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Wed
26
Oct

High-speed train opens competition to design passenger stations

PRESS RELEASE

 

Texas Central, the private developer of the Texas bullet train, announced its sponsorship of a design competition to engage architecture students from accredited Texas universities in Texas to help develop an inspiring vision for stations. Eligible universities include: Texas A&M, Prairie View A&M, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas, Texas Tech, University of Houston, and Rice.

Texas Central, a Texas-based company, is employing a market-led approach that is unlike other high-speed train projects because we are backed by private investors, not public funds. Texas Central is developing a new high-speed passenger rail system that will connect North Texas, the Brazos Valley and Houston that will provide a travel time of less than 90 minutes.

Wed
26
Oct

Polling place doors vandalized

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Vandals painted graffiti on the Mexia Courthouse Annex doors sometime between Monday night and early Tuesday morning, but their signs were quickly removed.

Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Ray Jones said he had driven by the office, at 205 S. McKinney, about 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and found the graffiti.

“I had come here to fax some warrants to the jail, and I parked in the back,” he said. “I came in and did what I had to do, and then I drove around the building, between our building and the fire station, and Lord help me, it was on the doors. It was ‘Trump’ they spray-painted on both doors.”

Jones called the Mexia Police Department to record the incident, and Officer Shannon Rousey responded. 

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.

Mon
24
Oct

Spurlock, Taulton given highest alumni honors

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Mexia High School’s Class of 1966 chose alumnae Betty (Ingram) Spurlock as Coming Home Queen and Rebecca Taulton as Distinguished Alumni. 

Both were honored before the Homecoming football game at Blackcat Stadium on Friday, Oct. 21. Each was presented a spray of roses; and Spurlock received a tiara, and Taulton a plaque of recognition. 

Spurlock graduated from Mexia High in 1966 and worked for 35 years at 

Southwestern Electric. She is currently employed at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. 

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
24
Oct

Fund-raiser set for historic church

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The cooler weather came at the right time for Point Enterprise’s annual soup-and-cornbread supper, slated for Saturday, Oct. 29. 

The event will take place in the Point Enterprise Clubhouse, 5-7 p.m. and is sponsored by the Point Enterprise Community Association. A donation of $5 is requested for each meal, and the live music is added in at no charge.

There will be a variety of soups for attendees to choose from, and drinks and dessert are included in the meal. 

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
24
Oct

Mexia Police assists Feds in arrest of four

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Four people in a single vehicle were arrested at a traffic stop in Mexia over the weekend through a combined action by BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) agents, Dallas Police, Texas Department of Public Service and Mexia Police. 

The traffic stop and arrests happened around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, in the 1400 block of State Hwy. 14 North, which is inside Mexia city limits. 

Little information was available because the arrest was part of an ongoing investigation according to acting BATF Publication Information Officer Scott Ragsdale, of the Dallas Field Office. 

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Wed
19
Oct

Record-breaking registered voters

By Timothy J. O’Malley

Managing Editor

Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos announced, last Thursday, Texas has more than 15 million registered voters to vote in the November election. 

During the 2016 primaries in March, Texas had 14,238,436 of estimated voting age population. According to a preliminary estimate, Texas has 15,015,700 voters registered, which is about 78 percent of Texas’ estimated voting age population of 19,307,355. That is an increase of over 777,000 making it an all-time high number for the state.  

Secretary of State Cascos said, “If you want to vote you must be registered, so it’s good to see that so many Texans are preparing for this November’s election.”

Limestone County...

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Wed
19
Oct

Mexia economy sees improvement

By Timothy J. O’Malley

Managing Editor

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $650 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 5.5 percent more than in October 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report tax monthly.

For the state Hegar said, “The cities of San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and McKinney saw noticeable increases in sales tax allocations. The cities of Houston and Midland saw significant decreases in sales tax allocations.”

Limestone County, however, will see a drop this month by 3.82 percent while FreeStone County will handle a larger drop of 20.02 percent.

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Wed
19
Oct

Subway robbed at gunpoint

Mexia News Staff Report

 

An assailant wearing a Halloween mask robbed the Subway at 1202 E. Milam Street in Mexia Monday night, and Mexia Police are asking residents for help in identifying the robber.

The incident took place about 9:20 p.m., when the individual entered the store with a pistol and demanded money from the cash register. 

There was only one employee present and no customers.

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Wed
19
Oct

Retired teachers make effort to preserve retirement

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

“When you need something done, where do you look?” asks Mexia native and longtime resident Laura Rothrock. 

“At the busiest people you can find,” she says in answer to her own question. 

Rothrock should know. Although she retired after teaching in Mart for 26 years, she returned to her lifelong vocation and substitutes regularly at Mart today. 

She has been in many civic organizations: was a Mexia city council member off and on for 26 years, was an active member of Texas Municipal League, serving as Region 9 president and on numerous state committees.

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.

Mon
17
Oct

Who will be homecoming queen?

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Homecoming is this coming weekend, Oct. 21-23, and one of the high points is the announcement of homecoming queen, which will happen Friday night during halftime of the Blackcat football game. 

The court is already decided, voted upon by the student body, with duchesses representing the junior, sophomore and freshman classes, and six candidates for queen from the senior class. 

Friday night will find the entire court at the game, dressed in formal attire befitting homecoming royalty. Each young woman will be escorted onto the field by her father as she is presented to those in the stands. 

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.

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