The 60th Annual Rotary Club of Mexia Talent Show, scheduled for Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium, promises to showcase Mexia’s talented kids, like Rebecca Gonzalez in the 2014 talent contest, shown here doing a Hula-hoop routine to ‘Mambo No. 5.” Rebecca tied for second place in the junior division. Sixteen acts are scheduled, eight in the junior division, meaning kindergarten through fifth grade, and eight in the senior division, meaning sixth through 12th grades. Mexia News file photo
Monday, March 2, 2015
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Mexia students with performing abilities have been practicing for weeks now and will take the stage this coming Friday, March 6, for the 60th Annual Rotary Club of Mexia Talent Show. The event will be held at the Mexia High School Auditorium and begins at 7 p.m... + continue reading

Kiki Keith dishes the ball off in early action of Mexia’s regional semifinal game with the Cleveland Lady Indians last Friday night at Sam Houston State University’s Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, March 2, 2015
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Up 44-40 Friday night at Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville with less than 2:30 to play, the Cleveland Lady Indians went on a 9-0 scoring spree to end the No. 24 ranked Mexia Ladycats hopes of making it to the Class 4A Region III championship game. With the... + continue reading

Michelle Lugo, left, and Candy Robles, both Mexia High School seniors, enjoy Wednesday morning’s snowfall with a few minutes of snowball fighting. Lugo said she was asleep when she received a MISD text informing her class was canceled. But she didn’t realize it had snowed until Daniela Angeles, also an MHS senior, woke her up and told her. For more photos from the snowfall, see Pages 3, 8 and 10. Mexia News photo/Brenda Sommer
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor School kids enjoyed a “snow day” Wednesday as the first significant snowfall since February 2011 made for a slushy Mexia morning. Snowflakes begin to fall around 7:30 a.m. in Mexia, continuing until around 9:30 a.m. within the city limits. Warmer temperatures and... + continue reading

Mexia’s Draeshuan Hannah is surrounding by Waco Connally defenders while trying to get off a shot during the Blackcats bi-district game with the Cadets at Waco High School Tuesday evening. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Inclement weather forced a change of venue for the Mexia Blackcats-Waco Connally Cadets bi-district playoff game Tuesday night. Mexia ended up in the Cadets backyard (literally), but managed to escape Waco High School gym with a 61-56 win to move on to the... + continue reading

Mexia’s Aniyah Jelks tries to gain position over Robinson’s Bailey Ashcraft during their regional quarterfinals game played in Waco Tuesday night. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports After a heated battle inside Waco High's gym Tuesday night, the No. 24 ranked Mexia Ladycats (23-9) broke a 37-37 tie at the end of the third period to forge their way to a 57-51 regional quarterfinal win over the No. 21 ranked Robinson Lady Rockets,... + continue reading

The 60th Annual Rotary Club of Mexia Talent Show, scheduled for Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium, promises to showcase Mexia’s talented kids, like Rebecca Gonzalez in the 2014 talent contest, shown here doing a Hula-hoop routine to ‘Mambo No. 5.” Rebecca tied for second place in the junior division. Sixteen acts are scheduled, eight in the junior division, meaning kindergarten through fifth grade, and eight in the senior division, meaning sixth through 12th grades. Mexia News file photo

Kiki Keith dishes the ball off in early action of Mexia’s regional semifinal game with the Cleveland Lady Indians last Friday night at Sam Houston State University’s Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Michelle Lugo, left, and Candy Robles, both Mexia High School seniors, enjoy Wednesday morning’s snowfall with a few minutes of snowball fighting. Lugo said she was asleep when she received a MISD text informing her class was canceled. But she didn’t realize it had snowed until Daniela Angeles, also an MHS senior, woke her up and told her. For more photos from the snowfall, see Pages 3, 8 and 10. Mexia News photo/Brenda Sommer

Mexia’s Draeshuan Hannah is surrounding by Waco Connally defenders while trying to get off a shot during the Blackcats bi-district game with the Cadets at Waco High School Tuesday evening. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Mexia’s Aniyah Jelks tries to gain position over Robinson’s Bailey Ashcraft during their regional quarterfinals game played in Waco Tuesday night. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

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Monday, 03/02/15
There will be one contested race for Mexia ISD’s two open slots on the board of trustees, and none for the four open positions on City Council, when this May’s elections roll around. The filing deadline for a place on the May 9 ballot for both the Mexia ISD Board of Trustees election and Mexia... + continue reading
Monday, 02/16/15
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners voted at their Feb. 9 commissioners court meeting to make several improvements concerning the courthouse, approved contracts concerning leasing county equipment and accepting reimbursement for county expenses, and signed off on the... + continue reading

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