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Wed
09
Sep

Suspect sought in FM 39 robbery, shooting

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
A suspect description has been released of the man who robbed the residents of a rural Limestone County home Sunday, shot one of them and briefly took another hostage.
Sheriff Dennis Wilson said the violent nightmare began around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, when two men who’d been fishing at Richland-Chambers Lake returned to their home on FM 39, at the same time as the girlfriend of one of the men drove up as well. The men, James Meyers and Quincy Dunn, share the home, which is located in Fallon, about eight miles south of Mexia and very near the turn-off to FM 1953.
They were approached by a man, who had covered his face with a bandana, and was armed with a handgun and a shotgun. The robber is described as a black male, about 5-feet, 7-inches tall and with a medium build.

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Wed
09
Sep

Crowd Pleasing

The audience responds with passion and satisfaction to the antics of the pro wrestlers in one of several matches held Saturday, Aug. 29, in the large grassy space behind Tow Daddy’s and the Bent Fork Restaurant, in Mexia.

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Mon
07
Sep

Breakfast of champions

Maria Guerrero and her daughter, Mireya, 1, of Mexia, at left, get served a plate of pancakes by Mexia Lions Club President Robin Green at the Club’s Double Whammy pancake breakfast on Friday, Sept. 4, at the Lions Den. Also shown, l-r, are Ron Fowler, Chase Comer and Richard Green. See more photos from this event, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Mon
07
Sep

Barbecue, auction to boost Crime Stoppers

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County Crime Stoppers is inviting everyone in Limestone County to show their support for law enforcement by attending the organization’s annual barbecue dinner and auction on Saturday, Sept. 12.
The event will be held at Enge-Washington Intermediate School, in Groesbeck, starting at 6 p.m. with tickets available at the door for $15.
“There will be lots of good food, lots of great items to buy and and lots of fun,” said Crime Stoppers board member Ruth Haddick.
“This year we’ve got Kirby Hyden providing the barbecue,” said Crime Stoppers President Linda Jordan, “and we’re going to have beef and sausage with all the trimmings.”

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Mon
07
Sep

County prison walk-through looks good, sheriff says

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson told county commissioners at their Aug. 24 meeting that the Bureau of Prisons’ walk-through of the Limestone County Detention Center went well the previous day. The LCDC is a county-owned private prison that the county is grooming for a possible longterm federal inmate contract. Commissioners heard this report and also made several decisions in other law enforcement matters: approving two employee raises, a new hire at the jail and an agreement to send overflow inmates to Falls County if needed.

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Wed
02
Sep

Burn ban remains, serious drought returns

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Although Limestone County received light rainfall recently, it was not enough for the county commissioners to consider lifting the burn ban at their most recent meeting, Aug. 24.
The court did vote on issues concerning quality of life: approving the new county holiday schedule, hearing a report on the recycling center, noting a meeting with railroad officials on the recent train derailments near Kosse and Bremond, and approving utility line agreements.
At the commissioners court’s meeting, no one attempted to lift the burn ban, which has been in effect since Aug. 5.
“Leave it where it is,” said Commissioner Pct. 3 Jerry Allen.

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Wed
02
Sep

For a good paws

LARAS House well-wishers, l-r, Linda and Ken Waldrop, and Susan and Reese Winn, play at the blackjack table, run by dealer ‘Susan,’ at LARAS House’s Casino Night, held at The Farm House Restaurant Saturday, Aug. 22. The fundraisers the group sponsors help pay for the expense of housing the animals at the no-kill shelter. For more photos from Casino Night, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Wed
02
Sep

TxDOT to rehab old Navasota River Bridge

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Mon
31
Aug

Gunfire rings out during Walmart robbery

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
Police are still looking for two men who fired a pistol while robbing Mexia’s Walmart store Saturday night, leaving with bags of cash after pistol-whipping a clerk.
According to Mexia Police Chief Richard Hawthorne, the robbery took place around 10:30 p.m. Aug. 30, when two black males, between 5-feet, 8-inches and 6-feet tall entered the store, located at 1406 E. Milam.
One man was thin, wearing one white glove, orange wind pants and a hunter green T-shirt, topped with a jacket on his head covering long dreadlocks. The second suspect, who had a green bandana covering his face, was wearing a black skullcap, black long-sleeved shirt with “Texas” across the chest, black pants and white gloves. He was carrying a pistol.

Mon
31
Aug

Mexia Lions to host pancake breakfast

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
The first Mexia Blackcat football home game of the season – Friday, Sept. 4, this year – means it’s time for the Double Whammy: a pancake breakfast and dinner, hosted by the Mexia Lions Club.
The idea is to get together with friends or co-workers for hot, fresh pancakes, breakfast sausage, juice or coffee at the Lions Den, on Paris Street at Commerce, in Mexia. The morning session is open 6:30-9:30 a.m. There are plenty of tables to eat at the Lions den, but take-out orders are welcome, too.
Dine in or take out, it’s $5 a plate.
Then, in the evening, mom can take a break from cooking, and the whole family can stop by the Lions Den, 4:40-6:30 p.m. to have a pancake dinner before going to watch the Blackcats play.

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