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April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Community News

FOREST GROVE NEWS

It seems "Old Man Winter" wants us to know he is still around as we begin a week of rather chilly temperatures and a hefty north wind. Hope all of you readers are well and keeping warm until our spring days come again. More...

Free Christian Women's Conference April 18 in Caldwell

First Assembly of God Church in Caldwell, Texas will be hosting a free, one-day Christian Women's Conference on Saturday, April18, 2009 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. More...

Congratulations Mae!

If you are over 90 years old or know someone who is and lives in or near the Lexington Community, bring us a picture so we can include it in an upcoming issue of the Leader! More...

From the Chef's Corner

Orange-Cranberry Glazed Pork Tenderloin

My wife and I enjoy entertaining friends with an evening of cooking a special dinner Appetizers and a little vino jump starts the evening. A favorite and "never fail" entre is pork tenderloin. More...

Chaste Lilac

Q. A while back you wrote about a tree known as a Texas Lilac. Do you remember what the tree was and where I might find one? A. The Vitex, Chaste tree or Texas Lilac is a large shrub that has purple or white flower spikes in the summer. More...

Yaupon Managment Techniques

The Post Oak Savannah Ecoregion in Texas extends from the Red River in Northeast Texas to Victoria. Early settlers described this ecoregion as being dominated by waist high grasses with trees scattered throughout. More...

Holt Graduates from Basic Training

Private Travis Holt of Lexington TX graduated from US Army Basic Combat Training in Ft. Sill Oklahoma on March 23, 2009. Travis is the son of Chuck and Donna Holt of Lexington. Private Holt is currently assigned to the 434 Artillery Brigade at Ft. More...

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month

213 Children Died in Fiscal Year 2008 Due to Abuse

Governor Rick Perry proclaims April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, saying "Every responsible person will agree that one abused child is too many. More...

The Easter Bunny at the Tanglewood Baptist Church's Community Easter Egg Hunt

Veronica Richardson, seen on the left, is the daughter of Phil and Gloria Richardson. Ashley Johnson, on the right, is the daughter of Michelle and Jimmy Johnson. More...

Ducks Unlimited Schedules Fourth Annual Duck Jam Music Festival

Ducks Unlimited will host its fourth annual Ducks Unlimited/ Budweiser Duck Jam in Aggieland at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25 at Wolf Pen Creek amphitheatre in College Station, Texas. More...

Sen Hutchison Introduces Amendments to Provide Tax Relief to American Families

Would Make State Sales Tax Deduction Permanent & Ban the Marriage Penalty

As part of the Senate's debate on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Budget, U.S. Sen. More...

Giddings Library News Corner

A very popular section at the Giddings Public Library is the large print section. Grace by Richard Paul Evans is the story of a young run away girl and the boy who hides her. More...

Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson

Teaching Children To Read Is Greatest Priority

QUESTION: Schools are asked to accomplish many things on behalf of our kids today. They are even expected to teach them how to have sex without spreading disease. What part of the curriculum would you give the most priority? DR. More...

Grandma's Brag

Keagan & Kensley Green

Keagan and Kensley are children of Jake and Amber Green of Weatherford, Texas. Grandparents are Rick & Rebecca Green of Lexington and Troy and Kim Leslie of Benbrook, Texas. Great Grandparents are Charlotte Hooper & L.G. Hooper of Lexington. More...

Plan B

Sometimes life changes unexpectedly. Plans that have been laid out for years can suddenly take an abrupt left. Creative people look at these changes and simply say, "Okay. More...

Photo

More Wildflowers from the Lee County Area. Send Your Wildflower Pictures to: editor@lexingtonleader.com More...

A Bluebonnet By Any Other Name?

Davy Crockett once famously said that Texas is "the garden spot of the world." If there's one icon that helps Texas live up to Mr. Crockett's compliment, it's our state flower, the bluebonnet. More...














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