GROESBECK (May 7, 2014) The historic Limestone County courthouse in Groesbeck is set to get a nearly $41,000 facelift.
The county was recently awarded a Texas Courthouse Restoration Grant from the State Historical Commission.
Only eighteen of the state's nearly 250 counties were approved for grants this year.
Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen said County Maintenance Supervisor Sam Callis applied for the grant in January.
Burkeen said the money will allow the county to fix the courthouse's aging steps, as well as the weathered concrete fixtures along the top of the courthouse.
"We are proud of our courthouse," Burkeen said.
"It is a large courthouse for a rural courthouse. All the original offices are still here except the sheriff's office. Not many rural courthouses can say that."
Work on the 90-year-old courthouse will begin later this year.