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Heart of the Texas Triangle Winter 2019 Volume 6 No. 4

A Publication of The Mexia News

Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce

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Parkview Regional Hospital Receives Silver Award TMF Silver Award for Quality Improvement Recipient Parkview Regional Hospital received the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award, a consortium of organizations throughout the south that recognizes quality initiatives to improve patient care.  TMF honors hospitals who are improving patient care in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas  Parkview is 1 of only 50 hospitals to receive the Silver Award. It honors hospitals with improved performance based on specific national quality measures  Parkview Regional Hospital's mission is Making Communities Healthier

To learn more, call 254.562.5332 Find us online at

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It’s that special time of year of endless gettogethers. Our hopes are that you and family and friends will be able to enjoy each other’s company during the next few months of celebrations. We wish you cooler temperatures and delicious food. While sharing those tale of long ago, share the wonderful Caramel Chocolate Turkey Legs recipe on Page 5 from the students of the First Methodist Church Pre School. They are delicious and easy to make. The Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce

supports “Shopping Locally”. We would like to say “Thank You” to the citizens and visitors of Mexia for “Shopping Locally”. Please check out the helpful Chamber Business Directory on pages 14-16. Another way of “Shopping Locally” in Mexia is to visit the 16th Annual Merry Christmas Festival in Downtown Mexia at the Mexia Civic Center, December 5-7, 2019. Please see the back cover of the Mexia Magazine for the Festival Schedule. Wishing you all a very happy holiday season.

Jazz up your smile

Linda Chamber Archibald President

Area Chamber of Commerce

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


Christiana Mims, Dean of Navarro College South Campus & Beau

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

For advertising information call 254-562-2868.

PUBLISHER: Richard Nelson ADVERTISING: Jennifer Bynum GRAPHIC DESIGN: Jennifer Paul

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County Historical Commission recognized for distinguished service Members of the Limestone County Historical Commission (LCHC) Board of Directors accepted a Distinguished Service Award from County Judge Richard Duncan on behalf of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) at the commissioners court meeting on Tuesday, June 25.

Shown here, from left, are Duncan, LCHC President William Reagan, and LCHC Board members Bubba McDonald, Linda Jordan and Bruce Jordan.

Celebrating our First Responders and Veterans

“Evening of Thankfulness” November 9, 2019 First Presbyterian Church

6 pm– 8 pm

Hosted by Mexia Downtown

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The Limestone County Historical Commission (LCHC) was presented the Distinguished Service Award from the State Historical Commission at the commissioners court meeting on Tuesday, June 25. County Judge Richard Duncan presented the award to board members in recognition for their well-rounded programs of history and preservationrelated projects that enriched local communities in service year 2018. “The Distinguished Service Award honors County Historical Commissions that go above and beyond to protect and promote local historic and cultural resources,”said THC Executive Director Mark Wolfe in a press release. “They are essential to our agency’s efforts to save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. The Texas Historical Commission presents this Distinguished Service Award to the Limestone County Historical Commission to honor its efforts to preserve the Lone Star State’s unique heritage. “Thank you Limestone County Historical Society for all of your hard work in preserving our history!”

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Cooking with Kids

These students from the First Methodist Preschool are having fun cooking for a Thanksgiving meal.

Caramel Chocolate Turkey Legs

Serve these easy, no bake chocolate and caramel covered pretzel stick turkey legs at your Thanksgiving meal. They are sure to be a hit. Serves: 70 • • •


1 bag honey wheat braided pretzels (Rold Gold) 20 oz semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels 140 caramel squares


1. Soften about 20 caramels at a time in the microwave for 20-30 seconds on high. 2. Mold two caramels around the end of the pretzel sticks to look like a turkey leg 3. Melt chocolate morsels in the microwave as the package directs.

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4. Dip caramel end of the pretzel in the chocolate to add another layer and build the turkey leg shape. 5. Allow to cool and harden. Enjoy!

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16th Annual


Bill and Carol Matthews - Mr. & Mrs. Mistletoe - 2018

The Merry Christmas Festival is always held the first weekend of December and makes for a festive start of the holiday season. Holiday musical entertainment begins as soon as the Christmas Parade is over, with local musicians, singers and the Mexia High School band on stage. Photos with Santa is a very exciting event on stage on Saturday of the event. The Rotary Club of Mexia, located on the parade route, will begin serving its famous Christmas Chili before and also after the Parade. The Annual Christmas Parade is led by the Mexia Police Department, the local Boy Scout Troop and the Grand Marshals – Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe, 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. Please see the Merry Christmas Festival Schedule on the back cover of the Mexia Magazine and make plans to join us at the 16th Annual Merry Christmas Festival.

