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Fri
31
Mar

Sky’s the limit

Fallon Burkeen, 10, prepares to launch her kite at Kite Day, held at the Confederate Reunion Grounds Saturday, March 25. Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News

Fri
31
Mar

County supports keeping records

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners court joined other counties across the state in supporting House Bill 1258, which would keep the Texas Supreme Court from placing county and district court records into a statewide database.
If the Supreme Court’s orders stand, the state would in effect move control of court records to the state, which the clerks strongly oppose.
County Clerk Peggy Beck and District Clerk Carol Jenkins addressed the court on behalf of the resolution at the commissioners court’s March 28 meeting, with Beck speaking for both clerks.

Wed
29
Mar

McCullough home tapped March Yard of the Month

The Mexia Garden Club has selected the home of William “Bill” and Audrey McCullough, 509 E. Main, as the Club’s March Yard of the Month.
Two concrete urns filled with greenery and an antique brick walkway welcome visitors to the beautiful home.
Black shutters, wrought iron bannisters and iron porch lights accent the front of the house.

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.

Wed
29
Mar

H-E-B salutes women in the workplace

Mexia employee among those recognized
Christine Anderson, an employee at Mexia’s H-E-B, was recognized for excellence by the grocery store corporation as one of 27 employees so honored for Women’s History Month. During Women’s History Month, women throughout the United States are honored and celebrated for their contributions to society and continued leadership that often shape their communities.
H-E-B held a ceremony in Waco on March 28 to honor the 27 female partners, or employees, for their devotion to excellence and civic responsibility during a special celebration known as the H-E-B Women of Distinction. Since the program’s inception in 2000, more than 4,000 female partners throughout the state of Texas have been recognized and celebrated for their contributions to both the company and to their community. This year, approximately 400 more female partners will join the ranks to receive the esteemed award.

Wed
29
Mar

I Remember When: Marcie Lee King - Part 2

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
In Part 1, Mexia’s Marcie Lee King, who turned 99 in February, shared memories of her childhood in Mexia. Since she was born in early 1918, her growing up years were during the 1920s and early 1930s. She did not finish high school but followed in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a cook in private homes. She got married in 1939, at age 21, and followed her first husband to Cuero, in South Texas. But when she would see a bus head north from Cuero, she longed to get on it and return home to Mexia.

Wed
29
Mar

County Internet speed to increase

Staff Writer
Customers as well as employees of Limestone County should soon be able to get their business done more quickly, since the county approved increasing its bandwidth by more than 300 percent.
Commissioners took the next step to achieve this goal at their March 28 meeting and also passed a resolution supporting House Bill 1258, which would keep the Texas Supreme Court from taking control of county records to make them part of a state database; and the court made many other decisions concerning county employees and the quality of life in Limestone County.

Wed
29
Mar

Wreck makes for bad day

First responders process a wreck while others watch on Tyler Street in Mexia, just west of Denton Street, on Saturday morning, March 25. The wreck happened about 10:37 a.m. Details were unavailable at press time, but two people were transported to Parkview Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News

Wed
29
Mar

Man killed in home shooting

Mexia News
Staff Report

Limestone County deputies responded to an emergency call at a home on FM 39 Tuesday and found a man who had been fatally shot.
The call was received about 5:17 a.m. on March 28, and the incident occurred in the 3400 block of FM 39.
The victim, identified as Dequincy Demond Dunn, 37, was transported to Parkview Regional Hospital and pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Ray Jones, who ordered an autopsy. Dunn’s body was transported to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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
27
Mar

Castin’ Around

Tom Fox, Castin' Around
The Mexia Bass Club held it’s March two-day tournament on big Sam Rayburn Resevoir this past weekend.  We were blessed with fair weather and easy winds, and most people caught fish.  The lake was in good shape.  Member Wayne Smith put together a crawfish boil on Friday night, and everyone ate and had a great time.
Overall winners of the tournament were Steve Hughes and Bert Harrison with a total of 29.46 pounds.  Steve also had big bass of a little over 8 pounds.  Second place went to Ron Williams and Ron Talbot with 27.49 pounds.  Third place was John Arabie and son-in-law Toby Viaz.  They weighed 26.15 pounds.  The club now uses team weight instead of individual weight as we have gone to a team format.

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
27
Mar

New Alamo book is a must for history lovers

Jerry Turner, Special to the News
Alamo fans get on your fastest horse, car, or walking shoes and beat a path to the nearest bookstore to get your copy of this new book. Blood of Noble Men - The Battle of the Alamo - Siege and Battle written by Alan Huffines and published by Eaken Press.  It is a dandy for those who want to know more about the most glorious period in history - Texas or otherwise. The author has taken contemporary accounts of what happened during those days of February and March of 1836 and used his skill with prose to write a vivid story. Events of each day are explained, discussed or other wise illuminated by Huffines’ cast of real life characters which include Texians, Mexicans and noncombatants. He paralleled the accounts of all three classes of observers.  Where this was not possible, he arranged the accounts by date and time.

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