Lydia Lockhart, of Communities in Schools, shows one of the jackets in the clothes closet she maintains at R.Q. Sims Intermediate School with gently worn clothing for students who need help in that area. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, November 14, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer For the second consecutive year, Mexia’s R.Q. Sims Intermediate School has a drop-out prevention program in place to try to alleviate the problems that cause students to drop out of school in the first place. The program is called Communities in Schools, a... + continue reading

Mexia firefighters examine the wall of a home that caught fire, apparently from an electrical outlet where an air compressor was connected. The fire happened Monday, Nov. 10, about 4 p.m. off Hinchliffe Road, about 3 miles south of Mexia. Homeowner Monte Fleming can be seen at far right. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Flames flared and smoke billowed in the carport of a Limestone County home south of Mexia Monday chasing the occupants outside to safety in the cold windy afternoon. Amy Fleming was helping her neighbor’s three children with their homework around 4 p.m. on Nov.... + continue reading

Mexia veteran Donald Darby, shown here recently in Mexia’s city park, remembers his time in Vietnam on the U.S. hospital ship The Repose especially this time of year. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Monday, November 10, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer If Donald Darby hadn’t met the woman whom he ended up marrying, he probably would have made a career out of the Navy because he loved it. “I loved the structure; I loved following orders; I loved knowing what I was going to do today, tomorrow and the next day,”... + continue reading

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Monday, November 10, 2014
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Parishioners place one hand over their heart to show reverence for the flags representing the United States as well as the different branches of the armed forces. Services to honor veterans, like this one at Mexia First Assembly of God, were held in churches across the city Sunday. Other ceremonies... + continue reading

Coolidge's Dianna Kirven​ trots up hill next to Priddy's Alex Evans near the finish line in Saturday's Class 1A Girls State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock. Kirven finished the course in 13:27.05, which was good enough for 18th place out of the field of 150. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, November 10, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports History was made by Coolidge’s Dianna Kirven and Maria Ortiz after they became the first cross country runners from the school to compete at the state meet this past weekend at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Kirven and Ortiz competed in the Class 1A girl... + continue reading

Lydia Lockhart, of Communities in Schools, shows one of the jackets in the clothes closet she maintains at R.Q. Sims Intermediate School with gently worn clothing for students who need help in that area. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia firefighters examine the wall of a home that caught fire, apparently from an electrical outlet where an air compressor was connected. The fire happened Monday, Nov. 10, about 4 p.m. off Hinchliffe Road, about 3 miles south of Mexia. Homeowner Monte Fleming can be seen at far right. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia veteran Donald Darby, shown here recently in Mexia’s city park, remembers his time in Vietnam on the U.S. hospital ship The Repose especially this time of year. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Coolidge's Dianna Kirven​ trots up hill next to Priddy's Alex Evans near the finish line in Saturday's Class 1A Girls State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock. Kirven finished the course in 13:27.05, which was good enough for 18th place out of the field of 150. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

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Friday, 11/14/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners court at its Nov. 10 meeting set a limit on spending by Commissioner William “Pete” Kirven, who was unsuccessful in his re-election bid in the Nov. 4 General Election. The court also learned that Groesbeck had sold a lot that the... + continue reading
Friday, 11/14/14
By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor Mexia City Council will hold the first of two required public hearings needed to renew the city's youth curfew ordinance when they meets Tuesday. Two public hearings are required before the emergency ordinance affecting those age 17 or younger and their parents,... + continue reading

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Monday, 10/20/14
Mexia News Staff Report A hoax-news website caused panic Monday after it claimed the Ebola virus had taken hold among Wortham ISD students. The National Report (nationalreport.net) made the false claim that 17 Wortham kindergarten students "fell violently ill and tested positive for the Ebola... + continue reading

Mexia running back Draeshaun Hanna sees daylight for one of his big touchdown runs in Friday night's Battle of the River game against the Groesbeck Goats. Hanna ended up six-yards shy of a 300-yard rushing game, but the 294 he had pushed him over the 2,000 yard mark on the season. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, 11/10/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports "It's just a rivaly game," said coach Lamonte Chambers, as he and his Blackcats team took the win in stride Friday night against their Navasota River rival, the Groesbeck Goats. Chambers managed to stay clear of the Gatorade bucket at least three times... + continue reading

Pct. 304 Presiding Election Judge Rosie Fisher, of Mexia, turns in her precinct’s ballots and other election material to election workers in the basement of the Limestone County Courthouse Tuesday evening for the General Election. Mexia News photos/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, 11/05/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County’s only contested race in Tuesday’s General Election was for the Pct. 2 Commissioner position and was won by two votes by Republican challenger W.A. "Sonny" Baker over incumbent Democrat William “Pete” Kirven, 478-476. Kirven led Baker in two of... + continue reading

Cheryl Hudec, associate director of Sam Houston State University’s Center for Rural Studies, tells how to use the hand-held vote transmitters she has distributed to those attending Mexia’s community feedback meeting for the Heart of Texas Efficient Towns and Counties project. Hudec assisted Megan Henderson, shown at rear, in facilitating the meeting, held Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Mexia Civic Center. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, 11/05/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Mexia leaders and other residents had a chance to give their opinion and have it count last week at a community feedback meeting, part of a project put together by the Heart of Texas Council of Governments. The meeting was one of several final actions of a grant... + continue reading

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Coolidge's Dianna Kirven​ trots up hill next to Priddy's Alex Evans near the finish line in Saturday's Class 1A Girls State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock. Kirven finished the course in 13:27.05, which was good enough for 18th place out of the field of 150. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Monday, 11/10/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports History was made by Coolidge’s Dianna Kirven and Maria Ortiz after they became the first cross country runners from the school to compete at the state meet... + continue reading

Mexia’s Guillermo Mendoza leads a small pack of runners in the state Cross Country meet, held this past weekend in Round Rock. Mendoza is the first Blackcat runner to make the state meet since 1994. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Mexia running back Draeshaun Hanna sees daylight for one of his big touchdown runs in Friday night's Battle of the River game against the Groesbeck Goats. Hanna ended up six-yards shy of a 300-yard rushing game, but the 294 he had pushed him over the 2,000 yard mark on the season. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Friday, 09/12/14
For weeks now we have been grieved deeply due to the brick thrown causing bodily injury to a lady passing through our great city of Coolidge. Our prayers go out mightily for the victims all around,... + continue reading