Spectators look on as this cowboy tries to stay onboard the back of this wild bronc Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This young lady overcame a minor setback as her horse slipped down on the first barrel, but she recovered to make a nice run during the junior barrel race Saturday., Clown entertainer Coty Cooper kept the crowd thoroughly entertained in the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce rodeo Saturday evening., The stands were packed with fans Saturday, the last night of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This little lady was decked out in style Saturday evening at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , Sometimes a rodeo clown has to multi-task, but this is one of the easier chores he’d endure during the finale of the Mexia Rodeo., These young ladies found a good spot to hang out and catch some of the mutton bustin’ action Saturday evening at the Mexia Rodeo., Sometimes the best way is to close your eyes and hang on for dear life, as this youngster does in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This cowboy had a hat full of glitter he let fly during his ride Saturday night at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This cowboy literally had the “steer by the horns” Saturday evening during the steer wrestling event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., Mexia rodeo ring announcer T.C. Long, right, had Harald Agalii, center, of Sweden, start Saturday night’s event with a big Texas “yee-haw”!, Wes Zapien, right, was all decked out in chaps, cowboy hat and sunglasses as he waits his turn in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening., Roping’s not all about the cowboys. This cowgirl has seems to be a pro as she lassoes this calf during the breakaway roping event at Saturday evening’s Mexia Rodeo., This young rodeo fan braved the brief rain shower that fell down from the clouds Saturday evening at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , This cowboy indicates “that’s how it’s done” after he finished securing this calf during Saturday night’s event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The 86th Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo came to a close Saturday evening. The fans packed the stands as they enjoyed the final night of competition and entertainment. Some of the guests in attendance came all the way from Sweden to see what we call “... + continue reading
Entrants in Lake Mexia’s Let Freedom Ring Boat Parade appear to be having a grand time on the water at a previous year’s event.
Friday, June 24, 2016
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By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Boat owners looking for a fun event to show off their craft and design skills will have the perfect venue next weekend. The annual Let Freedom Ring Boat Parade is happening on Saturday, July 2, at the Lake Mexia Marina. All area boat owners are invited to enter... + continue reading
Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford
Friday, June 24, 2016
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Wortham Junior High cheerleaders for the 2016-17 school year have been chosen. They are, l-r, back row: Spring Hogan, Reagan Stuver, Jayden Stapleton, Jorianna Mata and Kenlie Stuver; front row: Larame Stapleton and Mika-Lyn Gargis. + continue reading
A bronc rider hangs on for dear life Thursday at the Mexia city rodeo arena on opening day of the Chamber Rodeo. , Coty Cooper, “The original Hobo Clown,” kept fans laughing Thursday evening., The 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo kicked off Thursday evening with the presentation of “Old Glory.” , Young Jace Long decided to take a little snooze in the arms of his meme, Debbie Musgrove, prior to the start of the rodeo., The Mizell boys, Mayes and Myles, were decked out in cowboy attire to watch the great rodeo action Thursday evening., This little fella tries to end his ride with no hands in the youth mutton bustin’ event held Thursday evening., Sydney Yates rode the mechanical bull like a boss at the 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., Buffalo native Wyatt Looney gets the rodeo clowns to sign his shirt before the start of the 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
Friday, June 24, 2016
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo got underway Thursday evening as cowboys and cowgirls from across the state gathered to compete in events from barrel racing to bronc riding at the city’s rodeo grounds. Kids events began with mutton... + continue reading
While they have served their purpose for many years, the old wood scoreboards at the Mexia youth baseball fields are being replaced with electronic scoreboards., The Mexia Baseball/Softball Association recently installed a brand new electronic scoreboard on Field 1 at Mexia City Park, replacing the old wooden one.
Friday, June 24, 2016
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By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports A new scoreboard has been installed at Field No. 1 in Mexia City Park, a second new scoreboard is on its way, both replacing old wooden scoreboards that have been used for years. The baseball fields are used by the Mexia Baseball/Softball Association and... + continue reading
Spectators look on as this cowboy tries to stay onboard the back of this wild bronc Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This young lady overcame a minor setback as her horse slipped down on the first barrel, but she recovered to make a nice run during the junior barrel race Saturday., Clown entertainer Coty Cooper kept the crowd thoroughly entertained in the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce rodeo Saturday evening., The stands were packed with fans Saturday, the last night of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This little lady was decked out in style Saturday evening at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , Sometimes a rodeo clown has to multi-task, but this is one of the easier chores he’d endure during the finale of the Mexia Rodeo., These young ladies found a good spot to hang out and catch some of the mutton bustin’ action Saturday evening at the Mexia Rodeo., Sometimes the best way is to close your eyes and hang on for dear life, as this youngster does in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This cowboy had a hat full of glitter he let fly during his ride Saturday night at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This cowboy literally had the “steer by the horns” Saturday evening during the steer wrestling event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., Mexia rodeo ring announcer T.C. Long, right, had Harald Agalii, center, of Sweden, start Saturday night’s event with a big Texas “yee-haw”!, Wes Zapien, right, was all decked out in chaps, cowboy hat and sunglasses as he waits his turn in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening., Roping’s not all about the cowboys. This cowgirl has seems to be a pro as she lassoes this calf during the breakaway roping event at Saturday evening’s Mexia Rodeo., This young rodeo fan braved the brief rain shower that fell down from the clouds Saturday evening at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , This cowboy indicates “that’s how it’s done” after he finished securing this calf during Saturday night’s event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
Entrants in Lake Mexia’s Let Freedom Ring Boat Parade appear to be having a grand time on the water at a previous year’s event.
Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford
A bronc rider hangs on for dear life Thursday at the Mexia city rodeo arena on opening day of the Chamber Rodeo. , Coty Cooper, “The original Hobo Clown,” kept fans laughing Thursday evening., The 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo kicked off Thursday evening with the presentation of “Old Glory.” , Young Jace Long decided to take a little snooze in the arms of his meme, Debbie Musgrove, prior to the start of the rodeo., The Mizell boys, Mayes and Myles, were decked out in cowboy attire to watch the great rodeo action Thursday evening., This little fella tries to end his ride with no hands in the youth mutton bustin’ event held Thursday evening., Sydney Yates rode the mechanical bull like a boss at the 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., Buffalo native Wyatt Looney gets the rodeo clowns to sign his shirt before the start of the 86th annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
While they have served their purpose for many years, the old wood scoreboards at the Mexia youth baseball fields are being replaced with electronic scoreboards., The Mexia Baseball/Softball Association recently installed a brand new electronic scoreboard on Field 1 at Mexia City Park, replacing the old wooden one.

