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TxDOT closes a portion of FM 39

Farm-to-Market Road 39, just north of County Road 854 near Groesbeck is closed due to road damage, according to a TxDOT press release. TxDOT performed a full road closure on FM 39 in Limestone County on Nov. 26. A detour is in place and will direct motorists to utilize State Highway 164 and FM 80. The closure and repairs will be in place indefinitely to ensure the traveling public’s safety. An update will be sent once the roadway reopens. TxDOT encourages motorists to slow down, eliminate distractions and pay attention in work and school zones. The portion of FM 39 that was damaged does not include the nearby bridge or approaches, according to Jake Smith, a TxDOT spokesperson. “There was some longitudinal cracking along the edge of the roadway that washed out due to the rainfall in the area. From the beginning of the washout, TxDOT has been actively working to repair FM 39 every day to ensure it is safe for travel once reopened,” Smith said. TxDOT will provide an update on a possible reopening date when available.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, TX
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Some economic development on the way

Mexia City Council approved a $150,000 loan proposed by the Mexia Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, for a company that plans to bring in a Burkes Outlet Store. The council met in a special- called meeting to meet a deadline imposed by the developer, Klement Texas Ltd., according to Jeff Looney, MEDC interim executive director. “[Burkes] is planning on moving in and starting construction to be ready for spring,” Looney said. Burkes is like a smaller version of Bealls, which was formerly at the new Burkes location, Councilmember Butch Newhouse said. “Pricing is perfect in this area.,” Newhouse said. “I think it’s...
MEXIA, TX
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G7, EU agree oil price cap to reduce Russia war funding

The G7 and EU on Friday agreed a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil in an attempt to deny the Kremlin of war resources, as President Vladimir Putin said more strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure were "inevitable". "The G7 and Australia... reached consensus on a maximum price of 60 US dollars per barrel for seaborne Russian origin crude oil in line with" the European Union, the G7 said in a statement.
WASHINGTON STATE
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Blackcat soccer team opens at No. 5 in state

Mexia boys soccer coach T.J. Sadler figured his team might get some recognition this preseason after advancing to the regional semifinals last year. But even Sadler was a little surprised at where his team was ranked. After last season, the Blackcats were No. 10 in the state. With virtually the entire team returning this year, the UIL poll has Mexia ranked No. 5 among Class 4A boys. They are the top-ranked team in the Central Texas region. The rankings, which came out last week, caused a stir in the Mexia soccer program and will provide some motivation as the Blackcats begin practicing next...
MEXIA, TX

Prosper, December 03 High School 🏈 Game Notice

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PROSPER, TX

Virginia Beach, December 03 High School 🏈 Game Notice

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA