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
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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
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, May 23, 2016
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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, May 20, 2016
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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
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
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.
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.

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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners approved an agreement with MHMR to evaluate county jail inmates who may have mental health problems. Commissioners dealt with this at their May 10 meeting and also re-appointed a representative to a local board, renewed a contract... + continue reading
Monday, 05/23/16
County mulls solution to courthouse basement buckling By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners are looking for a cost-effective repair for the shifting floor in the basement of the courthouse until the county may obtain grant funding for a more permanent repair. County... + continue reading

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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
Pictured, l-r, are Mexia Blackcat varsity baseball head coach Chad Coker and team members J.J. Coffey, Matthew Gilmore, Darius Dorsey, Zachary Klosterman, Bryce Sterling, Eric Wells and Avery Williams. Mexia News photos by Stephen R. Farris, Members of the boys cross country team were recognized at the spring sports banquet, including l-r, Manny Acevedo, Lalo Ortiz, Damon Hatcher and Juan Prado. , Coach Bill Matthews, left, recognized members of the Mexia boys golf team during Tuesday evening’s spring sports banquet, including, l-r, Eric Wells, Damon Hatcher, Matthew Gilmore, Luis Ruiz and J.J. Coffey., Mexia powerlifting coach Kent Richey, left, recognized powerlifting team members, l-r, Darius Dorsey, Trederek Anglin and Rahi Patel, during Tuesday evening’s spring sports banquet., The Mexia Blackcat soccer team was recognized at the spring banquet Tuesday evening. Pictured,l-r, are assistant coach Brittney Dietz, head coach T.J. Sadler, goalkeeper Willy Cisneros, Victor Garcia, Manny Acevedo, David Velazquez, Danny Prado, Lalo Ortiz and Marcos Gonzalez. , Members of the Mexia Blackcats boys’ tennis team were recognized at the spring sports banquet Tuesday, including, l-r, Jimmy Tran, Juan Mora, Timothy Boulware, Darion Jones, David Velazquez, Luis Ruiz, Jose De La Cruz and Rafael Paz., Mexia’s boys’ track teams were recognized at the spring banquet Tuesday evening, including, l-r, Avery Williams, Jaylen Gipson, Nick Chatham and Darius Dorsey, part of the 4x200 meter relay team that placed fourth at the state meet in Austin last weekend.
Friday, 05/20/16
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The annual spring sports banquet was held for boys’ high school athletic programs this past Tuesday evening at the junior high school. Athletes that participated in spring sports from soccer, baseball, powerlifting, tennis, track, basketball and golf, along... + continue reading
Jackie Tidwell, chairman of the American History committee, Jonathan Hardin Chapter of NSDAR, congratulates the winners in the Christopher Columbus essay contest: Jackson Tacker, of Wortham, Ella Samford, of Groesbeck, and Keylan Asberry, of Groesbeck., Pamela Marshall, left, regent of the Come and Take It chapter of Bryan and state chairman of the Guardian Trust Campaign committee, is shown with Kathleen McKee, regent of the Jonathan Hardin Chapter.
Wednesday, 05/18/16
The Jonathan Hardin chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held a regular meeting April 13 at Gibbs Memorial Library, with Regent Kathleen McKee presiding. The invocation was given by Chaplain Ann Gokey, followed by the members repeating the DAR ritual, the Pledge of... + 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.
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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... + 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