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A Publication of The Mexia News

Heart of the Texas Triangle

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YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY REMAIN OUR #1 PRIORITY We are taking the extra steps to ensure a safe environment when you come for care. Our team of healthcare heroes is here for you today and always. Here are a few of the steps we are taking:

Enhanced Cleaning And Stocked With Supplies Our team performs extensive disinfecting procedures throughout the day, and we are constantly monitoring supplies and staffing to make sure we have what we need to care for you.

Face Mask Requirement We require everyone who walks into our facility to wear a mask. And all our staff wear masks, for your protection and theirs.

Safe Social Distancing Areas such as waiting rooms have been adjusted for six-foot social distancing.

Ready For You Whether it’s a routine appointment, cancer screening or surgery, don’t delay care that is important to your health.

Learn more about the safety steps we’ve taken at ParkviewRegional.com


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Our prayers and wishes are that you and your families and friends will be able to enjoy each other’s company during the upcoming months of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Brooke and Micah Anderson also wish you all health and happiness and are sharing their delicious family recipe on page 5. Sharing special recipes are a Mexia Magazine tradition along with our quarterly devotionals. Please see Page 4 for as inspiring devotional from Jason Ellis.

City limits of Mexia entrance with Christmas wreath - 2019

The Mexia News This Magazine is a publication of The Mexia News in conjunction with the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce. For advertising info. call 254-562-2868.

PUBLISHER: Richard Nelson • ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Jennifer Bynum GRAPHIC DESIGN: Jennifer Paul • FRONT COVER PHOTO: Mexia News Photo. All content for this magazine is provided by the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with The Mexia News. All rights Reserved. www.themexianews.com

We mean business. Three times a week, every week, we reach more potential customers, more often for your business than any other advertisting medium. Call us now so we can help grow your business together.

The Mexia News

254-562-2868 advertising@themexianews.com

The Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce would like to say “Thank You” to the citizens and visitors of Mexia for “Shopping Locally” and making Mexia a great place to live. Please check out the helpful Chamber Business Directory on pages 14-16. Another way of “Shopping Locally” in Mexia is to visit the 17th Annual Merry Christmas Market and Festival in Downtown Mexia at the Mexia Civic Center, December 3-5, 2020. Please see the back cover of the Mexia Magazine for the Festival Schedule. Wishing you all a very happy holiday season.

Linda Chamber Archibald President linda@mexiachamber.com

Area Chamber of Commerce

Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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


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Dont worry, be happy

Jason Ellis Family Photo

By Jason Ellis 2020 has been a year of uncertainty and tension. In March, Coronavirus hit and schools, businesses, and churches shut down. Then, on May 25th, George Floyd was killed. An already tense, and stressed nation seemed to explode. Riots in the streets, racial tension, people angry and divided. Then you have the political season on top of all that. It was and is a difficult, challenging time. There is plenty to worry about. Maybe you are consumed with worry. Are my kids safe? Will we get sick. Will people hate me just because I disagree with them? Worry is a trust issue. You worry because you do not trust that God is in control of your situation. You worry He will fail you in your time of need. In fact, if you really struggle with worry, you might feel like not worrying is reckless. Worrying gives you a sense of control. It helps you feel like you’re doing something. To you, let me repeat the words of Jesus: Luke 12:25-26 “Who of you by worrying can add

a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Some of you can’t even picture what you’d do with your mental energy if all of a sudden, you didn’t worry! Jesus has an answer for that, too: Mt. 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness--Worry never trusts - and trust never worries. You cannot worry and trust God at the same time. Since trust forces out worry, you can be cured of worry by placing your complete trust in all mighty, all powerful God.” I am coming to you not as an expert, but as a fellow traveler who may just be one step ahead in the journey, and I’ve recognized my worry is a trust issue. He’s in control, and it’s a good thing because I can’t control it. And when I try, I make it worse. So the answer is really coming to him, and saying, Lord, I trust you. I don’t have answers. I don’t even have an idea. I just need you to be in control.