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Friday, 06/24/16
By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Those who want to weigh in on the county’s intention to install stop signs at the intersection of LCR 368 and LCR 374 may do so at a public hearing in commissioners court on Tuesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Before the hearing, though, is the commissioners’ regular... + continue reading
Friday, 06/24/16
For those who say there's never anything going on around here, here's a list of events, all being held today, Saturday, June 25. Saturday, June 25 The 86th annual Mexia Rodeo, a UPRA/CPRA-sanctioned event, wraps up today at the city arena on Shiloh Road, with gates open at 6 p.m. There is $15,000... + continue reading

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Attendees at the Mexia Lions Club’s Red, White and Blue Car Show, like these from last year’s event, will have the area around the intersection of Commerce and McKinney to wander around.
Wednesday, 06/22/16
By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer Downtown Mexia on July 4 will be filled with beautiful, shiny cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors, as the Mexia Lions Club puts on its annual Red, White and Blue Car Show. Admission is free, and attendees may roam the area around the intersection of... + continue reading
Jalyn Pedroza
Wednesday, 06/22/16
Mexia News Staff Report Coolidge High School’s Jalyn Pedroza will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., at the end of June. Jalyn is the son of Sammy Pedroza and René Watson; his grandparents are Jerry and Sandi Park, of Belton, and Simone and... + continue reading
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Wednesday, 06/22/16
Mexia High School graduates, l-r, Elizabeth Sanchez, Micah Rogers, Andrea Gonzalez, Darius Dorsey, Case Adair, Jossie Palacios, Cody Baker and Jimmy Owens were awarded scholarships from the Woman’s Friday Club Academic Scholarship program. + continue reading

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Spectators look on as this cowboy tries to stay onboard the back of this wild bronc Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This young lady overcame a minor setback as her horse slipped down on the first barrel, but she recovered to make a nice run during the junior barrel race Saturday., Clown entertainer Coty Cooper kept the crowd thoroughly entertained in the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce rodeo Saturday evening., The stands were packed with fans Saturday, the last night of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This little lady was decked out in style Saturday evening at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , Sometimes a rodeo clown has to multi-task, but this is one of the easier chores he’d endure during the finale of the Mexia Rodeo., These young ladies found a good spot to hang out and catch some of the mutton bustin’ action Saturday evening at the Mexia Rodeo., Sometimes the best way is to close your eyes and hang on for dear life, as this youngster does in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo., This cowboy had a hat full of glitter he let fly during his ride Saturday night at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., This cowboy literally had the “steer by the horns” Saturday evening during the steer wrestling event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo., Mexia rodeo ring announcer T.C. Long, right, had Harald Agalii, center, of Sweden, start Saturday night’s event with a big Texas “yee-haw”!, Wes Zapien, right, was all decked out in chaps, cowboy hat and sunglasses as he waits his turn in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening., Roping’s not all about the cowboys. This cowgirl has seems to be a pro as she lassoes this calf during the breakaway roping event at Saturday evening’s Mexia Rodeo., This young rodeo fan braved the brief rain shower that fell down from the clouds Saturday evening at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. , This cowboy indicates “that’s how it’s done” after he finished securing this calf during Saturday night’s event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
Monday, 06/27/16
By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The 86th Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo came to a close Saturday evening. The fans packed the stands as they enjoyed the final night of competition and... + continue reading

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Wednesday, 03/23/16
(Editor’s note: Here is a nice letter from a Trout Clinic supporter, reprinted with permission.) To: Mexia Bass Club Attn: Ron Talbot Ron: Congratulations on your successful trout clinic this... + continue reading