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Newest Mexia Habitat house frame is up

The shell of the latest Greater Mexia Area Habitat for Humanity house is in place, and the organization held an open house Sunday to show well-wishers their progress. They also wanted to re-establish a tradition in Mexia of letting people write positive messages on the wooden studs of the homes befo

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 19:44:50

Teague Youth Football to Host Sunday Lunch Fundraiser

Teague Youth Football will be hosting a Sunday Lunch fundraiser on September 24th, 2017 from 11a.m. - 4p.m. at the community center. Served will be chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and tea. Each plate is $10. If you would like for us to deliver please email us your address a


Policing ... its just a family tradition for Teague Police Departments Markeisha Cox

A passion for helping people and a family tradition in law enforcement led Markeisha Cox to her vocation as a police officer in Teague. "I've always had a passion for helping people," Cox said. "My grandfather was a deputy for the Freestone County Sheriff's Office, and my mom is an officer for the M

TEAGUECHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR Begins New Year

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, met September 13, 2017 at the Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia, Texas. Regent Aleece McBay introduced guest Susan Johnston, Madeline Lively, Glenda Buck, and welcomed all members to our meeting. State Chaplain, Kay Alston informed members about the Hurricane Harve

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 20:10:54

New patrol vehicle lease deal to save county $115 K

Limestone County commissioners court has found a way to lease eight SUVs for the Sheriff's Office at less than half of what they thought they would have to pay for five sedans. That welcome news was realized at the court's Sept. 12 meeting, when the court also left the burn ban off for now, approve

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 20:03:08

Cross Creek Meadows Hosts Successful Gumbo Fundraiser

The community was invited to drive through or dine in at a table like this in the Limestone County Show Barn for Cross Creek Meadows' gumbo fundraiser. Darla Wurtz (left) and many of her Cross Creek Meadows Board members and other volunteers worked together Sunday, September 17 to provide a smooth,

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 20:23:01

LaSalle looking to hire 46 locally asap for prison

Those looking for work in Limestone County now have more choices since LaSalle Corrections announced they plan to hire 46 employees as soon as possible at the Limestone County Detention Center. Warden Richard Alford gave county commissioners this news at their Sept. 12 meeting as he and Sheriff Den

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 21:27:27

Old Fort Parker takes over the Chamber Meeting with informative presentation

Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 14 at the Groesbeck Convention Center. Groesbeck Chamber Board of Directors is currently holding nominations for Board of Directors. Any members who are interested or know someone whom would be interested is urged

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 20:19:22

Crop Report: Wheat acres likely to remain static or decrease slightly

COLLEGE STATION - Low wheat prices likely mean planted acreage around the state will remain static or drop slightly, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Clark Neely, AgriLife Extension state small grains specialist in College Station, said wheat producers globally were expect

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 20:11:40

Lady Goats drop out of first place

Groesbeck hosted the co-District 19-3A leaders, the Troy Trojanettes on Friday, September 15th. Both teams began the district race with 2-0 records. Troy was better prepared in the pivotal match and won handily 25-13, 25-16 and 25-14 in less than an hour of playing time. It left the Lady Goats with

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 19:22:37

Pastor Fred Sain Announces Retirement

Sunday, October 1, 2017 will be Pastor Fred Sain's last sermon as Pastor of Prairie Hill Baptist Church, having announced his retirement after serving the Lord and the Church for 69 years. A celebration and luncheon will be held after the service to commemorate Bro. Fred and his wife Sally for their

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 17:47:48

Groesbeck Lions Club Having rifle raffle

The Groesbeck Lions Club is having its fall fundraiser. The fall fundraiser is a raffle for a Savage Axis XP .22-250 rifle with scope and case. Donations are one for $5.00 or five for $20.00 The winning ticket will be drawn during the halftime of the homecoming football game on Friday, October 13, n

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 20:51:25

Thornton Methodist donates to Sheriff's Department

Thornton First United Methodist Church donated to the Limestone County Sheriff's Department to help towards to purchase of bullet proof vests. "We want to thank the Thornton Methodist Church, or as they like to be called, "The Little Church" for their generous donation for the purchase of five bull

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 17:42:36

Teague Youth Volunteer to Clean for Equipment

Teague Youth Football will be doing a city wide clean up in order to make money for helmets, shoulder pads, chin straps, mouth pieces, and other equipment needs. Anyone interested in having a couple of kids come over and help you with anything you may need done, please do not hesitate to email us at


BBQ Sandwich Fundraiser This Friday to Benefit Teague Christmas Committee

Friday, September 22nd, a BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich fundraiser will be held downtown at the Farmers Market, just off Main Street in Teague. All funds raised go towards the committee's ultimate goal of expanding Christmas lighting in the Teague City Park, as well as towards special planned events. Reg


Eagle Fan of the Week: Photos by Robin Smith

Caden Crawford, quarterback of the 8th grade Eagles, gets ready to run a play against Palestine. (At Top) Fairfield Eagles against Athens on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Above) Junior High 8th Grade Volleyball team wins in 2 over Athens. (Above) Submit your favorite picture (or a short, 15-second vid


Hairstylist Turns Dispatcher: Offers Aid to Hurricane Harvey Victims and Their Rescuers

"I never dreamed I'd do something like this, but here I am; and I loved it," explains Loretta Chambers, of the Freestone Community, about her five-day experience working as a dispatcher with the Cajun Navy during Hurricane Harvey rescue in South Texas. A hairstylist and salon owner, Mrs. Chambers go


Woods, Waters, & Wildlife - September 20th

An Internet image this week reminded me that with the south dove zone season opening Friday, Sept. 22, the entire state will be open. The image read: "After the flood, God sent Noah a message, using a dove. In Texas, He used a hummingbird. He knew a dove would end up wrapped in bacon with a slice of


New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries, & Ecological Sciences Bldg. Opens

Sept. 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building in College Station on the Texas A&M University West Campus. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M, College Station, said the $32.5 million building is t


Volunteers Needed for Breakfast Event With Santa

Santa is looking for volunteers! The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is preparing for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, September 30th, and they need help from volunteers to work! A few businesses will be setting up games for the kids to play, but help is also needed with serving food & drinks, managi