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 ANDERSON FAMILY CHICKEN SPAGHETTI • • • • • •

2 cans cream of chicken soup 2 cans Rotel 8oz Velveeta 1 onion Large 24oz spaghetti 4 skinless chicken breast

Boil the chicken breast, keep the water for the noodles. Melt butter enough to sauté onion. Add Rotel and Velveeta on low until melted. Add cream of chicken soup and stir. In a large pan add noodles, chop chicken and add. Pour mixture over, cover, and cook at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Micah and Brooke Anderson live in Tehuacana, Texas, and have been married for 14 years. Micah helps run the family business, Mexia Pest Control, and Brooke is the Director of Growth and Outreach for Parkview Regional Hospital. They are the proud parents of Palmer (9) and Hollin (3). Palmer is a 3rd grader in Groesbeck and Hollin attends First Methodist Pre School. The Anderson family lives for the weekends, spending time with family and friends. They hope you enjoy this Anderson Family favorite recipe with your family and friends.

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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

July - BROWN OIL & GAS CO.

PICTURED ABOVE: Michael Jones, Joan Teel, Sharon Samford, Debra Bishop

August - FLATT STATIONERS

PICTURED BELOW: Front Row: Lynda Condon, Mitzi Eves, Teresa Martinez and Linda Archibald. Back Row: Drew Allen Sissie Ingram, Dick Flatt, Lisa Rittenbaugh and Keath Huff

September - PROPANE ENERGY

PICTURED LEFT: Bobby Spath, John Ashley, Bill McCullough, Walter Simmons and Drew Allen


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An Open Letter from Mexia Mayor Geary Smith

So far the year 2020 has been filled with big challenges for the citizens of Mexia. From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic and related concerns and issues, to the fire destruction at Gibbs Memorial Library, we are living in a period of great disruption and hardships, but also of great fortitude, inspiration and courage of our citizens. It is truly a privilege for me to be the Mayor of such a great city, a dynamic City Council and City Manager, Police and Fire Departments and all the supporting staff. In the face of tremendous challenges, we have made some great decisions in making Mexia a better city to live now and for future generations. The following are three big projects that are on the horizon for Mexia in the future: The Mexia Sport Complex, The Mexia Aquatic Center and the re-opening of the Gibbs Memorial Library. Also, the City Council is working closely with EDC, Chamber of Commerce and other partnerships in bringing new industries, more community involvement and events and improving the

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infra-structure and overall improvement of the city. In building a better Mexia, is not achieved in a single big step, but sometimes in countless of small actions and decisions. It can be a small act of kindness and respect for another person you meet on the street. It can be a small conversation between friends and neighbors. It can be a wave and support of our police officers, city crews and EMS workers. Anyone driving through downtown lately can see the wonderful changes and renovations of many of the buildings. It brings a smile to my face when I drive around, when I can see where once old and empty buildings stood, are now being used for office space, new business and rentals. And, the new changes for Mexia are continuing to happen all around the city. Finally, I want to thank each citizen of Mexia for your continued support and efforts during this unprecedented time. I am very confident that, working together, our city can and will overcome any crisis and be a better place to live for all. Sincerely, Geary Smith, Mayor

Library moves back home The temporary home of Gibbs Memorial Library will permanently close on Oct. 3 and 4:00 p.m. Join the Gibbs Memorial Library family for the GRAND RE-OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING of Gibbs Memorial Library, 305 E. Rusk St., Mexia at 11:30 a.m. November 4.


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CHRISTMAS AT OLD FORT PARKER planned for December 12-13 Introduce your family to Texas history for the holidays! Learn about early Texas history and purchase historic era reproductions for Christmas gifts. Visit with re-enactors and view artisans demonstrate of glass blowing, blacksmithing , knife making, woodcarving, beading, weaving, pioneer cooling and more. Food booths will be available and lots of fun for the entire family - December 12-13, 2020 at Old Fort Parker Historic Site, 866 Park Road, Groesbeck, Texas 76642. You may call - 254-729-5253 for Site Manager, Sarah McReynolds for information. Pictured left are moments from the 2019 Christmas at the Fort event. File photos.

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Mexia Pest Control 254-562-6565 Locally owned for 39 years

Locallyand ownedOperated and operatedbyby James Anderson for 35 years! Locally !"#$%%&'"()*+'$)+'",*-$.*+'/&'0$1*2'3)+*-2")'4"-'56'&*$-27 Owned James Anderson for 37 years!

