Mexia Texas

Thu
25
Oct

Varsity loses 3 to Mexia

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

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

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

Larry Ritter

Larry Wayne Ritter

December 12, 1945

May 6, 2018

Wed
09
May

Patricia Evans

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.

F.B. Lancaster

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

Wed
21
Feb

Slain trooper's wife takes a stand for law enforcement officers

On February 12, (standing, left to right) Groesbeck Police Chief Chris Henson and Mexia Police Chief Brian Bell, (sitting, left to right) Kasey Allen, Governor Greg Abbott and Brody Burks met at the Governor's Mansion to discuss future legislature that will support law enforcement statewide.
Courtesy photo

Kasey Allen has been working hard to improve safety for law enforcement agencies statewide since her husband, DPS Trooper Damon Allen, was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving day, November 23, 2017. Allen, along with Mexia Police Chief Brian Bell, Groesbeck Police Chief Chris Henson and McLennan County’s Assistant District Attorney Brody Burks traveled to the Governor’s Mansion on February 12 for a meeting with Governor Abbott to discuss making changes to legislation that could benefit law enforcement officers.

After Trooper Allen was killed, Kasey looked into the case and found that the man charged with capital murder of her husband, Dabrett Black, had been indicted by a grand jury a month prior for aggravated assault against a public servant, and records show other instances in past years including evading arrest after hitting a police cruiser and another assault on a public servant.

Wed
04
Oct

Ada Burleson Conner

Ada Conner

Ada Burleson Conner
February 18, 1934
September 20, 2017

Thu
23
Jun

Mexia host of POW camp during WWII

The choral theater group was comprised of prisoners of war at Camp Mexia.

Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration/Arnold Krammer

Many today don’t remember the German Prisoner of War Camp built between Mexia and Tehuacana on then U.S. 84 during World War II. It was built to accommodate some of the thousands of General Rommel’s elite Afrika Corps who were captured in the Middle East by British and U.S. Forces.
This was probably the best thing that ever happened to these German soldiers, who received possibly the best care they ever seen before. During the German soldiers stay they were very inventive and made their life more bearable, many very talented and their work remained here for many years after the war. It not unusual to see them doing farm work locally as many from the area left for the cities and defense work.

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