Mexia’s Boomin’ on the Fourth – the city’s Independence Day celebration – draws hundreds of people to the city park for a variety of fun events, like Pets on Parade, where pet-owners like these in last year’s event, can show off their beloved animals. This year’s Boomin’ on the Fourth is this Saturday, July 4. Events are scheduled all day and evening, including food and craft booths, music, contests, all-star baseball games, a live concert 6-10 p.m. and a fireworks show about 9 p.m. Mexia News file photo
Monday, June 29, 2015
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Revelers will have to start early July 4 to catch all the fun scheduled for Mexia’s annual Boomin’ on the Fourth celebration of Independence Day. Late-risers, however, can easily get up to speed since various events are staggered throughout the day and evening.... + continue reading

Bareback riders, and their hats, had a tough go of it Friday night at the 85th Annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo, but this rider managed to ride the full eight. We will have photos from the youth events at this year’s rodeo in an upcoming edition of The Mexia News. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, June 29, 2015
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Mexia News Staff Report Great times at the 85th Annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo this past weekend as the stands were packed to watch three nights of cowboys and cowgirls competing in various events. Here are the results: Bareback - Lucas Buck, 80, Steven Anding, 75, Josh Hudson, 72... + continue reading

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Eva Price, left, with The Manor Healthcare Residence, and Brooke Anderson, with Providence Hospice, examine some of the fans they received at a fan drive Monday, June 22, in front of Mexia Pest Control on Milam, in Mexia. The two organizations collected new fans donated by the public that would... + continue reading

Dr. Carey H. Latimore, associate professor of history at San Antonio’s Trinity University, addresses those assembled for a chautauqua on emancipation in Texas and Limestone County at the Confederate Reunion Grounds, held Saturday, June 13. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer The freeing of the last of the slaves in the United States is celebrated in the Juneteenth holiday, but the realization of freedom by those slaves was more gradual than often thought. So says associate professor of history Dr. Carey H. Latimore, of Trinity... + continue reading

Members of the public as well as many VFW members help retire worn out U.S. and Texas flags at a retirement ceremony Saturday, June 13. The flags are burned after someone speaks words of gratitude and honor for the symbols. The ceremony is held from time to time by the VFW Lancaster Post 4694 and Boy Scout Troop 70, both of Mexia.
Friday, June 19, 2015
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer A hundred or more worn out flags, mostly of the United States, were destroyed by fire in a solemn ceremony Saturday, June 13, at Mexia’s VFW Post 4694. The flag retirement ceremony was performed behind the VFW Post on South Martin Luther King Highway by members... + continue reading

Mexia’s Boomin’ on the Fourth – the city’s Independence Day celebration – draws hundreds of people to the city park for a variety of fun events, like Pets on Parade, where pet-owners like these in last year’s event, can show off their beloved animals. This year’s Boomin’ on the Fourth is this Saturday, July 4. Events are scheduled all day and evening, including food and craft booths, music, contests, all-star baseball games, a live concert 6-10 p.m. and a fireworks show about 9 p.m. Mexia News file photo

Bareback riders, and their hats, had a tough go of it Friday night at the 85th Annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo, but this rider managed to ride the full eight. We will have photos from the youth events at this year’s rodeo in an upcoming edition of The Mexia News. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

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Dr. Carey H. Latimore, associate professor of history at San Antonio’s Trinity University, addresses those assembled for a chautauqua on emancipation in Texas and Limestone County at the Confederate Reunion Grounds, held Saturday, June 13. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Members of the public as well as many VFW members help retire worn out U.S. and Texas flags at a retirement ceremony Saturday, June 13. The flags are burned after someone speaks words of gratitude and honor for the symbols. The ceremony is held from time to time by the VFW Lancaster Post 4694 and Boy Scout Troop 70, both of Mexia.

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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson warned county commissioners that the county is falling behind in its pay scale at the Sheriff’s Office compared to other law enforcement agencies and risks being unable to maintain quality personnel. Wilson’s comments came... + continue reading
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The tailgate party after the Dunbar-Douglass Reunion parade usually involves music and spontaneous dance, as in this photo from the 2013 celebration. The annual reunion of the African American schools from pre-integration days, is scheduled for this coming weekend, Friday-Sunday, June 19-21. Mexia News file photo
Monday, 06/15/15
Staff Writer Former students of Mexia’s segregation-era African American schools will meet for their annual reunion this coming weekend. Those were Dunbar High and Douglass Elementary schools, which closed in 1968 and 1969, respectively, when the final students were integrated into the white... + continue reading

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Mexia’s Raul Garcia led the team in goals scored again this season and was one of the key players that helped the Blackcats make another playoff appearance. Mexia News file photo
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Bareback riders, and their hats, had a tough go of it Friday night at the 85th Annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo, but this rider managed to ride the full eight. We will have photos from the youth events at this year’s rodeo in an upcoming edition of The Mexia News. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris
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