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Wed
07
Dec

Martins named Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Longtime Mexia couple Holloway and Louise Martin were named Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe for the 2016 Mexia Christmas celebration. 

Holloway is a retired attorney, having practiced in the legal profession 56 years. He and Louise Carr married in 1964, and she was his legal secretary from then until the two retired in the summer of 2016. 

Holloway was born in Calvert and graduated from Groesbeck High School, Texas A&M University and Baylor Law School. He served as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force 1953-57. After that, he served as Limestone County’s County-District Attorney 1961-69 before going into private practice. 

His activities include being a member of First Baptist Church, Mexia; and being a member of the Mexia Lions Club. 

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
07
Dec

LCSO financial matters decided

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners approved a new pharmacy service provider for the county jail, accepting a bid from IHS Pharmacy to provide the service for inmates. They made this decision at the court’s Nov. 22 meeting and also approved housing inmates for Galveston County and signed off on several salary increases at the Law Enforcement Center, which includes the Sheriff’s Office, County Jail and Dispatch Department. 

Regarding the pharmacy services, a bid from the current provider, Diamond Pharmacy, was also submitted to the county but rejected.

County Judge Daniel Burkeen told the court that attorney Mike Dixon, who assists the court in some legal matters, had compared the bids and found that while each provider was cheaper on various medications, IHS had an advantage of allowing orders by individual patients. 

Mon
05
Dec

Residents crowd Mexia streets to see Christmas parade

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Thursday evening was cool but dry for Mexia’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, and the turnout was strong. 

Several law enforcement vehicles led the parade, one of which featured Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson sitting on the hood. 

The parade marshals were Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe, Holloway and Louise Martin, and they looked sharp in a small silver Chevrolet convertible, provided by Beene Motor Sales. 

Families and groups lined the parade route, which began at the intersection of Commerce and Kaufman streets, proceeded west to Railroad, turned left for one block, then headed back east along Main to a block or so past the Mexia Civic Center. 

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
05
Dec

Grateful company donates funds for K9 expenses

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County was awarded $1,000 for care and maintenance of its K9 officer, a dog named Jack, that the Sheriff’s Office acquired in September.

Ragle, an Arlington-based construction company, made the donation in appreciation for the Sheriff’s deputies’ solving a theft and returning several stolen vehicles to the company. 

“Our guys got some information on some skid loaders that were stolen,” Sheriff Dennis Wilson told commissioners at their Nov. 22 meeting regarding the reason for the donation. 

“We actually went out and recovered three skid loaders; one of them was practically a brand new piece of equipment,” he said. “I’m not a machine guy but it’s $40,000-$50,000 for a skid loader. The guys did a great job going out and recovering these stolen skids.”

Fri
02
Dec

EPA ease demand on LC power plant

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to withdraw a federal plan it had previously proposed that would have required stricter pollution standards for seven Texas power plants, including the NRG Energy power plant in Limestone County as well as Luminant’s Big Brown power plant in Freestone County. 

The proposal follows up on a series of events beginning in 2011, when the EPA issued a new, stricter rule called Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. CSAPR was scheduled to replace the Clean Air Interstate Rule starting on Jan. 1, 2012, but its implementation was affected by a D.C. Circuit Court that stayed and then vacated CSAPR before it could be implemented. 

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the D.C. Circuit’s vacatur, however, on April 29, 2014; so on Oct. 23 of that year, the D.C. Circuit granted EPA’s motion to lift the stay and shift the CSAPR compliance deadlines by three years.

Fri
02
Dec

Groesbeck church supplies bullet-proof vest funds to LCSO

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office will have several more bullet-proof vests to protect its deputies now, thanks to First United Methodist Church, Groesbeck. 

The church donated $1,800 to the county at commissioners court’s Nov. 22 meeting for the purpose of buying the protective gear.

Appearing in court to present the check to Sheriff Dennis Wilson were Pastor Steve and Tana Nance, and Martha Longbotham, representing the church. 

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
02
Dec

Tree of Angels ceremony to honor crime victims

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Those who have been victims of crime in Limestone County will be recognized and honored, either in person or in memory, at the 12th annual Tree of Angels ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 8. 

The event will be held at Groesbeck’s Church on the Rock, 1370 Hwy. 14 North, in Groesbeck, at 6 p.m. on that date. 

County commissioners supported the event by passing a resolution at their Nov. 22 meeting, declaring Dec. 8, 2016, Tree of Angels Day in Limestone County.

Denise Thompson, the county attorney’s crime victim coordinator, is encouraging the public to attend the ceremony to show support for local crime victims. 

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
30
Nov

Mexia Commons in the works

By Timothy J. O’Malley

Managing Editor

 

Mexia Economic Development Corporation completed an Economic Feasibility Study and Initial Site Analysis with Burditt Consulting for the development of an Athletic Complex. The goal of the study was to determine both the ability of Mexia EDC in partnership with the City of Mexia to fund the project, as well as operate the Athletic Complex as an economic asset to the community. 

Mexia EDC Director Susan Cates said, “The talks about an Athletic Complex precedes me. I brought in a consultant to address two primary questions, Can we do it? and What are the benefits?”

Wed
30
Nov

LC deputy injured in night club attack

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

 

A Limestone County deputy is recovering at home after being injured in an attack at a Waco night club, where he was working part-time as a security guard.

The incident happened Saturday, Nov. 27, about 1:45 a.m. at the Junction 84 nightclub, 6512 Waco Dr. 

According to a Waco Police Department report, a man on the dance floor began fighting, and Deputy Tracy Edwards went onto the dance floor to try to escort the man outside. 

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
30
Nov

Three sought in Walmart thefts

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Mexia Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman and two men whose images were recorded on the Mexia Walmart’s security cameras. The police want to question the three about merchandise that was stolen from the Mexia store. 

The dates the thefts occurred were not immediately available, but one photo was posted to the Mexia Police Department’s Facebook page on Nov. 26 and the other two on Nov. 27, so the thefts are believed to have taken place shortly before those dates. 

Mexia Police Chief Richard Hawthorne said he was not sure whether the three people are connected in some way or separate. 

“We’re trying to identify them and work up warrants,” Hawthorne said. “We’re not sure if they’re local or not.”

Anyone who can help identify the three is asked to call the Mexia Police Department at 254-562-4140.

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