Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, December 19, 2014
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Chosen winner in Best Traditional in the Mexia Garden Club’s Christmas Lighting Contest is the home of Jimmy and Betty Prather, 801 Mesquite Lane. + continue reading

Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, December 19, 2014
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Winning for Most Creative in the Mexia Garden Club’s Christmas Lighting Contest is the home of Jesse and Erika Retana, 818 Crestline. + continue reading

Campers at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp held in Bastrop June 29-July 4 try to perform firefighting activities while wearing the heavy gear required for the job, and while other RYLA campers cheer on their new friends. The activity was part of a games afternoon for the teens and took place at the Bluebonnet Volunteer Fire Department. Contributed photo/Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer The teenage years may – or may not – be a time of developing adult skills. Rotary Club of Mexia tries each year to make sure at least two Mexia teens develop leadership abilities by sending them to a weeklong summer camp, called Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or... + continue reading

Mexia’s Shamar High takes a tough shot in the paint as a Corsicana defender tries to knock the ball away during the Blackcats loss to the Tigers on the road Tuesday night, 59-54. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports While it may go down as a, 59-54, loss for the No. 11 state-ranked Mexia Blackcats, their game Tuesday night with the Corsicana Tigers on the road was filled with a lot of small victories. In the last meeting between these two teams (Fairfield Tournament),... + continue reading
Monday, December 15, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports “That team’s good and we knew it coming in,” said coach Tony Leamon, in the Blackcats opening game against the Whitesboro Bearkats at the Fairfield Boy’s Tournament this past weekend. “They’re ranked No. 15 in 3A for a reason.” No. 11 state-ranked Mexia (8... + continue reading

Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Campers at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp held in Bastrop June 29-July 4 try to perform firefighting activities while wearing the heavy gear required for the job, and while other RYLA campers cheer on their new friends. The activity was part of a games afternoon for the teens and took place at the Bluebonnet Volunteer Fire Department. Contributed photo/Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Mexia’s Shamar High takes a tough shot in the paint as a Corsicana defender tries to knock the ball away during the Blackcats loss to the Tigers on the road Tuesday night, 59-54. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

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Wednesday, 12/17/14
By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor The man accused of gunning down a Wortham native and his wife in 2013 was sentenced to death Wednesday after being found guilty of capital murder in the woman’s death. Eric Lyle Williams was charged in the murders of Kaufman County’s assistant district attorney,... + continue reading
Wednesday, 12/17/14
By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor The last of a group of Mexia income tax preparers who pleaded guilty to filing false claims to the IRS has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison. Joshua Duane Stifle, who worked at A-Kind Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Mexia, pleaded guilty in August to... + continue reading

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Monday, 10/20/14
Mexia News Staff Report A hoax-news website caused panic Monday after it claimed the Ebola virus had taken hold among Wortham ISD students. The National Report (nationalreport.net) made the false claim that 17 Wortham kindergarten students "fell violently ill and tested positive for the Ebola... + continue reading
Friday, 12/12/14
Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson accompanies Carolyn Crook, of Mexia, to place angel-themed ornaments on a Christmas tree at Church on the Rock, in Groesbeck, during the annual Tree of Angels ceremony, which honors and remembers crime victims. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight + continue reading

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Wednesday, 12/10/14
Preston Cobb, 3, and his sister, Miranda, 2, of Coolidge, sit with Santa a few minutes while professional photographer Brandi Garza, not shown, takes their picture. + continue reading

This map from the Texas Department of Transportation shows the two main routes being proposed for the high-speed rail line as would pass through Freestone County and possibly dip into Limestone County. The blue route follows existing railroads; the green route follows existing utility lines. TxDOT map
Wednesday, 12/10/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer The high-speed rail line planned to be built between Dallas and Houston could cross into Limestone County, possibly impacting communities near the southeastern edge of the county: Personville, Fair Oaks and East Lake Limestone. This prospect was brought to the... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 12/17/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Second place is not a bad finish in a tournament. But the Class 1A, No. 6 state-ranked Coolidge Yellow Jackets (9-2) keep looking to finish out on top and... + continue reading

Mexia’s Shamar High takes a tough shot in the paint as a Corsicana defender tries to knock the ball away during the Blackcats loss to the Tigers on the road Tuesday night, 59-54. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Friday, 11/28/14
Priced out of prosperity In 2003, the state legislature changed the rules on higher education costs by allowing colleges and universities to set their own rates for tuition and fees. As with most... + continue reading