The Kosse Community Center is hosting many fun and exciting events over the next few months. Come out and enjoy the fun and support the Community Center and its programs to make Kosse better. Everything is family-friendly and offers a great chance to enjoy a fun time with family and friends without having to leave town! You can always call Christina or Karen at 254-375-2212 for more information.
With spring-cleaning around the corner, the Kosse Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kosse remind residents that the Citywide Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, March 2nd. A number of individual sales are planned around town. The Kosse Methodist Church will be serving lunch and goodies at their pavilion in addition to a wide array of items for sale.
Call the city office at 254-375-2212 for information.
The annual Kosse Community Christmas Dinner & Celebration will be held at the Kosse Community Center at 6:30PM on Thursday, December 13th. There is no charge for the dinner but you are invited to bring a side dish or dessert to the annual celebration.
The winner of the Chamber of Commerce “Best Decorated House” contest will be announced and Santa is expected to visit with goodie bags for the children. Cash donations are welcome and raffles will be held. For more information, call City Hall at 254-375-2212 or visit KosseCC.org.
Annual Kosse Thanksgiving Dinner at the Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 15th. Starts at 6:30PM with music by the Common Ground Cowboy Church singers. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Bring canned goods for the Kosse Food Bank!
Drilling is underway for the Kosse city wells. On September 11, bids for the water plant construction and pipeline will be opened construction on those parts of the project should begin following as the bids are awarded.
Western Swing music legend Bob Wills was born in the Moss Springs area of Kosse in 1905. The Kosse Heritage Society is pleased to announce that Carolyn Wills, his daughter and President of the Bob Wills Heritage Foundation, will be making a special video presentation at the Kosse Community Center at 1:30PM on Saturday, June 9 during Kosse Homecoming Weekend.
Carolyn Wills, daughter of Bob Wills, is co-founder and president of the Bob Wills Heritage Foundation. Toward preserving and promoting her father’s legacy, an important American legacy, one of her personal contributions has been to share the experience of being ‘At Home with Bob Wills.’ Andrea Ruby, Bob Wills' granddaughter is expected to visit as well.
“I’m so excited to join with the Kosse Heritage Society in a presentation at Kosse’s annual Homecoming luncheon on June 9,” she said. “Visiting my father’s birthplace for the first time and sharing a part of his story will also be a special homecoming for me.”
Remembering her father, Carolyn talks of home-cooked meals like red beans and made-from-scratch cornbread, of picnics, horses and drive-in movies, of TV shows like Ed Sullivan, Perry Mason, Cisco Kid, wrestling and ‘shoot-em-up’ westerns.
“I think of a big black and white bus in front of our house, laughter and storytelling when the band would gather and, ultimately, the silence that would surround one voice – his voice telling a story and, then, the burst of laughter at the end. I think of his love for my mother, family, his Texas Playboys, people, music and horses, and I think of a song that he sang, ‘No Disappointment in Heaven’…and that's how I remember him,” she said. “I’m looking forward to being in Kosse on June 9.”"
About the Bob Wills Heritage Foundation - 501(c)(3)
The Bob Wills Heritage Foundation, Inc. was established on August 14, 2008 with a mission to preserve and promote the legacy of Bob Wills, an American artist and innovator. Through educational programs, preservation efforts, partnerships, chances to tell his story and avenues to share his music, the Heritage Foundation seeks to perpetuate the Bob Wills legacy, promote the integrity of his music and preserve his place in American history. www.bobwills.com
There is no charge but the Kosse Heritage Society is requesting freewill donations. Visit KosseTexas.com or call 832-773-8361 for more Homecoming information.
The Lions Club is the world’s largest service organization with over 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members worldwide. As a local service project, the Kosse Lions Club recently presented a $5,000 check to the City of Kosse for the purchase of new street signs for the city.
Jodye Lindsey, Kosse Lions Club president explains, “As Lions, our motto is “We Serve”. We saw a need in Kosse for this project. By teaming up with Mayor Eno and the City Council, we decided to make this our service project for 2018. Along with our service projects for free eye screening, scholarships, diabetes awareness and Lions charities such as the Texas Lions Camp we are dedicated to service in our community and making Kosse a better place to live for everyone.”
Kosse Mayor Jarod Eno noted, “The support of the Kosse Lions is greatly appreciated. The new street signs will really improve Kosse’s appearance.”
Installation of the new signs is expected to begin in late June and will take several weeks to complete. The Kosse Lions Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Kosse Café and visitors are always welcome.
Hearne-Gidden House Project
December 16, 2017 - Details
Michael Heim, President, TAMDC (903) 241-4723
Karen Partin, Kosse Heritage Society (254) 275 1046
Objective: This is a TAMDC “Give Back Project” to Texas communities, individuals, Historical and Heritage Societies. We will search and recover artifacts to help the Kosse Heritage Society Preservation Project.
