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Groesbeck native fills Housing Authority director position

, When Groesbeck native Beth Westhoff retired from education, she took on the role of Executive Director for the Liberty Housing Alliance, Groesbeck Housing Authority to continue to help her community. Westhoff began training Oct. 17, before officially taking the position Nov. 1. “ I’m thrilled I got the job because I want to help these people,” she said. “ I want to help my community. I’m from Groesbeck. I love my town, and I want to make things better.” Divisions of the Liberty Housing Alliance include Groesbeck Housing Authority, Groesbeck Housing Development and Liberty Homes and Liberty Properties. The Liberty Housing Properties include...
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Limestone Co. Republican Women Chili Supper benefits law enforcement

, , , LCRW, hosted the 2nd Annual Chili Supper on Saturday, November 19th, at the Mary Helen Nance Community Center, in Thornton, Texas. The Chili Supper and Auction is Benefiting the Limestone County Law Enforcement. The Chili was cooked by Sheriff Murray Agnew, Dennis Wilson, and Limestone county law enforcement, under the watchful eyes of Sheriff Gerald Yezak, of Robertson County. Tom Maynard, Texas School Board of Education, District 10, was in attendance and gave a generous contribution. Pete Sessions, our Congressman, in Washington, also spoke and gave us an update. Senator Schwertner, of District 5, was unable to attend, but he sent...
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Limestone County Commissioners Court raising pay approves show barn footing and tables road closure

The Limestone County Commissioners Court met Nov. 22 to discuss raising the pay of a part-time Elections Administration employee, improving show barn footing and tabled a decision on a road closure. The county burn ban is currently off, Judge Richard Duncan said. Commissioners took no action, leaving the ban off until further notice. The commissioners approved the canvass of precinct returns of the 2022 General Election. “We’re just making sure that this is what Limestone County recorded,” Duncan said. The commissioners approved a salary adjustment for part-time election employee Kristen Torinese. Torinese assists Jennifer Southard, Limestone County Election Administrator. Southard asked that the commissioners raise...

Blessing Boxes appear across Limestone, Freestone counties

, Bi- Stone Blessing Boxes are appearing all over Limestone and Freestone County. There are 11 boxes where people can take what they need or leave what they can, said Gael McKeever, Bi- Stone Blessing Box Facebook page manager. “ It’s anonymous, and that’s our favorite part. Take what you need. Bring what you can. Above all, be blessed,” McKeever said. “ Today, you may leave more than you take, but no one knows what tomorrow brings. Loving and giving without judgment – that’s how we change the world.” She said that community members fill Blessing Boxes with shelf- stable food and personal...

Foster Farms piques worldwide interest with regenerative grazing practices

, , Groesbeck residents James Foster Jr. and his right hand gal 6-year-old daughter Charli are using regenerative grazing practices and focusing on soil and animal health to raise and develop some of the best grass-genetic cattle in the U.S. “We don’t work with cattle. I say we’re grass farmers,” Foster said. “All I do is turn grass into the best cuts of meat possible.” The Fosters are piquing interest worldwide and challenging people’s notions about traditional farming and ranching methods one speaking engagement at a time. A documentary about the regenerative grazing practices happening at Foster Farms, located a few miles east...

Save the bell tower

, Guests came from near and far to hear speakers, poetry and special music during the Westminster Ex-Students and Friends Bell Tower dedication ceremony Saturday, Nov. 19, at the 1903 Louisana Hall women’s dorm in Tehuacana. Bill Ferris led the program, welcomed guests and told the history of the bell tower and Westminster College. Linda Ferris read a poem from “ The Wigwam” yearbook from 1928 and the group sang “ Westminster, My Westminster.” After the campus was closed in the 1970s it went through various private ownerships up to the current owner, the Trinity Institute, Bill Ferris said. During those years,...

WHOPPERS Free-ranging bucks illustrate the benefits of letting the young guys walk

There is much to love about a Texas deer season. Never mind the descriptive prose about crisp fall mornings and rattlin’ horns. Or the magic of witnessing the dawn of a new day from the confines of a tall tower blind overlooking good deer country. I’m a bigger fan of tales about whopper bucks. Especially fascinating are reports of freeranging animals that somehow manage to grow magnificent antlers despite stacked odds against them, as was the case this year. Whitetail bucks always begin growing new antlers soon after they shed their old ones, usually in late winter and early spring. Experts normally forecast...
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2023-24 NBA season to start Oct. 24, in-season tournament could reduce schedule to 80 games, per report

The NBA has informed teams the 2023-24 regular season will begin on Oct. 24, 2023 and conclude on April 14, 2024, per Shams Charania. In addition to that news, The Athletic also reports that if the proposed in-season tournament gets approved, the NBA schedule would be set at 80 games, with additional games involving the teams that advance in the tournament. The topic of an in-season tournament has been in discussion for years now, with the latest reports suggesting that it could be installed as soon as next season. While the format and execution of the in-season tournament is still a little fuzzy, the general outline would be as follows:
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USA World Cup injuries: Who will USMNT turn to if Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Josh Sargent can't play?

The United States men's national team remain alive in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as they look ahead to Saturday's huge round of 16 game against the Netherlands. The winners advance to the last eight with either Argentina or Australia in line as the opponent. Beating the Dutch is easier said than done. While it might not be the classic Dutch squad we all know and love from years past with the likes of Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder, this is still a young, competent team with quality. They are led by Virgil van Dijk, Frenkie de Jong and 23-year-old sensation Cody Gakpo.

76 Million-Year-Old Fossil Fills Long-standing Gap In T. Rex History

Ask anyone to name three dinosaurs in five seconds, and I guarantee you Tyrannosaurus Rex will make the list. Whether it be because of Jurassic Park's murderous scenes or humanity's deep obsession with ancient predatorial kin, the T. Rex has become something of a cultural icon. Yet, despite the level...

Broadway Subway Project Update

VANCOUVER, BC – On October 12, RT&S reported on the introduction of tunnel boring machines to Vancouver's Broadway Subway project, and said "The project will add 3.5 miles to the SkyTrain Millennium Line, from the VCC-Clark Station to Broadway, then Arbutus. Total funding for the project, about US$2.3 billion, will be shared by the government of British Columbia, the government of Canada, and the city of Vancouver."

Multiple Fundraisers Started for Richmond Street Fire Victims

ADAMS, Mass. — A week after a Thanksgiving morning fire destroyed an apartment building on Richmond Street, multiple community fundraisers have, combined, raised more than $50,000 for the victims of the fire. While none of the occupants were injured, the fire caused significant damage to the attic, second floor...

Transit Police would like to know if you recognize this “gentleman.”

MBTA transit police are looking for this person regarding: Lewd & Lascivious conduct onboard a Commuter Rail train just outside of South Station on November 19th at 8:45PM. Do you recognize him? If you do, contact the MBTA Transit Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or anonymous text to 873873.

Local players among the top in the state for volleyball 1A and 3A

Players from throughout Carbon and Emery counties were named to the All-State teams for volleyball as compiled by the Utah High School Activities Association and the Deseret News. Players from Carbon, Emery and Green River were given nods on the list that is based on coaches votes from a list of nominated players from each team.
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Experts discover Walter the Dinosaur was larger, older than they originally thought he was

Walter the Dinosaur may have been discovered just outside of Moffat County, but there are still many questions that experts hope his bones can answer. The dinosaur came to be known as Walter after a Great Dane named Walter was credited for sniffing out the first set of bones that led to the find. The bones were discovered by Ellis Thomson-Ellis, her husband Josh Ellis and their dog when the trio were out for a hike south of Rangely in 2014.