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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Maggie Contreras, of Mexia, lets loose a skillet in the Women’s Skillet Toss Friday, July 4, part of Mexia Chamber of Commerce’s Boomin’ on the Fourth Independence Day celebration. To see more photos from Boomin' on the Fourth events, pick up a copy of the Thursday edition of The Mexia News. + continue reading

To see more photos from Boomin' on the Fourth events, pick up a copy of the Thursday edition of The Mexia News. Mexia News photo by Roxanne McKnight
Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Coco the dog, left, and Abbie, a Chihuahua-poodle mix, try to decide whether friendship is an option for them while the pets’ owners, Tucker Flatt, 10, of Round Rock, at left, and Kate Hogan, of Mexia, wait patiently. The animals were part of the Boomin’ on the Fourth Pet Parade at Mexia City Park... + continue reading

Kenda Eckols, runner No. 44 in blue, of Kosse, begins Mexia’s Firecracker 5K Run on July 4, at Mexia City Park. She said she made the run in honor of her son, Marine Janzen Eckols, and daughter, Taylin Eckols, who is in the Air Force. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Thursday, July 10, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Two former Limestone County residents now in the armed forces were present in spirit at Mexia’s Firecracker 5K Run last Friday, though physically they were respectively hundreds and thousands of miles away. Kenda Eckols, of Kosse, ran the 5K in honor of her... + continue reading

The Mexia Blackcats start pool play of the 2014 Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament this Thursday at 1 p.m. at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Mexia qualified for the tournament after competing in the Robinson Tournament back on June 7. Mexia News file photo
Thursday, July 10, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports For the second straight year the Mexia Blackcats 7-on-7 team will make an appearance in the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament, which is being held this Thursday and Friday at College Station. A total of 64 teams will compete for the coveted summertime football... + continue reading

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Monday, July 7, 2014
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There were a couple of close plays at the plate during the T-Ball All-Star game held on July 4 at Hughes City Park. This one looks like it was real close. To see lots more photos from this event, grab a copy of Tuesday's Mexia News. + continue reading

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To see more photos from Boomin' on the Fourth events, pick up a copy of the Thursday edition of The Mexia News. Mexia News photo by Roxanne McKnight

Kenda Eckols, runner No. 44 in blue, of Kosse, begins Mexia’s Firecracker 5K Run on July 4, at Mexia City Park. She said she made the run in honor of her son, Marine Janzen Eckols, and daughter, Taylin Eckols, who is in the Air Force. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

The Mexia Blackcats start pool play of the 2014 Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament this Thursday at 1 p.m. at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Mexia qualified for the tournament after competing in the Robinson Tournament back on June 7. Mexia News file photo

Mexia News photo by Stephen R. Farris

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Thursday, 07/10/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners reaffirmed at their June 23 meeting the county’s commitment to share the work of keeping Old Fort Parker mowed and trimmed. They also formalized their calling of a public hearing to close LCR 362 and authorized advertising for bids... + continue reading
Thursday, 07/10/14
Mexia News Staff Report It's time to get serious about bug spray. The Texas Department of State Health Services on July 3 confirmed the state’s first case of West Nile illness of the season, and four days later, confirmed the state’s first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can... + continue reading

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To see way more photos of the rodeo's youth events, pick up a copy of Thursday's The Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.
Wednesday, 07/02/14
Nobody said it was going to be easy to get the ribbon off the calf’s tail, but this young lady in her bare feet gave it a shot anyway. This is one segment of the youth version of tie-down roping. First, a rider must rope the calf, then either he or someone else will come in to make sure the calf... + continue reading

Waco attorney Herb Bristow, rear left, reads to Limestone County commissioners at their June 30 meeting the terms of a proposed settlement agreement between the county and Mike Sutton, former operator of the Limestone County Detention Center. Also shown at rear are Sheriff Dennis Wilson, center, and IT Director William Lane, top right; seated in front, l-r, are Commissioner William ‘Pete’ Kirven, County Judge Daniel Burkeen and Commissioner Jerry Allen. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, 07/02/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Monday saw a resolution of the financial and legal disagreement between Limestone County and Mike Sutton, former operator and longtime warden and administrator of the Limestone County Detention Center, the county’s privately owned but currently empty prison.... + continue reading

Pouring rains led to one of the muddiest annual Mexia Rodeos in living memory, held over the weekend and sponsored by the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, 06/30/14
These two cowboys put a double-mugging on this steer in about a foot of mud and water. + continue reading

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The Mexia Blackcats start pool play of the 2014 Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament this Thursday at 1 p.m. at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Mexia qualified for the tournament after competing in the Robinson Tournament back on June 7. Mexia News file photo
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports For the second straight year the Mexia Blackcats 7-on-7 team will make an appearance in the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament, which is being held this Thursday... + continue reading

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Recently retired Wortham coach Leroy Johnson, center in suit, savors the moment as he was honored by his peers and former alumni he’s coached over the years during a ceremony held at Wortham High School. Johnson coached nearly 20-years at the school and also served a short time as an assistant principal at the high school before returning to coaching. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford
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Laws will never solve America's problems with discrimination. Legal protections for racial, ethnic and religious minorities are critical to ensuring some element of protection for these groups, but... + continue reading