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Tue
04
Apr

Nickels talks about a constable’s life

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Since Limestone County’s newest constable – Constable Pct. 4 Kevin Nickels – was sworn in on Jan. 1, he has been meeting many of his new constituents. He already knows many, however, and they him, because he has been working in law enforcement in Limestone County for 20 years.
Nickels started as an investigator for the Mexia Police Department in 1997 and worked there many years; and he is still listed with the Department as a part-time investigator, he said.
Besides completing the police academy, he earned a bachelor of arts in applied science degree in criminal justice administration at Tarleton State University.
When he filed to run for the constable position last year, to replace retiring constable Jim Boyd, others who had verbally expressed interest stepped back. That may have been in part out of professional courtesy, but Nickels’ years of experience had to have played a role, too.

Tue
04
Apr

County-meal reimbursement policy unchanged for now

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Despite pleas from several county Treasurers Office employees, Limestone County commissioners court left the county policy of meal reimbursement as it is, but the county judge did explain the reason for the policy.

Tue
04
Apr

TxDOT to start four mile road resurface in Mexia

The Texas Department of Transportation (Waco District) will begin a project to repair portions of US 84 in Mexia, April 10.
The project will mill (remove) 2-inches of the existing roadway surface and apply an asphalt overlay to approximately 4-miles of US 84 from SH 14 to North Ross Avenue. The initial work, to repair base failures, will take place Monday thru Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and should last about two weeks. Milling and asphalt inlay will follow, with that work also taking place 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The project is being undertaken by Big Creek Construction, Inc., of Hewitt, at a cost of $1.2 million. It is scheduled for completion in the summer of this year, weather permitting.
Signage warning of road work and temporary lane closures will be posted and motorists can expect temporary lane closures, flaggers and delays within the project area. 

Fri
31
Mar

Master Gardeners build keyhole garden

By Debbie Cannon
Special to The Mexia News
Limestone County Master Gardeners recently rebuilt a keyhole garden at the Groesbeck Housing Authority on Noth Leon Street. Approximately 50 vegetable plants will soon provide fresh, nutritious produce to residents.
A keyhole garden is a six-foot wide “lasagna-style,” raised-bed garden that is capable of watering and fertilizing itself. “Lasagna “ refers to alternating layers of brown natural materials (carbon) with green natural materials (nitrogen) in a 3:1 ratio of carbon to nitrogen.
The brown materials used included thick, water-soaked layers of cardboard, magazines, newspapers, sticks, hay and brown leaves. Green materials used were grass clippings, pulled weeds and cow manure. All layers were soaked with water, then stomped and packed down to just below the wall edge, layer after layer; then topped off with rich compost to insert plants into.

Fri
31
Mar

Limestone County Fair Horse Show results

Senior Saddle Winner
Sarah Forman

Junior Saddle Winner
Carley Rand

Clover High Point
Champion
Lilly Johnson

Clover High Point
Reserve Champion
Mabrey Lewis

Senior Speed Champion
Makenzie Self

Senior Speed Reserve Champion
Emma Lewis

Senior Stock Horse Champion
Sarah Forman

Senior Stock Horse
Reserve Champion
Sarah Hall

Junior Speed Champion
Carley Rand

Junior Speed Reserve Champion
Jazlyn Gipson

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
31
Mar

Mexia DECA Chapter growing fast

Mexia News
Staff Report

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.

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