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Mar

No surprises in local ‘Super Tuesday’ races

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Mon
29
Feb

Only one contested local race in today’s election

The arrow, above, shows the space on a voter’s registration card that provides the voter’s precinct number.
On Tuesday, voters must cast ballots at their precinct polling site, show in this box.

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Limestone County voters will need to head to their precinct’s polling place to cast their ballots in today’s party primary “Super Tuesday” elections.
Only one local race is contested, that for County Commissioner Precinct 3, in which incumbent Jerry R. Allen faces challenger Willy Johnson in the Republican primary.
Voters may only vote in one party’s election: either the Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both.
In addition, one must vote in their designated polling place. The number of one’s polling place is denoted on the voter’s registration card.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Mon
29
Feb

Talent show to showcase, reward entertainers

Riley Dobson, then 10, performs a high-energy dance routine in last year’s Annual Talent Show of the Rotary Club of Mexia. This year’s show is Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at the Mexia Convention Center.

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Some of Mexia’s most talented young performers will show off their skills to the public this Friday evening, March 4, 7 p.m. at the Mexia Convention Center in the Rotary Club of Mexia’s 61st Annual Talent Show.
Competition is expected to be tough, with the top 18 entrants chosen to perform in the show from the approximately three dozen who auditioned in early February.
The Convention Center opens early, and seats are expected to fill rapidly as family members and friends of the contestants come to support their loved ones.
Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for students k-12.
There are nine acts in the junior division, which means kindergarten through fifth grade students; and another nine acts will make up the senior division, which means sixth through 12th grade students.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Mon
29
Feb

Bulkhead construction to save eroding county road

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Fri
26
Feb

Teacher arrested in student relationship case

Mexia News Staff Report 
A teacher’s arrest was announced Friday morning after allegations surfaced of an inappropriate relationship between a Mexia ISD teacher and student.
Mexia ISD Superintendent Dr. Sharon D. Ross forwarded an email from the district’s police department to The Mexia News at 10 a.m. Friday, which included a press release on the arrest.
That release had been prepared by the Mexia Police Department, which has been investigating the allegations since they were brought to administrators’ attention. 
To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Fri
26
Feb

More deer hunting days may come to Bistone area

Mexia News Staff Report

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department may add additional “doe days” in 23 East Texas counties, including Limestone and Freestone counties, as part of changes that will be discussed at a public hearing coming up in Groesbeck.
TPWD also is considering expanding white-tailed deer hunting into 14 counties across the western Panhandle. The recommendations are among a slate of proposed deer hunting regulation changes for 2016-17.
TPWD will be taking public comment on the proposed changes, with input to be considered prior to any action by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its March 24 public hearing.
The proposed changes are:

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Wed
24
Feb

County OKs fair rodeo beer sales in split vote

Commissioner John McCarver, right, addresses County Judge Daniel Burkeen, left, on beer sales at the fair rodeo. Commissioner W.A. ‘Sonny’ Baker is seated in center.

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners approved a request by the Limestone County Fair Association to apply for a license to sell beer at the LCFA Rodeo Friday-Saturday, April 8-9, though the county judge and one other individual spoke vehemently against the idea.
County Judge Daniel Burkeen argued that selling alcohol makes a poor example to the children who participate in the fair.
"I expressed last year that I didn't believe that was proper to sell alcohol at events raising money for our kids," he said. "I understand they're not selling alcohol at the fair or to kids. I've done a lot of things raising money for kids; you don't have to sell alcohol to raise money for kids."
The reasons given for doing so, he said, are that it makes money and everyone is doing it. "Those are the selling points I try to shield my kids from," he said, calling it sad and improper.

Wed
24
Feb

Serious injuries in Tuesday wreck

Mexia News photo/Brenda Sommer

One man was trapped in the black flatbed Ram 3500 at right after a collision on North Ross near LCR 243 Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. Department of Public Safety troopers believe the driver of the white Dodge Ram 3500 at left lost control of his vehicle on the wet pavement, colliding head-on with the black Ram 3500 flatbed work truck at right. The driver of the black truck had to be cut out of his vehicle before being rushed by ground ambulance to a Waco hospital with serious injuries.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Mon
22
Feb

Like olden times

Old Fort Parker is the perfect backdrop for history re-enactors, l-r, Stephanie Smith, of Dallas, and Bill and June Covington, of Cedar Hill.
Attendees watch as colonial Loyalists, who still considered themselves under the authority of the crown of England, use gun powder to make charges.
Representing colonial militia is Alan Wright, of Marquez, at left, while Diane and Bryan Pike, of Dallas, represent American colonialists. Accompanying them is the Pikes’ dog, Chuck, a boxer pointer.
Deborah Thomas-Wilton, of Katy, at left, takes a moment from reading her morning prayers to watch Janet Rice, of Round Rock, use a drop spindle to make yarn.
Historic re-enactors take part in an auction of reproduction props. Shown, l-r, are Steve Draper, of Copperas Cove, Rick Fawkes, of Cedar Park, and Bryan Fitch, of Nederland.

Photos from the Colonial Event held at Old Fort Parker on Saturday, Feb. 13, by Roxanne McKnight, Mexia News staff writer.

Mon
22
Feb

Candidates a'plenty for school, city elections

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

The deadline has passed to file for vacancies on Mexia City Council and the Mexia ISD board of trustees, and those races have drawn a lot of interest.
Candidates had until Friday to file for the May 7 local elections. There are three positions open on the council and three spots available on the school board.
Open seats in the May 7 city election are those of District 2, held by Laura Rothrock, Arthur Busby in District 5 and District 6 member Bobby Jack Liles.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

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