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

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God is

Jason & Tina Ellis and Family Lead Pastors – Mexia First Assembly



In Judges 6 & 7, God has chosen Gideon to deliver his people from the Midianites. Gideon started out with 32,000 soldiers and finished up with just 300. This made no sense to Gideon. Gideon had to be freaking out. He had a massive enemy to fight, and God was shrinking his army down to nearly nothing. God demonstrated something to Gideon He wants you to learn. God told Gideon to take the 300 men and go into battle against an entire army of the Midianites. God wasn’t intimidated. He had a plan. When you say, “The enemy is too big!”, God says, “I am bigger!” You don’t have to deny the power of the enemy. Satan is sly, he is cunning, and in this world, he is powerful. 1 John 4:4, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” Your enemies may rise up against you, but Romans 8:31 says, “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” God was bigger than the Midianites Gideon faced. And… • God is bigger than the sickness you are facing. • God is bigger than the financial pressure you are facing. • God is bigger than the family issue you are facing. Your enemy is BIG, no doubt about it! But, God says, “I am bigger!” His power is greater than anything you are facing.


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Stone Counties Vintage/Antique Trail Vintage and antique shopping has become a fun pastime in Central Texas and around the country. The vintage and antique businesses located on our Stone Counties Vintage /Antique Trail are excited to be a part of your trip to Limestone and Freestone Counties. Right here in the Heart of the Texas Triangle you will be delighted to find out of the ordinary collectables and also delicious restaurants to make your travels to our area extra special. Check out the accommodation specials on our website: and make reservations to spend the weekend in Mexia, Texas.



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KREATIVE IDEAS VINTAGE & ANTIQUE MALL 101 N. Sherman Mexia, Texas 254-562-6399

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The Navarro College South Dean, Christina Mims, welcomes the college’s new mascot Beau VII to the Mexia-based campus when the friendly bulldog visited recently. PICTURED LEFT:

Navarro College mascot Beau gives a high five to nursing students, including Daniel Arriaga, of Buffalo, seated at right, when the bulldog visited the Mexiabased campus recently. Also shown here, seated, is Shelby Moore, of Buffalo, at left; standing, from left, are Kendal Honeycutt, of Marquez, Brittanye Stone, of Groesbeck, Kelsey Allen, of Centerville, and Shelby Spence, of Groesbeck. Photos by Roxanne Thompson The Mexia News


NAVARRO MASCOT CHARMS MEXIA CAMPUS “We do a lot of photo shoots with Beau,” said Christina Mims, Dean of Navarro College South. “He also goes to a lot of sporting events or any of the big student activities. He’s on Weighing in at 46 pounds, Beauregard VII is large and in (the main campus in Corsicana) with the students frequently. charge. He even occasionally comes to a trustee board meeting.” The 9-month-old purebred English Bulldog is the latest in And a few weeks ago, Beau had the opportunity to meet a long line of mascots for Navarro College. On a recent trip to Rep. Ron Wright, who represents Texas’s 6th district in the Navarro College South in Mexia, he spent an hour charming United States House of Representatives. Or maybe it would be students and staff at the school. more apt to say that Wright had the chance to meet The trip to Mexia was part of Beau’s busy social schedule. In Beau. Wright was in Corsicana to tour the campus. addition to being at all the Navarro College football games, he “He was anxious to meet the representative and wanted to be also makes appearances at numerous campus and community involved in Washington politics,” Mims said of the precocious functions. In fact, he’s even hobnobbed with a politician or two. canine. By Skip Leon

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And did Beau bring up any concerns with Rep. Wright? “He thinks everything’s about him, which is really what you “He did actually lean up on the table to see what we were want for a mascot. He’s very much a people person. He’s always having for lunch,” Mims said. “He’s worried about food. So, world ready to kind of show off,” she said. hunger is probably an issue with Beau.” Mims added, “He’s a big hit everywhere Beau’s appearances are always with his handler and “mom” he goes. I’m a firm believer in dog therapy. Courtney Vandiver, Social Media Specialist for Navarro College.

Vandiver said Beau was chosen from a number of bulldogs to be the college’s mascot. He began his tenure with Navarro in February. He came from a breeder in McKinney.

A little bit of Beau is great for all of us.”

