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Wed
17
Feb

Early voting ongoing for spring party primaries

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
Early voting in the March 1 party primary elections is now underway at the courthouse in Groesbeck and courthouse annex in Mexia, though there is only one local race that drew more than one candidate.
Voters may head to either location to cast their ballot for the party of their choice.
Voting times at the Courthouse Annex in Mexia, at 205 S. McKinney, may do so during these times:
• Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Monday through Friday, Feb. 22-26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Those who’d like to vote at the Limestone County Courthouse, 200 W. State St. in Groesbeck, may do so in Room G-6 on the following dates and times:
• Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18-19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Monday through Friday, Feb. 22-26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fri
12
Feb

Slam donkey

Mexia News photo/Harry Darby

Mexia high senior Maelynn Danner, left, prepares to shoot the ball while fellow senior Demetri Freeman is all smiles for the donkey basketball fundraiser held Feb. 8 at the Mexia Junior High gym. Members of the senior class attempted to play basketball while riding donkeys, and although it’s unclear who won, fun was had by all.

Fri
12
Feb

Man robbed, beaten after stop by fake cops

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
A Corsicana man is recovering after being beaten while being robbed by the occupants of a car who pulled him over with police-type emergency lights Thursday night.
Mexia police were called to the coin laundry at 223 E. Palestine at 11:24 p.m. by Jacob Harrison, 20, of Corsicana. He was bleeding from several cuts to his face and told officers he’d been driving on a “county road” when the car behind him, which was dark-colored and looked like a police car, turned on flashing strobe lights.
Believing the car was a police car, Harrison pulled on to the shoulder and stopped, and was approached by a man wearing sunglasses and with a buzz haircut, who said he was a police officer.

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
12
Feb

Numerous candidates file in city, MISD races

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
Races are heating up for open spots on Mexia City Council and the Mexia ISD Board of Trustees as the final week of filing for the May 7 local elections begins.
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.
Rothrock, a retired school teacher, has been on the council, off and on, since 1986. She has drawn an opponent, Blanca Rivera, who is a homemaker.
Busby, who works at XTO Energy, first took office in 2002. As of Friday, he had no opponent.
There are three candidates for the District 6 spot.

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
10
Feb

They'll be OK

Mexia News photo/Brenda Sommer

Firefighters responded to a wreck in the middle of the intersection of Hwy. 14 and U.S. 84 around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday which involved the white Mazda CX-9 SUV in the foreground. It was involved in a collision with the black Saturn SUV shown at far left, as firefighters sweep up a considerable amount of debris from the accident. No one sustained any serious injuries in the accident. Firefighters said all occupants of the SUVs were wearing either seatbelts or child restraints. No further information on the accident was available as of presstime Wednesday.

Wed
10
Feb

MISD teacher under investigation

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
08
Feb

Astronomical events answer historical mysteries

As part of the Chautauqua and Coffee learning series, historian and writer Laurie Jasinski shows one of many works of art created to represent the great Leonid meteor showers of November 1833.

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Mon
08
Feb

Controversial power line in south Limestone approved

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Fri
05
Feb

Re-enactors’ love of history brings it to life

History re-enactors re-load their long rifles during last year’s mock battle during the American Colonial Event at Old Fort Parker.

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County residents will get the chance to delve into the past at a historical re-enactment of the American Colonial period on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 12-13.
The event is the second annual Crossed Roads on the Frontier: Colonial Military Muster and Drill, to be held at Old Fort Parker, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
The 18th Century Society of Texas is holding the event, which will focus on the 1750-1790 period of U.S. history, when it was still under British rule.
“We’re expecting more folks this year and we’re also going to have a Colonial artillery,” said Steve Draper, who is coordinating the event. “We’ve got a group from Louisiana that does Spanish Colonial artillery, and they’re going to come up. So in addition to British and Colonial American soldiers, we’re going to have some Spanish soldiers, who were serving in the Revolution here in the West and the South.”

Fri
05
Feb

MISD trustees attempt, fail to elect new officers

By Harry Darby
Publisher

Mexia ISD trustees considered, but ultimately declined, to reorganize the board during a special called meeting Feb. 3.
In the past, reorganization has been held immediately after trustee elections, which are held in May.
Reorganizing refers to who trustees elect as board president, vice president and secretary, roles currently held by Kim Williams, Ron Fowler and Rachel Hernandez, respectively.
When the agenda item on reorganization (placed on the agenda by two unnamed trustees) came up before the board, Fowler noted the board has, in the past, waited until after trustee elections to select new officers.
Trustee Jackie Craig then said she’d rather not discuss the matter in open session. The school’s attorney, present for another agenda item, told the board they could consider the matter in closed executive session.

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