Old, rusted culverts that had been removed from beneath Mexia’s Ross Avenue are loaded onto a flatbed truck to be hauled away by Limestone County Road and Bridge Department workers on Wednesday, Jan. 28. A routine check about a month previously had revealed that the road seemed to be caving in slightly. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, January 30, 2015
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Drivers on Ross Avenue just north of the Mexia city limits had to take a detour earlier this week while the Limestone County Road and Bridge Department replaced three large culverts that run beneath the street. A tributary to nearby Salt Creek runs beneath the... + continue reading

Mexia’s Malik Keener goes up for a tough shot over the Goats John O’Kelley during first quarter action of the Blackcats 81-51 win over district rival Groesbeck Tuesday night at home in front of a sold out gym.
Friday, January 23, 2015
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Tuesday night’s game between Groesbeck and No. 18 ranked Mexia had all the makings of a big time college basketball game as Black Cat Gym was filled to capacity and then some. Fans from both sides certainly got their money’s worth, especially Mexia as the... + continue reading

Ladycat Destini Hutchison shoots a mid-range jumper early in the first period of play during Mexia’s big 77-28 win over archrival Groesbeck Tuesday night in front of a packed house at Black Cat Gym. The Ladycats finish the first half of district play undefeated at 4-0. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Friday, January 23, 2015
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The Ladycats came out and scored big in Tuesday night’s district rival game with the Groesbeck Lady Goats, as they cruised to a 77-28 home win in front of a packed house. The air was definitely electric inside Black Cats Gym when both of these teams took to... + continue reading

Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Friday, January 23, 2015
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Tuesday night was Parent Night prior to the start of the Mexia Ladycats basketball game with Groesbeck. All players were escorted onto the court by their parents, including outgoing seniors pictured here. On the left is Katilyn Gipson, accompanied by Carolyn Gipson; Taylor Porter, escorted by... + continue reading

Elisha Libhart is shown scoring 2 of her 13 points to help the Lady Bulldogs come away with the win over Kerens Tuesday night at home. The final score was Wortham 52, Kerens 48. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford
Friday, January 23, 2015
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Publisher With five district games remaining, it is difficult to say the season hinged on a Lady Bulldog win Tuesday over Kerens, but a loss would have devastating to Wortham’s playoff hopes. A pair of big baskets by Elisha Libhart and clutch free throws from Kendle Rhodes in the final minute was... + continue reading

Old, rusted culverts that had been removed from beneath Mexia’s Ross Avenue are loaded onto a flatbed truck to be hauled away by Limestone County Road and Bridge Department workers on Wednesday, Jan. 28. A routine check about a month previously had revealed that the road seemed to be caving in slightly. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia’s Malik Keener goes up for a tough shot over the Goats John O’Kelley during first quarter action of the Blackcats 81-51 win over district rival Groesbeck Tuesday night at home in front of a sold out gym.

Ladycat Destini Hutchison shoots a mid-range jumper early in the first period of play during Mexia’s big 77-28 win over archrival Groesbeck Tuesday night in front of a packed house at Black Cat Gym. The Ladycats finish the first half of district play undefeated at 4-0. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Elisha Libhart is shown scoring 2 of her 13 points to help the Lady Bulldogs come away with the win over Kerens Tuesday night at home. The final score was Wortham 52, Kerens 48. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners court approved converting comp time to overtime pay for Sheriff’s Office personnel who worked overtime during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but the commissioners had to add funds to the Sheriff’s Office's overtime budget... + continue reading
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