Mexia State Supported Living Center employees Merrianne Hughes and Travis Wagner arrange merchandise items on shelves in the new MSSLC General Store., Cheryl Cockrell, left, MSSLC director of community relations, helps MSSLC employee Merrianne Hughes arrange merchandise in the state school’s new general store., Travis Wagner, with the Mexia State Supported Living Center, tends plants for sale at the MSSLC’s new general store, on Rusk at Sherman.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer The Mexia State Supported Living Center has opened a small store in Mexia to sell items made by MSSLC residents. Called the MSSLC General Store, the outlet is located at the intersection of Sherman and Rusk, and its hours of operation are Tuesday through... + continue reading
Mexia News photo/Roxanne Thompson
Monday, June 27, 2016
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Chip and Joanna Gaines, of the popular, Waco-based, HGTV show Fixer Upper, were in Mexia’s own Soda Shoppe to film a segment for part of their fourth season. Realtors close to the source, as well as the show’s production personnel, say they are to perform their makeover magic on a house in the... + continue reading
The meetings July 14 in College Station and Franklin will focus on the Navasota River.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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There are two meetings coming up July 14 for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed downstream of Lake Limestone. The Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A... + continue reading
FSB Travelers pose for a photo during their tour of Northern California.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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Members and friends of FSB Travelers once again joined Collette for an exciting tour, this time to Northern California. The tour began in San Francisco where the group spent two nights and very busy days. Activities there included a city tour with a wonderful step-on guide, eating some delicious... + continue reading
Spectators look on as this cowboy tries to stay onboard the back of this wild bronc Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This young lady overcame a minor setback as her horse slipped down on the first barrel, but she recovered to make a nice run during the junior barrel race Saturday., Clown entertainer Coty Cooper kept the crowd thoroughly entertained in the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce rodeo Saturday evening., The stands were packed with fans Saturday, the last night of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This little lady was decked out in style Saturday evening at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , Sometimes a rodeo clown has to multi-task, but this is one of the easier chores he’d endure during the finale of the Mexia Rodeo., These young ladies found a good spot to hang out and catch some of the mutton bustin’ action Saturday evening at the Mexia Rodeo., Sometimes the best way is to close your eyes and hang on for dear life, as this youngster does in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This cowboy had a hat full of glitter he let fly during his ride Saturday night at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This cowboy literally had the “steer by the horns” Saturday evening during the steer wrestling event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., Mexia rodeo ring announcer T.C. Long, right, had Harald Agalii, center, of Sweden, start Saturday night’s event with a big Texas “yee-haw”!, Wes Zapien, right, was all decked out in chaps, cowboy hat and sunglasses as he waits his turn in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening., Roping’s not all about the cowboys. This cowgirl has seems to be a pro as she lassoes this calf during the breakaway roping event at Saturday evening’s Mexia Rodeo., This young rodeo fan braved the brief rain shower that fell down from the clouds Saturday evening at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , This cowboy indicates “that’s how it’s done” after he finished securing this calf during Saturday night’s event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The 86th Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo came to a close Saturday evening. The fans packed the stands as they enjoyed the final night of competition and entertainment. Some of the guests in attendance came all the way from Sweden to see what we call “... + continue reading
Mexia State Supported Living Center employees Merrianne Hughes and Travis Wagner arrange merchandise items on shelves in the new MSSLC General Store., Cheryl Cockrell, left, MSSLC director of community relations, helps MSSLC employee Merrianne Hughes arrange merchandise in the state school’s new general store., Travis Wagner, with the Mexia State Supported Living Center, tends plants for sale at the MSSLC’s new general store, on Rusk at Sherman.
Mexia News photo/Roxanne Thompson
The meetings July 14 in College Station and Franklin will focus on the Navasota River.
FSB Travelers pose for a photo during their tour of Northern California.
Spectators look on as this cowboy tries to stay onboard the back of this wild bronc Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This young lady overcame a minor setback as her horse slipped down on the first barrel, but she recovered to make a nice run during the junior barrel race Saturday., Clown entertainer Coty Cooper kept the crowd thoroughly entertained in the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce rodeo Saturday evening., The stands were packed with fans Saturday, the last night of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This little lady was decked out in style Saturday evening at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , Sometimes a rodeo clown has to multi-task, but this is one of the easier chores he’d endure during the finale of the Mexia Rodeo., These young ladies found a good spot to hang out and catch some of the mutton bustin’ action Saturday evening at the Mexia Rodeo., Sometimes the best way is to close your eyes and hang on for dear life, as this youngster does in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This cowboy had a hat full of glitter he let fly during his ride Saturday night at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This cowboy literally had the “steer by the horns” Saturday evening during the steer wrestling event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., Mexia rodeo ring announcer T.C. Long, right, had Harald Agalii, center, of Sweden, start Saturday night’s event with a big Texas “yee-haw”!, Wes Zapien, right, was all decked out in chaps, cowboy hat and sunglasses as he waits his turn in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening., Roping’s not all about the cowboys. This cowgirl has seems to be a pro as she lassoes this calf during the breakaway roping event at Saturday evening’s Mexia Rodeo., This young rodeo fan braved the brief rain shower that fell down from the clouds Saturday evening at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , This cowboy indicates “that’s how it’s done” after he finished securing this calf during Saturday night’s event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.

