Call 254-375-2212 for details!
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:
CANDIDATE EV & ED TOTALS
Mayor Eno met with representatives from Progressive Waste today, due to all the recent problems with trash collection including missing people on the route and unpredictable collection times, and running at night.
In an effort to solve all the issues, Kosse will be assigned to a new supervisor and our collection day will be changing from Tuesday to Thursday beginning on Thursday May 04. They have assured us that we will have consistent service, and trash will be collected citywide by 7:00 p.m. In addition, Progressive Waste will be providing the city with a free dumpster one weekend a month for bulk waste and property cleanups.
On March 22,2017 Kosse Police Department along with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office and “Deputy Jack” Limestone County Sheriff’s Office K9, executed a search warrant at 208 North Myrtle which is the residence of Sammy Tawater. Found inside the residence was more than a useable amount of marijuana and small amount of methamphetamine along with assorted drug paraphernalia.
A consent to search a residence located behind 208 N. Myrtle was also executed. There was recent foot trail traffic leading to the residence located at 209 N. Narcissus Street which was the reasonable suspicion for the consent to search signed by the owner of the residence. During the search of the 209 N. Narcissus Street location, Deputy Jack alerted on an area in the garage of the residence.
The area was searched by his handler Limestone County Sheriff’s Deputy Means. A child’s backpack was discovered containing a large amount of Hydrocodone, and a small amount of Ecstasy, a large bag of marijuana, small bag of marijuana and a package of K2.
All of the following were found inside the residence and were charged as follows: Sammy Tawater 74 years of age, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group one less that one gram and possession of marijuana less than two ounces. Tracy Lloyd, 27 years of age possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one less than one gram of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana less than two ounces. Chelsea Favors, 22 years of age possession of a controlled substance penalty group one less than one gram to methamphetamine and possession of marijuana less than two ounces.
When affecting the consent to search on 209 N. Narcissus Street inside the child’s backpack, was a personal document belonging to Sergio Saldana and girlfriend Carrie Lagrone who is incarcerated in the Limestone County Jail. She was in jail at the time of the search. Drugs were found inside the child’s backpack, causing Sergio Saldana to be charged with the following charges: Possession of Marijuana more than four ounces, less than or equal to five pounds. Possession of a controlled substance penalty group one more than four grams or less than or equal to 200 grams of Hydrocodone. Possession of a controlled substance penalty group two more than or equal to four grams less than four hundred grams of Ecstasy and Burglary of a habitation to commit a felony. Seized from Sergio Saldana was $799.00 which was on his person when arrested.
All four persons were arrested and transported to the Limestone County Jail, booked and remained in jail, with the exception of Sammy Tawater who was released on bond on March 23,2017.
On March 27, 2017 Kosse Police Department Chief Ensminger and Officer Lou Lourcey stopped a vehicle in the driveway of 208 North Myrtle Street for improper display of a temporary tag. Officer Lourcey also recognized the driver identified as Paul Kessler. Officer Lourcey had knowledge that Paul Kessler is a non-licensed driver.
Once the vehicle was stopped, officers witnessed Paul Kessler hand something to a person later identified as Robert Tawater. He was standing outside of the vehicle passenger door. Once Robert Tawater received the item handed to him, Chief Ensminger stopped Tawater and found him to be holding what appeared to be a green colored glove, containing a long glass device used to smoke illegal substances with. Chief Ensminger identified this person as Robert Tawater 43 years old. Officer Lourcey identified the driver of the vehicle as Paul Kessler 46 years old. Officer Lourcey found a baggie on the ground where Chief Ensminger had detained Robert Tawater containing Methamphetamine. Both Tawater and Kessler were arrested for tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance penalty group one more than or equal to one gram but less than four grams of Methamphetamine. Kessler was also given several traffic citations.
Both Kessler and Tawater were transported to the Limestone County Jail and booked. The 1996 GMC pickup truck was seized and placed, in the Kosse Police Department impound lot.