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Heart of the Texas Triangle Summer 2020 Volume 7 No. 3

Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce A Publication of The Mexia News



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Your Health. Our Heroes. Moving forward with care from those you trust. As we move forward healthcare might look different. But at the heart of our Visit us online at ParkviewRegional.com care the same trusted and dedicated healthcare heroes you’ve relied on for all your health needs. We’re again here to provide a range of healthcare services, from your annual physicals tohealthcare quality of life procedures that help you make But the wescreenings move and forward might look different. most of every moment moving forward.

As at the our al care are the same trusted and dedicated healthcare heroes you’ve Our your doctors, nurses and entire team are working hard to ensure a safe place on for all health needs. he of care for you and a healthier community for all of us.

We’re again here to provide a range of healthcare services, from your ecreenings and physicals to quality of life procedures that help you m most of every moment moving forward.

Our doctors, nurses and entire team are working hard to ensure a sa of care for you and a healthier community for all of us. Visit us online at ParkviewRegional.com

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Summertime 2020 The crepe myrtles are blooming and the sun is shining. Grills are fired up and everyone is celebrating summertime in the Heart of the Texas Triangle. Please see the Grilled Peaches recipe on page 5 for a delicious “something different” treat. And take the beautiful drive to Lightsey Farms, located at 2033 FM 1365 just east of Mexia and discover the sweetest peaches in Texas. Please remember to SHOP LOCAL right here in your city and county. Shopping locally is another way you and your family can help build a better Mexia, Limestone County Texas. The “Murals of Mexia” are located thru-out downtown Mexia and are favorite photo shoot locations for family and friends who are here on vacation. Also, stay up to date on Fort Parker State Park and Confederate Reunion Grounds Facebook and websites for hours of operation and events. Try to enjoy Summertime 2020! Our fingers are crossed and we are praying for a successful start of school and Mexia Blackcat Football!

Learn more about the Heart of Texas at our website: www.mexiachamber.com & on our Facebook page!

Leah and Megan at Lightsey Farms.

Linda Chamber Archibald President linda@mexiachamber.com

Area Chamber of Commerce

Convention and Visitors Bureau

214 North Sherman Mexia, Texas 76667 254-562-5569

The Mexia News This Magazine is a publication of The Mexia News in conjunction with the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce. All rights Reserved.

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Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for June is Jackson’s True Value located in downtown Mexia – 407 East Commerce. Left to right: Roy Owens, Linda Archibald, Ivan Jackson Jr. , Steve Jackson, Ivy Spakes, and Michael Jones.

Let us be the ones that help your loved ones recover and live the life that we all want!

• Skilled Nurses • Physical Therapy • • Occupational Therapy • • Medical Social Work Services • • Home Health Aid Services • • Speech Therapy Services •

Ryan Watson, RN - Manager 104 W. 3rd Ave. • Corsicana, TX • 903-874-4777 Serving Navarro and Surrounding Counties

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Cooking Corner

Grilled Texas Peaches Ingredients 4 Texas peaches, fresh, halved, pit removed 1 teaspoon Texas olive oil ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup Texas honey ¼ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup toasted Texas pecan, chopped

Flavor Note: Replace salt with Tajin (chili-salt) for an extra punch of heat and spice, or sprinkle with one of your favorite herbs, such as lavender, rosemary, or mint to boost up the flavor and aroma. Preparation 1. Heat and outdoor grill or indoor non-stick grill pan to medium high. 2. Cut the peaches in half, remove their pits. 3. Coat the cut sides of the peaches with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. 4. Place on the hot grill, cut side down, until the peaches has grill marks and start to soften, about 3 to 4 min. 5. In a small cast iron skillet or aluminum foil packet, place honey, vanilla and toasted pecans 6. Place the skillet or foil on the hot grill or stove top bring the mixture to a boil and allow to cook for 3-4 min while the peaches are grilling. 7. Turn the peaches over and place in the hot honey-vanilla pecans mixture with the grill marks up . Continue cooking over medium heat, another 2-3 min until the peaches are softened. 8. Remove from heat. 9. Serve two peaches halves with honey pecans mixture spoon on the top. Refrigerate leftovers for later use. 10. Top with ice cream, yogurt, or whipped cream

