Founded in the 1800’s and named after General Jose Mexia, who served in the Texas Revolution, Mexia once boasted a population of more than 30,000 citizens thanks to the Oil Boom of the 1920’s. Today, Mexia is a town of about 8,000 residents and offers the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere of small-town America with convenient access to larger metropolitan cities like Waco, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin and Houston.
Located in the heart of Mexia, Parkview Regional Hospital is a 58-bed acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of Limestone County and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of serves including: a Level IV Trauma Designated ER; general and specialty surgery, including spine surgery and cartilage transplant surgery; outpatient imaging; an inpatient senior care unit; full service laboratory and more.
Parkview Regional Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned Chest Pain Center accreditation through the Society of Cardiovascular Care, the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology. The hospital offers patients access to state-of-the-art technology including: 1.5 tesla MRI, 3D/4D ultrasound and digital mammography.
Located at the north end of Limestone County, Mexia offers abundant natural beauty with rolling pastures and many lakes and rivers nearby. History lovers will appreciate the rich history of Historic Fort Parker, the site of a legendary battle between the Comanche Indians and settlers in the area.
Mexia Independent School District serves the K-12 education needs for the city, while Mexia is also home to a satellite campus of Navarro College for post-high school education. Additionally, a number of high quality preschools have been established to prepare the community’s youngest population for school.
Being the economic center of the region, Mexia is home to a number of retail chain stores and restaurants, as well as quaint specialty shops and eateries.
With Ft. Parker State Park, the Confederate Reunion Grounds, Lake Mexia and Lake Limestone all nearby, as well as other lakes, rivers and parks, there are plenty of recreational activities for the whole family. Fishing, boating, hunting, walking, basketball, tennis, football, swimming, camping and golf are just a sampling of what visitors can enjoy. Additionally, a number of festivals and annual events provide even more entertainment, like the Mexia Rodeo, which has been named Rodeo of the Year eight times; Boomin’ on the 4th Independence Day Celebration and Skyfire; Mistletoe, Music and Magic Holiday Market; and Boomtown Days Car Show and Festival.
Additionally, Mexia is located within a comfortable drive to all of the social, recreational and cultural experiences available in Waco, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Bryan/College Station, Austin and Houston.