Mexia High students were grim-faced as they watched Mexia EMS staff “treat” one of the pretend-victims of a staged car crash at the school Tuesday. , DPS Trooper Chet Seelinger gives the horizontal gaze nystagmus test to the pretend-drunken driver who was the “cause” of the staged accident., John Stubbs, left, and Collin Stubbs, of Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, load the “deceased” driver during the Shattered Dreams event Tuesday., Mexia ISD Superintendent Dr. Sharon Ross, center, tapes a video. Shown pretending to be injured are junior Ian Chambers, on hood, and senior Rahi Patel in the back seat., Mexia High students took the graphic staged accident scene seriously during Tuesday’s Shattered Dreams event. , Volunteer Roxanne Morris applies gory makeup to Mexia High junior Colton Jones., Mexia High students gather around two wrecked vehicles, donated by Lee’s Wrecker Service, to watch emergency workers deal with the aftermath of a simulated drunken driving accident Tuesday., Three Mexia High students, who played the parts of drunken passengers, are “arrested.”
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Mexia High School students witnessed this week what the worst-case scenario of drinking and driving might be like when the school district hosted Shattered Dreams, a staged event that shows students the dramatic and graphic aftermath of a DUI accident. The main... + continue reading
Mexia senior McKenzie Bain, center, signed her letter of intent to play softball for the Navarro Bulldogs. With her are her mother, Jeanette, left, father, David, right, and Ladycat softball coach Courtney Adams, in back.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Ladycat softball standout McKenzie Bain signed her letter of intent to play softball with the Navarro Bulldogs Wednesday morning at Mexia High School. Bain played third base and pitched for the Ladycats this past season and was named to the District 18-4A... + continue reading
Limestone County Deputy Emonty Means, at right, salutes fallen officers. Standing at the podium are Patrol Capt. Lee Cox, left, and DPS Trooper Damon Allen. , Limestone County unveil the new memorial monument dedicated to fallen peace officers of Limestone County. , An estimated 100 people attended or took part in the Peace Officers Memorial Service Friday, May 13., Peace officers from various local branches of law enforcement perform a 21-gun salute to the fallen officers of Limestone County, Officer Richard Geiger plays a mournful melody on the bagpipes as part of the Peace Officers Memorial Service., After the May 14 Peace Officers Memorial Service, those attending admired the new memorial monument to the county’s law enforcement officers who died while on duty.
Monday, May 23, 2016
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By Kim Smith Special to The Mexia News The Peace Officer’s Memorial Service was held on the grounds of the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office and included the unveiling of a monument honoring those who have lost their lives while serving as peace officers. Captain Lee Cox directed the program,... + continue reading
Selena Buentello, 13, gets a laugh as Lazaro Perez shows her some of the freshly boiled corn he made at the Cinco de Mayo festival in Mexia. , Mom Marisela Hernandez, left, holds her son Alexander, while his twin, Christopher, watches Rosa Hernande make gorditas., Eugenio and Maria Lara, of Mexia, take a break for Maria to eat corn while they listen to the bands play at the Cinco de Mayo festival., Zack Beechum, of Mexia, gives his niece, Adriana Walker, 5, a piggy-back ride around the Cinco de Mayo festival., Martin Martinez, right, is accompanied on vocals by Carlos Escudero, left, while Martinez’s son Joshua Martinez plays electric guitar at rear. , Russell Martinez, left, on keyboard, and Isaac Paiz, right, on bass guitar, appear intent as they perform with the group Nueva Inspiracion.
Monday, May 23, 2016
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Downtown church Nueva Vida Assembly of God hosted the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 7, in the 200th block of East Commerce. The event featured food, fun and Christian music. Here's a look at the day's events, in photos taken by Mexia News Staff Writer Roxanne McKnight. + continue reading
Contributed photo/Kay Roark
Monday, May 23, 2016
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Mexia student K.J. Jackson, left, is barely recognizable as he tries on part of the gear worn by Mexia firefighters when they battle fires. Lt. Trent Barker, right, of the Mexia Fire Department, spoke to the CTE Criminal Justice Classes at Mexia High School on April 21. The Criminal Justice program... + continue reading
Mexia High students were grim-faced as they watched Mexia EMS staff “treat” one of the pretend-victims of a staged car crash at the school Tuesday. , DPS Trooper Chet Seelinger gives the horizontal gaze nystagmus test to the pretend-drunken driver who was the “cause” of the staged accident., John Stubbs, left, and Collin Stubbs, of Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, load the “deceased” driver during the Shattered Dreams event Tuesday., Mexia ISD Superintendent Dr. Sharon Ross, center, tapes a video. Shown pretending to be injured are junior Ian Chambers, on hood, and senior Rahi Patel in the back seat., Mexia High students took the graphic staged accident scene seriously during Tuesday’s Shattered Dreams event. , Volunteer Roxanne Morris applies gory makeup to Mexia High junior Colton Jones., Mexia High students gather around two wrecked vehicles, donated by Lee’s Wrecker Service, to watch emergency workers deal with the aftermath of a simulated drunken driving accident Tuesday., Three Mexia High students, who played the parts of drunken passengers, are “arrested.”
Mexia senior McKenzie Bain, center, signed her letter of intent to play softball for the Navarro Bulldogs. With her are her mother, Jeanette, left, father, David, right, and Ladycat softball coach Courtney Adams, in back.
Limestone County Deputy Emonty Means, at right, salutes fallen officers. Standing at the podium are Patrol Capt. Lee Cox, left, and DPS Trooper Damon Allen. , Limestone County unveil the new memorial monument dedicated to fallen peace officers of Limestone County. , An estimated 100 people attended or took part in the Peace Officers Memorial Service Friday, May 13., Peace officers from various local branches of law enforcement perform a 21-gun salute to the fallen officers of Limestone County, Officer Richard Geiger plays a mournful melody on the bagpipes as part of the Peace Officers Memorial Service., After the May 14 Peace Officers Memorial Service, those attending admired the new memorial monument to the county’s law enforcement officers who died while on duty.
Selena Buentello, 13, gets a laugh as Lazaro Perez shows her some of the freshly boiled corn he made at the Cinco de Mayo festival in Mexia. , Mom Marisela Hernandez, left, holds her son Alexander, while his twin, Christopher, watches Rosa Hernande make gorditas., Eugenio and Maria Lara, of Mexia, take a break for Maria to eat corn while they listen to the bands play at the Cinco de Mayo festival., Zack Beechum, of Mexia, gives his niece, Adriana Walker, 5, a piggy-back ride around the Cinco de Mayo festival., Martin Martinez, right, is accompanied on vocals by Carlos Escudero, left, while Martinez’s son Joshua Martinez plays electric guitar at rear. , Russell Martinez, left, on keyboard, and Isaac Paiz, right, on bass guitar, appear intent as they perform with the group Nueva Inspiracion.
Contributed photo/Kay Roark