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SAVE THE DATE Merry Christmas Market & Festival

Mexia Civic Center December 3-5

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Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes You! Thank you for your interest in the future of Mexia, Texas and the surrounding area. When you or your business becomes a member of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce, you’ve made an investment in our community. Here are a few of the benefits your Chamber strives to provide for you: We are the Mexia Information Store, here to answer questions from residents, tourists, and potential customers to your business. We sponsor events and promote tourism, which brings excellent business income. We sponsor business seminars and networking events to help strengthen your ability to compete in our ever-changing economy. We offer ribbon cutting ceremonies added publicity of your business. We inform you of Chamber activities, board actions, and issues impacting Mexia.

We provide free membership directories for networking new business opportunities. The Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the most effective voice in the Mexia area for the business community, through which you can join with other business leaders in strengthening the local economy. The most valuable benefit of Chamber membership is that through your membership investment you are providing financial support and joining with fellow business men and women who are investing their time and energy to help the Mexia economy grow.To find our more about becoming a member of the Chamber, please contact Linda Archibald at 254-562-5569 or email linda@mexiachamber.com.



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Oncor Electric donated $10,000 to Mexia’s Caritas food pantry on Wednesday, May 20. Shown here accepting the check are front row, from left, Linda Archibald, Andrew Taulton, Connie McGilvray, Marjorie Parks, Sylvia Hawkins, Cynthia Holmes, Linda Sadler and Oncor Area Manager Ignacio Vasquez. At rear are Rick Washington and John Turpin. Contributed photo

Oncor donates $1.7M to community nonprofits affected by COVID-19 Mexia Caritas gets $10,000 to feed the hungry Oncor announced on April 13 that the company would provide $1.7 million in donations to community non-profit organizations across their service territory that serve those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will be focused on first responders, health care professionals and vulnerable or heavily impacted populations, such as seniors, children, homeless, and low-income or displaced workers and families. Mexia Caritas food pantry was presented $10,000 on Wednesday, May 20. Oncor CEO Allen Nye said, “For more than 100 years, Oncor has upheld our commitment of serving and supporting Texas communities. And while we know firsthand how resilient these communities are, we also recognize the unparalleled impact of this pandemic and the challenges our communities and nonprofit partners are now facing. We are honored to do our part in helping to meet these needs through the donations announced today.”

“Regardless of the challenges we may face, the men and women at Oncor know that we are stronger together,” Nye continued. “We want the many communities we serve to know that this commitment of togetherness extends to each of them as we continue to uphold our vital role of powering Texas communities.” A significant portion of Oncor’s support will be through participation in North Texas Cares, a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. Other recipients include Paul Quinn College, the Tarrant County Food Bank and North Texas Food Bank, and additional local nonprofit organizations across Oncor’s service territory in West, Central and East Texas. The commitment includes $500,000 from Sempra Energy, Oncor’s indirect majority owner, through the Nonprofit Hardship Fund from the Sempra Energy Foundation. “Now, more than ever before, nonprofit organizations are on the frontlines of supporting individuals affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis, and financial support —from partners like Oncor— is critical to response and recovery efforts,” said Jennifer Sampson, CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, one of the founding members of North Texas Cares. “This generous gift symbolizes the spirit of giving that is synonymous with Texas. We are grateful that Oncor has stepped in to help galvanize United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ —alongside United Way Chapters across the Lone Star State— rapid response to this crisis.”


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A short history of Springfield According to the Texas Historical Commission, Springfield was established in 1838 by Moses Herrin around a large spring east of the Navasota River. In 1845, Limestone County named Springfield as its county seat; and by the 1850s, Springfield had a population of 2,600. At one point, the town had five general stores, two hotels and even its own courthouse; and by 1860, a college. When the Civil War broke out, three-fourths of the free men of Springfield joined the Confederate Army. After the war, however, former Confederates were not allowed to vote or bear arms, while black citizens did, and racial strife ensued. In 1873, the railroad bypassed Springfield, and the Limestone County seat was moved to Groesbeck. Consequently, the population of Springfield dwindled as its residents moved elsewhere to find jobs. More information is available online through the Texas Historical Commission at www.thc.gov.

