News

Mon
06
Nov

Mexia couple recalls fall of the Berlin Wall

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
The fall of the Berlin Wall, on Nov. 9 1989, was witnessed through television by many people, including Kay and Stan Roark, but the Mexia couple was much closer than most since they were living in Germany and got a firsthand look at East Berlin afterward.
Kay Roark had just begun a dream job in August 1989 teaching fifth grade American students at Hahn Air Force Base, about 250 miles southwest of Berlin. While Kay loved teaching, what made her position so pleasant was she and Stan were able to travel across Europe most weekends.
“I called it a working vacation because I was having so much fun,” she said. “When you have an aide, you could leave school at 3:30. Here (in Mexia) I was staying ’til 7 o’clock sometimes.”

Mon
06
Nov

Mexia Downtown hosting event to honor all who served

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Mexia residents who would like to express gratitude to active duty service members as well as to veterans will want to attend Mexia Downtown’s An Evening on Main: Celebration of Thankfulness Saluting Our Veterans.”
The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mexia Civic Center. Activities planned include live music, patriotic rock painting, coloring, writing notes of appreciation to active duty service members, face painting and a bounce house. Veterans groups will also make presentations, and Mexia-based Boy Scout Troop No. 70 will demonstrate flag etiquette.

Fri
03
Nov

Limestone Jury finds ex-wife guilty of murder

Press Release

Fri
03
Nov

Portable horse stalls going up at Show Barn

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Some recently acquired portable horse stalls are being installed in the Show Barn at the Limestone County Fairgrounds, increasing the number by 50 percent.
Commissioners court voted to buy the stalls in August, and the stalls were subsequently purchased from Priefert Manufacturing, in northeast Texas, and delivered about two weeks ago. Fairgrounds Manager KennethEllis began the initial installation on Wednesday, Nov. 1, with help from Limestone County Jail trustees. He estimated that the work would be completed within two days.
Priefert offered a discount on the sale, Ellis said, and also replaced some of the roping and line chutes.
The 20 new, portable indoor stalls, added to the 40 permanent outdoor stalls the facility already has, may attract groups that have had to pass over the Limestone County Fairgrounds in the past to look for bigger venues.

Fri
03
Nov

Klosterman to resign

By Harry T. Darby
Publisher

Mexia Independent School District Board member David Klosterman has announced his immediate resignation.
“Effective today, I am officially announcing my resignation from the Mexia ISD School Board due to personal reasons and relocation,” said Klosterman in a interview with the Mexia News. “I’ve enjoyed my time on the school board and appreciate every one’s support during the election and though my tenure. I’ve seen a drastic change in our school district in the last year and a half and I fully trust that the board and administration will keep going in the right direction.”
Klosterman was elected to the board to trustees in 2016.
“Mexia ISD wishes Mr. Klosterman well as he steps away from the Board. During Mr. Klosterman’s tenure we have had the opportunity to accomplish great things in Mexia ISD,” said Mexia ISD Superintendent, Lyle DuBus.

Wed
01
Nov

New licensed counselor offers help in County

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Licensed counselor Angela Torp has opened an office in Mexia and is ready to help those who need a listening ear.
Torp spoke to the Mexia Lions Club, introducing herself and letting the Lions know that a licensed counselor in Limestone County is now available.
Born in McAllen, Torp grew up in Wharton. Her father had a great influence on her, first through his recommendations about a career.
“My dad gave me this great advice,” she said: “‘Get as much education as you can get, and get a certificate, a license, a diploma or a degree – something that says you know a little bit more than Joe Blow on the street.’”
Torp took her father’s advice and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a social work degree, a teacher’s certificate and a counselor’s certificate. She graduated from Texas A&M University-Prairie View in 1987 and has been in private practice since 2000.

Wed
01
Nov

Japanese’s increase tariff on frozen beef has little effect so far

Mexia News Staff Report

After Japan announced a steep rise in tariffs on U.S. frozen beef nearly three months ago, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers expressed concern that sales to Japan would be significantly impacted. The predicted drop in sales may happen as time passes, but so far the effect has not been apparent.
The tariff increase was announced July 28 and implemented automatically on Aug. 1 after sales of U.S. beef products spiked in Japan. The tariff will continue at the higher rate until at least March 2018.
As for the Limestone County area, Don Henderson with the Groesbeck Sale Barn, said he had not seen any difference in sales since the Japanese tariff on U.S. frozen beef imports rose Aug. 1.
“I cannot tell of any effect,” he said. “I’m sure it would affect sales here. There’s a dribble-down effect. I’m sure it will. The further it goes, the more it will affect it.”

Mon
30
Oct

HEROs spend Saturday fundraising for local orgs

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
A high school service group held a series of fundraising activities Saturday that not only helped others but also scared up a lot of fun for themselves and the public.
The Mexia High School HEROs group decided to hold several Halloween-related events to raise money for charitable agencies. Around 90 HEROs signed up to help, said Jodie Maki, the groups founder and teacher-sponsor.

Pet Costume Contest
First was the pet costume contest in the parking lot of Reed and Reed Law Firm. Nearly two dozen dog owners entered, dressing up their pets in creative costumes. Each entrant paid $5 to participate, said HERO member Valeria Olvera, 16, who was a judge, along with HERO members Aileen Medina, 16 and Sanjuana Cervantes, 17. The proceeds were to go to LARAS House, Limestone County’s only no-kill animal shelter. The winners included:

Mon
30
Oct

Limestone County’s first families recognized

Mexia News Staff Report

Sat
28
Oct

Mexia City Council making large strides

By Timothy J. O’Malley
Managing Editor

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News