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, September 1, 2014
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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

Mexia Lion Don Beene braves heavy rain to deliver hot pancake breakfast plates to Mexia businesses Friday, part of the Lions Club’s annual Double Whammy Pancake Breakfast, served the morning and evening of the Blackcat’s first home football game. Mexia News photo/ Roxanne McKnight
Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor Rain gauges finally got a chance to strut their stuff after heavy showers pelted many parts of the Bistone region yesterday. Mexia recorded 1.52 inches of rain between 6:45 and 8:35 a.m., causing roadway flooding in areas that tend to fill early, including the... + continue reading

About 75-80 people turned out for the seventh annual prayer walk around Mexia schools Wednesday, Aug. 20, an effort by several local churches. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Well-wishers of Mexia students walked the perimeter of Mexia schools Wednesday evening, Aug. 20, despite temperatures in the mid-90s – that felt more like mid-100s – to ask for divine intervention in the upcoming school year. This is the seventh year for the... + continue reading

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Friday, August 15, 2014
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It’s hard to tell in this photo if junior varsity football player Oscar Mares is trying to decide which ice cream he wants next, or if he’s simply star struck because the cheerleaders are serving up the frozen treat. As you can see, players were lined up end-to-end to fill their bowls up with all... + continue reading

Trinity Shivers, Wortham junior, going up for the hit against Mexia on Tuesday, Aug.12. Wortham won all three sets against Mexia. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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By Mike Eddleman Publisher An experienced Wortham volleyball squad took advantage of a Mexia squad facing a steep learning curve Tuesday, cruising to a three-game win at home. The (10-25, 18-25, 6-25) victory for Wortham was the first match of the season for both teams and the first at Mexia for... + 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

Mexia Lion Don Beene braves heavy rain to deliver hot pancake breakfast plates to Mexia businesses Friday, part of the Lions Club’s annual Double Whammy Pancake Breakfast, served the morning and evening of the Blackcat’s first home football game. Mexia News photo/ Roxanne McKnight

About 75-80 people turned out for the seventh annual prayer walk around Mexia schools Wednesday, Aug. 20, an effort by several local churches. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

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Trinity Shivers, Wortham junior, going up for the hit against Mexia on Tuesday, Aug.12. Wortham won all three sets against Mexia. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

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Monday, 09/01/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners court went into executive session, which is closed to the public, at its Aug. 25 meeting to compare the proposals of two prison-operating companies vying to run the Limestone County Detention Center: LaSalle Corrections, of Louisiana... + continue reading
Wednesday, 08/27/14
By Mike Eddleman Publisher The Mexia ISD Board of Trustees approved the district budget for 2014-15 Monday, but it didn't come without questions. The $16.28 million budget passed 4-1, with board member Ron Fowler voting against. Board members Kim Williams and Culetta Beachum were absent. The $... + continue reading

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Limestone County residents Dan Harrison and Troy and Donna Gayden explain to Limestone County commissioners why they oppose the closing of LCR 174 at a public hearing on the subject Monday, Aug. 11. Shown here, clockwise from bottom left, are County Commissioner John McCarver, Executive Assistant Lori Moore, Harrison, County Clerk Peggy Beck, Troy and Donna Gayden, County Engineer Ted Kantor, Commissioner Jerry Allen, County Judge Daniel Burkeen and Commissioner William ‘Pete’ Kirven. Present but not shown is Commissioner Bobby Forrest. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, 08/13/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Three residents who live near LCR 174 showed up to a public hearing on its closure Monday, bringing with them a petition from others in the area to keep the road open. Though Limestone County commissioners had appeared to be prepared to close the road before the... + continue reading

Dianna Kirven bumps the ball during the Lady Yellowjackets first practice Monday. Kirven missed last season due to a knee injury, but has recovered to help Coolidge work towards a district title this year. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, 08/11/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports After a tough season in 2013, the Lady Yellowjackets look to improve this year as they prepare for exciting things to come. Coolidge has four starters coming back this year, including Dianna Kirven who missed most of last volleyball season with an injury... + continue reading

Things are “right on the money” after the first day of practice in Coolidge as Deandre Kirven (making the catch) and Eddie Rivera (in back) work on some offensive drills. The Yellowjackets look to make a return to the playoffs this season in the new District 14-1A (six man). Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, 08/11/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The Coolidge Yellowjackets hit the practice field much like every high school football team did from around the state on Monday, partaking in drills and getting back into the groove. Second year coach Randy Jones liked what he saw during Monday’s practice... + continue reading

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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
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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... + continue reading

Trinity Shivers, Wortham junior, going up for the hit against Mexia on Tuesday, Aug.12. Wortham won all three sets against Mexia. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford
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When will we learn that violence only leads to more violence? People across the nation are protesting over the shooting death of a young African American at the hands of a white police officer in... + continue reading