An armed robbery late Saturday, Aug. 29, brought a strong response from local law enforcement agencies and first responders, including the Mexia Police Department, Mexia Fire Department and EMS units, and Limestone County Sheriff’s Office personnel. No one was injured, and the two suspects escaped on foot after they allegedly fired guns inside the incident during the robbery. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Monday, August 31, 2015
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By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor Police are still looking for two men who fired a pistol while robbing Mexia’s Walmart store Saturday night, leaving with bags of cash after pistol-whipping a clerk. According to Mexia Police Chief Richard Hawthorne, the robbery took place around 10:30 p.m. Aug.... + continue reading

Mexia Lions show they can have fun whatever they do as Club President Joe Lucas tosses a pancake to Robin Green at last year’s Double Whammy pancake breakfast, while Howard Sealey cooks up more of the popular breakfast treats. This year’s Double Whammy will be Friday, Sept. 4, 6:30-9:30 a.m. and again that evening, 4:40-6:30 p.m. Plates are $5 for two large fluffy pancakes, breakfast sausage and coffee or juice. Attendees are welcome to order plates to go for work or may dine in at the Lions Den, on Paris Street at Commerce. Mexia News file photo
Monday, August 31, 2015
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer The first Mexia Blackcat football home game of the season – Friday, Sept. 4, this year – means it’s time for the Double Whammy: a pancake breakfast and dinner, hosted by the Mexia Lions Club. The idea is to get together with friends or co-workers for hot, fresh... + continue reading

Steve Jenkins, rear right, community liaison for Luminant Mine and Power Plant, near Kosse, presents a donation of $1,000 on behalf of the company to benefit the Limestone County Fairgrounds at commissioners court’s July 27 meeting. Accepting the check are Judge Daniel Burkeen, standing, and, seated l-r, Commissioners Bobby Forrest, Jerry Allen, W.A. ‘Sonny’ Baker and John McCarver. The court voted to accept the donation at the following meeting, on Aug. 10. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Monday, August 31, 2015
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County’s Maintenance Supervisor Sam Callis gave a short update to commissioners court at its Aug. 10 meeting on the restoration work on the courthouse provided by a grant from the State Historical Commission. The court also approved paying Callis for his... + continue reading

Brooke Salisbury attempts the kill shot for the Wortham Lady Bulldogs last Thursday at the Centerville Extravaganza Volleyball Tournament, in their pool play match with Normangee. Wortham ended up taking third place overall at the tournament and are now 20-4 on the season. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, August 31, 2015
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Mexia News Staff Report With wins over Normangee and Mexia during pool play at the Centerville Extravaganza Volleyball Tournament held last Thursday and Saturday, the No. 7 ranked Wortham Lady Bulldogs came out with the third place trophy after two days of hard, fought action on the court. The... + continue reading

The Blackcats Darius Dorsey breaks through McGregor defenders on his way to a touchdown as Mexia beat back the Bulldogs on the road last Friday night, 51-21, to start the season at 1-0. Dorsey finished the game with 142-yards rushing and a touchdown. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, August 31, 2015
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports If someone would have asked how this Mexia Blackcats football would do against the McGregor Bulldogs in Friday night’s season opener, the answer could easily have been, “It’ll be a toss-up.” That, however, was based on the team’s mediocre performance... + continue reading

An armed robbery late Saturday, Aug. 29, brought a strong response from local law enforcement agencies and first responders, including the Mexia Police Department, Mexia Fire Department and EMS units, and Limestone County Sheriff’s Office personnel. No one was injured, and the two suspects escaped on foot after they allegedly fired guns inside the incident during the robbery. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia Lions show they can have fun whatever they do as Club President Joe Lucas tosses a pancake to Robin Green at last year’s Double Whammy pancake breakfast, while Howard Sealey cooks up more of the popular breakfast treats. This year’s Double Whammy will be Friday, Sept. 4, 6:30-9:30 a.m. and again that evening, 4:40-6:30 p.m. Plates are $5 for two large fluffy pancakes, breakfast sausage and coffee or juice. Attendees are welcome to order plates to go for work or may dine in at the Lions Den, on Paris Street at Commerce. Mexia News file photo

Steve Jenkins, rear right, community liaison for Luminant Mine and Power Plant, near Kosse, presents a donation of $1,000 on behalf of the company to benefit the Limestone County Fairgrounds at commissioners court’s July 27 meeting. Accepting the check are Judge Daniel Burkeen, standing, and, seated l-r, Commissioners Bobby Forrest, Jerry Allen, W.A. ‘Sonny’ Baker and John McCarver. The court voted to accept the donation at the following meeting, on Aug. 10. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Brooke Salisbury attempts the kill shot for the Wortham Lady Bulldogs last Thursday at the Centerville Extravaganza Volleyball Tournament, in their pool play match with Normangee. Wortham ended up taking third place overall at the tournament and are now 20-4 on the season. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

The Blackcats Darius Dorsey breaks through McGregor defenders on his way to a touchdown as Mexia beat back the Bulldogs on the road last Friday night, 51-21, to start the season at 1-0. Dorsey finished the game with 142-yards rushing and a touchdown. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

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Monday, 08/31/15
Mexia News Staff Report Playing back at the Bryan Allen Academy Jamboree weekend football tournament, the Coolidge Yellowjackets left College Station with a much better result than last year by beating the host team Rams, 53-8, Friday evening. Coolidge was solid on offense, but coach Randy... + continue reading
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What has happened to our Christian nation? If we Christians don't speak out, who will? Most of us still adhere to biblical principles and morals in our own lives and in our families, and that was once enough to maintain a moral country. However, evil has become rampant and effective and we have... + continue reading

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Friday, 08/28/15
Members of the Mexia High School Blackcat Band march up and down the streets of Mexia on Saturday, Aug. 22, for a fundraiser for their trip to Disneyworld next spring. They were accompanied on their march by Mexia police and other adults. + continue reading

Lamonte Chambers, Mexia Independent School District athletic director and head football coach, speaks to the Rotary Club of Mexia about the upcoming football season. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, 08/26/15
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer After seeing the hometown Blackcat football team win the District Championship last year, Mexia fans are eager to see what their team will do this season – and Lamonte Chambers, Mexia ISD’s athletic director and head football coach, says the season will be a tough... + continue reading

The Ladycats Alanni Connor tips the ball back over the net during match play of the Gatesville Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday against district rival Groesbeck. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, 08/24/15
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports It’s been a rough week for the Mexia Ladycats, losing two of the team’s key players – both seniors at that – to knee injuries. Add to that playing all your games on the road this season and it’s enough to bring any team down, but the Ladycats aren’t just... + continue reading

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Brooke Salisbury attempts the kill shot for the Wortham Lady Bulldogs last Thursday at the Centerville Extravaganza Volleyball Tournament, in their pool play match with Normangee. Wortham ended up taking third place overall at the tournament and are now 20-4 on the season. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Mexia News Staff Report With wins over Normangee and Mexia during pool play at the Centerville Extravaganza Volleyball Tournament held last Thursday and Saturday, the No. 7 ranked Wortham Lady... + continue reading

The Blackcats Darius Dorsey breaks through McGregor defenders on his way to a touchdown as Mexia beat back the Bulldogs on the road last Friday night, 51-21, to start the season at 1-0. Dorsey finished the game with 142-yards rushing and a touchdown. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Lamonte Chambers, Mexia Independent School District athletic director and head football coach, speaks to the Rotary Club of Mexia about the upcoming football season. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
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What has happened to our Christian nation? If we Christians don't speak out, who will? Most of us still adhere to biblical principles and morals in our own lives and in our families, and that was... + continue reading