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Summer 2021 Volume 8 No. 3 Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce

A Publication of The Mexia News

Heart of the Texas Triangle



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Don’t delay your care

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SWEET SUMMERTIME - 2021 It’s SUMMERTIME in MEXIA, TEXAS! And those SWEET Lightsey Farms peaches are waiting for you. Lightsey Farms, located at 2033 FM 1365 has shared one of their famous recipes on page 4. Enjoy Lightsey Farm Peach Crumble with your family and friends this summer. Fort Parker State Park is celebrating their 80th Anniversary this year. Don’t forget to share the sights of Fort Parker State Park this summer with your family and friends also. So many fun trails to explore and there is a playground for the children. Pack up a picnic and head on out to our very own Fort Parker State Park. Sunsets are the best at Fort Parker State Park. Summertime is a great time to make memorable photo shoots at the “Murals of Mexia” in Downtown Mexia. And check out the downtown shops & spas along the way. We hope you enjoy your summer! Mexia Blackcat Football is just around the corner.

Linda Chamber Archibald President

Area Chamber of Commerce

Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Megan & Leah - Lightsey Farms - June 2021

The Mexia News This Magazine is a publication of the The Mexia News in conjunction with the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce. For advertising information, call 254-562-2868 PUBLISHER: Richard Nelson ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Jennifer Bynum GRAPHIC DESIGN: Jennifer Paul FRONT COVER PHOTO: Mexia City Hall - June 9, 2014

All content for this magazine is provided by the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Mexia News.

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Cooking Corner Peach season is in full swing, which means it’s the perfect time to try this Lightsey Farms Peach Crumble recipe. Ingredients (Peach Mixture) • 8 Lightsey Farms Peaches • 1/2 cup Sugar • 1 tbsp Cinnamon • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter (Crumble Mixture) • 1/2 cup Melted Unsalted Butter • 3/4 cup Sugar • 1 cup All Purpose Flour 2033 FM 1365 • 1 tsp Baking Powder Mexia, Texas 76667 • 1 tbsp Cinnamon • 1,4 tsp Salt • Vanilla Ice Cream Preheat oven to 375. Make Peach Mixture: Add peaches to a baking dish. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar, stir to cover each peach slice, place pats of butter on top of peaches. Place in oven for 15 minutes. Make Crumble Mixture: Mix together butter and sugar. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Remove peach mixture from oven. Spread crumble mixture over peaches and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

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Summer Creation Sings In the summer months, creation seems to hum—not metaphorically, but literally hum. I don’t know about you, but I have noticed in the last month, the noise at night is LOUD. Even, with all the doors and windows shut to keep in the precious air conditioning, the hum of the summer night could be heard over the insignificant sounds of the house. Mosquitoes buzzing, cicadas singing, hot breezes blowing through trees laden with leaves—these are the sounds of summer. It is the song of creation—the oldest song that has ever been sung. Rev. Jenn Pick The Psalmist sings, “O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.” I imagine that as he was writing this, the psalmist wasn’t just thinking about humans singing to God. I imagine that he was sitting in ancient Israel listening to the sound of animals and plants and people surrounding him that night, looking up to the countless stars and hearing a song that the earth sings to God. It is the response to a song that God sang to creation at the beginning of time. It is a love song, and it was good! Not just good, very good. And so I invite you to pause and listen closely as you go about your summer activities; as you work in your gardens and eat in your backyards and play at the beach. Listen. Can you hear the song?

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Edward Jones - Thank you Basket - April 2021

Left to right: Ariel Minchew, Sonia Garay, Linda Archibald, Dave Chilcoat, Edward Jones, Financial Advisor, Reanette Smith and Taylor Rocheleau, Branch Office Administrators and Lori Jones.

Small Town Tees - Thank you Basket - June 2021 Left to right: Autumn Carroll, Linda Archibald.

THANK YOU! Edward Jones - Thank you Basket - May 2021

Left to right - ShienDee Pullman, Linda Archibald, owner, Lori Jones, and Evangeline Sherman.

Jo Bennett, Broker/Owner

254.625.2592 (cell) •

811 E. Milam, Mexia • 254-562-3893 Home • Life • Business Auto • Health • Bonds Medicare Supplements

We will keep you covered!

Marty Cargile

254.562.3894 254.562.9225 (Fax)

Mexia Insurance Services

Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce made “Thank You” Basket deliveries to local businesses. The card in each says, “Thank you for making Mexia a great place. We appreciate your membership.”


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MEXIA CIVIC CENTER Mexia’s Happy Place The golden-domed Mexia Civic Center has always been the most beautiful building in Mexia and happy place. It was shortly after the 1920 oil boom that Mexia passed several bond issues that would allow the city to build a new municipal building, as well as a high school, sewer lines and a city park with steel grandstands. The municipal building was to include a city hall that would house all city offices, and an auditorium that would provide a place for many kinds of events. Page Brothers Architects, of Austin, designed the building in November 1926, and the cornerstone was laid April 20, 1927., with about a thousand people attending, not only from Mexia but nearby towns, too. Student and teachers from Mexia High School walked to the site to witness the event. The county courthouse even closed to allow fans to attend the first baseball game that featured the Mexia Gushers against the Corsicana Oilers, A ban from Teague played, and Mexia Mayor J. Sandford Smith spoke, along with two state-level politicians. In the Mexia Daily News the day before the cornerstone ceremony, city leaders expressed confidence in Mexia’s continual growth, one official writing that the municipal building and auditorium “will be excelled in its appointments by no other in the state”. The auditorium had comfortable built in seats that descended to an orchestra pit in front of the stage. As planned the auditorium became the place for a wide variety of entertainment and events, and the building was the heart of the city, making it the happiest place in Mexia.




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Your Chamber Ambassadors at Work Members of the Mexia Chamber of Commerce help Interim Healthcare celebrate its joining the Chamber with a ribbon cutting on June 15. Photo by Roxanne Thompson/ The Mexia News


Interested in learning more on the Mexia Chamber, contact us! Call 254-562-5569 or visit our website: 



Jennifer Clendening






916 E. Milam • Mexia, TX 76667



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Left to right - Rylee Goolsby, Ariel Minchew, Jake Cherry, Gale Gibson Chasidy Phillips, Cristina Hernandez


Business of the Month - June - Farmers State Bank


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Stone Counties - Limestone & Freestone Counties

Vintage/Antique Trail

Vintage/Antique Trail

Limestone & Freestone Counties

Come shop with us... For more info. call 254-562-5569 or visit

Mexia, Texas OLD TIN BARN 1339 East Milam Mexia, Texas 903-390-0608

Teague, Texas JUNKIN JO’S ANTIQUES & BOUTIQUES 325 E. Loop 255, Teague, Texas 903 - 644-8686

Wortham, Texas ANTIQUE MALL 211 W. Main St. Wortham, Texas 254-765-3773

Fairfield, Texas THE WAREHOUSE Hwy. 75 & Reunion St. Fairfield, Texas • 75840 903-390-7486

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Old Tin Barn is located at 1339 East Milam/ Hwy. 84 in Mexia, Texas, and right on the Stone Counties Antique and Vintage Trail. Established in 2018, Old Tin Barn is home to lots of really great antiques and vintage items. You can find inside and outside really unique decorating items. Old Tin Barn can also help you find that just-right gift for someone special.

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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WELCOME HOME EXES October 15 & 16

The Rotary Club of Mexia members have completed an update to their Rotary Building in Downtown Mexia. With new siding and paint the Rotary Club of Mexia Building is ready for Mexia ‘s Sesquicentennial!

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


301 East Commerce St. Mexia, Tx 76667

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This is the Sesquicentennial Medallion. They are $20 each and may be purchased at the Mexia Economic Development Corporation office located at 214 North Sherman Street. Please call ahead at 254-562-7900 to make a reservation to purchase the Medallion. All proceeds from the sale of the 2021 Sesquicentennial Medallions go to support the planning and hosting of the 2021 150th celebration. A date has not been set as of yet for the celebration because of COVID-19 restrictions. This is a beautiful medallion designed by Bob Crider after the 1871 Silver Dollar. There is a serial number for each medallion in the little rectangle box north of the Red River.