Springfield Lake, at Fort Parker State Park, is currently overgrown with plant life. Many birds and other wildlife may be observed by people walking the trail.

Trees lining Springfield Trail, which is just one of several nature trails at Fort Parker State Park, provide shade for those walking the trail in summer.

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Springfield Trail provides peaceful, scenic nature walk By Roxanne Thompson roxanne@themexianews.com

Limestone County’s Fort Parker State Park features several nature trails that are sure to please nature lovers, but one of those trails, Springfield Trail, is especially pleasant and appreciated by local residents. Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce President Linda Archibald has fond memories of walking Springfield Trail with her family. “Springfield Trail is a beautiful trail,” Archibald said with enthusiasm, “full of wildlife and birds; and it’s very historic for Mexia. You can follow the trail to where the springs empty into the Navasota River. It’s just a beautiful experience of history.

“We go on the Springfield Trail and hike it,” she continued. “It’s an easy hike, from right there by the Rangers’ station. “It should be well-known,” she concluded, describing it as a charming place familiar to locals. Because of its moderate length (1.8 miles), she noted, almost anyone can take the trail, including small children and pets. Local historian Liz McDaniel is well familiar with Fort Parker State Park since she used to work there and still sometimes helps put on tours of the area.

She described walking Springfield Trail as taking a hike “back into time.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

The trunk of this very old tree along Springfield Trail split into two separate trunks while it was still a sapling. Those walking the Trail will see much natural beauty. Walkers are advised, however, to wear sturdy shoes and beware of poison ivy.



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McDaniel’s preferred way to start Springfield Trail is to turn left after the Rangers station then circle around to park near the Group Barracks. The trail entrance leads quickly into a thickly forested area, and the many trees – both evergreen and deciduous – that line the winding trail provide a pleasant covering of thick shade for those walking the trail. After proceeding a good half mile on the trail the person walking will come to Springfield Lake. “Springfield Lake is a spring-fed lake that is very

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cool,” McDaniel said; it has a constant temperature of about 65 degrees year round. As the water fills up in the lake it travels below a small dam, which is also a rock wall that I’ve been told was part of a barrier for a swimming hole during the 1800s, when people used to live in the town of Springfield.” These days, Springfield Lake is mainly used for fishing, especially around early February, when the park holds a youth trout clinic in coordination with local fishing groups. Springfield Trail continues around Springfield Lake, which may then be viewed from virtually every angle. At one point, the Trail takes the walker to a high outlook where a bench is installed and where the walker may stop to view the Navasota River Dam, which forms Fort Parker Lake. Continuing to proceed around Springfield Lake, the walker will come to a side trail, where the inquisitive may take a short jaunt into the woods to see the town’s site and signage explaining about the site of Springfield.

“As you walk this trail, you are walking through what was once downtown and residential neighborhoods of the town of Springfield,” McDaniel said.

Eventually, the Trail loops around to the park entrance, across the pavement and comes out by Springfield Cemetery, where many of the town’s original inhabitants are buried, one of whom is Logan Stroud, Limestone County’s largest slaveowner before the Civil War. It was on Stroud’s porch on June 19, 1865, that his slaves learned they were free, an incident now celebrated as Juneteenth. Next to the Cemetery is a kiosk with a sign that shows a map of Springfield Trail. Those who walk the Springfield Trail at Fort Parker State Park will find many beautiful, natural scenes, such as this one overlooking Springfield Lake. Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News

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As the walker continues past the cemetery and follows the trail to the left, through the woods once again, they will come out where they began, by the Group Barracks. “It’s a lovely walk,” McDaniel said. “It takes about an hour. You can observe a lot of plants, birds, frogs and other wildlife. You can fish at the lake, which in January is stocked with trout, but year-round there are fish that can be caught in that little lake. It’s a recreation place; people like to go there and can catch bass and catfish.” The overall complex – Fort Parker State Park, the Navasota River Dam and also the nearby Fort Parker Restoration – was built by a primarily African American company of the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935 and 1942. Little did they know what a pleasant venue they were creating for the people of Limestone County. Nor did the people of Springfield, nearly a hundred years previously, realize their bustling city would someday be gone, except for their cemetery, but that future residents would enjoy the same natural beauty they did.

