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Actually you need to add a bit of an "r" sound in the pronunciation - Muh hay air. 07:22, 12 September 2006 (UTC) lala

i find it funny that Mexia, if prounounced correctly in spanish would be very close to Mejilla (or cheek). clsours ¡Æ! 19:42, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Since pronunciation respellings tend to get a bit garbled, I just wanted to confirm its ma-HEY-a and not ma-HIGH-a. ("HAY" could potentially mean either.) kwami (talk) 05:31, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Anna Nicole[edit]

It was recently revealed that Anna was born in Houston, not Mexia. (See Anna Nicole Smith and Talk:Anna Nicole Smith.) Unless we can confirm that she moved to Mexia later, that information should be removed.Jeztah 01:36, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

I disagree. She lived in Mexia at one point, and I've read several stories about its citizens not being proud of her. Cindy Walker's article shows she was born in Mart, Texas. Birth isn't a requirement for inclusion as a resident. See Long Branch, New Jersey. --DavidShankBone 18:08, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
Good point. Withdrawn.Jeztah 15:26, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
fyi, the link to the Houston Chronicle article leads to a 404 article not found. 19:57, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Different Citation or Editing Needed[edit]

It is interesting that this section in the article "Carl Baker, 19; Anthony Freeman, 18; and Steven Booker, 19; drowned after a boat used to transport them across the lake, which was also occupied by three officers, capsized less than 100 feet from shore. Initial reports were that the three men had been handcuffed but those reports were unfounded.[5]" takes the reader to a 1982 article in the NY Times, pasted below. Nowhere in that article does it say that the speculation about the drowning victims having been handcuffed was unfounded. I don't know, but I've read for years that they were handcuffed, and for years that those reports were "unfounded" but with nothing more to refute the charges than the article cited here. I think something more along the lines of "Initial reports were that the three men had been handcuffed, but controversy continues into the present on the veracity of these reports," would be more appropriate, unless a verifiable source can be named to refute the "initial reports"..

The Times article:

An all-white jury today acquitted three former Limestone County officers in the drownings of three black teen-agers who were in custody when a boat capsized on a Texas lake.

Kenny Elliott, a deputy, Kenneth Archie, a reserve deputy, and David Drummond, a probation officer, were found not guilty of criminally negligent homicide.

All three men had been suspended from their jobs pending resolution of the case.

The youths were arrested June 19, 1981, for investigation of marijuana possession at a celebration of Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 when Texas slaves heard they were free. The boat capsized about 80 feet from shore as the officers were trying to ferry the youths across Lake Mexia.

Carl Baker, 19 years old; Steven Booker, 19, and Anthony Freeman, 18, drowned. Mr. Elliott and Mr. Drummond, who are white, swam to shore. Mr. Archie, a black, was rescued. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:12, 23 May 2010 (UTC)