1738 FM 2705 • Mexia, TX 76667 • (254) 472-0959 •

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Class of 2

John Caleb Ruiz

Valedictorian Texas State University

Oh,The Places

Alexis Burns

Jaylyn Banks

Navarro College

University of Texas at Arlington

Levi Gold

Kaitlyn Hawkins

Texas State Technical College


Class Rank - 3

Class Rank - 8

Class Rank - 4

Class Rank - 9

Samantha Saman

Class Rank - 5

Texas State Unive

Amy Labrad

Class Rank - 10

Texas State Unive

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aces You’ll Go!

antha Samaniego Class Rank - 5

as State University

Amy Labrada

Class Rank - 10

as State University

Jaydi Acevedo

Salutatorian Texas State University

Precious Daily

Jayla Banks

United States Navy

University of Texas at Arlington

Selena Buentello

Bryan Cisneros

Class Rank - 11

Class Rank - 12

McLennan Community College

Texas State Technical College

Class Rank - 6

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Chamber Directory AGRICULTURE Circle H Ag Services LLC P. O. Box 152 Tehuacana • 254-747-0894 Diamond K Contractors Wortham, 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

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 Greer Time Media 409 E. Houston Mexia • 254-224-2815 KNES Radio – Texas 99 627 West Commerce Fairfield • 903-389-5637 The Mexia News 214 North Railroad Street Mexia • 254-562-2868 Vyve Broadband 514 West Tyler Mexia • 254-562-2872

First Baptist Church 500 East Carthage Mexia • 254-562-5576

Spring Mobile, AT &T 1324 East Milam Mexia 254-562-6850

First United Methodist 203 North Canton Mexia • 254-562-5567

COMPUTER SERVICES McKeand Consulting LLC 6565 FM 39 South Mexia • 254-472-9997

Iglesia Pentecostal Camino de Salvacion Church 111 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-424-7191

Mexia First Assembly 1100 N. Ross Mexia • 254-562-9216

UTILIZE IT 1220 Hinchliffe Road Mexia 254-218-5408 DISTRIBUTORS Flatt Stationers, Inc. 206 West Commerce Mexia • 254-562-3877

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Halo Branded Solutions 103 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-6950 Premier Buildings of Mexia 815 W. Milam Mexia • 254-472-4688 Talley Chemical & Supply 818 Hwy 171 Mexia • 254-562-5583 EDUCATION Mexia ISD 616 North Red River Mexia • 254-562-4042 Massey Foundation 199 Park Road 39 Groesbeck • 254-255-4693 Melinda Gentry Mexia State Supported Living Center 540 Chapel Drive Mexia • 254-562-1201 Navarro College 901 North MLK/Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-3848 Trinity Institute P. O. Box 100 • Tehuacana ENERGY Atmos Energy 297 N Earl Rudder Frwy Bryan • 888-286-6700 Brown Oil & Gas Co. 901 South Belknap Mexia • 254-562-2818 Oncor Electric Delivery 220 W. Walnut Hillsboro, TX 76645

Ken Givens 1205 S. 8th Street Ste 312, Waco 76706 512-848-1069 Sadler, Richard L., CPA 400 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-3460 Security Finance 203 E Milam Mexia • 254-562-3933 VeraBank 405 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-5396 GOVERNMENT Voices for Children/CASA 115 N Main Bryan, TX 77803 979-822-9700 City of Mexia 101 North McKinney Mexia 254-562-4122 Limestone County Annex 205 South McKinney Mexia • 254-562-2244 Limestone County Sheriff Murray Agnew Groesbeck • 254-729-3278 Mexia Senior Citizens Center 111 N. Sherman Mexia • 254-562-5831 HEALTH A Healthier You 210 E. Commerce Mexia 254-625-3196

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

Crossfit Mexia 1004 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-424-6063

Tellurian 1201 Louisana St. 3100 Houston 77002

Just Relax Wellness Center 202 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-301-4426

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

Sassy Sisters Boutique Salon & Spa 107 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-2222

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

INSURANCE Barbara Kent Insurance PO Box 5038 Waco, TX 76678 254-715-2106

Citizens State Bank 409 S. Ellis, Groesbeck, 76642 254-729-3054 Edward Jones Investments 505 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-5323

Beene Wealth Management Group 400 Austin Ave. Ste. 200 Waco • 254-755-6575

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

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

INCOMMONS Bank 301 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-3821

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

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Manor Health Care Residence 831 Tehuacana Road/Hwy 171 Mexia • 254-562-3867

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

Joe Friday’s 601 N. Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-472-5105

Mexia Chiropractic Clinic 722 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-2112

Mexia Economic Development 214 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-7900

Karsen’s KONA ICE P. O. Box 215 Buffalo • 903-388-6649

Mexia LTC Nursing & Rehab 601 North Terrace Mexia • 254-562-5400

Reed & Reed, LLP 201 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-5547

Jim’s Krispy Fried Chicken 312 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-5035

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

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

McDonald’s of Mexia 903 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-7006

