:34:18

Palestine woman arrested on five counts of indecency with child

Hattie Lashell Hutson, 28, of Palestine, was arrested by Anderson County Sheriff's Deputies on Sunday and charged with five counts of indecency with a child. The charges stemmed from a July 5 report, said Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor. Hutson allegedly victimized three children, all under the


Medical Professional from Baylor Scott & White Special Guest at Fairfield Rotary Club Meeting

SPECIAL GUESTS AT FAIRFIELD ROTARY CLUB last week are Dr. Hitesh Singh and Joni Watson with Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center, pictured with Stace Holland and Lynn Simpson. (Submitted Photo) SPECIAL GUESTS AT FAIRFIELD ROTARY CLUB last week are Dr. Hitesh Singh and Joni Watson with Baylor


Pet Talk: Amputating a pet's limb

For many pet owners, the thought of their furry friend losing a limb can be scary or sad. However, pets with certain conditions, such as bone cancer, can benefit from amputating a limb. In fact, in some situations, amputation can actually improve a pet's quality of life. Dr. Jacqueline Davidson, cli


TxDOT accepts request for extension on building bridge

This old wooden bridge on LCR 182 between Coolidge and Munger, is about to be replaced by the Limestone County Road and Bridge Department. TxDOT recently notified the county that this bridge was supposed to have been replaced in 2013 or 2014, so the county filed for an extension and has begun removi

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-10-18 16:19:04

Major Injuries Avoided in Highway 84 Wreck

Another early morning head-on wreck occurred on Friday, October 13, 2017 on Highway 84 near Red Lake around 3:30 a.m. One of the two drivers involved fell asleep at the wheel, veering into the oncoming lane. The persons involved included a driver from Limestone who was headed to work at the Wal-Mart


Victims of Fatal Crash on FM 488 Identified

The identity of the second young man involved in the early morning vehicle wreck that occurred on Monday, October 9th on FM 488 near FM 416 has been released. The passenger of the car was Bryce Cook, 19, of Houston. He was a freshman football player at Trinity Valley Community College, #30 Defensive


Register Your Wireless Devices for Emergency Alerts

The Freestone County Emergency Notification System (ENS) is a key tool in efforts to warn the public quickly when danger is close. You can receive alerts concerning -Public Safety Notices, -Tornado Warnings, -Evacuations, and -Shelter In Place. The system allows first responders to quickly send out


Elkhart resident sues city, City Council over ordinance; wants to keep Lemur

Following several confrontations with Anderson County Sheriff's deputies and an Elkhart code-enforcement officer - plus a city fine that was overturned on appeal - Elkhart resident Tammy Baughman said she's had enough. She has put her 8-year-old ring-tailed lemur in hiding and is taking the city to

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-10-18 23:59:00

Beachum challenge to benefit hungry people in three counties

Earlier this year, Kelvin Beachum joined representatives of the Central Texas Food Bank to announce his donation match challenge to raise money to feed the hungry in the tri-county area of Limestone, Freestone and McClennan counties. Shown here at a food giveaway in July, l-r, are food bank board me

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-10-18 16:15:41

Death and Funeral Notices for Oct. 18

BRAYLON DEWAYNE LEE, 2, Tyler, died Oct. 15. Com-munity Funeral Home of Tyler. THELMA MAE SMITH, 93, Tyler, died Oct. 17. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. FUNERALS TODAY LEOTA W. ARTHUR, 78, Chandler; Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Palestine United Methodist Church. Chandler Me


County prison building only needs two inspections to open

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson told commissioners court last week that F Building at the Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned prison, is very nearly ready to open, which will increase the prison's bed capacity by 96. Commissioners heard this report at their Oct. 10 meeting an

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-10-18 15:21:34

GISD Facilities committee holds public meeting about bond election

On Monday, October 16, the Groesbeck ISD Facilities Committee presented proposed $5 million dollar GISD bond and breakdown of how it would be spent to the Limestone County Conservatives and locals at 7:00 pm at Austin's Steakhouse in Kosse. With the bond election fast approaching, the GISD Faciliti

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-10-18 20:38:12

Palestine Main Street unveils 2017 Christmas collectible

Every year Palestine's Main Street Department releases a commemorative Christmas ornament for sale that features a historic downtown building. This year, an ornament with the Historic Texas Theater goes on sale Oct. 21. Examples of past ornaments are the Old Temple Opera House, the Anderson County C

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-10-19 00:36:00

Get ready for some Texas heat

Everything's hotter in Texas. If you doubt it, just show up at this Saturday's Hot Pepper eating contest during the Hot Pepper Festival . The festival starts with a 10 a.m. parade offering cash prizes. The procession starts at the courthouse, then winds down Avenue A to downtown. Those who want to m


Joe L. Holman, District Governor, Dist. 2X-3 speaks to Lions Club

Joe L. Holman, District Governor of Lions Club District 2X-3, was the speaker at the Groesbeck Lions Club on Wednesday, October 11. The speaker was introduced by John Noles, 2nd Vice-District Governor of District 2X-3. Holman presented Butch Luce with a 15 year pin. He also installed Dave Merriott a

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-10-18 21:34:57

Golden Trowel award present to Butch Luce

On Thursday, October 12, Groesbeck Masonic Lodge #354 awarded the Golden Trowel Award to Brother Butch Luce for his devoted service to the Lodge and Masonry over the years. Dr. Luce is a Past Master of the Lodge and a Former District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District #22. He is also a 32nd deg

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-10-18 21:23:44

Small town, Big Love

People often question small town living, but the true beauty in that lifestyle was shown last Friday night as Brooklyn Nicole Wilson was named the 2017 Groesbeck Homecoming Queen. Wilson is currently fighting the biggest battle of her life as she has end stage liver disease but that did not stop her

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-10-18 19:48:25

Superintendent Search Full Steam Ahead

The Groesbeck ISD School Board met Tuesday, October 10th to discuss the district's approach and timeframe for finding a new superintendent, with field service representative Jack Damron of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB or TASBy for short) present to walk board members through the proc

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-10-18 19:15:55