PROPANE ENERGY Propaneof Energy Home the Co.Co. PROPANE ENERGY Co. Propaneof Energy Home the Co.

Bill Bill McCullough, McCullough,Owner Owner

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Bill McCullough, McCullough,Owner Owner

1442 Hwy14 14• •Mexia Mexia 1442 N.N.Hwy Best Steaks, 254-562-3825 254-562-3825


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Larry and Kathleen Brown – Mr. & Mrs. Mistletoe – 2019

17th Annual Merry Christmas Market and Festival December 3-5 The Merry Christmas Market and Festival is always held the first weekend of December. December 3-5, 2020 is the planned time for our event to happen. Everyone looks forward to this event as it kicks off the Christmas Season in our area.

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Holiday music can be heard as the Mexia High School Blackcat Band begins to march down Commerce Street. The Mexia Police Department graciously leads our Christmas Parade of Lights and Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe are the Grand Marshalls each year. Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe are chosen as a local couple who have been an instrumental part of Mexia’s economic growth and leaders of the community and have been married to each other for 50 years or more. Normally, the Mexia High School Blackcat Band comes on stage to perform in the Mexia Civic Center after the parade for the enjoyment of the Christmas Vendors and Shoppers. Normally the Rotary Club serves up delicious bowls of Christmas Chili as a fund raiser for the community. We will have to cross our fingers that these important events get to happen this year – 2020 for our wonderful city. Please see the Merry Christmas Festival Schedule on the back cover of the Mexia Magazine and make plans to join us if all works out. And of course we will be enforcing the COVID-19 Health Protocol of masks and distancing. Merry Christmas Everyone!

Bi-Stone Building Supply 910 E. Milam, Mexia TX 76667 254-562-9341 Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

(254) 203-5333

www.bistonebuildingsupply.com Established 1988 We are here with you from the start to finish.


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Members of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce help Shaggy Chic owners and employees cut the ribbon at their ribbon-cutting ceremony, held Tuesday, July 21, at the pet grooming business, located at 103 E. Main in Mexia. Shown here, from left, are Chamber members Keath Huff and Kera Nichols, and Mexia EDC Executive Director JoAnna Shivers; employees Callista Hatton, Jade Steed and Rosa Nacias; owners Kristin and Eric Shamblin and sons Caleb, 9, Derek, 5 and Ethan, 7, and therapy dog Sugar Bear; Chamber President Linda Archibald and Chamber member Drew Allen. Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News

The Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce held an official Ribbon Cutting for Baby Clay’s BBQ located at 4592 Highway 14 North. Attending the event were, from left, Sonia Garay, Mexia Area COC Chairman, Staff: Leeza Rosales, Mercedes Carter, Owners: Bryan, Gerald, and Michelle Wilganoski, Linda Archibald. President -Mexia Area COC and Keath Huff, Mexia Area COC Director.

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


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Comfort Inn: Martha Martinez, Linda Archibald - Comfort Inn, Mexia

THANK YOU! The Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce

presented a “Thank You” Basket to Realty Plus and Comfort Inn recently. The note inside the baskets reads “Thank you for making Mexia a great place. We appreciate your membership.

Realty Plus: Linda Archibald, Melanie Holloway - Realty Plus, Mexia

You can now enjoy all the benefits and security of your Incommons Bank debit card with your digital wallet.

254-562-3821 www.incommonsbank.com

301 East Commerce St. Mexia, Tx 76667


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MEXIA INDEPENDENT

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IT MAY LOOK DIFFERENT... BUT TOGETHER WE CAN!


