Mexia and Teague firefighters reassess what tasks to do next after flames seem to be extinguished in a home at 1206 E. Palestine in Mexia Wednesday evening. A woman and her father, who had been living in the house, escaped without injury but most of their belongings were lost. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, September 26, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer A woman and her elderly father fled for their lives late Wednesday afternoon after a fire broke out in their Mexia home. The fire started about 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 24 in a wooden frame house at 1206 E. Palestine Street. Della Forge said she and her father, Arthur... + continue reading

Mexia resident Ada Connor addresses the Mexia City Council at its Sept. 23 meeting, questioning the details of a new ordinance that would limit where registered sex offenders may be in Mexia. After Mexia Sgt. Detective Rodney Irvin spoke about the ordinance, the council approved it. Mexia News photos/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, September 26, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Registered sex offenders in Mexia will find new limitations on where they can go and where they can live after city council passed a new ordinance to that effect Tuesday. The new law makes it illegal for certain sexual offenders to reside within 1,000 feet of... + continue reading

Kaitlyn Gipson (10), Nicole Williams, (3) and Brianna Forge (5) played outstanding defense at the net against Palestine Tuesday evening as Mexia picked up the win on opening night of district at home. Mexia News file photo
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports What’s the best way to start off the district schedule? With a win, which is exactly what the Mexia Ladycats did to the Palestine Lady Wildcats Tuesday night at home in four sets, 21-25, 25-19, 25-12, 25-19. Mexia found themselves down early in the first... + continue reading

The Bluegrass Solution, of Houston, will be in concert at the Con­fed­erate Reunion Grounds this Saturday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. Ad­mission is free and re­freshments will be served. Mexia News file photo
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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Camp Coffee, Cobbler, and Jam Music Series Back by popular de­mand, the Bluegrass Solution from Houston will entertain visitors with their hard-driving bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music Saturday evening, Sept. 27. Everyone is invited to gather 6-8 p.m. under the 1893 Dance Pavilion within... + continue reading

Former Limestone County Judge Elenor Holmes urges commissioners court at Monday’s public hearing on the budget and new tax rate to adequately fund Old Fort Parker. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer County officials held the final public hearing before voting on the budget and new tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. The hearing took place Monday, Sept. 22, shortly after the end of the regular commissioners court meeting. Three people spoke, one on behalf... + continue reading

Mexia and Teague firefighters reassess what tasks to do next after flames seem to be extinguished in a home at 1206 E. Palestine in Mexia Wednesday evening. A woman and her father, who had been living in the house, escaped without injury but most of their belongings were lost. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia resident Ada Connor addresses the Mexia City Council at its Sept. 23 meeting, questioning the details of a new ordinance that would limit where registered sex offenders may be in Mexia. After Mexia Sgt. Detective Rodney Irvin spoke about the ordinance, the council approved it. Mexia News photos/Roxanne McKnight

Kaitlyn Gipson (10), Nicole Williams, (3) and Brianna Forge (5) played outstanding defense at the net against Palestine Tuesday evening as Mexia picked up the win on opening night of district at home. Mexia News file photo

The Bluegrass Solution, of Houston, will be in concert at the Con­fed­erate Reunion Grounds this Saturday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. Ad­mission is free and re­freshments will be served. Mexia News file photo

Former Limestone County Judge Elenor Holmes urges commissioners court at Monday’s public hearing on the budget and new tax rate to adequately fund Old Fort Parker. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

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Monday, 09/22/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County may get its own elections administrator in January. County commissioners moved budget lines to the anticipated new office at their Sept. 8 meeting when they were discussing the budget. The court made a few more decisions concerning the Nov. 4... + continue reading
Monday, 09/22/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Although the lawsuit between NRG Energy and the Limestone County Appraisal District was settled in June, that fact was not announced in commissioners court until its Monday, Sept. 8 meeting. Because NRG disputed the appraisal board’s 2013 valuation, it filed... + continue reading

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Monday, 09/22/14
Three-year-old Caleb Shamblin (in front with the pom and cow bell) was ready to run out on the field with his Paw Patrol buddies last Friday night at Black Cat Field before the start of Mexia’s game against Waco La Vega. For more on that game, and other sports news, turn to Pages B1 and B3. Mexia... + 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
Wednesday, 09/17/14
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, 09/15/14
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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Kaitlyn Gipson (10), Nicole Williams, (3) and Brianna Forge (5) played outstanding defense at the net against Palestine Tuesday evening as Mexia picked up the win on opening night of district at home. Mexia News file photo
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Wednesday, 09/24/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports What’s the best way to start off the district schedule? With a win, which is exactly what the Mexia Ladycats did to the Palestine Lady Wildcats Tuesday night... + 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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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