While Beau’s appearances at the Mexia campus are intermittent, his influence will be felt throughout the year. The college’s Beauville event for Christmas on Dec. 5 bears his name. The title is a takeoff on the town of Whoville from Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Chrstmas.” Mims said Santa Claus will be at the event. There will be “We worked with a team of veterinarians and dog trainers to pick someone who would be a really good mascot,” Vandiver said. refreshments and cookie decorating and coloring pages for the children who attend. And just how does one go about choosing a mascot for a Linda Archibald, President of the Mexia Area Chamber college? of Commerce, said Beauville kicks off the Chamber’s Mexia’s “We did want him to have the right coloring,” Vandiver Merry Christmas Festival. explained. “But then aside from that, it was all based on personality and making sure he has the right genetics.” Our mission: To preserve our client’s independence She said Beau won the team over with his personality upon and dignity by providing comprehensive care in the home delivered by professional and compassionate caregivers. first meeting them. “We looked at lots of puppies,” Vandiver said. “We kind of used the input too of the breeder just to make sure it was a leader of the pack type dog. I guess Beau just kind of thought he was in charge, versus the meeker stand-off-to-the-sidelines kind 887 West Highway 84 • Teague, Texas of pups.” 855-455-3600 • 254-739-2600 Beau is definitely an alpha dog.

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Jozette Jenkins

Principal, MISD Developmental Center

Ashley Wilton

Robert White

Principal, Mexia High School

Assistant Principal, Mexia Junior High

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Eric Shamb

Assistant. Principal R.Q. Si

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Joshua Hollingsworth

Principal, A.B. McBay Elementary

c Shamblin

pal R.Q. Sims Intermediate

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Darcy Tyus

Director of Special Education

Lakechia Johnson

Assistant Principal, A.B. McBay Elementary

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

Golden Roots Trees LLC

Boy Scouts of America 254-562-3877

Girl Scouts of America 254-756-4497, ext. 20

Dollar in the Hole Ranch Mexia • 254-472-9877

Lancaster Post 4694

Kennedy Auctions

Mexia aseball Association

1000 FM 3119 Mexia • 254-562-6883

Lightsey Farms

2033 FM 1365 Mexia • 254-562-691 AUTOMOTIVE

Beene Motor Sales 1100 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2846

Cain’s Car Wash

Mexia • 254-562-9270 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

511 North Bailey Mexia • 254-562-9533

Professional Women in Action

Classic Paint & Body

Parkview Regional Hospital Auxiliary

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

Alan’s Tire & Service 819 Hwy 84 West Mexia • 254-562-9399 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 – 562-9216



Springfield Masonic Lodge #74

818 Hwy 171 Mexia • 254-562-5583

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Flatt Stationers, Inc.

Ken Givens 1205 S. 8th Street

Talley Chemical & Supply

Sadler, Richard L., CPA


Security Finance

206 West Commerce Mexia • 254-562-3877

818 Hwy 171 Mexia • 254-562-5583

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


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

KWTX Media – Channel 10 6700 American Plaza Waco • 254-741-1581

The Mexia News

214 North Railroad Street Mexia • 254-562-2868

Northland Communications

1324 East Milam Mexia 254-562-6850


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

301 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-3821

Ste 312, Waco 76706 512-848-1069

400 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-3460 203 E Milam Mexia • 254-562-3933 GOVERNMENT

CASA of Brazos Valley 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

P. O. Box 100 • Tehuacana

Dennis Wilson Groesbeck • 254-729-3278


Mexia Senior Citizens Center

Atmos Energy

Brown Oil & Gas Co.


Spring Mobile, AT &T

Talley Chemical & Supply


Woman’s Friday Club


254-756-4497, ext. 2


1220 Hinchliffe Road Mexia 254-218-5408

297 N Earl Rudder Frwy Bryan • 888-286-6700


Girl Scouts of America



515 West Tyler Mexia • 254-562-2872

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901 South Belknap Mexia • 254-562-2818

Oncor Electric Delivery 321 W. 5th Avenue Corsicana • 903-872-8710

Propane Energy

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

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

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

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

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

111 N. Sherman Mexia • 254-562-5831 HEALTH

Anytime Fitness

1003 E. Milam Mexia • 254-433-8999

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


Bounce 4 Fun

600 W. Milam Mexia • 254-472-5040 INSURANCE

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

Chana Beene

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

Woodmen Life

1600 Lake Air, Ste. 117 Waco, Texas 76710 254-747-1748

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

Comfort Inn & Suites 820 West Milam/US 84 Mexia • 254-562-0005

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

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

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

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

Rogers Manufacturing 911 Industrial Blvd Mexia 254-255-0696


Air Evac Lifeteam Base 53

Blackcat Couture/Mexia Florist

Providence Hospice of Mexia

Story Real Estate

Clancy & Co.