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

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

Patty’s Way 3070 Hwy 14 North Mexia • 254-227-8642

Parkview Regional Hospital 600 South Bonham Mexia • 254-562-5332 Skilled Care of Mexia 501 East Sumpter Mexia • 254-472-0630 Reliant At Home 309 Main Street Teague • 254-739-5011 Tejas Urgent Care 311 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-2500

Texas Home Health Group

Hometown Realty 811 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-3893 Rachel Anderson Real Estate 415 Main Street • Teague 254-739-2942 Realty Plus 1006 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2121 ReMax/Premier Properties 205 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2884

8300 Central Park Dr. Ste A Waco, Texas • 254-755-6179

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

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

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 Blackcat Couture/Mexia Florist 200 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-562-5555 Blossoms Florist & Garden Center 706 W. Palestine St. Mexia 469-435-1549 Clancy & Co. 1346 E. Palestine Mexia • 254-562-0667 Flatt Stationers, Inc. 205 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-3843

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

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

PROFESSIONAL Advocacy Center for Crime Victims & Children 3312 Hillcrest Dr. Waco • 254-752-9330

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

Amy Ward, Attorney 209 East Palestine Mexia • 254-562-0700

Coffee Cabaret 602 North Paris Mexia • 254-562-5655

Merle Norman 309 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2582

Interim Healthcare

2420 Wycon Dr. Waco, 76712 • 254-741-6570

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

Countryside Café 500 E. Milam Mexia • 254-472-5070

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

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

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

Farm House Restaurant 1401 East Milam Mexia • 254-472-0512

Old Tin Barn 1339 E. Milam Mexia, 903-390-0608

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 Community Healthcare of Texas 107 East Commerce Mexia • 254-472-0779 Fox, Tom W. Jr, DDS 110 North Bonham Mexia • 254-562-2881

Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique & Grooming 103 E. Main Mexia • 254-722-7465 PHOTOGRAPHY Photo Trappings 115 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-562-7427

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Rusty’s Boots & Jeans 1349 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-7767

Wortham Antique Mall P. O. Box 141 Wortham 76693

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

Sassy Sisters Boutique & Salon 107 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-2222

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

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

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 The General Store 200 E. Rusk Mexia • 254-472-0893 Woodson Lumber & Hardware 1127 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-9351 Wal-Mart Supercenter 1406 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-3831

Allen & Shivers Excavation, Inc. 4546 North Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-6252 SERVICES Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home 605 South McKinney Mexia • 254-562-2131 Bonham Street Car Wash LLC 506 N. Bonham Mexia • 254-747-0913 Boyd’s 254 Transportation 1230 N. MLK Highway Mexia, Tx 254-275-9244 Cain’s Car Wash 511 North Bailey Mexia • 254-562-9533 Complete Neat Solutions Commercial House Cleaning 903 602-6744

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Genesis Master Barbers 303 Milam Mexia •903-874-2424 Jones Funeral Services 931 S. Hwy. 171 Mexia • 254-562-6422 Kennedy Auctions 1000 FM 3119 Mexia • 254-562-6883 Mexia Foundation Repair 672 FM 1633 Mexia • 254-981-3742 Mexia Pest Control 608 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-6565 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 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 about the Mexia Chamber of Commerce? Contact us! Call 254-562-5569 or visit our website