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

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

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

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT Voices for Children/CASA 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

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

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 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

HEALTH Anytime Fitness 1003 E. Milam Mexia • 254-433-8999 Just Relax Wellness Center 202 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-301-4426 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

Citizen’s National Bank 405 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-5396

Beene Wealth Management Group chana@beenewmg.com www.beenewmg.com 400 Austin Ave. Ste. 200 Waco • 254-755-6575

Citizens State Bank 722 Main Teague, 75860 254-739-0500

Mexia Insurance 811 E Milam Street Mexia • 254-562-3894

Citizens State Bank 409 S. Ellis -Groesbeck, 76642 254-729-3054

Womack Insurance Service 205 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2884

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

LODGING & TRAVEL Best Western Limestone Inn 1314 East Milam Street Mexia • 254-562-0200

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

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

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

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

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


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The Garden House 300 N. Ross. Ave. Mexia • 254-562-6039

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

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

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

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

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

Tejas Urgent Care 311 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-2500 PET SERVICES Bennett Veterinary Hospital 1338 Hwy. 171 Mexia • 254-562-6533 Pawz & Clawz Pet Boarding 1111 Highway 171 254-472-5122 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

Story Real Estate 714 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-6617 RECREATIONAL Fort Parker State Park 3147 North Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-5751 Freestone Raceway Park 147 PR 994 Wortham • 713-962-3386 Freestoneracewaypark.com

15 RETAIL/SHOPPING Bi-Stone Building Supply George Fitch Signs 910 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-9341 Blackcat Couture/Mexia Florist 200 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-562-5555 Clancy & Co. 1346 E. Palestine Mexia • 254-562-0667 Cucklebur Trading P. O. 614 Fairfield • 75840 903-389-7367 Flatt Stationers, Inc. 205 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-3843 H-E-B 701 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-5123

Hughes City Park Bonham at Tyler Streets Mexia • 254-562-4110

Jackson’s True Value 407 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-3112

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

Junkin Jo’s Antiques & Boutiques 325 E. Loop 255 Teague • 903-644-8686

RESTAURANTS Baby Clay’s BBQ 4592 Hwy. 14 N Mexia • 254-355-3009

Kera’s Korner 101 East Main Mexia • 903-388-3992

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

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

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

McDonald’s of Mexia 903 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-7006 Patty’s Way 3070 Hwy 14 North Mexia • 254-227-8642

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

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

Pizza Hut 822 West Milam Mexia • 254-562-5565

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

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

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

Wal-Mart Supercenter 1406 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-3831 Wortham Antique Mall P. O. Box 141 Wortham 76693 SAND & GRAVEL Aggregate Haulers, LP 1217 North MLK/Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-9558

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D’s Twisted Root 313A East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-6220 George Fitch Signs 910 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-9341 Genesis Master Barbers 303 Milam Mexia •903-874-2424

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Corley-Porter Funeral Home 208 North Canton Mexia • 254-562-2887 Wash Mart Laundromat 1320 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-6828 STORAGE Quality Storage 1604-B North MLK/Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-0130 Select Climate Storage 246 South Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-472-0300 Sumpter Street Storage 1008 Sumpter Street Mexia • 254-625-3364

Allen & Shivers Excavation, Inc. 4546 North Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-6252

Jones Funeral Services 931 S. Hwy. 171 Mexia • 254-562-6422

SERVICES Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home 605 South McKinney Mexia • 254-562-2131

Kennedy Auctions 1000 FM 3119 Mexia • 254-562-6883

UTILITIES Bi-Stone Municipal Water Supply FM 2705/Whiterock Road Mexia • 254-562-5922

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

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

City of Mexia Water Dept 101 South McKinney Mexia • 254-562-4131

Don’t let breakdowns or needed repairs get you down? Call us we can get you back on the road or back on site 24inHour Towing no time at all. Get BackWe onspecialize the Road in: Safely!

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)

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

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RADIOLOGY Ex. 2251, 5008 - Diagnostic X-Ray and Cat Scan - Bone Density Testing - General and Vascular Ultrasounds - Echocardiogram - Mobile MRI - Nuclear Medicine RESPIRATORY THERAPY Ext. 2220, 5004 -Cardiopulmanary Rehab -Stress Tests

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WEAR YOUR MASK IF YOU ARE IN A CROWD. STAY OUT OF CONFINED SPACED AND 6 FT APART IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MASK.

URGENT CARE WITH YOU IN MIND!

We are here for you and your family!

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! (254) 562-2500

BE SURE TO WASH YOUR HANDS WITH LOTS OF SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS. Jerry W. Simmons, MD

Big Smiles All Around

Gentle and friendly dental care for the whole family.

