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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.

Mon
27
Mar

This is no trail ride

Horse show judge Joe Gotti, of Cushing, leads the Limestone County Fair Horse Show contestants through the path they are to take in the competition on Saturday, March 25. The event was held all day at the County Fairgrounds. Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News

Mon
27
Mar

I Remember When: Marcie Lee King

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
At 99, going on 100 years of age, Marcie Lee King has seen a lot of living on this earth – and most of it was in Mexia.
She was born in Buffalo, in Leon County, to Robert and Lubertha Phillips, in early February 1918, when the United States had been in World War I for less than a year.
The Phillips family moved to Mexia when little Marcie Lee was two years old, and some of her earliest memories are still fresh in her mind.
Because both her parents cooked for a living, Marcie Lee learned to appreciate good cooking from an early age. Robert Phillips was a cook at Jimmy’s Cafe, on Commerce Street, where many businesses were located at the time.
“He was quiet and liked to read the newspaper,” King remembers. “He’d come home and bring the papers with him.”

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.

Fri
24
Mar

State lawmakers file 18 bills concerning TCR

By Timothy J. O’Malley
Managing Editor

Fri
24
Mar

County fair kickoff to set tone for fair week

Limestone County Fair organizers have planned something new this year that is certain to please its fans: a fair kickoff on March 31-April 1, which is the weekend before fair week so people can enjoy themselves as they gear up for the youth livestock show.
The kickoff weekend takes the place of the rodeo that is usually held before the fair, and its component events include a barbecue cook-off; tournaments of horseshoes, washers and dominos; and a Bart Crow concert, all at the county fairgrounds.
Co-sponsors of the kickoff weekend are the Limestone County Fair Association and Go Texan, the state organization that promotes all things made in Texas.

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