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April 16, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society Desperately Needs Help

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (BEHS) is a non-profit, horse rescue organization that works in Texas and Arkansas with law enforcement officers to investigate reports of neglect of horses, donkeys and mules. More...

Buy a Burger, Support the Log Cabins

In 2004 the Board of Directors of the Lexington Log Cabins and Heritage Center took a leap of faith by building a much needed heritage center. They secured grants to fund a large percentage of this building and a loan for the remaining $20,000. More...

Fighting for Texas Taxpayers

This year, the Democratic-led Congress has spent without reservation: $786 billion on a Stimulus bill with many provisions that will not actually curb the economic downturn; $1 trillion on an Omnibus Appropriations bill that will only fund governme More...

The Unspoken Abuse: Neglect

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), in 2008, 213 children died in Texas from abuse or neglect at the hands of their parents, guardians or caregivers. Neglect is the most frequent form of child abuse. More...

Representative Kleinschmidt Honors an Honorary Texan

On March 25th Rep. Kleinschmidt honored Deputy Mayor of Culture and Tourism, Cedric Cirasa from Villefranche- Sur-Mer, France as an honorary Texan by passing a House Resolution. Rep. More...

Sales of Yamaha's Rhino ATVs Suspended

440 Texans were killed in ATV accidents over 5 year period

Late last month, Yamaha announced it would suspend sales of three different models of its popular Rhino off-road all terrain vehicles and address safety concerns with the more than 140,000 vehicles sold since 2003. More...

Dear Editor

Dear Editor: Last Friday (Good Friday), I went to the courthouse to see the agenda for the next commissioners' court meeting. I noticed that item number 7 contained an important issue about repealing the $12,000 exemption for homeowners. More...

Giddings' Spring Fling Art, Craft Show

The Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the Spring Fling Arts & Crafts and Downtown Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, April 25 in Downtown Giddings. More...

DPS Appeals Tx Driver License Ruling

Last week the Texas Department of Public Safety appealed a ruling by a state district judge ordering DPS to issue driver licenses to temporary visitors and noncitizens who do not meet current DPS identification requirements. More...

Lexington Garden Club 2009 Clean Up

Every year members of the Lexington Garden Club spend a weekend or two cleaning up the plants and flowers on the square in preparation for Homecoming. More...

Photo

Pictured above are representatives from KST Electric and Albright Insulation, who won the recent give-away fundraiser for the Northwest Lee County Youth Supporters. More...

DPS Hosts Class on Identifying Exploited Children

Identifying a child who may have been abducted or abused can be difficult for law enforcement officers who don't know what to look for, so the Texas Department of Public Safety is hosting the first-ever class that will teach officers how to recogni More...

TFB Members to Help Guide State Highway Planning

Several members of the state's largest farm organization will assist in the planning of future state highway projects following their selection to serve on the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) segment committees for the I-35 and I-69 high More...

Drought Increases Threat of Wildfires Across Texas

As severe drought conditions continue to scorch pasture lands and deplete water supplies across Texas, the Prescribed Burning Board, established within the Texas Department of Agriculture, recently created new licensing categories that allow more i More...














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