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SPECIALTY CLINICS Ext. 2320, 5034 - Diagnostic X-Ray and Cat Scan LABRATORY - Wound Care Ext, 2848 - Bone Density Testing Ext. 2240, 5006 - CHF Clinic Ext. 5034, 2320 - General and Vascular Ultrasounds - Gastroenterology PHYSICAL THERAPY - Echocardiogram - Cardiology Ext.PROGRAM 2300, 5035 GASTROENTEROLOGY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Mobile MRI - Occupational Therapy - Dermatology UrologyMonday, Wednesday, Friday CHIROPRACTOR (254) 729-2014 Hanu Ancha, M.D. (254) 729-3281 ext. 5034 - Speech/Language Therapy -RADIOLOGY Nuclear Medicine - Scopes Steven Huffman, DC,(254) 729-4322 BEHAVORIAL Greg Blaisdell, MD P.E.T.S. Psychiatrist HEALTH PROGRAM - LMC 625 McClintic Drive, Groesbeck (254) 729-4330 -SPECIALTY IV Therapy CLINICS JoshuaOutpatient Warren, MD, Adult Ext. and Child2200 Psychiatrist CARDIOLOGIST (254) 399-5400 Ex. 2251, 5008 SLEEP2320, MEDICINE Chris Matlock, MD, Ext. 5034 - Waco Surgical Group THERAPY -Tuesday Diagnostic X-Ray and Cat Scan SLEEP MEDICINE Sherwin Attai, MD, SecondRESPIRATORY ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON ThursdaysExt, (254)2848 537-6160 LABRATORY - Wound Care Ext. 2232, DIETITIAN 729-3281 ext. 2148 2220 Veronica Rosalez, NP, fourth- Tuesday Ext. 2220, 5004 Bone Density Testing Jeffrey Blasick, D.O., (254) 224-8062 Ext.(254) 2240, 5006 CHF Clinic Ext. 5034, 2320 - Inpatient Rehab Meradith- Sleep Stein, RD Studies EveryRehab FridayUltrasounds except the fourth Friday -SWINGBED -Cardiopulmanary - General and Vascular CARDIOLOGIST J. Phillip Myatt, M.D., (254) 235-9355 RADIOLOGY - Home Sleep Studies (Watch Pat) BEHAVORIAL HEALTH PROGRAM Gastroenterology Ext. 2320, 5034 PHYSICAL THERAPY PODIATRIST Tyler Kearney,-Stress DPM, (979)Tests 776-6060 Third Thursday, Fourth Wednesday - Echocardiogram CLINICS (800) 793-9106 SPECIALTY Outpatient Ext. 2200 - Cardiology Ex. 2251,NEUROSURGEON 5008 Ext. 2300, 5035 SPECIALTY CLINIC (254) 728-3281 Ext. 2320 - Mobile MRI Jonathan Friedman, M.D. - Occupational Therapy - Dermatology Urology Ext. 2320, 5034 DERMATOLOGIST (254) 537-1265 PODIATRIST Eduardo Orihuela, DPM, (979) 776-6060 - Diagnostic X-Ray and Cat Scan - Speech/Language Therapy Nuclear Medicine Scopes LABRATORY First, Third and LMC CHF CLINIC (254) 729-3281 Ext. 2316 James Mason, MD, Second Monday Care Ext, 2848 Fifth Wednesdays NEUROSURGEON Steven Zielinski, MD,- Wound (254) 732-3987 - LMC P.E.T.S. - Bone Density Testing - IV Therapy Ext. 2240, 5006 - CHF Clinic Ext.ENT5034, 2320Thomas A. Salzer, M.D., (979) 764-3090 & ALLERGY - Waco Surgical Group ONCOLOGIST/HEMATOLOGIST LMC WOUND CAREMEDICINE CLINIC (254) 729-4329 UROLOGIST (254) 741-6113 RESPIRATORY THERAPY SLEEP - General and Vascular Ultrasounds Gastroenterology Second and Fourth Mondays First5004 Wednesday Tom Harris, MD, (254) -399-0741 PHYSICAL THERAPY Chelsea Yerger, FNP-CExt. - (254)2232, 729-32812220 ext. 2381 Stephen Stimson, MD, Third Tuesday Ext. 2220, Echocardiogram - Sleep Studies Ext. 2300, 5035 SWINGBED - Inpatient Rehab - Cardiology -Cardiopulmanary Rehab - Home Sleep Studies (Watch Pat) Mobile MRI 2320, 5034 - Occupational Therapy - DermatologyExt. Urology -Stress Tests Ex. 2251, 5008




- Speech/Language Therapy - LMC P.E.T.S.

- Nuclear Medicine

SLEEP MEDICINE Ext. 2232, 2220 - Sleep Studies - Home Sleep Studies (Watch Pat)

RESPIRATORY THERAPY Ext. 2220, 5004 -Cardiopulmanary Rehab -Stress Tests

- Scopes - IV Therapy - Waco Surgical Group SWINGBED - Inpatient Rehab Ext. 2320, 5034

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Summer is almost here. Please pay attention to heat advisory notices. When outside you can do everything is all right, but your body can still fail to keep you cool enough to live. Signs or symptoms of getting too hot are headache, quit sweating, chills, stomach cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, visual disturbance. It takes at least 15-20 min to cool down inside air conditioning, before going back out into the heat. On a normal day, a person should drink at least 64-82 ounces of water per day. Now if you are out in the heat sweating, drink 3 parts water to one part Gatorade, you need fluid volume with water, and the Gatorade supplies volume and electrolytes. The electrolytes let you know you are thirsty, but you still need your fluid volume with water. As I said earlier you can do everything right. Take breaks, shade completely cool down in AC for 15-20 min. But if your body temperature rises and stays high after you ignored the signs & symptoms you are in serious trouble. If someone has succumbed to heat prostration (awake) or heat stroke (out), call 911. Get their clothes off-cool them down. Removing the clothes lets the heat escape from the body. Next, put a fan on them, air convection will pull the heat away from the body. If you can move to a cool area of shade. If a shower is not available, use ice packs to the groin area, axilla area, and carotids bilaterally until EMS arrives. Again don’t ignore your FIRST signs and symptoms. Drink before you get thirsty. Take frequent breaks. Wear light-colored loose clothing.

