About 75-80 people turned out for the seventh annual prayer walk around Mexia schools Wednesday, Aug. 20, an effort by several local churches. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Well-wishers of Mexia students walked the perimeter of Mexia schools Wednesday evening, Aug. 20, despite temperatures in the mid-90s – that felt more like mid-100s – to ask for divine intervention in the upcoming school year. This is the seventh year for the... + continue reading

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Friday, August 15, 2014
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It’s hard to tell in this photo if junior varsity football player Oscar Mares is trying to decide which ice cream he wants next, or if he’s simply star struck because the cheerleaders are serving up the frozen treat. As you can see, players were lined up end-to-end to fill their bowls up with all... + continue reading

Trinity Shivers, Wortham junior, going up for the hit against Mexia on Tuesday, Aug.12. Wortham won all three sets against Mexia. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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By Mike Eddleman Publisher An experienced Wortham volleyball squad took advantage of a Mexia squad facing a steep learning curve Tuesday, cruising to a three-game win at home. The (10-25, 18-25, 6-25) victory for Wortham was the first match of the season for both teams and the first at Mexia for... + continue reading

Limestone County residents Dan Harrison and Troy and Donna Gayden explain to Limestone County commissioners why they oppose the closing of LCR 174 at a public hearing on the subject Monday, Aug. 11. Shown here, clockwise from bottom left, are County Commissioner John McCarver, Executive Assistant Lori Moore, Harrison, County Clerk Peggy Beck, Troy and Donna Gayden, County Engineer Ted Kantor, Commissioner Jerry Allen, County Judge Daniel Burkeen and Commissioner William ‘Pete’ Kirven. Present but not shown is Commissioner Bobby Forrest. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Three residents who live near LCR 174 showed up to a public hearing on its closure Monday, bringing with them a petition from others in the area to keep the road open. Though Limestone County commissioners had appeared to be prepared to close the road before the... + continue reading

Dianna Kirven bumps the ball during the Lady Yellowjackets first practice Monday. Kirven missed last season due to a knee injury, but has recovered to help Coolidge work towards a district title this year. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, August 11, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports After a tough season in 2013, the Lady Yellowjackets look to improve this year as they prepare for exciting things to come. Coolidge has four starters coming back this year, including Dianna Kirven who missed most of last volleyball season with an injury... + continue reading

About 75-80 people turned out for the seventh annual prayer walk around Mexia schools Wednesday, Aug. 20, an effort by several local churches. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

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Trinity Shivers, Wortham junior, going up for the hit against Mexia on Tuesday, Aug.12. Wortham won all three sets against Mexia. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

Limestone County residents Dan Harrison and Troy and Donna Gayden explain to Limestone County commissioners why they oppose the closing of LCR 174 at a public hearing on the subject Monday, Aug. 11. Shown here, clockwise from bottom left, are County Commissioner John McCarver, Executive Assistant Lori Moore, Harrison, County Clerk Peggy Beck, Troy and Donna Gayden, County Engineer Ted Kantor, Commissioner Jerry Allen, County Judge Daniel Burkeen and Commissioner William ‘Pete’ Kirven. Present but not shown is Commissioner Bobby Forrest. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Dianna Kirven bumps the ball during the Lady Yellowjackets first practice Monday. Kirven missed last season due to a knee injury, but has recovered to help Coolidge work towards a district title this year. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

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Wednesday, 08/27/14
By Mike Eddleman Publisher The Mexia ISD Board of Trustees approved the district budget for 2014-15 Monday, but it didn't come without questions. The $16.28 million budget passed 4-1, with board member Ron Fowler voting against. Board members Kim Williams and Culetta Beachum were absent. The $... + continue reading
Wednesday, 08/27/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Paying Limestone County court should be much easier in the near future, since commissioners agreed at their Aug. 25 meeting to sign a court payment credit card processing agreement with Tyler Technologies. The move is part of the e-filing requirement that will... + continue reading

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Things are “right on the money” after the first day of practice in Coolidge as Deandre Kirven (making the catch) and Eddie Rivera (in back) work on some offensive drills. The Yellowjackets look to make a return to the playoffs this season in the new District 14-1A (six man). Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, 08/11/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The Coolidge Yellowjackets hit the practice field much like every high school football team did from around the state on Monday, partaking in drills and getting back into the groove. Second year coach Randy Jones liked what he saw during Monday’s practice... + continue reading

While auctioneer Jerry Lee Kennedy, left, calls for bids, Bill Ward, center and Roy Ward, 17, show the prize – a handmade quilt made of Baylor University emblem-decorated fabric. The auction was part of Saturday’s fundraiser to benefit the Mexia State Supported Living Center. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Monday, 08/11/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer About 250 well-wishers attended the Mexia State Supported Living Center Volunteer Council’s annual gala-auction fundraiser Saturday evening. "We strive for an evening of good food, fellowship and fun for our supporters," said Cheryl B. Cockrell, MSSLC community... + continue reading

New Ladycats head volleyball coach, Kamol Nohe, center, demonstrates a setting skill for the girls during the first day of practice on Monday. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Wednesday, 08/06/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports A new season, a new attitude and a new coach seems to have the Ladycats volleyball team excited this year as they prepare for the upcoming season that starts next week. Kamol Nohe will take over the program from former coach Sherri Cain, who took a position... + continue reading

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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports After a hard fought match against Class 2A's Valley Mills Lady Eagles last Friday, the Mexia Ladycats were on the road this past Tuesday to take on a Class 5A... + continue reading

Trinity Shivers, Wortham junior, going up for the hit against Mexia on Tuesday, Aug.12. Wortham won all three sets against Mexia. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford
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Dianna Kirven bumps the ball during the Lady Yellowjackets first practice Monday. Kirven missed last season due to a knee injury, but has recovered to help Coolidge work towards a district title this year. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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When will we learn that violence only leads to more violence? People across the nation are protesting over the shooting death of a young African American at the hands of a white police officer in... + continue reading