Groesbeck Texas


DAR officials announce local essay winners at meeting

Essay winners (from left) are River Champion, Andrew Lawrence, Vanessa Hernandez, Rene Lehman, and Hannah DeFriend pictured with DAR Regent Nancy McSwane.
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Five area students were named winners in the Jonathan Hardin Chapter essay contests. Hannah DeFriend, a junior at Groesbeck High School, earned first place in the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. This contest was sponsored by NSDAR and the National Italian American Foundation for students in grades 9-12. The essay theme was “Comparing Ship Technology: The Ships Columbus Used Versus the Ships of Today.” Winning the American History Essay Contest were:


DAR awards Good Citizens

Chosen for the DAR's Good Citizens Awards was Jashaughn Hatcher, Fairfield; Ty Stephen Hale, Groesbeck; and Haylee Young, Teague. The students are pictured with DAR Regent Nancy McSwane.
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The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, awarded three area students with this year’s DAR Good Citizens Award at their recent meeting. Taking home $50, a certificate, and a U.S. Constitution Handbook were:


Slain trooper's wife takes a stand for law enforcement officers

On February 12, (standing, left to right) Groesbeck Police Chief Chris Henson and Mexia Police Chief Brian Bell, (sitting, left to right) Kasey Allen, Governor Greg Abbott and Brody Burks met at the Governor's Mansion to discuss future legislature that will support law enforcement statewide.
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Kasey Allen has been working hard to improve safety for law enforcement agencies statewide since her husband, DPS Trooper Damon Allen, was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving day, November 23, 2017. Allen, along with Mexia Police Chief Brian Bell, Groesbeck Police Chief Chris Henson and McLennan County’s Assistant District Attorney Brody Burks traveled to the Governor’s Mansion on February 12 for a meeting with Governor Abbott to discuss making changes to legislation that could benefit law enforcement officers.

After Trooper Allen was killed, Kasey looked into the case and found that the man charged with capital murder of her husband, Dabrett Black, had been indicted by a grand jury a month prior for aggravated assault against a public servant, and records show other instances in past years including evading arrest after hitting a police cruiser and another assault on a public servant.


James Richard Baldwin (Jimmy)

Jimmy Baldwin

James Richard Baldwin (Jimmy)

August 12, 1970

January 4, 2018

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