Mexia Texas

Wed
06
Feb

Now and Then

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February 6, 1930

Grand Jury Returns Indictment For Murder Of Monroe Higgins – The 87th Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Earl Williford with murder of Monroe Higgins, negro found dead in Cottonwood Creek recently. The Grand Jury also returned an indictment against Williford charging him with violating the prohibition law. Judge Boyd granted $1,500 bail in the murder case and $1,000 in the liquor case.

Wed
09
Jan

Teague woman arrested for trafficking

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Amber Parker

Thanks to concerned family members one girl is safe and a 37-year-old Teague woman is being held in the Freestone County Jail on a $250,000 bond. Amber Michelle Parker, a Mexia ISD reading teacher, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 2, after an investigation showed she was attempting to sell an underage female relative to multiple men in Morocco.

Justice of the Peace 4 Judge Shirley Mays originally set Parker’s bond at $25,000. Mays was unavailable for comment as of presstime Tuesday. No attorney has been listed for Parker.

Thu
03
Jan

Local woman arrested for online trafficking

Combined efforts of McLennan County and Freestone County Sheriff’s Offices have led to the arrest Wednesday, Jan. 2, of a Mexia teacher, accused of trafficking a child online to people in Morocco.

Amber Parker, 37, is employed as an eighth-grade reading teacher, according to the Mexia ISD website. Her Facebook page lists her as a resident of Teague.

More details will be published as The Fairfield Recorder has them confirmed.

Thu
25
Oct

Varsity loses 3 to Mexia

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Kailyn Partain gives it her all in the Libero position during last week's three-match game against Mexia. The varsity Lady Eagles fought hard against Mexia, but lost all three sets 27-25, 25-14, and 25-22.

Photo by Shae Garcia

Wed
29
Aug

Driskell wins bass tourney

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Pictured are first place winner Bobby Driskell (left) and Gail Cates, who took second place in the Fairfield Lake Tuesday Night Bass Fishing Tournament. Driskell's catch weighed in at 5.51 pounds, while Cates' fish was 4.08 ounces.
Photo by Billy Patterson

Bringing in the first place spot in last week’s Tuesday Night Bass Tournament was Bobby Driskell with a 5.51 pound largemouth bass. Driskell’s son, Easton, also was a winner this week, bringing in a 2.98 pound fish and taking fourth place. Easton is a first grader at Fairfield Elementary School. Gail Cates, of Mexia, took second place with a 4.08 pounder, while Mexia resident Lane Smith took third place with his 3.09 pound fish. Driskell pocketed $108 for his placing and Cates took $72. Only 12 anglers participated

 

Wed
29
Aug

Big T donates to area schools

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Big T’s Buddies Autism Support Network, together with Golden Circle Special Needs Association, donated a total of $25,000 this year to schools in Freestone, Limestone, Navarro, Leon, and Anderson counties to support the education of children with special needs. Freestone Navarro Bi-County Coop members accepted the donation for their Life Skills Classes. Funds are raised at the annual Big T Memorial event, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8 in Fairfield. Schools receiving money include: Blooming Grove, Buffalo, Cayuga, Centerville, Coolidge, Corsicana, Dawson, Elkhart, Fairfield, Frankston, Frost, Groesbeck, Kerens, Leon, Mexia, Mildred, Neches, Normangee, Oakwood, Palestine, Rice, Slocum, Teague, Westwood, and Wortham.

Fri
18
May

Larry Wayne Ritter

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Larry Ritter

Larry Wayne Ritter

December 12, 1945

May 6, 2018

Wed
09
May

Patricia Evans

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Patricia Evans

Patricia Evans

October 14, 1959

April 28, 2018

Wed
09
May

The making of a play

You Don’t Know Me: The Cindy Walker Songbookis one of several musicals appearing recently in our area in this commemorative year that would have been the songwriter’s 100th birthday. Created by Fairfield’s own Jeff Harrison, this show is a beautiful, comprehensive story of Walker’s life and career told through narrative, drama and song. When it was suggested about a year ago by Trinity Star Arts Council that Harrison help produce a tribute to Cindy Walker, it was discovered that there was no existing packaged syndicated show to purchase or lease. No plays about Cindy Walker had been written and published. Director George Boyd suggested Harrison create one himself.

Wed
02
May

Capt. F.B. Lancaster reported dead by War Dept.

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F.B. Lancaster

Published in the May 6, 1943 edition of the Recorder.

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