Jerry W. Simmons, MD

Big Smiles All Around

Gentle and friendly dental care for the whole family.


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


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

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Gibbs Gibbs Memorial Memorial Library Library Staff Staff

2021 Gibbs

Memorial Library

Summer Reading


Animals of all kinds roam the lands and soar through the air and many have both a Tail and a Tale! Explore the world of life around you and find out what is special about so many of the animals who live with us on our little blue planet.


FICTION The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman The Light Over London by Julia Kelly NON-FICTION FICTION

Trouble in Rio byREADS Carl Weber We’re back! GIBBS GOODby The White Darkness DavidSUMMER Gran 2021 You are invited to Novels YOUNG ADULTS MYSTERY come by and visit Illusionbyby Sherrilyn Kenyon The Outsider Stephen King Good Company and see all the Northern Spy LARGE PRINT CHILDREN new books being added weekly. The Wild Robot Brown Canon Creek by Lewis B. Patten Astrid Sees Allby Peter

254-562-3231 Hours: M-F 10-6, Sat. 10-4

305 E. Rusk St. • Mexia • 254-562-3231 • “Knowledge is Free at your Library..bring your own Container!”

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80 YEARS VISIT FORT PARKER STATE PARK 194 Park Road 28 Mexia, Texas 76667 For Camping, Fishing, Hiking and more information call: 254-562-5751



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Mexia State Supported Living Center Celebrates 75 Years!

Blackcats get new inflatable tunnel Mexia Athletics has announced that the Mexia Blackcats will have a new inflatable tunnel this year to kick the Blackcat Football season off. Mexia Athetics would like to thank their sponsors, Incommons Bank and Dick Scott Ford. For their gracious donation to Mexia Athletic and Mexia Football. PICTURED LEFT: L-R: Bobby Forrest (Mexia Booster Club), Doug Allen Dick Scott Ford/Mexia Booster Club), Eric Harwell (Dick Scott Ford), Brady Bond (Mexia ISD Head Coach/AD), Pin Beard (Dick Scott Ford), Barry Richardson (Dick Scott Ford), and Robby Turner (Mexia Booster Club). PICTURED BELOW: L - R: Bobby Forrest )Mexia Booster Club), Greg Stubbs (Incommons Bank), Brady Bond (Mexia ISD Head Coach/AD), and Robby Turner (Mexia Booster Club)

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Oil & Gas 901 S. Belknap • Mexia, Texas 76667 254-562-2818 • 254-562-3654 ( Fax)

Family Dentistry Tom W. Fox Jr. D.D.S.

Orthodontic • Cosmetic • Restorative Dentistry • Implants Monday - Thursday

8am - 5pm

110 N. Bonham • Mexia, TX 76667 (254) 562-2881

LUMBER AND SO MUCH MORE 1127 HWY 84 1219 E YEAGUA 2871 W. COMMERCE MEXIA GROESBECK BUFFALO (254) 562-9351 (254) 729-2865 (903) 322-4638

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2021 MEXIA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE AUG. 13 -- WEST (SCRIMMAGE), TBD AUG. 19 -- AT ROCKDALE (SCRIMMAGE), TBD AUG. 27 -- AT LAKE BELTON, 7:30 P.M. SEPT. 3 -- TROY, 7:30 P.M. SEPT. 10 -- NAVASOTA, 7:30 P.M. SEPT. 17 -- AT SALADO, 7:30 P.M. SEPT. 24 -- CHINA SPRING, 7:30 P.M. OCT. 1 -- AT FAIRFIELD, 7:30 P.M. OCT. 8 -- AT BROWNSBORO, 7:30 P.M. OCT. 15 -- VAN, 7:30 P.M. OCT. 22 -- OPEN OCT. 29 -- AT BULLARD, 7:30 P.M. NOV. 5 -- CANTON, 7:30 P.M.

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