MON - FRI 8AM - 7PM SATURDAY 8AM - 6PM SUNDAY 12PM - 6PM

311 E. MILAM ST. MEXIA, TX. 76667 We accept most Commercial Insurance/Medicaid/ Medicare/Tricare

Gonzalez Family Dentistry Nathan T. Gonzalez, DDS • Robin L. Cholopisa, DDS

300 N. Sherman, Mexia

254-562-5347

Our patients’ smiles say it all! Friendly & Welcoming Staff


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Visit Mexia

Welcome to Mexia, Limestone County TX Home to Four Historic Parks Booker T. Washington Park Confederate Reunion Grounds

Fort Parker State Park

www.visitcrg.com

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/fort-parker

Lake Mexia

Old Fort Parker Historic Site

http://www.oldfortparker.org/

Mexia offers the best in Barbecue, Culture, Education, History, and Rodeos!

https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/ Details/5293000452

Springfield Hall

Lightsey Farms https://www.springfieldhalltx.com/

Gibbs Memorial Public Library

Downtown Murals

https://www.lightseyfarms.com/

https://www.gibbslibrarymexia.org/

109 N McKinney St.

Quanah Parker Mural

Annual

214 N. Railroad St.

Health & Wellness Fair February 12, 2021

304 E. Commerce St.

Mexia Civic Center www.mexiachamber.com

207 E. Main St.

Mexia Area A Chamber Ch b off Commerce Ch (254) 562-5569 www.mexiachamber.com


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Upcoming Events

OCTOBER

27 Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce – Virtual Awards Ceremony 31 2nd Annual BlackCat Boo Bash- Mexia Downtown – facebook.com/Mexia Downtown for more information

NOVEMBER

“Evening of Thankfulness” – Date, Location and Time TBA 20-22 Patriot Shoop – Old Fort Parker Historic Site – 254-729-5253 26 Happy Thanksgiving 26-29 Annual Fall Trail Ride -Old Fort Parker Historic Site – 254-729-5253

DECEMBER

3-5 17th Merry Christmas Market and Festival – Mexia Civic Center – Downtown Mexia – 254-562-5569 or Facebook/Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce See back of Magazine for Event Schedule

DECEMBER CONT.

12-13 Annual Christmas at the Fort – Old Fort Parker Historic Site – 254-729-5253 for more information See Page 8 for more information and article. 18-20 Patriot Shoot – Old Fort Parker Historic Site – 254-729-5253

Merry Christmas JANUARY 1

Happy New Year 2021

18 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade – Downtown Mexia & Civic Center NEIGHBORS CARING FOR NEIGHBORS

125 Newman St. Fairfield, Tx 75840 (903) 389-2121

DID YOU KNOW? FMC OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES FOR OUR COMMUNITY! RADIOLOGY MRI (Mondays) Mammography CT

Ultrasound (T/TH) Nuclear Medicine General Radiology

LEVEL IV TRAUMA CENTER (ER) Staffed with qualified physicians 24/7/365

IV INFUSION THERAPY

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

LABORATORY Full service laboratory services for all types of specimens

INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE

CARDIAC PULMONARY REHABILITATION

FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICAL SERVICES

Skilled Nursing Care/ Post-acute Care / Rehabilitation (Swing Bed)

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

Joseph R. Berger, DO Jack Runyan, PA, PhD Darryl White, MD PHYSICIANS & Michael Jenks, MD MID-LEVEL Stacy Gallegos, RN, FNP PROVIDERS Veronica Harris, RN, FNP Tonya Basque, RN, FNP Kayla Farmer, RN, FNP Mark Waweru, MD FREESTONE HEALTH CLINICS

By appointment through physician

OUTPATIENT SURGERY

Freestone Health Clinic offers a Sliding Fee Discount Program 903-389-2181

General Surgery Orthopedics Gastrointestinal Procedures (GI Scopes)

Assistance with obtaining financial resources for healthcare services. 903-389-0965 Tuesdays Monday David Allen, DPM (Podiatry) – 1st/3rd Thomas Salzer, MD (ENT) - 1st/3rd Appts: 903-675-1337 Appts: 979-680-8808 Paul Espy, MD (Urology) – 2nd/4th (Ear, Nose, Throat) Appts: 254-202-7900 John Ellis, MD (Orthopedic Surgery) – 2nd/4th Appts: 254-741-1400

