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August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County Proposes Lowering Tax Rate

At the Lee County Commissioners’ Court on Monday, the Court accepted a proposed tax rate for next year, that is slightly lower than this year. The 2014 rate was $0.6704/ $100 valuation. The proposed rate for 2015 is $0.6385/$100 valuation. More...

US Representative Michael McCaul Visits With Farm Bureau County Presidents

US Representative Michael McCaul visited with Farm Bureau County Presidents in Bastop last week. Issues discussed were the new Farm Bill, border security, and the ISIS militant organization that has become an international threat. More...

General Stories

One Nation Under Fire

One of life’s great ironies is that on this upcoming Labor Day—a time to celebrate the workers of America— many of them will have to be on the job, while the rest of us play. More...

From the Chef’s Corner

Bacon and Cheese Quiche

My wife enjoys making this recipe for family when we all get together. Paired with a tossed green salad, this full-flavored quiche makes an excellent brunch or lunch. More...

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m.Story Time - Giddings Public Library10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014 More...

Church

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Edgewood Christian Church members, Rickey and Amber Parker, are seen displaying some of the school supplies furnished to local school children as part of the church’s outreach program for LISD More...

Just a Thought.......

Confession time. I clean toilets. And, not just my own. Sometimes I scour those that belong to other people. The worst ever was one that I restored when I volunteered to help some folks fix up an old store to convert it into a thrift shop. More...

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The Lexington Ministerial Alliance hosted a lunch for teachers and supporting staff of Lexington ISD last Tuesday at the First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center. More...

Sports

Eagle Scrimmage Refines

A week’s worth of refinement helps a lot of teams. More...

Eagles Open with Teague

When the Eagles take on the Teague Lions Thursday night at Waco ISD stadium, it will be the first meeting between the schools in football. The teams are from completely different parts of the state. More...

Caldwell Stings Lady Eagles

Lexington and Caldwell played as good a volleyball game as you will ever see in the first game of the three game match last Tuesday, August 19. More...

Over 900 Brave Heat for Fedor Fish Fry

Members of the Fedor Volunteer Fire Department said they sold between 900 and 1000 plates during last Saturday’s Annual Fedor Fish Fry. More...

LPD Chief Arrests Felon Listed as Armed and Dangerous

On Friday, August 22, Lexington Police Chief Yarbrough arrested Lamar Bertrum, 57 years of age, a known felon who was considered armed and dangerous. More...

Several Sentenced to Jail

Several people were sentenced to spend time in jail after being convicted in the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County last Thursday, August 21, with the Honorable Judge Carson Campbell presiding. More...

Police

Sheriff’s Report

August 18, 2014 The Sheriff ’s Office received a call regarding a tan Cadillac SUV that was swerving on CR 226. Deputy Grover located the vehicle parked at a house on CR 227, and the driver was no longer in the vehicle. More...

Lexington Police Report

August 17, 2014 Cpl. Nurse met with a complainant at the Lexington Police Department who reported receiving a fraudulent check after she posted a resume online. After an investigation, it was found the job was actually a check scam. More...

Community News

From the Mayor’s Desk

For our students, summer vacation is officially over. Good for them that they will be in cool air-conditioned classrooms. More...

DPS Reminds Drivers to Watch for Children

As the academic year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses. More...

It is Story Time, Again!

Giddings Public Library is once again hosting Story Time each Wednesday from 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM for children ages 3-6, beginning September 3rd. Come join us, and join in story-telling/story-listening fun, with crafts and activities to boot! More...

School

New Teachers

My name is Vickie Sparks and I will be teaching 5th Grade LA (English/Spelling), and my homeroom Social Studies classes for the coming year. I am from the Abilene, Texas area, and graduated from Hardin Simmons University in 1992. More...

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What a joy it was to welcome back almost one thousand eager and bright students for the 2014-2015 school year. More...

Need to Register To Vote?

Need to register to vote? Want to change an address or name so you can vote in November? No problem. A special trip to the County Clerk’s Office is not necessary. More...

Obituaries

Allen Dale Locklin

May 27, 1954 - August 18, 2014

Allen Locklin was born May 27, 1954 in San Saba, Texas to Samuel Henry and Gladys (Twomey) Locklin. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. Allen worked as a carpenter. He and Jan Fae Salmon were married May 8, 1983 in Milam County. More...

Alton “Bunny” Ray Voight

July 13, 1940 - August 21, 2014

Alton Ray Voight was born on July 13, 1940 in Dime Box, Texas to Frank August Voight and Frieda Alvina (Domann) Voight. He was united in marriage to Lillie Mae Procell on February 2, 1958 at the Paige United Methodist Church in Paige, Texas. More...

 













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