Limestone County Newswire

Limestone County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Limestone County, TX.

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  1. Crime victims honored at Tree of Angels eventRead the original story

    Monday Dec 11 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Limestone County crime victims and their families - including one of the latest, that of slain DPS Trooper Damon Allen - were honored at the 13th Annual Tree of Angels Ceremony, held at the courthouse on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Christmas can be a hard time for those who have been the victims of crime, and no one knows that better than those who work in the County Attorney's Office, because they continually work with crime victims and their families. Consequently, County Attorney Roy DeFriend and his associates hold the ceremony each year to remember what the crime victims have gone through and honor their strength and endurance as they move through this difficult time in their lives.

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  2. What you need to know for Election DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 11 | KAUZ

    On Tuesday, Alabamians will head to the polls for the special election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Republican nominee Roy Moore and Democrat nominee Doug Jones have both been campaigning extensively for this election, which has garnered national attention.

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  3. Commissioners to reconsider burn banRead the original story

    Friday Dec 8 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners at their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, will consider whether or not to keep the burn ban in effect or lift it. Besides making this decision, the court will interview a second candidate for a new legal representative, decide how to cast their votes in the Appraisal District board election, agree on which new pug mill to buy and make several other decisions on county business.

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  4. A scoring frenzy by LadycatsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 8 | Mexia Daily News

    The Mexia Ladycats had 11 of their 12 players get in on the scoring action as coach Randy Barger's team won their opening game of the Fairfield Invitational Thursday afternoon, defeating Limestone County neighbor, Groesbeck, 67-28. Mexia got out to a 7-0 lead early in the game before closing out the first period with a 17-8 advantage.

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  5. Marjorie Easterling JonesRead the original story

    Friday Dec 8 | Mexia Daily News

    ... to Willie J. and Bertha Lee Baker Easterling, the oldest of six children. She has been a resident of the Limestone County area most of her life. She was a graduate of Fair Oaks High School. Jones was strong willed, a hard worker and always trusted ...

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  6. Late Trooper's daughter switches on lightsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 8 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Leaders of Limestone County and its two largest cities, Groesbeck and Mexia, met at the Old Navasota River Bridge Tuesday, Dec. 5, for the annual Bridge-Lighting Ceremony, and the special guest to turn on the lights was Madison Allen, 8, who was there with her mother, Kasey Allen, and other family members of the late DPS Trooper Damon Allen. However, with the bridge covered with rust, and concrete portions have many large chunks missing and exposed rebar, there may not be a Bridge-Lighting Ceremony in 2018.

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  7. Seniors receive accolades for their contributions to countyRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Dozens of Limestone County's 65-plus set got together this week to celebrate seniors and their contributions in the Fifth Annual Limestone County Senior Celebration Event. The free event took place Monday, Dec. 4, at the Mexia Senior Center, on Sherman Street, with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Gabby Washington coordinating the action and emceeing the event.

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  8. LCDC: progress slow but positiveRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Progress on getting the Limestone County Detention Center, which is the county-owned prison, running with high numbers again continues to move slowly, though in the right direction. Warden Richard Alford, with LaSalle Corrections, the company that runs the prison for the county, reported to county commissioners at their Nov. 28 meeting on the number of inmates he has and how many he expects to have soon.

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  9. Sheriff's office collects treats, toys for K-9 who captured suspect accused of killing TrooperRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 5 | KXXV-TV Waco

    The Limestone County Sheriff's office is collecting treats and toys for the K-9 who captured the suspect accused of shooting and killing Trooper Damon Allen on Thanksgiving night.

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  10. Mexia Christmas parade continues beloved traditionRead the original story

    Monday Dec 4 | Mexia Daily News

    ... Dick and Linda Flatt, who were this year's Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe. Also near the front of the parade were Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson riding the hood of Deputy Emonty Means' Tahoe; and Mexia Mayor Richard Duncan driving his red 1969 Ford ...

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  11. Commissioners interview first candidate for new legal repRead the original story

    Monday Dec 4 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners learned more Georgetown attorney George Hyde in their first interview of a candidate for new legal representation. Their interaction took place at the Nov. 28 commissioners court meeting and lasted more than half an hour.

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  12. Mexia police and residents honor fallen trooperRead the original story

    Monday Nov 27 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... declined to do an on camera interview because they said they would break down while talking about him. Limestone County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 Hon. Ray Jones knew Allen since he and his wife attended high school in Mexia. He recalls ...

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  13. Toys for Tots requests help buying giftsRead the original story

    Monday Nov 27 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Children's hearts can be crushed if they don't receive Christmas gifts, so one local group is working to make sure that doesn't happen in Limestone County. Alvis Minter directs Toys for Tots in Limestone and also Freestone, Leon and Navarro counties; and he is asking those who are willing to help in the project to donate toys for children ages infant to 12. The toys may be of any size and value and will go to children in low-income families across the county so the little ones will have toys on Christmas morning.

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  14. Changing rooms go up at FairgroundsRead the original story

    Monday Nov 27 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Another project to improve the Limestone County Fairgrounds has been implemented, which is building changing rooms for the competitors who use the facility, and other improvements are in the works. Fairgrounds Manager Kenneth Ellis credits longtime Fairgrounds supporter Penny Gray with coming up with the idea.

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  15. Procession held for DPS Trooper killed on Thanksgiving Read Story Jasmin CaldwellRead the original story

    Friday Nov 24 | KCEN

    ... describe him as a doting husband and a great father to his three children. Knoph's son works for the Limestone County Sheriff's office. He said he can't imagine what Allen's family is going through. "It's just a terrible loss," said Knoph. "This man ...

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  16. Commissioners to consider re-instating burn banRead the original story

    Friday Nov 24 | Mexia Daily News

    ... new legal representation to speak to the commissioners, casting its votes for board of directors for the Limestone County Appraisal District and making other decisions on county business. As for the burn ban, the court keeps track of measurements of ...

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  17. Week 13 preview: Same four taking it to the next levelRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 22 | Mexia Daily News

    We're down to two Limestone County teams left in the 2017 Texas High School football playoffs, the Mexia Blackcats and the Coolidge Yellowjackets. Both teams will face big-time opponents this Friday night.

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  18. Boating the Navasota made easierRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 22 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Boaters around Limestone County who want to enjoy the Navasota River can look forward to a new boat ramp in the next couple of months. That's because Fort Parker State Park's boat ramp to the Navasota River - the only public boat ramp to the river in Limestone County - is being rebuilt.

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  19. County takes steps to choose new legal firmRead the original story

    Monday Nov 20 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners court received and opened three responses to its advertised Request for Qualifications from legal firms. Since its current longtime legal firm of Haley and Olson did not respond, it will not be considered.

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  20. Veterans Day event lights downtown MexiaRead the original story

    Friday Nov 17 | Mexia Daily News

    ... with patriotism mixed with delight: singing, music, prayers, pledges, pride, flags, food and families. Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen opened the activity by thanking those who attended as well as those who organized the event. He reminded the ...

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