VISITING SPECIALISTS Visit www.freestonemc.com

AT FAIRFIELD

AT TEAGUE

734 W Commerce St. Fairfield, Tx 75840 (903) 389-2181

604 Main Street Teague, Tx 75860 (903) 389-2181

7 am to 6 pm (M-F) extended till 8p on Wed

8am – 5pm Monday-Thursday / Friday 8am-12pm

Wednesday FRIDAY John Bawduniak, MD (General Lance Ellis, MD (Orthopedic Surgery) – 2nd/4th Appts: 254Surgery/Gastrointestinal Scopes) – 340-4131 2nd/4th Devaney, MD (Cardiology) – Every Appts: 254-865-2166 Friday Appts: 903-595-2283 Steven Zelinski, MD (Neurosurgery) – 3rd Appts: 254-732-3967


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2020 MEXIA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/NAVARRO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Evan Harrison is a 2020 Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce/ Navarro College Scholarship recipient. Evan is the son of Kelly and James Harrison. He is a 2020 Honor Graduate of Mexia High School. Evan plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and become a teacher and a coach.

Sara Ybara is a 2020 Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce/ Navarro College Scholarship Recipient. Sara is the daughter of Belinda and Stanley Cotton. She is a 2020 Honor Graduate of Mexia High School and plans to major in Athletic Training.

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Mexia’s Story in a Stocking The “Story in a Stocking” program began in Mexia in 1994 by the Gibbs Memorial Library Board. The Library Board members were Caroline Forsythe, Betty Reese, Albert Nabors and Mary Shelby. The “Story in a Stocking” books were originally given to underprivileged children through the “Toy for Tots” program. The next year the books were distributed to underprivileged children thru the school district. In 1996, the books were given to every student in PreK – 1st grade. Donations continued to come in for this worthy program. Marking the 4th year of the project, donations had been so generous that Coolidge ISD was included in the program. The newly organized Friends of the Library group took over the project in1999. The Friends began taking the books to the schools themselves and going to the classrooms and reading to the children prior to the distribution of the books. This was a huge success with the students. This was a huge success with the students. The Friends of the Library Board members are: ShienDee Pullman, Librarian & Secretary, Jean Vincent, President, Betty Hawkins, Treasurer, and members Ann Waldrum and Gayle Beene. The project has grown each year in donations. Your donations to the project may be mailed to : Gibbs Memorial Library, 305 East Rusk, Mexia, Texas 76667.

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Friends of the Library

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Gibbs Memorial Library Contact Gibbs Memorial Library at 254-562-3231 or stop by 305 E. Rusk St., Mexia for more information or to a make a donation.

Trunk or Treat • Live Music Face Painting • Food Trucks • Games


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2020 RODEO - WE THANK YOU!


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Area Chamber of Commerce Presents the 17th Annual

Merry Christmas Festival December 3 – December 5, 2020 Mexia Civic Center‐Downtown Mexia Come shop & enjoy holiday magic! COVID-19 Guidelines & Health Protocols will be practiced.

December 3

4‐8pm Merry Christmas Market & Holiday Food Court Downtown Mexia • Mexia Civic Center 5-8p.m. Rotary Christmas Chili Supper– Hosted by Rotary Club of Mexia Rotary Hall • Downtown Mexia 6p.m. Annual Christmas Parade of Lights (Downtown Mexia) 6:30‐8p.m. Live– On Stage Entertainment Mexia Civic Center 6:30‐8p.m. Sassy Sister’s “Tis the Season” Celebration 107 N. Sherman • Downtown 6:45-8p.m. “Christmas Piñatas on Main” Corner of Sherman & Main • Sponsored by Tacos Jalisco

December 4

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Merry Christmas Market & Holiday Food Court Downtown Mexia • Mexia Civic Center 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Annual Brighton Christmas Happy All Day Merle Norman - 309 E. Milam

December 5

9 a.m.‐3 p.m. Merry Christmas Market & Holiday Food Court Downtown Mexia • Mexia Civic Center 10 a.m.‐3 p.m. Christmas Photos with Santa on Stage Sponsored by Photo Trappings • Downtown Mexia • Mexia Civic Center • Bring the family!

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