County Fairground improvements on the way

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

At last week’s commissioners court meeting, Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen described some improvements planned for the Fairgrounds.

“We think a speaker system is going to address the sound out there,” said Burkeen, adding that the city of Groesbeck may contribute to its cost.

“I feel like the PA (public address) system is going to work fine,” agreed Kenneth Ellis, general manager of the Fairgrounds. “The only thing we might have to do is add two speakers, and that’s a minimal cost compared to a whole system.”

“We’re looking at, and have been talking about, getting some (additional) horse stalls out there, which we’ve had a big demand for,” added Burkeen. “We’ve got room to add 50 stalls or so; that’s something we’ve just got in the thinking process, that plus some more RV hook-ups out there, which are fairly economical, and there’s a demand for them.”

Commissioner Jerry Allen asked about the dead trees at the Fairgrounds, and Ellis said he would confer with County Engineer Ted Kantor about them.

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