Limestone County Historical Commission members receive a plaque representing the State Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for 2013, presented at the July 14 meeting of the Limestone County commissioners court. Shown here, seated, are Commissioners William ‘Pete’ Kirven and John McCarver; standing, l-r, are Bruce Jordan, County Judge Daniel Burkeen, Bert Harrison, County Historical Commission President William Reagan, Cynthia Pollard, Donald ‘Bubba’ McDonald, Logan Wilson and Linda Jordan. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, July 25, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer The Limestone County Historical Commission, as well as two of its members, were honored for their work at the Limestone County commissioners court’s July 14 meeting. The County Historical Commission was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for 2013 from the... + continue reading

Members of the Knit-Wits needle-working group enjoy each other’s company as they do their favorite hobby. Shown here l-r, are Bennie Green, Cathy Tucker and Roxianne Schuster. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Monday, July 21, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer A needle and thread can bind fabric together, but the love of needlework binds together a group of Mexia-area women. They call themselves the Knit-Wits, and they meet every Tuesday morning at First United Methodist Church, Mexia, to share a few hours of... + continue reading

The home of Patrick and Kimberly Meyer, on New Hope Lane, just outside Tehuacana, was almost completely destroyed in a fire Saturday. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Monday, July 21, 2014
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Mexia News Staff Report A house near Tehuacana burned completely this past weekend while the family was away from home. Tehuacana Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Bennie Murphy said he was at the firehouse cleaning trucks and doing other tasks when he got the call about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday,... + continue reading

Mexia LTC nursing home resident Pat Prince, right, interacts with a dog the nursing home recently adopted while LVN Alesha Grabs, who was instrumental in helping the formerly abandoned dog regain her health, watches with interest. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, July 18, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer The fortunes of a dog abandoned in Mexia rose meteorically last month when it went from almost becoming roadkill to being adopted as the beloved pet of a caring home. It started when Candy Allen, of Alvarado, was driving to Mexia LTC on Hwy. 171 in early June and... + continue reading

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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All four occupants of this 2002 Nissan Altima were injured, with two of them taken to the hospital by ambulance with incapacitating injuries, after the sedan and the white 2005 Chevrolet pickup at top right, collided on U.S. 84 Thursday. The driver, 23-year-old Christena Neighbors of Wortham, and... + continue reading

Limestone County Historical Commission members receive a plaque representing the State Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for 2013, presented at the July 14 meeting of the Limestone County commissioners court. Shown here, seated, are Commissioners William ‘Pete’ Kirven and John McCarver; standing, l-r, are Bruce Jordan, County Judge Daniel Burkeen, Bert Harrison, County Historical Commission President William Reagan, Cynthia Pollard, Donald ‘Bubba’ McDonald, Logan Wilson and Linda Jordan. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Members of the Knit-Wits needle-working group enjoy each other’s company as they do their favorite hobby. Shown here l-r, are Bennie Green, Cathy Tucker and Roxianne Schuster. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

The home of Patrick and Kimberly Meyer, on New Hope Lane, just outside Tehuacana, was almost completely destroyed in a fire Saturday. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia LTC nursing home resident Pat Prince, right, interacts with a dog the nursing home recently adopted while LVN Alesha Grabs, who was instrumental in helping the formerly abandoned dog regain her health, watches with interest. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

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Friday, 07/25/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners court voted to close LCR 362 at the request of nearby landowner Henry Tippie after no one showed up to the July 14 public hearing on the proposal. The court also scheduled a public hearing on closing another county road, voted to... + continue reading
Monday, 07/21/14
Blackcat football gear pickup coming up High school football season is fast approaching and that means Mexia Blackcat players will need to get ready soon to pick up equipment. Seniors will need to report to the field house to pick up equipment on Tuesday, July 29. Juniors should report to the... + continue reading

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This map shows the location of the two buildings swapped between Citizens National Bank and the city of Mexia.
Wednesday, 07/16/14
By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor Mexia City Council voted Tuesday night to cut off water to the city of Wortham in 30 days if that town doesn’t sign its contract renewal, and gave final approval to swap buildings with a local bank. After a closed executive session to discuss “legal matters,” the... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 07/16/14
The driver of this Jeep, at center in gray, is lucky to be alive after his vehicle went off U.S. 84 Tuesday morning, taking out 30-40 feet of steel guardrail, then flipping twice before coming to rest in the eastbound lane. The driver was the only person in the Jeep, and was wearing a seatbelt at... + continue reading

People from all over the Mexia area and beyond may be seen at the annual gala and auction fundraiser for the Mexia State Supported Living Center Volunteer Council, like these attendees at the 2013 event. The Volunteer Council raises funds to provide things to make the lives of MSSLC residents more pleasant. Mexia News file photo
Wednesday, 07/16/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer The Volunteer Council of the Mexia State Supported Living Center is planning its annual gala and auction fundraiser for Saturday, Aug. 9 – less than a month away now – and is encouraging area residents to plan to attend. The event will be held at First Baptist... + continue reading

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Blackcat football gear pickup coming up High school football season is fast approaching and that means Mexia Blackcat players will need to get ready soon to pick up equipment. Seniors will need to... + continue reading

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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