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  1. Mexia July Fourth celebration rolls despite rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne McKnight Staff Writer A strong downpour of rain Monday morning didn't stop Mexia's Boomin' on the Fourth all-day celebration of Independence Day, though a few booths with no canopies had to fold. Five-k runners and one-mile walkers gathered early at Hughes City Park for the 8 a.m. start, with the walkers taking off first, many already back by the time the runners took off about 8:15.

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    Wednesday Jul 6 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer The Limestone County Historical Commission was recognized at commissioners court for having received the Texas Historical Commission's Distinguished Service Award for its 2015 year of service. The court dealt with that issue at its June 28 meeting and also addressed another matter concerning history: supporting the notation of a historic national trail through the county.

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  3. Lake Mexia boaters show patriotism, enthusiasmRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Ten boats from across Limestone County entered Lake Mexia's 11th Annual Let Freedom Ring Boat Parade and made quite a show of red, white and blue on the lake Saturday. The boat owners decorated their boats with flags of the United States, as well as those of the branches of the military; also red, white and blue bunting, balloons, streamers, bows, ribbons and other symbols of the nation and freedom, such as images of the Statue of Liberty, to show their excitement about the upcoming Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4. Attendees watched the boat parade either from the sunny wooden pier by the marina or from the cooler shadows beneath the trees, in lawn chairs they had brought with them.

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  4. Retiring together as they worked together: Holloway and Louise MartinRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer A couple who has seen a lot of Mexia history in the last half century has retired: Holloway and Louise Martin closed the law office they share at the end of June after his 56 years of practice. Alhough they have been a successful team, with Louise working as Holloway's legal secretary, they are not reluctant to end their work years and start retirement.

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  5. County firms up inmate phone plan, makes financial decisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Limestone County commissioners agreed at their June 28 meeting to sign a contract with a company called Securus to provide inmate telephone service reflecting terms discussed at the court's previous meeting, which was on June 14. The court also approved raises for employees at the LCSO, Road and Bridge Department and Tax Office; approved paying invoices and making financial transfers to stay on budget; renewed an agreement to house overflow inmates for another county; and refrained from implementing a burn ban - though the commissioners noted the south end of the county was starting to dry up.

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  6. Mexia News photos/Harry T. DarbyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Mexia Daily News

    From left, Kendall Cargille, Cason Floyd and Richard Hogan show off their patriotism with plenty of flags, stars and stripes during the First United Methodist Church's preschool's parade Friday morning.

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  7. Stop signs going in after public hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer No one appeared at a public hearing the county held on the proposal to install stop signs on Honest Ridge Road, at the intersection of LCR 368 and 374, so Limestone County commissioners voted to have the signs installed. The court made that decision at its June 28 meeting just after the hearing, and discussed and took action on other road issues, including approving the closure of LCR 395, using priority road funds to repair LCR 244 and tentatively approving buying an excavator and hiring someone to build fences needed where county bridges are being constructed.

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  8. Playoff season starting for Mexia Baseball/Softball Assoc. teamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Mexia Daily News

    By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The regular season is over for Mexia Baseball/Softball Association teams after this week's playoffs to see who would represent the city in the upcoming Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball district tournaments scheduled for July 4 and July 11. First and second place winners moving on to district play include: T-ball - Kendrick Johnson - H&R Block and Luis Navarro - Jerry's Tire House Boy's Machine Pitch - Coby Sterling - STV Communications and Lee Banks - Mexia Rotary Club Boy's 14U - Doug Allen - Dick Scott Ford/Farmhouse Restaurant, Tre' Craig - Mexia Pump and Motor/McDonalds/Taco Bell/Jerri's Grocery Mart/True Value/Triple M Services Girl's 15U - Brian Hullum - Farm Bureau Insurance As stated earlier this week, Mexia Hullum will be playing in the District 6 15U softball tournament, beginning on July 4 at Jewett/Leon.