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CCC builds dam, state park, fort reconstruction According to the Texas Historical Commission, the Civilian Conservation Corps began construction of Fort Parker State Park in August 1935 at the site of the former town of Springfield. The primarily African American company constructed the Navasota River Dam as well as the Fort Parker State Park buildings, roads and other park facilities, like the Activity Center, cement picnic tables and drinking fountains. The same CCC company also built what is now known as Old Fort Parker, a reconstruction of the original fort, for the Texas Centennial of 1936. The park project was opened and dedicated in 1941 by Texas Gov. Pat Neff and eventually competed in 1942. More information and historic photos are available online through the Texas Historical Commission at www.thc.gov.

Springfield Trail continues along Springfield Lake, much of which is covered with plant life. The Trail and small lake are located at Fort Parker State Park, built between 1935 and 1942 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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Chamber Directory

Talley Chemical & Supply 818 Hwy 171 Mexia • 254-562-5583

Sadler, Richard L., CPA 400 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-3460

AGRICULTURE Circle H Ag Services LLC P. O. Box 152 Tehuacana • 254-747-0894

EDUCATION Mexia ISD 616 North Red River Mexia • 254-562-4042

Security Finance 203 E Milam Mexia • 254-562-3933

Diamond K Contractors Wortham, TX 979-393-8325 Golden Roots Trees LLC Dollar in the Hole Ranch Mexia • 254-472-9877 Kennedy Auctions 1000 FM 3119 Mexia • 254-562-6883 Lightsey Farms 2033 FM 1365 Mexia • 254-562-6913 AUTOMOTIVE Alan’s Tire & Service 819 Hwy 84 West Mexia • 254-562-9399 Cain’s Car Wash 511 North Bailey Mexia • 254-562-9533 Classic Paint & Body 802 S. McKinney Mexia • 254-562-9360 Day Boys Shop 1402 Hwy 84 West Mexia • 254-472-0000 Dick Scott Ford 401 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-9313 Mike Terry Auto Group 1100 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2846 Triple L Tire 900 S. Hwy 14, Mexia 254-640-2481 CHURCHES Calvary Baptist Church 519 S. McKinney Mexia • 254-562-2269 First Baptist Church 500 East Carthage Mexia • 254-562-5576 First United Methodist 203 North Canton Mexia • 254-562-5567 Mexia First Assembly 1100 No. Ross Mexia – 254-562-9216 CIVIC GROUPS Boy Scouts of America 254-562-3877 Girl Scouts of America 254-756-4497, ext. 20

Lancaster Post 4694 Mexia • 254-562-9270 Mexia Baseball Association 254-717-1191 Mexia Garden Club 254-747-2745 Mexia Lions Club PO Box 94 Mexia • 254-562-3843 Rotary Club of Mexia PO Box 225 Mexia • 254-562-2884 Professional Women in Action 254-562-3821 Parkview Regional Hospital Auxiliary 254-562-7789 Springfield Masonic Lodge #74 254-562-5734 Woman’s Friday Club 254-472-9174 COMMUNICATIONS Gibbs Memorial Library 305 East Rusk Mexia • 254-562-3231

Massey Foundation 199 Park Road 39 Groesbeck • 254-255-4693

GOVERNMENT CASA of Brazos Valley 115 N Main Bryan, TX 77803 979-822-9700

Melinda Gentry Mexia State Supported Living Center 540 Chapel Drive Mexia • 254-562-1201

City of Mexia 101 North McKinney Mexia 254-562-4122

Navarro College 901 North MLK/Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-3848 Trinity Institute P. O. Box 100 • Tehuacana

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson Groesbeck • 254-729-3278

