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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

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, July 2, 2014
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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, July 2, 2014
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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, June 30, 2014
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These two cowboys put a double-mugging on this steer in about a foot of mud and water. + continue reading

Sometimes you gotta jump off the best way you know how, as this cowboy did opening night of the annual Mexia Rodeo. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, June 30, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Opening night of the 84th Annual Mexia Rodeo could have been called “Mudeo” after a late afternoon thunderstorm turned the arena floor into a mud bath for cowboys and cowgirls. Despite the wet conditions, the rodeo played on. It didn’t seem to really bother... + continue reading

Mexia News photo by Stephen R. Farris

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.

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

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

Sometimes you gotta jump off the best way you know how, as this cowboy did opening night of the annual Mexia Rodeo. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

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Monday, 06/30/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County put advertisements in both county newspapers’ June 26 editions requesting bids for a new operator for the Limestone County Detention Center. After the notice has been published twice and 30 then days elapse, the county may make a decision on... + continue reading
Friday, 06/27/14
Limestone County commissioners court has called a special meeting for Monday, June 30, with the main agenda item an executive session to discuss the county’s dispute with former warden and administrator of the Limestone County Detention Center Mike Sutton. Sutton put together a company to run the... + continue reading

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The women’s skillet-toss contest gives fun-loving gals a chance to compete in a unique way at the Independence Day celebration – Boomin’ on the Fourth – which happens next Friday, July 4 at Mexia City Park from 8 a.m. to midnight. The skillet-toss contest starts at 9:30 a.m. Mexia News file photo
Friday, 06/27/14
Mexia residents who enjoy Independence Day are invited to the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce’s Boomin’ on the Fourth celebration next Friday, July 4, where they will see traditional events along with a few new twists. One new feature this year is a live concert, from 8 p.m. to midnight by Classie... + continue reading
Friday, 06/27/14
Children have fun learning a song-and-dance routine taught by Jodi Young at Navarro College South, in Mexia, part of Navarro’s ‘Kids College’ held June 23-26. Shown here in front are Drew Doege, 5, of Wortham, and Laynee Morrow, 6, of Groesbeck. At rear, l-r, are Riley Wallace, 6, of Mexia, Aiden... + continue reading

Men at the Juneteenth celebration at Mexia’s Booker T. Washington Park hang a display representing the Emancipation Proclamation on the pavilion before the ceremonies on Thursday, June 19. Shown here, l-r, are Herman Henderson, of Dallas, Reginald Murphy, of Mexia, Fred Smith, of Doyle, and Billy Touchstone, of Houston. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Monday, 06/23/14
Men at the Juneteenth celebration at Mexia’s Booker T. Washington Park hang a display representing the Emancipation Proclamation on the pavilion before the ceremonies on Thursday, June 19. Shown here, l-r, are Herman Henderson, of Dallas, Reginald Murphy, of Mexia, Fred Smith, of Doyle, and Billy... + continue reading

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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,... + 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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Mexia’s Avery Williams attempts to make a one handed catch during the Blackcats first game with the Teague Lions during regular season 7-on-7 competition Tuesday evening. Mexia News photo
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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