714 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-6617

1346 E. Palestine Mexia • 254-562-0667

Skilled Care of Mexia


Cucklebur Trading

107 East Commerce Mexia • 254-472-0779

501 East Sumpter Mexia • 254-472-0630

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

Virginia’s Hospice 309 Main Street Teague • 254-739-5011 PROFESSIONAL

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

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

Angela Torp

Angela Torp, MA

Dillard, Hughes

260 LCR 235 Mexia, Texas 254-747-0972

Cholopisa General Dentistry


ReMax/Premier Properties

600 South Bonham Mexia • 254-562-5332

202 N. Paris Mexia • 254-715-5352

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160 I-45 S Fairfield • 903-907-0309 202 N. Paris – Mexia 254-715-5352

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100 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-6950

Double D Enterprises Inc. 103 East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-6950

Law Office of Daniel Burkeen

205 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2884

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

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

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

200 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-472-9906

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

Double Barrel Fireworks 4384 North Hwy 14 Mexia • 817-999-5242

Flatt Stationers, Inc. 205 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-3843


701 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-5123

Higginbotham Bro.- ACE 1001 E. Milam Ste. A Mexia • 254-472-4000

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

Kera’s Korner

101 East Main Mexia • 903-388-3992

Farm House Restaurant

K & G Quilt Shop

Joe Friday’s

Kreative Ideas/Soda Shoppe

601 N. Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-472-5105

101 N. Sherman Mexia • 254-562-6399

1401 East Milam Mexia • 254-472-0512

312 South Hwy 14 Mexia • 409-291-2686

300 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-5347

303 N. McKinney Mexia, Texas 76667 254-625-0071

Karsen’s KONA ICE

Lazy Texas Trading

P. O. Box 215 Buffalo • 903-388-6649

325 east Loop 255 Teague• 903-390-7486

Fox, Tom W. Jr, DDS

Mexia Economic Development

Krispy Chicken

Laser Lux Med Spa, LLC

Reed & Reed, LLP

Los Pepes

Merle Norman

Sadler, Richard L., CPA

McDonald’s of Mexia

110 North Bonham Mexia • 254-562-2881

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

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

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

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214 North Sherman Mexia • 254-562-7900 201 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-5547

312 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-5035 924 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-7972

400 North McKinney Mexia • 254-562-3460

903 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-7006


Pizza Hut

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

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

Rachel Anderson Real Estate 415 Main Street • Teague

Realty Plus

1006 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2121

822 West Milam Mexia • 254-562-5565 RETAIL/SHOPPING

Avalina’s Boutique 210 E. Commerce Street Mexia, Texas 76667 903-326-9815

Bi-Stone Building Supply George Fitch Signs 910 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-9341

202 E. Commerce Mexia • 254-203-4126

309 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-2582

Old Tin Barn

1339 E. Milam Mexiaz 903-390-0608

Photo Trappings 109 N. McKinney Mexia • 254-562-7427

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

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George Fitch Signs

909 East Milam Mexia • 254-562-9555

Aggregate Haulers, LP

Serenity Spa

Genesis Master Barbers Allen & Shivers Excavation, Inc. 303 Milam

1217 North MLK/Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-9558

508 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-0820

4546 North Hwy 14 Mexia • 254-562-6252

Small Town Tees

931 S. Hwy. 171 Mexia • 254-562-6422

Southern Grace

605 South McKinney Mexia • 254-562-2131

Kennedy Auctions

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

Two Forty4

108 North Sherman Mexia 76667 254-224-2574

Breaktime Solutions Vending Machine Operators 149 FM 3119 Mexia • 254-562-5792

The General Store 200 E. Rusk Mexia • 254-472-0893

Cain’s Car Wash

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

511 North Bailey Mexia • 254-562-9533

Wal-Mart Supercenter

Complete Neat Services Amber Sinclair

1406 East Milam Mexia 254-562-3831


Wortham Antique Mall

D’s Twisted Root

P. O. Box 141 Wortham 76693

313A East Commerce Mexia • 254-562-6220


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

Jones Funeral Services


501 S. Ellis Groesbeck 76642 254-729-2703

1320 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-6828

Mexia •903-874-2424

207 East Main Mexia • 254-562-6966

Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home

Wash Mart Laundromat

910 E. Milam Mexia • 254-562-9341

Memory Lane Self Storage 132 LCR 409-B Mexia • 254-562-6565

1000 FM 3119 Mexia 254-562-6883

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

Limestone P&E Supplies P.O. Box 729 Mexia • 254-562-5208

Sumpter Street Storage 1008 Sumpter Street Mexia • 254-625-3364

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


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

Photo Trappings 109 N. McKinney Mexia • 254-562-7427

Trinity Bodywork & Massage Clinic 108 S. 3rd Tehuacana 254-395-4237


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

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Chamber Scene Mexia Area COC/Navarro Scholarship presentastion to Caydon Ramsey - Drew Allen, Caydon Ramsey, Linda Archibald, and Michael Jones

