Those at the Sept. 15 Old Fort Parker board meeting listen as County Judge Daniel Burkeen, left, expresses his displeasure at the board for distributing a flyer that some thought indicated the board was considering closing the fort. Representatives of all three entities that own the fort, Limestone County, the city of Groesbeck and the city of Mexia, attended the meeting. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer When Monday’s meeting of the board of directors of Old Fort Parker was called to “discuss the future of the fort” – after Limestone County commissioners voted not to increase funding to the historic facility – many concluded the board was considering closing the... + continue reading

Mexia quarterback Jaylen Gipson (7) tries to slip in behind Case Adair’s (33) block to gain some positive yards for the Blackcats against Robinson’s defense during last Friday night’s game in Robinson. Pictured in back is lineman Landry Harrison (66). Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Execution, execution, execution. Those are the words Mexia head coach Lamonte Chambers stated repeatedly about his team's overall performance during last Friday night's 27-20 loss to the Robinson Rockets on the road. Mexia started out playing well the... + continue reading

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Skye Olvera, 3, gets a boost from mom Stephanie Olvera to use some powerful binoculars to see the moon Saturday at Gibbs Memorial Library’s Observe the Moon Night, an international event observed annually in Mexia for several years. To see more photos from this event, see Page 8. + continue reading

Mexia residents have seen these signs lately on Hwy. 14 north of the city since Watkins Construction Company began replacing aging natural gas pipelines for Atmos Energy. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Those who have been wondering about the red “pipeline construction ahead” signs on Hwy. 14 north of Mexia, the many white pickup trucks marked “Watkins Construction Co.” and signs that say “Watkins Access” may be interested to know they are all part of a project... + continue reading

Leaders of VFW Post 4694 hold the organization’s POW-MIA Empty Chair Ceremony Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Post, on South Martin Luther King Jr. Highway. Shown here, l-r, are Patriotic Instructor Nicole Burns, Junior Vice Commander Jeffrey Scarborough, Post Commander Ray Marsh, Chaplain Carm Hoyne and Ladies Auxiliary President Lynnette Young. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer U.S. military forces still listed as prisoners of war or missing in action were remembered in a solemn ceremony Saturday at Mexia’s VFW Post 4694. The VFW members performed the POW-MIA Empty Chair Ceremony, which uses many symbols to remind those participating of... + continue reading

Those at the Sept. 15 Old Fort Parker board meeting listen as County Judge Daniel Burkeen, left, expresses his displeasure at the board for distributing a flyer that some thought indicated the board was considering closing the fort. Representatives of all three entities that own the fort, Limestone County, the city of Groesbeck and the city of Mexia, attended the meeting. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia quarterback Jaylen Gipson (7) tries to slip in behind Case Adair’s (33) block to gain some positive yards for the Blackcats against Robinson’s defense during last Friday night’s game in Robinson. Pictured in back is lineman Landry Harrison (66). Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

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Mexia residents have seen these signs lately on Hwy. 14 north of the city since Watkins Construction Company began replacing aging natural gas pipelines for Atmos Energy. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Leaders of VFW Post 4694 hold the organization’s POW-MIA Empty Chair Ceremony Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Post, on South Martin Luther King Jr. Highway. Shown here, l-r, are Patriotic Instructor Nicole Burns, Junior Vice Commander Jeffrey Scarborough, Post Commander Ray Marsh, Chaplain Carm Hoyne and Ladies Auxiliary President Lynnette Young. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

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Wednesday, 09/17/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Week three is now in the books and the season is starting to take shape for area teams with the beginning of district play looming in the midst. Last Friday night was wild, wet, and "electrifying" for at least a couple of teams that played in the east Texas... + continue reading
Monday, 09/15/14
By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor It's too early to tell the cause of death of a man whose badly-decomposed body was found Sunday evening off Ross Avenue. Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson said Monday morning, "I guess at this point you could call it a questionable death." Wilson said Mexia... + continue reading

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Delvin Smith, kneeling, and Dre Kirven, standing, combined to give the Yellowjackets a power boost offensively during their 62-32 loss to Aquilla last Friday night. Kirven was making his season debut, rushing for over 200 yards and could have gone over the 400 yard mark with a couple of more scores had it not been for penalties. Also pictured, to the right, is Wanya Jones. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Tuesday, 09/09/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The Coolidge Yellowjackets fell to 0-2 on the season after Friday night’s tough loss to the Aquilla Cougars, 62-32. "We played a good team with an exceptional athlete on the offensive side," said Coolidge head coach Randy Jones. "They did a good job and we... + continue reading

Mexia linebacker Tyrik Ray takes down Teague quarterback Austin Skinner for the sack. Defensive lineman Lois Mora races in from behind to help out. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris
Tuesday, 09/09/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports What could go wrong, did go wrong for the Mexia Blackcats during Friday night's 61-32 loss to the Teague Lions. Mexia was plagued again by penalties (11-90) after being flagged in the season opener 12 times for 100 yards. "It's something we've got to get... + continue reading

Settling in after a bit of a sluggish start, the Mexia defensive front was able to put more pressure on McGregor's quarterback and slow down the run game. Pictured in this set, left to right, are Keymon Oliver, Demitri Freeman, Arikel Winn and Quay Gamble. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, 09/01/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Draeshaun Hanna's four touchdown runs and key defensive plays by Tyrik Ray, Curk Harris, Karon Tatum, Arikel Winn and Carlos Carrillo helped the Mexia Blackcats hold off the McGregor Bulldogs for a 27-21 win Friday night at Black Cat Field. With the score... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 09/17/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Week three is now in the books and the season is starting to take shape for area teams with the beginning of district play looming in the midst. Last Friday... + continue reading

Mexia quarterback Jaylen Gipson (7) tries to slip in behind Case Adair’s (33) block to gain some positive yards for the Blackcats against Robinson’s defense during last Friday night’s game in Robinson. Pictured in back is lineman Landry Harrison (66). Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris
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Delvin Smith, kneeling, and Dre Kirven, standing, combined to give the Yellowjackets a power boost offensively during their 62-32 loss to Aquilla last Friday night. Kirven was making his season debut, rushing for over 200 yards and could have gone over the 400 yard mark with a couple of more scores had it not been for penalties. Also pictured, to the right, is Wanya Jones. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Mexia linebacker Tyrik Ray takes down Teague quarterback Austin Skinner for the sack. Defensive lineman Lois Mora races in from behind to help out. Mexia News photos/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