Arik Weathers, right, passes the baton to teammate Kendric Mack at the first leg of the varsity boys 4x100 Meter Relay in Palestine.
Friday, April 11, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Both the varsity boys and girls track teams finished second overall at the 19-3A district track meet held April 9-10 at Palestine High School. Fairfield girls finished in first with 239.5 points, Mexia second with 118, Palestine third with 116, Groesbeck... + continue reading

Mexia’s Eric Wells has the ball lined up to sink this putt during the district golf tournament held Tuesday at Big Cedar Country Club in Teague. Mexia News photo/ Stephen R. Farris
Friday, April 11, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Rusk and Palestine golf teams will advance to the regional meet after placing one and two in the district meet held in Jacksonville and Teague earlier this week. Mexia’s Eric Wells made it to the list of top 12 medalists, putting his way to the number... + continue reading

The eastbound lane of Milam Street in Mexia was completely blocked Wednesday during the afternoon rush hour when one car hit another in the long string of traffic. One man was injured with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Friday, April 11, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer The eastbound lane of Milam Street – the main thoroughfare through Mexia – was completely blocked Wednesday during afternoon rush hour when a driver rear-ended an SUV in front of him. Elgin Thomas, 26, of Mexia, was driving a black 2011 Toyota Camry eastbound... + continue reading

Mexia’s Case Adair keeps the glove on a Rusk base runner during early game action Tuesday evening. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The Blackcats struggled at the plate Tuesday night, no thanks to Rusk Eagle’s pitcher Josh Raiborn, who ended up pitching a 10-0 shutout and held Mexia hitless in the game. Mexia managed to get only four batters on base via a dropped third strike in the... + continue reading

Mexia’s One Act Play, performing “Hansel and Gretel,” competed Saturday, March 29 in Palestine at the district level. While the play didn’t advance, three MHS students won individual awards: Rachael Lozano, Tech Award; Kealey Machacek-Harkless, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast; and Shelbie Bishop, All-Star Cast. Shown here, l-r, back row:  Edward Mendoza, Christina Lloyd, director Jermaine Burks, Kealey Machacek-Harkless, William Dodson, Ashley Sandifer, Rachael Lozano and Andrea Gonzales; next row: Nathan Hallmark, Chris Barber, M’kayla Leger, Alyssa Holifield and Shelbie Bishop; in front, Haylee Gose. The play was performed for the community Saturday in the high school auditorium. Contributed photo
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Mexia’s One Act Play, performing “Hansel and Gretel,” competed Saturday, March 29 in Palestine at the district level. While the play didn’t advance, three MHS students won individual awards: Rachael Lozano, Tech Award; Kealey Machacek-Harkless, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast; and Shelbie Bishop,... + continue reading

Arik Weathers, right, passes the baton to teammate Kendric Mack at the first leg of the varsity boys 4x100 Meter Relay in Palestine.

Mexia’s Eric Wells has the ball lined up to sink this putt during the district golf tournament held Tuesday at Big Cedar Country Club in Teague. Mexia News photo/ Stephen R. Farris

The eastbound lane of Milam Street in Mexia was completely blocked Wednesday during the afternoon rush hour when one car hit another in the long string of traffic. One man was injured with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Mexia’s Case Adair keeps the glove on a Rusk base runner during early game action Tuesday evening. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Mexia’s One Act Play, performing “Hansel and Gretel,” competed Saturday, March 29 in Palestine at the district level. While the play didn’t advance, three MHS students won individual awards: Rachael Lozano, Tech Award; Kealey Machacek-Harkless, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast; and Shelbie Bishop, All-Star Cast. Shown here, l-r, back row:  Edward Mendoza, Christina Lloyd, director Jermaine Burks, Kealey Machacek-Harkless, William Dodson, Ashley Sandifer, Rachael Lozano and Andrea Gonzales; next row: Nathan Hallmark, Chris Barber, M’kayla Leger, Alyssa Holifield and Shelbie Bishop; in front, Haylee Gose. The play was performed for the community Saturday in the high school auditorium. Contributed photo

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By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor The Mexia City Council will consider adopting an updated emergency water management plan and spending hotel/motel occupancy taxes when they meet April 15. Council will consider adopting the latest set of updates to its emergency water plan, first adopted in... + continue reading
Wednesday, 04/09/14
Kids should look to the skies for inspiration Saturday as The Bronze Eagles Flying Club of Texas holds a fly-in at the Mexia-Limestone County Airport. The event will feature a mix of vintage and contemporary aircraft and include an air show with tricks and stunts. Visitors may enjoy getting up... + continue reading

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Brenner Brown, a team manager with the Texas Water Development Board, speaks to the Mexia Lions Club about the Water Board and how it has changed since the November 2013 election. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, 04/09/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer When Texans voted in November to allow the state to take $2 billion from the rainy day fund to provide money for water development projects, the state also reorganized the board, changing it from six part-time members to three full-time. Brenner Brown, a team... + continue reading

Ladycat Bre Stoner goes for distance in the long jump competition at the Scotty Neal Memorial Track Meet held Thursday afternoon at Blackcat Field. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris
Friday, 04/04/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The Scotty Neal Memorial Track Meet was held Thursday afternoon at Blackcat Field with seven schools participating in the event. Mexia’s junior varsity boys “A” team finished in third place overall. Curk Harris made the top 10 list in outstanding... + continue reading

Script supervisor Donna Carlton, left, studies her master copy of the script of ‘Id: Don’t Look in the Basement, part 2,’ while director Anthony Brownrigg, at rear left, speaks with another production worker, and production personnel wait along the wall until needed. The sequel is being shot at Trinity Institute, the former Westminster College, in Tehuacana, the location of the original movie’s filming. Mexia News photos/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, 04/04/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Horror movie buffs are on the edge of their seat as a sequel to the 1973 classic “Don’t Look in the Basement” is being shot at Tehuacana’s Trinity Institute, formerly Westminster College, the scene of the first movie. The usually empty street beside the old... + continue reading

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Arik Weathers, right, passes the baton to teammate Kendric Mack at the first leg of the varsity boys 4x100 Meter Relay in Palestine.
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Both the varsity boys and girls track teams finished second overall at the 19-3A district track meet held April 9-10 at Palestine High School. Fairfield... + continue reading

Mexia’s Eric Wells has the ball lined up to sink this putt during the district golf tournament held Tuesday at Big Cedar Country Club in Teague. Mexia News photo/ Stephen R. Farris
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Mexia’s Case Adair keeps the glove on a Rusk base runner during early game action Tuesday evening. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Ladycat Bre Stoner goes for distance in the long jump competition at the Scotty Neal Memorial Track Meet held Thursday afternoon at Blackcat Field. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris
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Statements from the Constitution and the Scriptures are frequently used out of context. This is a bad practice because it causes distortions that produce misunderstandings. Written statements and... + continue reading