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Tue
22
Nov

People of Mexia give thanks for their blessings

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The Mexia News asked random people around town what they were especially thankful for this Thanksgiving season, and there were themes that came up over and over: family, health, jobs. While this is not a scientific sample by any means, readers may be interested to know what is on the minds and hearts of their neighbors as they give thanks for their blessings. 

Val Sunday: “I’m thankful for my family and friends.”

Brooke Anderson: “I am thankful for my husband, my son, all of my family and my health, and friends.”

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Tue
22
Nov

Coolidge wind farm – Pros, cons with community

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

A wind farm development company called Pioneer Green Energy held a meeting in Coolidge Saturday to explain the process it is following as it attempts to develop a wind farm there, and the company president expects that tax revenue to the county would be significant. 

The meeting took place Nov. 19 in the Coolidge ISD cafeteria, with about 40-50 Coolidge-area residents, mostly landowners, attending. 

Pioneer Green Energy develops wind and solar-energy farms and has completed projects in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and south and north Texas. 

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
21
Nov

Helping Hands delivering meals on Thanksgiving

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

While most Mexia residents are relaxing on Thanksgiving morning or preparing their own Thanksgiving dinner, a group of dedicated volunteers at Mexia’s First Presbyterian Church will be delivering hot Thanksgiving dinners to elderly and shut-ins who usually get Meals-on-Wheels from the Mexia Senior Center.

“Meals on Wheels doesn’t operate on Thanksgiving day,” explained First Presbyterian Pastor Glenn McGuire, “and our church will have 25-30 people show up at the church; and we’ll we’ll take Thanksgiving dinner to them. That’s just another little form of our Helping Hands ministry.”

While some Meals-on-Wheels clients have friends or relatives who visit them on Thanksgiving, others have no one to help them. 

Church members saw that need some years ago and decided to stand in the gap, putting together the meals and delivering the plates themselves. 

Mon
21
Nov

Senior Services budget not cut after all

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County Senior Services Project has received the good news that its budget was not cut by HOTCOG after all. 

Those who run the Senior Services Project, which supplies hot meals to the county’s six senior centers and runs the Project’s rural transit system, mistakenly believed that they would have a $100,000 shortfall for this fiscal year, which began Oct. 1. 

Consequently, they began cutting staff hours and were requesting assistance from residents and local groups concerned about the situation.

When HOTCOG became aware of the misunderstanding, they contacted the Senior Project and explained that while the amount of money the state sends this year may be off slightly, any difference was nowhere near the $100,000 the Project personnel had thought. 

Fri
18
Nov

On-site doctor keeps closer tabs on hospital patients

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

A recent development in doctor-patient care at hospitals is the use of a hospitalist, which is a doctor who is not connected to a clinic but rather works at the hospital to be available for the needs of hospital patients, whose own doctors are often not immediately available.  

Parkview Regional Hospital’s hospitalist, Dr. T.J. Webb, is not only filling that role but also helping to develop a hospitalist program at Parkview so that when he leaves someday the program will be firmly in place. 

Dr. Webb spoke both to the Mexia Lions Club and to the Rotary Club of Mexia about his plans at Parkview and also his background and what brought him to this area. 

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Fri
18
Nov

Commissioners court to canvass election returns

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

County commissioners are expected to canvass the precinct returns of the Nov. 8 General Election, an important but generally uneventful matter, at their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Also at the meeting, the court plans to consider salary adjustments of certain Law Enforcement Center employees; accept donations for a bullet-proof vest and care of a K9 officer; approve contracts for housing inmates and providing inmate pharmacy service; and renew contracts for Internet and fire department service.  

As for canvassing the election returns, the action is conducted in accordance with Texas Election Code, Title 6, Chapter 67, Section 67.002 (1), which makes the court responsible for this activity.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
16
Nov

Shoebox gifts could make eternal difference

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

There are still a few days left to put together a Christmas shoebox of gifts for children in other countries as part of the popular project that hundreds of thousands of people across the United States participate in annually. The project is done through Samaritan’s Purse, part of Franklin Graham’s worldwide ministry. 

Called Operation Christmas Child, the effort is intended to show love and care to impoverished children in 109 countries, providing them a small box packed full of things the children would need and want.

Wed
16
Nov

An ‘Evening on Main’ – A salute to season of thanks

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Mexia area residents have a new event to look forward to attending this weekend – An Evening on Main: A Celebration of Thankfulness – when people can welcome in the Thanksgiving season. 

It’s going to be Saturday, Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m. in the parking lot across the street from the Mexia Civic Center. There is no admission charge, just a welcome to local and area residents to come together to enjoy live music, good food and each other’s company. 

“Everyone is invited, all ages, all groups of people from across Mexia – and also from the surrounding communities – to enjoy a night in Mexia,” said Mitzi Eves, president of the Mexia Downtown Beautification Project, who is one of those organizing the event. “It’s going to be a fun, family event where all ages can come and sit down together and enjoy good music and good company in downtown Mexia.”

Mon
14
Nov

Wortham teens making shelter dogs more adoptable

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Wortham science teacher Sunday Crider has found a way to team the energy and ingenuity of teenagers with shelter dogs to train the animals, making them more adoptable.

Crider joined the board of LARAS House, Limestone County’s only no-kill animal shelter, this past summer and is acting as its fundraising chair. Within a short time, she was struck by how long many of the approximately 80 dogs had been there. LARAS House was meant to be a tool to rescue dogs, not a sanctuary, she noted.

“No dog should have been out here five years,” she said. “We can do better than that.”

Many of the dogs that have not been adopted are large, mixed-breed animals with no training, making them less desirable as possible adoptees.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
14
Nov

LC marks Veterans Day at Courthouse

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Residents from across Limestone County assembled at the southern steps of the courthouse on Friday, Nov. 11, for the annual Veterans Day ceremony. 

About 75 people enjoyed the moderately cool weather and clear blue skies, some seated in folding chairs, most standing to watch the event. The ceremony was hosted by the American Legion Ashburn-Hannah Post 288, which is based in Groesbeck, but was open to everyone. 

County Judge Daniel Burkeen opened the assembly with a prayer, acknowledging the nation’s blessings and asking for its protection as well as that of members of the armed forces. 

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

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