Prizes: There will be 3 prizes awarded (1 oz. silver rounds). This is just for fun and categories will be announced at the start
Raffle: 4 oz. silver Bank Note donated by Ed Pavlasek with Texas Premium Detectors. Note: All funds raised will be donated to the Kosse Heritage Society
Schedule: We will have event rain or shine (pray for good weather)
8:00 am Welcome/Introductions/Guidelines
8:30 am Detect & Recover
12:00 pm Lunch Provided by TAMDC
1:00 pm Detect & Recover
3:00 pm Prizes & Raffle Drawing
3:15 pm Presentation to Kosse Heritage Society
3:30 pm Announcements/Recognitions
4:00 pm Pack Up & Head Home
* GPS. 301 East Washington St, Kosse, TX. (From intersection of Hwy. 7 and 14, the Hearn-Gidden Home will be approximately 0.5-mile East on Hwy. 7 on S side of Hwy. 7)
* Parking. We will be to the left (East) of the Hearn-Gidden Home. Pull through aluminum gate park in field. Do not park along Hwy. 7. In case of rain/wet ground, park across Hwy. 7 down along Quincy St. leading to City Park. Don’t block driveways.
* Dress according to the weather forecast for December 16th
* Lunch will be fajitas & fixings, chips & salsa, water & tea, dessert
* Restrooms are available but not on location. They are located at the City Park at intersection of Quincy and Adams St. (300 yards away)
* Motels nearest and recommended-google
W of Kosse- Marlin 17 miles N of Kosse-Groesbeck 17 miles
E of Kosse-Marquez 23 miles NW of Kosse-Waco 30 miles
* Bring your lawn chairs
The Kosse Chamber of Commerce will have our annual Christmas yard decorating contest this year, complete with prizes!
Please start decorating after Thanksgiving!!! Awards will be given out at the annual Christmas dinner on December 14th!
Citywide Thanksgiving Dinner at the Kosse Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 6:30PM.
Please bring a side dish or dessert and canned goods for the Kosse Food Bank!
The burn ban for Limestone County was lifted on Nov. 14, 2017.
There will be a lot of Halloween fun in Kosse on October 31st from 6PM-8PM!
FAMILY DOLLAR ANNOUNCES KOSSE STORE GRAND OPENING
MATTHEWS, NC – (October 11, 2017) – Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a new store in Kosse, Texas.
“Family Dollar continues to grow and we’re thrilled to bring our wide assortment and great values to Kosse,” said Heather Briganti, Family Dollar spokesperson. “We are proud to be part of the community and are looking forward to our grand opening.”
The store opens to the public on Thursday, October 19, followed by a grand opening celebration for the community at the store on Saturday, October 21. The grand opening will include giveaways and prizes, including a Coby Bluetooth speaker, gift baskets and a gift card raffle.
Family Dollar stores are open seven days a week and offer everyday items for the entire family in an easy-to-shop neighborhood location. The Kosse store will be located at 415 West Washington.
About Family Dollar
For more than 55 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar’s mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in more than 8,000 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Family Dollar, headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dollar Tree, Inc. of Chesapeake, Virginia. For more information, please visit familydollar.com.
The Kosse Fire Department and the City of Kosse will be collecting donations for Hurricane relief. Donations will be accepted at the city office and firefighters and city staff will be at the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 14 on Friday, Sept. 1 with a trailer.
Needed items are toiletries, baby formula, diapers, non perishable food, bottled water, personal hygiene supplies and cash.
The City of Kosse has made preparations and stands ready to assist in the event of any kind of disaster or to aid evacuees this weekend. All members of the city staff are on stand by. While we hope and pray this will all pass uneventfully, we are ready to handle whatever comes our way. If you have flooding or any kind of need for assistance please call the 24 hour public works phone at 254-420-9193. Kosse city staff are available around the clock.
The following is a list of the Kosse Emergency Management Team;
Operations center -- city hall
Meeting and feeding -- community center
Emergency management Director-Jarrod Eno
Emergency mgmt coordinator - Jimmy Oneal
Emergency mgmt assistant - Randy Hunter
Logistics and planning - Christina Lockhart
Law Enforcement - Paul Ensminger
Public Works and support - Charles Dickerson
Community CTR operations - Brooks Valls
Electrical support - Roy Terrell
Mechanical Support - Amos (Bubba) Stone
Special Thanks to all the volunteers and community workers
A dumpster has been placed next to the fire station for use by city residents. There will be a dumpster there for one week every month for residents to get rid of bulky waste.
This arrangement was made at no cost to the city through negotiations with the trash collection company.
The city of Kosse fireworks show and Independence Day celebration will be on Tuesday, July 4 at the city park. There will be food and drinks, water slides and of course a great fireworks show at dark. Hope to see everyone there.
Donations to help with the fireworks can be made at City Hall or the Farmers State Bank in Kosse or tonight at the park.
At long last the streets of Kosse will be resurfaced. The City Council voted Tuesday to approve a project Mayor Eno, the Council and the Limestone County Road and Bridge Dept have been working on making possible for some time. The city council will be spending approximately 180,000.00 to have all the streets resurfaced and paved with oil sand.
Election results for Kosse City Council and Groesbeck ISD held on May 6, 2017 are below. Congratulations to the winners and to all who ran to make Kosse a better place to live!
Groesbeck ISD Election:
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