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Wednesday, 05/25/16
Mexia News Staff Report A fiber optic cable accidentally cut by a contractor near Waco Monday afternoon turned many Mexia cell phones into bricks and killed Internet service for many Limestone, Freestone and McLennan county customers well into Tuesday afternoon. And just when it seemed life... + continue reading
Wednesday, 05/25/16
Mexia News Staff Report Work has begun on night-time repairs to parts of Hwy. 171 north of Mexia, the Texas Department of Transportation’s Waco District has announced. The project, begun Tuesday, will seal and apply an asphalt overlay to about 11 miles of Hwy. 171 between U.S. 84 in Mexia and... + continue reading

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Student volunteers in the yellow shirts kept campers busy with games during check-in at the Kelvin Beachum Community Football Camp., NFL players volunteering at the Kelvin Beachum Community Football Camp this past Saturday parade along the track at Black Cat Field., Youngsters do a little pre-camp warmup prior to the start of Kelvin Beachum’s Community Football Camp, held this past Saturday., Kelvin Beachum, right, and former Jacksonville Jaguar/Fairfield native, Tony Brackens, left, share a little humor with a group of kids., Kelvin Beachum’s Jacksonville Jaguar teammate Davon House leads campers in some drills Saturday morning., Mexia assistant football coach Chad Coker, center, watches as this camper goes at it with a tackling dummy., Former NFL player and Wortham native, Charlie Davis, demonstrates tackling technique to the youngsters Saturday morning., Kelvin Beachum heads to the microphone to announce its lunchtime to the campers after putting in a couple of hours of fun and hard work.
Monday, 05/23/16
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The sound of laughter filled the air at Black Cat Field Saturday, as approximately 200 youngsters checked in for the morning session of the third annual Kelvin Beachum Community Football Camp. Kids ranging from first to seventh grade – eighth through 12th... + continue reading
Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma officers for 2016-18 are, l-r, parliamentarian Alicia Smith, treasurer Martha Kirgan, corresponding secretary Sandra Lee, recording secretary Vickie McDougal, second vice president Goldia Liles, president Dr. Anna Pat Alpert; and Dr. Lisa Rogers, who installed the new officers.
Friday, 05/20/16
Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma officers for 2016-18 are, l-r, parliamentarian Alicia Smith, treasurer Martha Kirgan, corresponding secretary Sandra Lee, recording secretary Vickie McDougal, second vice president Goldia Liles, president Dr. Anna Pat Alpert; and Dr. Lisa Rogers, who installed the... + continue reading
Mexia News photos/Roxanne McKnight, James and Gloria Kirven, of Mexia, share a bench and conversation with three-year-old Za’Liyah McClendon, of Coolidge, at the Juneteenth fundraiser at Booker T. Washington Park on Saturday, May 14. , Tristyn McKinney, 9, of Houston, pushes the merry-go-round faster to the delight of his cousin Juliana McKinney, 3, of Ardmore, Okla. The children were just two of a dozen or more kids having fun at a Juneteenth fundraiser at Booker T. Washington Park near Mexia on Saturday, May 14., Madelline Kirven-Gamble, of Dallas, at left, and Jeneanne Kirven, of College Station, make hamburgers with all the trimmings at the concession stand at Booker T. Washington Park. The event was a fundraiser on Saturday, May 14, for the Juneteenth celebration next month. , Dallas-based DJ group MVP, whose stage names are, l-r, D.J. Stevie B, Cuzn Jed and Charlie Moe do mic checks before they begin a performance at the Juneteenth fundraiser, held at Booker T. Washington Park on Saturday, May 14.
Friday, 05/20/16
Several of those attending the Juneteenth fundraiser in Booker T. Washington Park on Saturday, May 14, do the Wobble, a line dance, in the grass to recorded music. Shown here, l-r, are Niya Jordon, 15, of Houston, her mother, Tonia Jordon, Madeline Kirven-Gamble, of Dallas, Jalorie Kirven, and at... + continue reading

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Former Mexia Ladycat softball player, Cheyenne Thompson, had a good freshman season for the No. 3 ranked University of Texas-Tyler Patriots (44-4). UT-Tyler went undefeated in the American Southwest... + continue reading

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(Editor’s note: Here is a nice letter from a Trout Clinic supporter, reprinted with permission.) To: Mexia Bass Club Attn: Ron Talbot Ron: Congratulations on your successful trout clinic this... + continue reading