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Monday, 06/27/16
By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners approved raises for six Road and Bridge Department employees at their June 14 meeting and also addressed a variety of issues involving money and people, including authorizing the county auditor to advertise for bids on often-used... + continue reading
Monday, 06/27/16
It is that time of year again. The Farm Service Agency 2016 County Committee elections begin soon. FSA county committees are a vital and direct link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. All eligible farmers and ranchers, especially women, minorities, and beginning... + continue reading

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Entrants in Lake Mexia’s Let Freedom Ring Boat Parade appear to be having a grand time on the water at a previous year’s event.
Friday, 06/24/16
By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Boat owners looking for a fun event to show off their craft and design skills will have the perfect venue next weekend. The annual Let Freedom Ring Boat Parade is happening on Saturday, July 2, at the Lake Mexia Marina. All area boat owners are invited to enter... + continue reading
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Friday, 06/24/16
Wortham Junior High cheerleaders for the 2016-17 school year have been chosen. They are, l-r, back row: Spring Hogan, Reagan Stuver, Jayden Stapleton, Jorianna Mata and Kenlie Stuver; front row: Larame Stapleton and Mika-Lyn Gargis. + continue reading
A bronc rider hangs on for dear life Thursday at the Mexia city rodeo arena on opening day of the Chamber Rodeo. , Coty Cooper, “The original Hobo Clown,” kept fans laughing Thursday evening., The 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo kicked off Thursday evening with the presentation of “Old Glory.” , Young Jace Long decided to take a little snooze in the arms of his meme, Debbie Musgrove, prior to the start of the rodeo., The Mizell boys, Mayes and Myles, were decked out in cowboy attire to watch the great rodeo action Thursday evening., This little fella tries to end his ride with no hands in the youth mutton bustin’ event held Thursday evening., Sydney Yates rode the mechanical bull like a boss at the 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., Buffalo native Wyatt Looney gets the rodeo clowns to sign his shirt before the start of the 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
Friday, 06/24/16
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo got underway Thursday evening as cowboys and cowgirls from across the state gathered to compete in events from barrel racing to bronc riding at the city’s rodeo grounds. Kids events began with mutton... + continue reading

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Spectators look on as this cowboy tries to stay onboard the back of this wild bronc Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This young lady overcame a minor setback as her horse slipped down on the first barrel, but she recovered to make a nice run during the junior barrel race Saturday., Clown entertainer Coty Cooper kept the crowd thoroughly entertained in the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce rodeo Saturday evening., The stands were packed with fans Saturday, the last night of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This little lady was decked out in style Saturday evening at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , Sometimes a rodeo clown has to multi-task, but this is one of the easier chores he’d endure during the finale of the Mexia Rodeo., These young ladies found a good spot to hang out and catch some of the mutton bustin’ action Saturday evening at the Mexia Rodeo., Sometimes the best way is to close your eyes and hang on for dear life, as this youngster does in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This cowboy had a hat full of glitter he let fly during his ride Saturday night at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This cowboy literally had the “steer by the horns” Saturday evening during the steer wrestling event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., Mexia rodeo ring announcer T.C. Long, right, had Harald Agalii, center, of Sweden, start Saturday night’s event with a big Texas “yee-haw”!, Wes Zapien, right, was all decked out in chaps, cowboy hat and sunglasses as he waits his turn in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening., Roping’s not all about the cowboys. This cowgirl has seems to be a pro as she lassoes this calf during the breakaway roping event at Saturday evening’s Mexia Rodeo., This young rodeo fan braved the brief rain shower that fell down from the clouds Saturday evening at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , This cowboy indicates “that’s how it’s done” after he finished securing this calf during Saturday night’s event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
Monday, 06/27/16
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The 86th Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo came to a close Saturday evening. The fans packed the stands as they enjoyed the final night of competition and... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 03/23/16
(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