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Needlework group gives hand-stitched treasures to others


Members of the Knit-Wits needle-working group enjoy each other’s company as they do their favorite hobby. Shown here l-r, are Bennie Green, Cathy Tucker and Roxianne Schuster. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

A needle and thread can bind fabric together, but the love of needlework binds together a group of Mexia-area women.
They call themselves the Knit-Wits, and they meet every Tuesday morning at First United Methodist Church, Mexia, to share a few hours of camaraderie as they peacefully knit, crochet or even embroider.
The group has been around six years and includes members from various churches and denominations, Methodist, Baptist, Catholic and others. Though most are from Mexia, they welcome all who love needle-work and have at least one member proud to call Groesbeck home.
“Anyone that would want to come, we welcome them,” said Deborah Hogan, one of a dozen needle-workers meeting on a recent Tuesday.

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

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Tehuacana home destroyed by fire


The home of Patrick and Kimberly Meyer, on New Hope Lane, just outside Tehuacana, was almost completely destroyed in a fire Saturday. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia News Staff Report

A house near Tehuacana burned completely this past weekend while the family was away from home.
Tehuacana Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Bennie Murphy said he was at the firehouse cleaning trucks and doing other tasks when he got the call about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 19.
The house was located at the end of New Hope Lane just across Hwy. 171 from Tehuacana. The home reportedly was owned by Patrick and Kimberly Meyer.
"It probably took me about three minutes to get there," Murphy said. The house was fully involved."

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Burn ban not on yet but looming

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

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21
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County buys lawnmowers for prison

Mexia News Staff Report

County commissioners called a special meeting last week to consider buying lawnmowers for the Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison.
After a brief discussion, the court agreed to buy:
• A zero-turn 62-inch mower for $6,100.
• Two push mowers for $199 each.
• Two commercial-grade Weedeaters for $251 each.
• A commercial-grade leaf blower for $405.

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

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18
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Rescued pup gets new life, brings happiness


Mexia LTC nursing home resident Pat Prince, right, interacts with a dog the nursing home recently adopted while LVN Alesha Grabs, who was instrumental in helping the formerly abandoned dog regain her health, watches with interest. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
The fortunes of a dog abandoned in Mexia rose meteorically last month when it went from almost becoming roadkill to being adopted as the beloved pet of a caring home.
It started when Candy Allen, of Alvarado, was driving to Mexia LTC on Hwy. 171 in early June and almost ran over a dog in the road. Stopping to check on the animal, she was shocked at its condition and put it in her car. Allen was from a sister organization to Mexia LTC and was scheduled to work a couple of days at the Mexia facility. Consequently, she had nowhere to take the dog except in to work with her that day.
“She was very abused,” said Mexia LTC administrator Martha Saling, who was also shocked at the dog’s condition. “She had been dumped. She had a ring around her neck where a collar had obviously been cutting into her neck. Her ribs were showing and she was covered in fleas. She had cuts all over her.”

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Multiple injuries


Mexia News photo/Brenda Sommer

All four occupants of this 2002 Nissan Altima were injured, with two of them taken to the hospital by ambulance with incapacitating injuries, after the sedan and the white 2005 Chevrolet pickup at top right, collided on U.S. 84 Thursday. The driver, 23-year-old Christena Neighbors of Wortham, and her backseat passenger, Colton Smith, 19, were the two taken by ambulance, while the other two men in the car went to Parkview Regional Hospital by private vehicle. The wreck took place at 11:27 a.m. near CR 474 about four-tenths of a mile west of the Mexia city limits. The driver of the pickup, Alma Hernandez, 40, of Mexia was also taken to the hospital by ambulance with incapacitating injuries. Altima passenger Travis Shockley is shown speaking to DPS Trooper Chet Seelinger. The pickup was eastbound but turned left in front of the Nissan as it was headed west, and Hernandez was ticketed for failure to yield right-of-way while turning left.

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MISD picks up pace in bond issue planning

By Mike Eddleman
Publisher
Mexia ISD is shifting its push for a November bond election into high gear as the August deadline to call the election approaches.
The Mexia ISD Board of Trustees will discuss the issue at its regular meeting Monday.
In late spring, Superintendent Sharon Ross set in motion the plan for a November election, which must be called by Aug. 18. The primary stumbling block so far has been the need to identify the priorities from a 2012 facilities study to keep costs down, something the facilities committee is meeting on this month and the board of trustees will discuss at Monday's regular meeting.
Ross is also planning a series of meetings and opportunities to share information with the public and get a sense of what the community will support.

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

Wed
16
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Brick through windshield injures woman in Coolidge

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
A woman was seriously injured in Coolidge early Saturday by a brick thrown through her windshield as she was driving along Hwy. 171, and a suspect in the case escaped after his arrest Tuesday.
Coolidge Police Chief Patrick Williams said there is an active ongoing investigation into the incident, during which two other southbound vehicles were hit by flying bricks and concrete blocks as they went down the highway.
Williams said that at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, while he was in Groesbeck booking a prisoner into the Limestone County jail, the three vehicles were hit.
“The were literally chunking bricks from the side of the road, from the ditch,” he said.

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

Wed
16
Jul

City may cut off Wortham water


This map shows the location of the two buildings swapped between Citizens National Bank and the city of Mexia.

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
Mexia City Council voted Tuesday night to cut off water to the city of Wortham in 30 days if that town doesn’t sign its contract renewal, and gave final approval to swap buildings with a local bank.
After a closed executive session to discuss “legal matters,” the Council resumed their July 15 regular monthly meeting in open session. In a motion made by Laura Rothrock, the Council voted unanimously to direct City Manager Larry Brown to write the city of Wortham and let them know their water service will be terminated 30 days from July 16 unless their water contract with Mexia is signed and returned.
Brown said the city of Mexia has asked Wortham to sign a standard renewal of its contract to receive treated water from Mexia since the contract was first presented to that town’s Council in May.
“We’ve asked them to sign it, and they’ve refused,” Brown said.

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16
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Man barely injured in rollover


Mexia News photo/Brenda Sommer

The driver of this Jeep, at center in gray, is lucky to be alive after his vehicle went off U.S. 84 Tuesday morning, taking out 30-40 feet of steel guardrail, then flipping twice before coming to rest in the eastbound lane. The driver was the only person in the Jeep, and was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. His good fortune in escaping with only minor cuts can be attributed to his vehicle’s roll bar, and the fact his steering wheel was on the right side of the Jeep, not the left.

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