September 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Fighting LCRA’s Pending Well Permits

A public meeting will be held Thursday, September 13 at the American Legion Hall in Bastrop, at 4:30 and at 7 p.m. More...

Vehicle vs. Train Accident Sends Three to Hospital

Three people were taken by ambulance after the car in which they traveled was hit by a Union Pacific train. According to the DPS accident report, Faith Irwin, 25 of Giddings, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox at about 7:35 a.m. More...

Commissioners Lift Burn Ban

Despite the Fire Danger index being at 574, the Commissioners’ Court decided on Monday to lift the County Wide Burn Ban. It was pointed out that this Burn Ban can be reinstated very quickly if the need arises. More...

Special Sections

Police

Lee County Sheriff’s Report

September 3, 2018 A driver with Advanced Hydrocarbon advised that he saw two cows out on FM 141 near CR 119. Deputy Holloway searched the area but was unable to locate the cows. More...

Lexington Police Report

September 3, 2018 Officer Young received a call about a dog running at large in the 1000 blk of Cherry St. Dog was impounded. Owner of dog picked it up later in the evening, and a citation was issued. More...

Community News

In The Garden

Did you know that there are vegetables you can plant now that will only become sweeter and more delicious if they go through a frost?  More...

Lexington’s Past Reported

September 8, 1858— Houston Weekly Telegraph: A traveler from Erath county passed through Washington, Burleson, Williamson and Milam counties and was surprised to find the wheat crop a near failure with no more than five bushels per acre the ave More...

Chef's Corner

Fried Okra

Even non-okra eaters will like this dish. It is also a hit as an appetizer when accompanied with a dip of Picante Sauce or Garlic Dressing.  2 lbs. Small, tender okra ¾ cup cornmeal 1 cup flour 1 ½ tsp. Baking powder ¼ tsp. More...

School

From the Superintendent

We are so excited that the employees at LISD got their first paychecks of the year this week. More...

Sports

Lexington Takes Troy Late

Lexington overcame early misfortunes to defeat the Troy Trojans with fourth quarter domination to win 49-28. The game was tied moving into the fourth quarter. The Eagles posted three TDs while shutting out the Trojans. More...

Eagles Face State Champs

The Lexington pre-district competition takes a step up this week as the Eagles face defending state champion Rockdale Thursday night in Taylor. The Eagles hung a 35-7 defeat on the Tigers last year. More...

Lady Eagles Drop District Opener

The Lady Eagle volleyball team lost their District 19-3A opener to the Lady Trojans of Troy. It took five sets to decide the match. The sets scores were: 18-25, 25-18, 25-20, 12-25, 16-18. (Lexington scores first). More...

City Council Considers Raising Electric and Water Rates

The Lexington City Council will meet in regular session Wednesday, September 12, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Woodson Community Building on Rockdale Street. More...

Stabbing Victim Pronounced Dead

On September 6, 2018 at about 6:30 p.m., a man called the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, advising that he received a phone call from his daughter who told him his son was being attacked by three subjects. More...

Eagles Play Thursday

Eagle football games are scheduled a little differently this week. The MS and JV games will be played on Wednesday night at home. The varsity game will be played on Thursday in Taylor against Rockdale. More...

Word Wrangler Happens this Week

The 13th Annual Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival happens this week at the Giddings Library, on Friday and Saturday. More...

Photo

Chad Newkirk, son of Frank and Nancy Newkirk of Lexington, is seen with his wife, Aree, and children, Pace and Evangeline, all from Eagle River Alaska. More...

General Stories

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

On Saturday, September 8, shortly before 8 a.m., Officer Landis Lehmann with the Giddings Police Department responded to 1790 W. Austin, Travel Plaza, for the recovery of a stolen vehicle. More...

Reported Kidnapping Turns into Marital Spat

On September 3, the Lee County Sheriff ’s Office received a call from a female subject who was yelling into the phone, stating she jumped out of an 18 wheeler because she was kidnapped. More...

Traci Ricketson to Serve as President-Elect

Lexington ISD Health and Science teacher Traci Ricketson was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Health Occupations Association, Inc. (THOA) for the coming school year, 2018-2019. More...

Community Calendar - Free Access

Community Calendar

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8-9 a.m. Story Time - Giddings Public Library 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.   More...

Church

Camp Tejas Family Fun Day a Great Success

Family Fun Day at Tejas on September 9th was a day of free fun for the entire community! 218 individuals from the surrounding cities joined a wet but wonderful afternoon filled with zip lining, swimming, rock climbing and a complimentary BBQ dinner. More...

The Journey of Life

How many times a week do you say, “I can’t remember” or “I forgot?” It seems that early on in our lives, we forgot to bring our homework to school or forgot someone’s birthday. More...

Who is This That Darkens Counsel?

The book of Job finds the main character, God, teaching a majestic doctrinal truth about His worthiness. Job will learn that the Creator is worthy of reverence, worship, and awe because of who He is, regardless of what He does or does not do. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harry Herman Eschberger

Funeral services for Harry Eschberger, 83, of Paige, Texas were held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Lee Eschberger officiating. More...

Karl Edward Barnikow, Sr.

Karl Edward Barnikow Sr., 75, residing in Round Rock, TX went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:23am.  Karl was born in Bay City, Michigan on September 1, 1942, to the late Bill and Hattie Barnikow. More...


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