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Thu
10
Mar

Residents are safe

Mexia News photo/Brenda Sommer

The cause of this persistent Wednesday morning fire was unknown as of presstime yesterday. The house, on Hwy. 14 near FM 2705, belongs to Angie Reeves, but was unoccupied when the fire broke out. Reeves, who’s lived in the home almost five years, said she’d seen to boarding her children on their school bus and gone to a neighbor’s home for coffee when the blaze was noticed by a passing motorist, who alerted authorities. Crews from Mexia, Shiloh and Groesbeck fire departments were brought in to fight the blaze. Reeves said the home was insured. No more information on the fire was available as of presstime yesterday.

Mon
07
Mar

Talented kids get rewarded for performances

Four- and five-year-old students from Aunt Rosie’s Day Care, dance and sing for those attending the Rotary Club of Mexia’s 61st Annual Talent Show on Friday, March 4, at the Mexia Convention Center.

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

The Mexia Convention Center was almost completely filled Friday night with those attending the Rotary Club of Mexia’s 61st Annual Talent Show, and it’s safe to say that they got their money’s worth and more.
Family members, friends and other well-wishers were there early to get a good seat, some more than an hour early, to ensure they could see their loved one.
Eighteen acts filled the evening with song, dance and instrumental music, nine each from the junior and senior divisions, respectively. The junior division represented Mexia students from kindergarten through fifth grade, while the senior division covered students in sixth through 12th grades.
Bryan Hallmark, a Mexia ISD teacher and also pastor of Mexia First Assembly of God, was emcee for the event, introducing each act and keeping up a light, running commentary with the audience.

Mon
07
Mar

New injunction in 19th of June Organization squabble

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Mon
07
Mar

County OKs funding for new fiber-optic line

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Wed
02
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.

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