Texas Music Office Workshop - Waco, Texas Linda Archibald, Brendon Anthony. Lindsay Liepman

Rotary Club of Mexia - National Night Out Program Brent Locke, Lt. C. W. Boyd

Mexia ISD Appreciation Luncheon - Drew Allen, Broderic Reeves, Kelli Ann Toney, Kim Story

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Honorable Mayor, County Judge, Councilmember, and Commissioner

It is with regret and a deep sense of loss that I inform you of a major structural fire at the Gibbs Memorial Library located 305 East Rusk Street, Mexia TX) During the early morning hours of September 28, 2019, at 4:15 am, a call was received at Mexia Police Dispatch from a neighbor adjacent to the library complex. The Reporting party stated seeing smoke and flames coming from the east end of the Library. Firefighting and Rescue Units from Mexia, Wortham, and Teague initially responded to the blaze and began concerted efforts to extinguish the fire.

Gibbs Memorial Library Staff Gibbs Memorial Librarymost Staff Despite the valiant efforts of these professionals, of the eastern half of the Library was consumed by fire. Fortunately, most of the western end of the Library only received minimal damage from smoke and residual soot. Many of our community members may inquire about the historical records WINTER 2019 contained in the Historical Room of the Library. Thanks to the MYSTERY extraordinary efforts of our firefighters, from multiple communities, FICTION some of these documents were saved and have been secured. A full The Wedding by weeks. Jonathan Kellerman inventory of these items Guest will take several


Gone With The Wind The Light Over London by Julia Kelly by keep Margaret Mitchell I humbly ask that you our Library Director, ShienDee Pullman, FICTION and all of the dedicated Library staff, in your thoughts and prayers. NON-FICTION Sense and Sensibility

These folks Trouble put their heartinandRio soul into Memorial byGibbs Carl Weber Library every and this Darkness eventbyhasJane affected them deeply. Theday,White by David Gran Austen The Gibbs MemorialYOUNG Library will beADULTS closed until further notice. MYSTERY Sincerely, Eric B. Garretty - City Manager- City of Mexia

The Old Man and the Sea Illusion by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Outsider by Stephen King by Ernest Hemingway Temporary location for LARGE PRINT CHILDREN Gibbs Memorial Library is Treasure Island The Wild by Peter Brown Canon byRobot Robert Creek Louis by Stevenson Lewis B. Patten 318 E. Main, Mexia.

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Calendar of Events OCTOBER 4-5

Tehuacana Heritage Festival Food, Music & Tours – Tehuacana, Texas 12 Limestone County Historic Bus Tour 10am-4pm – For more information go to: 29 Annual Mexia Area COC Awards Dinner First Baptist Church CLC– 6PM For Tickets call: 254-562-5569 31 Happy Halloween – Boo Bash – Trunk or Treat Commerce Street – Mexia Downtown – 5:30PM



An Evening of Thankfulness First Presbyterian Church – Call: 254-562-7900 for more information Happy Thanksgiving


5-7 16th Annual Merry Christmas Festival Mexia Civic Center – Downtown Mexia. See back for complete Schedule 13-15 Annual Christmas At The Fort Old Fort Parker Historic Site – Call 254-729-5253 for more information. 25 Merry Christmas


Happy New Year 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade Downtown Mexia

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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 thru 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 in 1999. The Friends began taking the books to the schools themselves and going to the classrooms Happy to be and reading to the children prior to the distribution of the books. This was a huge success with a part of the the students. The project has grown each year in donations. Your donations to the project may Mexia be mailed to : Gibbs Memorial Library, 305 East Rusk, Mexia, Texas 76667 or dropped Community. off at the temporary location at 315 East Main Street behind the Mexia Civic Center in Ifaccept you are looking for a change in Medicaid residents Downtown Mexia. We location, your Medicaid coverage can be transferred to Skilled Care of Mexia.

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Area Chamber of Commerce Presents the 16th Annual

Merry Christmas Festival December 5 – December 7, 2019 Mexia Civic Center‐Downtown Mexia

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2-5:30p.m. “Beauville” - Cookie Decorating, Refreshments & Santa photos with Mascot Beau Navarro College - 901 N. MLK Jr. Hwy 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 3-7p.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 6

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Merry Christmas Market & Holiday Food Court Downtown Mexia • Mexia Civic Center 5‐7 p.m. 13th Annual Brighton Holiday Happy Hours Merle Norman - 309 E. Milam

December 7

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

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