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Fri
05
Aug

Creation vs Evolution: Hard questions asked

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Internationally known speaker and scientist Dr. Carl Baugh plans to give a presentation in Mexia on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at First Baptist Church, on creation versus evolution.

Dale McDaniel, pastor of Tehuacana Baptist Church, invited Baugh to speak in Mexia, and FBC Pastor Marcus Sheffield, invited McDaniel to hold Baugh’s presentation at FBC because of its large size. 

Sheffield, too, thinks highly of Baugh.

“He is one of the premier experts on some of the more difficult questions in the creation-evolution debate,” Sheffield said. “There are people who believe in evolution and others who believe in creation. Obviously, I’m a creationist.

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Wed
03
Aug

Rehabbed Mexia Habitat dedicated: Gamble grateful

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The home that Mexia’s Dwight and Linda Gamble just bought through Habitat for Humanity was dedicated Sunday, July 31, in a touching ceremony. 

Board members and volunteers with the Greater Mexia Area Habitat for Humanity as well as other well-wishers, gathered in the front yard of the house, in the 700 block of East Titus, to hold the ceremony. The event included remarks from the Gambles, Habitat board members and volunteers, a presentation of gifts, and the turning over of the house keys to the Gambles. 

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.

Tue
02
Aug

Fatality of Mexia woman after vehicle roll over

A single vehicle wreck occurred with one fatality on US Highway 84 just west of County Road 258 near the rest area at approximately 2:30 p.m today.

According to Department of Public Safety State Trooper Damon Allen, Joyce Eggins, 75, of Mexia, was traveling west on US Highway 84 heading toward Mexia. She was driving a 1997 bronze Chevrolet, 2-door, S-10 half ton, when her left rear tire separated and caused her to go off the road to her right. She attempted to turn left back onto the pavement. While turning left she overcorrected causing the vehicle to roll. 

Trooper Allen said highway patrol officers were already at the scene before county dispatch was notified.

Judge Marcus Hanna pronounced the driver dead.

DPS was at the scene along with Mexia Fire Department, Mexia Police Department, and Teague Fire Department.

Tue
02
Aug

MISD superintendent resigns

With school nearly in session the Mexia Independent School District Board of Trustees, Mexia ISD administrative team, faculty and staff received a letter of resignation, dated Aug. 1, from school superintendent Dr. Sharon Ross informing them of her resignation. The letter ended, “I submit this letter as notification of my retirement, effective Aug. 31, 2016.”

More news to follow in Thursday’s edition of The Mexia News.

Mon
01
Aug

Long-time county employees recognized

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners court has recognized county employees who have completed five and 10-year milestones in years of service and given them certificates of recognition. Those recognized included: 

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

Mon
01
Aug

Val Sunday – doing what’s best for kids

Staff Writer

Mexia High School’s new principal has a history of putting kids first, starting with her own, and now expanding her reach to those at Mexia High School. 

Val Sunday was enjoying a successful, high-paying career in sales and marketing 11 years ago. 

She worked for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, selling the business to other companies that needed rental cars. 

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

Mon
01
Aug

Several home, car burglaries reported in Mexia area

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

A teenager broke into a Mexia home during the early morning hours two weeks ago came very close to being shot but for the mercy of a Mexia man. 

Several burglaries in the area have happened. Mexia Police Chief Richard Hawthorne confirmed that three burglaries were reported in Mexia in the past month that he believes may be related to each other, one on Briarwood, a second on Oak Hill Drive, one on Crestline and a fourth on Mesquite.

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Fri
29
Jul

H-E-B makes clean sweep in blood drive

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The Mexia H-E-B grocery store is known for donating to the community and supporting community events, but recently the store performed so successfully it was awarded trophies by the H-E-B corporate office. 

The Mexia H-E-B holds four blood drives each year through Carter BloodCare, said Mexia store manager Craig Mytton, and the time had come for the June 9 blood drive. 

About two dozen H-E-B stores in the north central region of Texas, including the Mexia store, compete for trophies each summer in three categories: the largest number of blood donations for that event, the largest amount of donations for the year and the largest increase from the previous year.

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Fri
29
Jul

Detention center to take more time, money

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

As prison-operating company LaSalle Corrections works to open the Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison that has been empty since June 2013, and has gotten updated bids on repairs. Consequently, the estimated cost has increased and the estimated date of completion has been extended. 

LaSalle Director of Operations Jay Eason submitted a list of items that need repair. 

“We’re sitting right now at around $67,000,” Eason said of the cost, well over the original estimate of less than $50,000. 

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Wed
27
Jul

Mexia residents can take advantage of Texas’ Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 5-7

By Roxanne Thompson and Tim O’Malley

Mexia News Staff

 

With the Texas’ Sales Tax Holiday quickly approaching, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7, many businesses and residents are expected to benefit. The annual event aims to make back-to-school shopping a little more affordable for shoppers and hopes of local businesses to increase a little more in revenue.

“It absolutely increases sales, because people shop to save money,” said Cheryl Pratka, manager of the Mexia Bealls. “That weekend we will have sales; I just don’t know what that sale will be yet. We’ll have more people coming in the store and shopping.”

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