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April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Community News

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

We all always enjoy the Clasic Car Show each year. These pictures are from 2005. This year's Car Show contact is Johnny McHenry. More...

Lexington Log Cabins and Heritage Center Welcomes Visitors and Members

The purpose of the Lexington Log Cabins and Heritage Center, Inc. is to represent the life of the early settlers of northern Lee County, paying particular attention to the rural life. More...

Kids Always Have Fun At Homecoming

Make plans to bring your children and spend the day Saturday at the many events designed just for them. These pictures were taken at Homecoming last year. More...

13 th Annual CarShow

As always, the Car Show will run in conjunction with the 44th Lexington Homecoming on Saturday, May 2. This year the show should be bigger and better than ever. There will be more cars, prizes, trophies than ever before! More...

Washer and Horseshoe Pitchin'

Old Fashioned Fun for the Whole Family

Homecoming is upon us once again. We have been making preparations for the upcoming festivities for the past several months, and now are just weeks away from the big event. More...

The Art Show

Don't miss the Art Show put on by the Chamber of Commerce in the "old bank building" on the square. It features local artists and craftsmen. Contact Nancy Perry if you have art to display. More...

Myrtle Loree Rodgers Locklin

Myrtle Loree Rodgers was born in a dog-trot style home to Lula Maud Smith Rodgers and Joseph Sorrell Rodgers in 1916. Their home was in the Phears community, about six miles North of Lexington. Her mother was born around Galveston. More...

From the Chef's Corner

Hot Mexican Chicken Salad

My wife is always looking for different salad dishes. Here is a tasty recipe just perfect for those Cinco de Mayo celebrations next month. Hot Mexican Chicken Salad 5 cups chopped cook chicken 2 cups (8 oz. More...

Enjoy an Evening of Art & Music

On Saturday, May 9 from 6:00- 9:00 pm, visit historic downtown to experience Elgin Art Walk, a community event that showcases the remarkable talents of local and regional artists. More...

Earth Day Every Day:

We All Share One Planet

Earth Day, April 22, brings with it a stark reminder of the importance of protecting our environment and natural resources. Not just on one day of the year, but everyday. More...

Managing Native Vegetation for Deer Forage

One of the most common questions biologist hear is, what do I need to plant for deer? More...

Relay for Life of Rockdale

The Relay For Life of Rockdale is set for 6 p.m. Friday, April 24 at Tiger Field in Rockdale, according to event chair Trina Edwards. More...

Engagement Announcement

Jenke - Horne

Eugene and Eleanor Jenke of Lexington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Ann Jenke, to Michael Thomas Horne, son of Charles and Ruth Horne of Houston. More...

Wildlife Alliance For Youth

Region III Wildlife Contest Held

Patrick Davis, a student at Klein Oak High School and a member of the Klein Oak FFA chapter was high point individual in the FFA division at the Region III Wildlife Contest held April 14, at the Texas A&M Riverside Campus located at College Station More...

Giddings Library News Corner

Many Giddings Public Library patrons check out spoken word CD's of the latest books because they listen to them when walking, driving, etc. More...

Last Year's Homecoming Parade Fun

Class of 1973 had a colorful float in the parade. Where did those colors come from? ( Ha ) More...

Two Great Nights of Homecoming Rodeo Fun

For the first time, the Lexington Homecoming Rodeo has split the youth and open rodeo events into two nights. All events will be held at the Memorial American Legion Rodeo Arena in Lexington on Friday and Saturday the first weekend in May. More...

Tours of the Log Cabins

Tours of the Lexington Log Cabins are conducted every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Special tours or groups can be accommodated on other days by contacting a member of the board of directors or by calling 979-773-2194. More...

Homecoming Parade

With Homecoming just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about getting your parade entry ready. This year's 44th Annual Lexington Homecoming Parade promises to be bigger and better than ever. Lucy Torn is the Parade Coordinator. More...

Fifth Annual Rotary 5 K Fun Run/Walk

The Lexington Rotary Club will have their 5th annual FUN RUN/ WALK "Run For Rotary" on Saturday, May 2, 2008. Registration will begin at 7:30 with the run/walk starting at 8 a.m. The run/walk will begin at the First Christian Church. More...

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Everyone enjoys the BBQ Cook Off. This year Kevin Allen is your contact. More...

This is a list of the Chamber committee chairmen for the 2009 Homecoming Events.

Kerry Bexley - Golf Nancy Perry - Art Show Lucy Torn - Parade Sharon Tucker - Sr. Citizens Cherry Stover - Sr. More...

Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson

Leadership & Structure

QUESTION: What immediate changes would you make in junior and senior high schools to improve the learning environment? DR. DOBSON: Most importantly, we must make schools safer for students and teachers. More...

Grandma's Brag

Mia Barnikow

Delighted parents are Joe and Betty Barnikow of Laredo. Maternal grandma is Juanna Sepeda of Torrean, Mexico. Paternal grandparents are Lori and Karl Barnikow of Lexington. More...

From the Archives

Q. I would like to build some garden beds with either railroad timbers or treated wood but I don't know if they are safe for vegetable gardening? A. More...

Lovable Lunatics

It's in the genes, I guess. I'm raising a bunch of lunatics. It's not surprising, though, because I understand their ravings, which means that I must be touched in the head as well. More...

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This beautiful garden belongs to Beverly McMurrey of Lexington. Send Your Flower or Wildflower Pictures to the Leader. www..llexiingtonlleader..co m More...

Domestic Resources For Energy Independence

Over the past year, we have seen gas prices spike to record levels followed by the deepest economic downturn in a generation. These events illustrate how our energy priorities and economic challenges are tightly intertwined. More...

U.S.S. Columbus Reunion

Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present, if you would like to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones, please contac More...

ACOUSTICS / COUNTRY BLUEGRASS SHOW

The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center will host an Acoustics/Country Bluegrass Show on Saturday, May 2nd from 4-8 p.m. in the Sanford Schmid Amphitheater. This event will feature local talent including Michael Stroup. More...

 













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