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Friday, November 21, 2014
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Brynlee Nelson, 4, of Hewitt, comforts Andy, a 9-month-old Dachshund mix, at the LARAS House pet adoption event held at Kirby’s Barbeque last month. Recently, Andy’s brother was adopted, leaving the pup feeling somewhat forlorn. LARAS House volunteers say Andy is friendly and likes to swim; he has... + continue reading

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Friday, November 21, 2014
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While neighbors watch, Mexia Fire Department firefighters hustle to get hoses to the flames engulfing a fuse box at 207 S. Ross Avenue in Mexia just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19. After they extinguished those flames, the firefighters used a ram to break in the front door and continue their... + continue reading

Mexia team captains Decovan Echols (20), Ricky Reyes (78), Demitri Freeman (77) and Jaylen Gipson (7) prepare to walk to the center of the field for the coin flip prior to the start of the Blackcats bi-district playoff game against the Cleveland-Tarkington Longhorns this past Saturday night at Merrill Green Stadium in Bryan. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, November 17, 2014
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Maybe it was the rain or the cold temperature, but either way, the Mexia Blackcats playoff run came to a quick ending last Saturday night, thanks in part to the Cleveland-Tarkington Longhorns, who ended up winning the bi-district matchup, 27-24. The... + continue reading

Lydia Lockhart, of Communities in Schools, shows one of the jackets in the clothes closet she maintains at R.Q. Sims Intermediate School with gently worn clothing for students who need help in that area. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Friday, November 14, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer For the second consecutive year, Mexia’s R.Q. Sims Intermediate School has a drop-out prevention program in place to try to alleviate the problems that cause students to drop out of school in the first place. The program is called Communities in Schools, a... + continue reading

Mexia firefighters examine the wall of a home that caught fire, apparently from an electrical outlet where an air compressor was connected. The fire happened Monday, Nov. 10, about 4 p.m. off Hinchliffe Road, about 3 miles south of Mexia. Homeowner Monte Fleming can be seen at far right. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Flames flared and smoke billowed in the carport of a Limestone County home south of Mexia Monday chasing the occupants outside to safety in the cold windy afternoon. Amy Fleming was helping her neighbor’s three children with their homework around 4 p.m. on Nov.... + continue reading

Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia team captains Decovan Echols (20), Ricky Reyes (78), Demitri Freeman (77) and Jaylen Gipson (7) prepare to walk to the center of the field for the coin flip prior to the start of the Blackcats bi-district playoff game against the Cleveland-Tarkington Longhorns this past Saturday night at Merrill Green Stadium in Bryan. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Lydia Lockhart, of Communities in Schools, shows one of the jackets in the clothes closet she maintains at R.Q. Sims Intermediate School with gently worn clothing for students who need help in that area. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Mexia firefighters examine the wall of a home that caught fire, apparently from an electrical outlet where an air compressor was connected. The fire happened Monday, Nov. 10, about 4 p.m. off Hinchliffe Road, about 3 miles south of Mexia. Homeowner Monte Fleming can be seen at far right. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

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Friday, 11/21/14
Few details were available as of press time yesterday in the Friday morning stabbing of a woman in Mexia. Around 10:30 a.m., a woman used a cell phone to call 911, and her call was routed from the sheriff's office to Mexia PD dispatchers. After talking to the woman and dispatching EMS and police... + continue reading
Friday, 11/21/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners are considered likely to approve at their upcoming meeting Monday renewing the county’s involvement in the Auto Theft Task Force, a multi-agency effort at curbing vehicle theft. The court will also hear the advantages of being a... + 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

Mexia veteran Donald Darby, shown here recently in Mexia’s city park, remembers his time in Vietnam on the U.S. hospital ship The Repose especially this time of year. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight
Monday, 11/10/14
By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer If Donald Darby hadn’t met the woman whom he ended up marrying, he probably would have made a career out of the Navy because he loved it. “I loved the structure; I loved following orders; I loved knowing what I was going to do today, tomorrow and the next day,”... + continue reading

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Monday, 11/10/14
Parishioners place one hand over their heart to show reverence for the flags representing the United States as well as the different branches of the armed forces. Services to honor veterans, like this one at Mexia First Assembly of God, were held in churches across the city Sunday. Other ceremonies... + continue reading

Coolidge's Dianna Kirven​ trots up hill next to Priddy's Alex Evans near the finish line in Saturday's Class 1A Girls State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock. Kirven finished the course in 13:27.05, which was good enough for 18th place out of the field of 150. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
Monday, 11/10/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports History was made by Coolidge’s Dianna Kirven and Maria Ortiz after they became the first cross country runners from the school to compete at the state meet this past weekend at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Kirven and Ortiz competed in the Class 1A girl... + continue reading

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Mexia team captains Decovan Echols (20), Ricky Reyes (78), Demitri Freeman (77) and Jaylen Gipson (7) prepare to walk to the center of the field for the coin flip prior to the start of the Blackcats bi-district playoff game against the Cleveland-Tarkington Longhorns this past Saturday night at Merrill Green Stadium in Bryan. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Monday, 11/17/14
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Maybe it was the rain or the cold temperature, but either way, the Mexia Blackcats playoff run came to a quick ending last Saturday night, thanks in part to... + continue reading

Coolidge's Dianna Kirven​ trots up hill next to Priddy's Alex Evans near the finish line in Saturday's Class 1A Girls State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock. Kirven finished the course in 13:27.05, which was good enough for 18th place out of the field of 150. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Mexia’s Guillermo Mendoza leads a small pack of runners in the state Cross Country meet, held this past weekend in Round Rock. Mendoza is the first Blackcat runner to make the state meet since 1994. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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Mexia running back Draeshaun Hanna sees daylight for one of his big touchdown runs in Friday night's Battle of the River game against the Groesbeck Goats. Hanna ended up six-yards shy of a 300-yard rushing game, but the 294 he had pushed him over the 2,000 yard mark on the season. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris
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For weeks now we have been grieved deeply due to the brick thrown causing bodily injury to a lady passing through our great city of Coolidge. Our prayers go out mightily for the victims all around,... + continue reading