Mexia News photo/Roxanne Thompson
Monday, May 30, 2016
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After placing a wreath on a symbolic grave, representing U.S. armed forces members who gave their lives in service to their country, Lynnette Young, Ladies Auxiliary president of VFW Post 4694, pauses to honor the nation’s war dead. At rear right, is VFW Commander Ray Marsh, who conducted the Post’... + continue reading
Top honors for the Mexia High class of 2016 go to Valedictorian Jossie Palacios, left, and Salutatorian Jose Lara, right., Mexia High School class of 2016’s Top Ten Percent are, l-r, back row: Jossie Palacios, Nathaniel Hallmark, Cody Baker and Rahi Patel; front row: Kelly Vu, Karina Rivera, Jose Lara and Micah Rogers. Not shown are Julissa Alvarez and Ana Castaneda.
Monday, May 30, 2016
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Mexia News Staff Report Scholarships totaling well over half a million dollars were handed out to Mexia High School seniors at their scholarship awards ceremony Thursday, May 12. According to Mexia High School administrators, the value of the scholarships this year total $544,729, including... + continue reading
Limestone County Commissioner John McCarver, right, and County Judge Daniel Burkeen, left, discuss what to do about missing items at the county-owned prison.
Friday, May 27, 2016
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer County commissioners say they will make one last effort to convince the sheriff and district attorney to investigate the disappearance of tools and other county-owned property from the county prison before the court considers hiring a private investigator to track... + continue reading
Mexia native David G. Eller is shown being notified that he will be given the Texas A&M 2016 Distinguished Alumni by a member of Texas A&M’s Ross Volunteers honor guard.
Friday, May 27, 2016
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Mexia News Staff Report David G. Eller, a native of Mexia, is among this year’s recipients of the highest honor that Texas A... + continue reading
Efrain Barco, 5, and his cousin Giselle Yepez, 4, run through the waterspouts at Mexia swimming pool on opening day last year. The pool opens for the summer this year June 8.
Friday, May 27, 2016
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By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor Get your water wings and swimsuits out of storage – the Mexia city pool opens soon. Pool opening day is Wednesday, June 8, at 1 p.m., lasting until 6 p.m. The pool will be closed Mondays, but will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. General... + continue reading
Mexia News photo/Roxanne Thompson
Top honors for the Mexia High class of 2016 go to Valedictorian Jossie Palacios, left, and Salutatorian Jose Lara, right., Mexia High School class of 2016’s Top Ten Percent are, l-r, back row: Jossie Palacios, Nathaniel Hallmark, Cody Baker and Rahi Patel; front row: Kelly Vu, Karina Rivera, Jose Lara and Micah Rogers. Not shown are Julissa Alvarez and Ana Castaneda.
Limestone County Commissioner John McCarver, right, and County Judge Daniel Burkeen, left, discuss what to do about missing items at the county-owned prison.
Mexia native David G. Eller is shown being notified that he will be given the Texas A&M 2016 Distinguished Alumni by a member of Texas A&M’s Ross Volunteers honor guard.
Efrain Barco, 5, and his cousin Giselle Yepez, 4, run through the waterspouts at Mexia swimming pool on opening day last year. The pool opens for the summer this year June 8.

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Monday, 05/30/16
By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor The city of Mexia’s sales tax rebates for May are down by a little bit – .89 of a percent compared to this month last year – and also down less than a percent year-to-date. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties,... + continue reading
Friday, 05/27/16
Attention parents! Mexia ISD is offering summer school for qualifying bilingual and English as a Second Language students who live in the district and are entering kindergarten or first grade. Classes take place at A.B. McBay Elementary School, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through... + continue reading

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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, 05/25/16
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, 05/25/16
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, 05/23/16
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

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The annual Ladycat Spring Sports Banquet was held Monday evening at the junior high school. Ladycat athletes that participated in basketball, softball, powerlifting, golf, track and cross country... + 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