ENERGY Atmos Energy 297 N Earl Rudder Frwy Bryan • 888-286-6700

Mexia Senior Citizens Center 111 N. Sherman Mexia • 254-562-5831

Brown Oil & Gas Co. 901 South Belknap Mexia • 254-562-2818

HEALTH Anytime Fitness 1003 E. Milam Mexia • 254-433-8999

Oncor Electric Delivery 220 W. Walnut Hillsboro, TX 76645

Greer Time Media 409 E. Houston Mexia • 254-224-2815

Propane Energy 1442 North MLK/Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-3825

KNES Radio – Texas 99 627 West Commerce Fairfield • 903-389-5637

Tellurian 1201 Louisana St. 3100 Houston 77002

The Mexia News 214 North Railroad Street Mexia • 254-562-2868

FINANCIAL Centex Citizens Credit Union 1104 Hwy 84E Mexia • 254-562-9296

Northland Communications 515 West Tyler Mexia • 254-562-2872 Spring Mobile, AT &T 1324 East Milam Mexia 254-562-6850 COMPUTER SERVICES McKeand Consulting LLC 6565 FM 39 South Mexia • 254-472-9997

Citizen’s National Bank 405 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-5396 Citizens State Bank 722 Main Teague, 75860 254-739-0500 Citizens State Bank 409 S. Ellis -Groesbeck, 76642 254-729-3054

UTILIZE IT 1220 Hinchliffe Road Mexia 254-218-5408

Edward Jones Investments 505 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-5323

DISTRIBUTORS Flatt Stationers, Inc. 206 West Commerce Mexia • 254-562-3877

Farmers State Bank 604 West Milam Mexia • 254-562-9494

Halo Branded Solutions 103 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-6950 Premier Buildings of Mexia 815 W. Milam Mexia • 254-472-4688

Limestone County Annex 205 South McKinney Mexia • 254-562-2244

INCOMMONS Bank 301 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-3821 Ken Givens 1205 S. 8th Street Ste 312, Waco 76706 512-848-1069

Sassy Sisters Boutique Salon & Spa 107 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-2222 INSURANCE Barbara Kent Insurance PO Box 5038 Waco, TX 76678 254-715-2106 Beene Wealth Management Group chana@beenewmg.com 400 Austin Ave. Ste. 200 Waco • 254-755-6575 Mexia Insurance 811 E Milam Street Mexia • 254-562-3894 Womack Insurance Service 205 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2884 LODGING & TRAVEL Best Western Limestone Inn 1314 East Milam Street Mexia • 254-562-0200 Comfort Inn & Suites 820 West Milam/US 84 Mexia • 254-562-0005 Forrest Place 500 E. Palestine Mexia • 254-640-0055 Fort Parker State Park 3147 North Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-5751 The Garden House 300 N. Ross. Ave. Mexia • 254-562-6039

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Old Fort Parker Historical Site 866 Park Road 35 Groesbeck • 254-729-5253

Skilled Care of Mexia 501 East Sumpter Mexia • 254-472-0630

Realty Plus 1006 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2121

Blackcat Couture/Mexia Florist 200 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-562-5555

MANUFACTURERS Carry-On Trailer, Inc. 931 Industrial Blvd Mexia • 254-562-9024

Reliant At Home 309 Main Street Teague • 254-739-5011

ReMax/Premier Properties 205 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2884

Clancy & Co. 1346 E. Palestine Mexia • 254-562-0667

Tejas Urgent Care 311 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-2500

Story Real Estate 714 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-6617

Cucklebur Trading P. O. 614 Fairfield • 75840 903-389-7367

PET SERVICES Bennett Veterinary Hospital 1338 Hwy. 171 Mexia • 254-562-6533

RECREATIONAL Fort Parker State Park 3147 North Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-5751

Pawz & Clawz Pet Boarding 1111 Highway 171 254-472-5122

Freestone Raceway Park 147 PR 994 Wortham • 713-962-3386 Freestoneracewaypark.com

