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Wed
17
Aug

Another great start for MISD

By Dr. Shannon Ross

Mexia ISD Superintendent

 

Another great start to a brand new school year and there is excitement in the air! We just finished up with the Mexia Cares Annual School Supply Drive on Saturday, Aug. 13 and the event just keeps on getting better. More volunteer groups signed up this year and we are thankful to everyone who participated. 

By now, I hope you’ve heard the news – I am retiring! It’s a happy occasion for me because I get to spend quality time with my husband and family. Someone asked if it was a forced retirement since I have three years on my contract and honestly, the answer is no. I went to Jamaica, spent time with the Lord in the beautiful sunshine and mesmerizing waters, and upon return heard the Lord clearly say “trust me” and so I am doing just that. 

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Fri
15
Jul

Seems like only yesterday...

Prairie Grove Baptist Church in the Fallon community recently honored 11 couples who have been married more than 50 years and these couples have committed to a life of loving, caring and sharing. The couples honored were, l-r, front row: Howard and Ree Langford, 71 years; Helen and Tommy Tucker, 63 years; Florence and K.P. Garnett, 67 years; Janette and Grady Masters, 58 years; Joan and Alvis Wedgman, 53 years; back row: J.T. and Judy Vickery, 56 years; Jim and Martha Kirgan, 54 years; Gail and Joe Williams, 50 years; Patty and Clifton Jones, 54 years. Not shown are Glen and Bell Owen, 58 years; and Clifton and Deanna Wedgman, 62 years. 

Contributed photo/Meagan Langley

 

Fri
15
Jul

July Yard of the Month

The Mexia Garden Club has selected the home of Margaret Cogdell, 200 Oakwood Dr., as the July Yard of the Month. The front flower beds include foundation plantings of Savannah holly, purple fountain grass, nandina, and yellow, red, and confetti lantana. The side yard repeats the flowers and shrubs in the front garden and adds a border of bright green potato vines. The front door is flanked by gorgeous ferns saved from Margaret’s granddaughter’s wedding and eye-catching bougainvillea hanging baskets. A rooster and her statuary set gives a hint of a special collection found inside the home. Two tall trees provide some shade for the meticulous grooming of the lawn and beds. Margaret’s efforts provide a colorful and inviting summer landscape for family and friends to enjoy.

Contributed photo

 

Wed
13
Jul

First Families of Limestone County

The First Families of Limestone County is a project sponsored by the Limestone County Historical Commission that recognizes early settlers who were living in the county before or during 1896. During the Commissioners Court meeting on April 11, County Judge Daniel Burkeen presented several individuals with certificates designating their ancestors as First Families members.
Eddy Plummer, Amy Plummer, Judy Plummer Chalk, and Peggy Plummer Billingsley, descendants of Luther Thomas Martin Plummer, were among those recognized. Amy Plummer and Peggy Billingsley were unable to attend, so their mother, Helen Plummer, and Mrs. Billingsley’s daughter, Laura Billingsley, accepted on their behalf.

Mon
11
Jul

Book tells full story of founding, growth of Blue Bell family

By Jerry Turner

Mon
22
Jul

K-9 police team scans three-county area for drugs

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

It takes one man and one dog – both highly trained – to make up a K-9 unit, and the team of Mexia Police Officer Jason Tharp and a black Labrador retriever named Rocky is the only unit to cover Limestone, Freestone and Falls counties.

They respond not only to Mexia Police Department calls, but also to those in Groesbeck, Fairfield or anywhere in the three counties.

Tharp recently spoke to the Mexia Lions Club about the work he and Rocky do.

The back seat of Tharp’s squad car has been adapted to house Rocky while he is on duty.

Police cars have to be kept running virtually all the time because of the sophisticated electronics on board, but Tharp’s squad car also has to run constantly for his dog. Sometimes in winter, Tharp can turn off the car to allow fresh air to enter; but, if the vehicle gets hot, he cannot put the dog inside until the car’s interior has cooled down.

Mon
22
Apr
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Educational series offered for diabetics and caregivers

Nearly 17 million Americans suffer from a disease that is controllable… if they know what to do for themselves. The disease is Type 2 Diabetes. In the past 10 years, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in adults has increased by 61 percent nationally. What can we do to help those who have been diagnosed? Education is the answer.

Mon
22
Apr
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Top honors

Mexia High Schoolʼs FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Team placed third in the area UIL contest on April 10, which means they will advance to the next level. The team of, from left, Zane Kantor, Bailey Brizendine, Ashleigh Fleming and Junior Sarabia, will compete at the state contest April 18 at Tarleton State University.

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