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  9. Habitat spruces up home for next ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Mexia's Habitat for Humanity group is about to put another family into a Habitat home, probably in July. The home is not newly built but one in which the former Habitat homeowner got a job transfer to a new city.

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  10. On This Day...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Mexia Daily News

    On this day in 1925, the Mexia Gushers baseball team moved to within a half game of Texas Association leader Corsicana after beating the Oilers 5-1. The two teams were scheduled to play each other again the following day and wrap-up the four-game series on July 4, with a double-header.

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  11. Consider fires, injuries when using fireworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Mexia Daily News

    The lights and sounds of fireworks on Independence Day are great fun, but amateurs should be cautious when firing them. The main ingredient in fireworks is black powder, also known as gunpowder, which means fireworks are dangerous.

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  12. Teen tourney starts Independence DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Mexia Daily News

    Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball district tournaments begin July 4. Mexia Hullum will be playing in the Girls 15U district softball tournament in Jewett/Leon. Local boy's baseball teams wrapped up - or will be wrapping up - playoffs this week in preparation for the upcoming district playoffs that will begin on July 11. Mexia Baseball/Softball Association will host the TTA Boys 10U tight base tournament for District 8. The tourney includes first and second place teams from Mexia BSA and Brazos Valley American and National Leagues.

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  13. Mexia's Boomin' on the Fourth should be a real blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Mexia Daily News

    Mexia's big Independence Day celebration - Boomin' on the Fourth - is set to roll out Monday, July 4, starting at 7 a.m., with registration for the Firecracker 5K Run/1 Mile Walk at the Mexia City Park pavilion. From there, the lineup of fun activities goes non-stop all day.

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  14. Mexia News photo/Roxanne ThompsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Mexia Daily News

    Mexia Lions, l-r, Gwen Bartsch, Robin Green and Patty Manley inspect the table full of food items that club members brought to a recent meeting to donate to First United Methodist Church, Mexia, for children in its feeding program.

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  15. County looks to LaSalle to fill empty prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer The Limestone County Detention Center, the county-owned private prison that has been empty since June 2013, may have a real chance to get inmates soon - and the jobs and income that go with them. Commissioners at their June 28 meeting opened the one proposal they had received after advertising for an interim prison operator at the LCDC.

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  16. MSSLC opens store for residents' handiworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer The Mexia State Supported Living Center has opened a small store in Mexia to sell items made by MSSLC residents. Called the MSSLC General Store, the outlet is located at the intersection of Sherman and Rusk, and its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The General Store opened at the beginning of June, but the plans are to hold a grand opening around the first week of July.

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  17. The meetings July 14 in College Station and Franklin will focus on the Navasota River.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | Mexia Daily News

    There are two meetings coming up July 14 for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed downstream of Lake Limestone. The Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting both public meetings - one in College Station and one in Franklin.

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  18. Public hearing Tuesday on new stop signsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Mexia Daily News

    By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Those who want to weigh in on the county's intention to install stop signs at the intersection of LCR 368 and LCR 374 may do so at a public hearing in commissioners court on Tuesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Before the hearing, though, is the commissioners' regular meeting, starting at 9 a.m., when they plan to discuss closing LCR 395, using priority road funds to repair LCR 244, raising the salaries of county employees at the Road and Bridge Department, Tax Office and Sheriff's Department; and choosing an inmate telephone service provider.

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  19. New donated scoreboards nice upgrade for Mexia's baseball fieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Mexia Daily News

    By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports A new scoreboard has been installed at Field No. 1 in Mexia City Park, a second new scoreboard is on its way, both replacing old wooden scoreboards that have been used for years.

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  20. Coty Cooper, "The original Hobo Clown," kept fans laughing Thursday evening.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Mexia Daily News

    By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo got underway Thursday evening as cowboys and cowgirls from across the state gathered to compete in events from barrel racing to bronc riding at the city's rodeo grounds. Kids events began with mutton bustin' as youngsters tried their best to stay aboard a sheep.

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