Rogers Manufacturing 911 Industrial Blvd Mexia, 254-255-0696 SWARCO Reflex LLC 900 N. Denton Mexia, 254-562-9879 MEDICAL SERVICES Air Evac Lifeteam Base 53 160 I-45 S Fairfield • 903-907-0309 Angela Torp, MA 202 N. Paris – Mexia 254-715-5352 Center of Hope 260 LCR 235 Mexia, Texas • 254-747-0972 Gonzalez General Dentistry 300 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-5347 Gentle Transitions Hospice 510 Avenue E. Moody, Tx. 76557 254-598-1389

Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique & Grooming 103 E. Main Mexia • 254-722-7465 PHOTOGRAPHY Photo Trappings 115 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-562-7427 PROFESSIONAL Advocacy Center for Crime Victims & Children 3312 Hillcrest Dr. Waco • 254-752-9330 Amy Ward, Attorney 209 East Palestine Mexia • 254-562-0700

Community Healthcare of Texas 107 East Commerce Mexia • 254-472-0779

Angela Torp 202 N. Paris Mexia • 254-715-5352

Fox, Tom W. Jr, DDS 110 North Bonham Mexia • 254-562-2881

Dillard, Hughes 100 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-6950

Kuh-Nekt Healthcare Solutions 208 N. Paris Mexia • 833-584-6358

Law Office of Daniel Burkeen 304 E. Commerce, St. 600 Mexia • 254-472-5002

Manor Health Care Residence 831 Tehuacana Road/Hwy 171 Mexia • 254-562-3867 Mexia Chiropractic Clinic 722 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-2112 Mexia LTC Nursing & Rehab 601 North Terrace Mexia • 254-562-5400

Mexia Economic Development 214 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-7900 Reed & Reed, LLP 201 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-5547 Sadler, Richard L., CPA 400 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-3460

Mexia Vision Services 501 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-3883

REAL ESTATE Heritage Real Estate 205 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-7899

Mexia Medical Supply 906 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-6838

Hometown Realty 811 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-3893

Parkview Regional Hospital 600 South Bonham Mexia • 254-562-5332

Rachel Anderson Real Estate 415 Main Street • Teague 254-739-2942

Hughes City Park Bonham at Tyler Streets Mexia • 254-562-4110 Old Fort Parker Historic Site 866 Park Road 35 Groesbeck • 254-729-5253 RESTAURANTS Coffee Cabaret 602 North Paris Mexia • 254-562-5655 Countryside Café 500 E. Milam Mexia • 254-472-5070 Farm House Restaurant 1401 East Milam Mexia • 254-472-0512 Joe Friday’s 601 N. Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-472-5105 Karsen’s KONA ICE P. O. Box 215 Buffalo • 903-388-6649 Krispy Chicken 312 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-5035 Los Pepes 924 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-7972 McDonald’s of Mexia 903 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-7006 Patty’s Way 3070 Hwy 14 North Mexia • 254-227-8642 Pizza Hut 822 West Milam Mexia • 254-562-5565 RETAIL/SHOPPING Bi-Stone Building Supply George Fitch Signs 910 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-9341

Flatt Stationers, Inc. 205 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-3843 H-E-B 701 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-5123 Jackson’s True Value 407 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-3112 Kera’s Korner 101 East Main Mexia • 903-388-3992 K & G Quilt Shop 1761 Hwy. 84 West Mexia • 409-291-2686 Kreative Ideas/Soda Shoppe 101 N. Sherman Mexia • 254-562-6399 Lazy Texas Trading 325 east Loop 255 Teague• 903-390-7486 Merle Norman 309 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2582 Mexia Medical Supply 906 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-6838 Old Tin Barn 1339 E. Milam Mexia, 903-390-0608 Rockin’ R Ranch 654 FM 1848 Buffalo, TX 75831 Rusty’s Boots & Jeans 1349 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-7767 Sassy Sisters Boutique & Salon 107 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-2222 Sears Retail Dealer Store 909 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-9555 Serenity Spa 508 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-0820 Small Town Tees 207 East Main Mexia • 254-562-6966 Southern Grace 501 S. Ellis Groesbeck 76642 254-729-2703

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Bonham Street Car Wash LLC 506 N. Bonham Mexia • 254-747-0913

Mexia Pest Control 608 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-6565

Cain’s Car Wash 511 North Bailey Mexia • 254-562-9533

Corley-Porter Funeral Home 208 North Canton Mexia • 254-562-2887

Woodson Lumber & Hardware 1127 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-9351

Complete Neat Solutions Commercial House Cleaning 903 602-6744 www.compleateneatsolutions.com

Wash Mart Laundromat 1320 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-6828

Wal-Mart Supercenter 1406 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-3831

D’s Twisted Root 313A East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-6220

STORAGE Quality Storage 1604-B North MLK/Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-0130

Wortham Antique Mall P. O. Box 141 Wortham 76693

George Fitch Signs 910 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-9341

Select Climate Storage 246 South Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-472-0300

SAND & GRAVEL Aggregate Haulers, LP 1217 North MLK/Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-9558

Genesis Master Barbers 303 Milam Mexia •903-874-2424

Two Forty4 108 North Sherman Mexia 76667 254-224-2574 The General Store 200 E. Rusk Mexia • 254-472-0893

Allen & Shivers Excavation, Inc. 4546 North Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-6252 SERVICES Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home 605 South McKinney Mexia • 254-562-2131

Jones Funeral Services 931 S. Hwy. 171 Mexia • 254-562-6422 Kennedy Auctions 1000 FM 3119 Mexia • 254-562-6883

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Engine Repair & Rebuilds, Automatic & Standard transmission rebuilds, Call 254-472-0024 or hydraulic repairs of all types, field service on all makes of heavy equipment, Heavy equipment and truck repair. 254-739-3617 for Teague's Location

Day Boys Shop 1402 W. Hwy 84 • Mexia, TX 76667 254-472-0000 254-472-0888 (Fax)

Sumpter Street Storage 1008 Sumpter Street Mexia • 254-625-3364 UTILITIES Bi-Stone Municipal Water Supply FM 2705/Whiterock Road Mexia • 254-562-5922 City of Mexia Water Dept 101 South McKinney Mexia • 254-562-4131

Interested in learning more on the Mexia Chamber contact us! 254-562-5569 or visit our website mexiachamber.com


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17-19 Patriot Shoot – Old Fort Parker – 254-729-5253 25 Victorian Book Club – Confederate Reunion Ground – 254-472-0959 25 Texas Night Series – Freestone Raceway Park – www.freestoneracewaypark.com

AUGUST Do you have an event you want considered for this magazine? Email it to linda@mexiachamber.com

13 First Day of School – Mexia ISD 14-16 Patriot Shoot – Old Fort Parker – 254-729-5253 29 Victorian Book Club – Confederate Reunion Grounds – 254-472-0959


7 Labor Day 18-20 Patriot Shoot – Old Fort Parker – 254-729-5253 26 Victorian Book Club Confederate Reunion Grounds – 254-472-0959

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Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce presented a "Thank You" Basket to Navarro College South Campus in Mexia recently. Linda Archibald, Mexia Area COC President is shown presenting basket to Christina Mims, Dean of Navarro College South Campus. The note inside basket reads 'Thank you for making Mexia a great place. We appreciate your membership".

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2020 Mutton Bustin’ Winner - Trip Hill

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The 90th Annual Mexia Rodeo was a huge success!  Cowboys and Cowgirls from around the State of Texas and from across the great United State traveled to Mexia, Texas for this award winning Mexia Rodeo.  Well known national leaders in the UPRA circuit were in competition right here in Mexia.  With COVID-19 safety precautions in place, the competitors and spectators enjoyed Rodeo entertainment at its best.   A record number of entries hit over 1000 and announcer T.C. Long did an amazing job along with award winning Champion Rodeo Co.  to make it the best ever Mexia Rodeo. 

2020 Jr. Ribbon & Jr. Break Away Winner - Kamryn Robinson

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2020 Wild Cow Milking Winners Bryon Lennox and Chance Sullivan

Mexia Rodeo Diamond Sponsor

HEB Michael Jones, Alberto Avila, Melissa Wright

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