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Five Youth in Vehicle Rollover

Four area teenagers and a man from Georgetown were involved in a one-vehicle rollover accident that occurred Sunday, June 7 at 8:44 p.m. More...

Lexington Man and Five Others Sentenced in District Court

Six people were found guilty of crimes ranging from possession of cocaine to failure to stop and render assistance in the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County on Thursday, June 4, 2009. More...

General Stories

From the Mayor's Desk

You may have noticed that we have removed several dead trees and limbs from the Lexington City Park. While we have left a few stumps in the ground, those will be removed within the next few weeks. More...

Water Pumping Again

City employee, Brian Flowers (far right), and his helpers installed a new water pump last week to replace the pump that broke suddenly on June 1. More...

Lee County Farmers Eligible for FSA Emergency Loans

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has established two emergency designations that affect farmers in the Lee County area. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 10 Story Time @ Giddings Public Library - 10:30 - 11 a.m. American Legion Coffee - 9 a.m. Vacation Bible School @ First Baptist Church, Lex - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lexington City Council - 5 p.m. More...

Church

Church Briefs

St. James Lutheran Church Dive In! Vacation Bible School St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington will host Vacation Bible School June 15 through June 19 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. More...

Forest Grove News

Forest Grove has completed and enjoyed another year of Vacation Bible School. Around 35 pre-school and elementary children enjoyed the week. The children enjoyed a very special guest this year. More...

School

Blinn Seeks Hall of Honor Nominations

The Blinn College Ex-Students Association is seeking nominations for its seventh annual Hall of Honor awards. The Association honors alumni and others who have contributed to their communities. More...

Texas Tech University Student, Bastrop High School Senior Earn $5,000 Scholarships

The Texas Hospitality Association (THA) today announced that a Texas Tech University student and a senior at Bastrop High School in central Texas have designed the winning posters as part of THA's campaign to fight underage drinking and to promote More...

Lexington Elementary School Supply List 2009-2010 School Year

PPCD 1 box Baby wipes (used for art clean-up) 1 box Jumbo colors 2 boxes Kleenex 1 box Ziploc bags (gallon size) Diapers and wipes (if needed) 1 Change of clothes (in case of accident - please label with child's name) More...

Obituaries

Mineola Ford Currey Devine

May 26, 1923 - June 6, 2009

Born Minnie Ola Ford to Major Thomas and Minnie Griffin Ford, she grew up in Lexington, lived in Forest Grove Community, Rockdale, and for the last 25 years in Grand Prairie, Texas. Mineola taught school in Cameron and Grand Prairie. More...

Prince Louie Labuen

October 19, 1987 - June 2, 2009

Prince Louie Labuen was born October 19, 1987 in the Philippines to Fernando and Marie Teresa Flores Hernandez Escarlan. He has lived the past four years in Rockdale and worked as a laborer for Bechtel Power Corporation. More...

Annie Mae Merritt

February 25, 1946 - June 5, 2009

Annie Mae Merritt was born on February 25, 1946 in Hoboken, Georgia to John and Irene (Altman) Merritt. She worked for several years for Brownwood Manufacturing and also worked as a Certified Nurse's Aid. More...

Three Local Families Recognized by Ag Commissioner

Three Lexington families were recognized by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and the Texas Department of Agriculture last Thursday afternoon at the 34th annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony.The families of William H. Dowdy, Jr. More...

GOP Selects Kleinschmidt as Freshman of the Year

The House of Representative's Republican Caucus named Representative Tim Kleinschmidt as the Freshman of the Year. This prestigious honor culminates 150 days of service to both the constituents of District 17 and to the people of State of Texas. More...

House Movers Move On

The C. W. Hales Moving Company located on Hwy. 290 just east of Giddings moved their last house Tuesday, June 2. The home was a 16' x 40' cabin owned by Donald and Karen Boriak of Fedor and it was being moved to Mike Kennedy's land in Paige. More...

Police

Sheriff 's Report

June 1, 2009 An anonymous caller reported that there were several dogs at a residence on CR 123 that were chained to the fence and unable to get to their food or water. Deputy Lapham investigated the complaint and spoke to the owner of the dogs. More...

Lexington Police Report

The Lexington Police Department reminds everyone the water restrictions are still in effect. More...

Giddings Police Report

June 1, 2009 On Monday at approximately 11:46 a.m., Officer Joseph Harrison received a call from dispatch in reference to a trailer that had been stolen the night before. More...

Community News

Fayette County Country Music

The Fayette County Country Music Club will host their monthly Opry on Monday, June 15 at the KC Hall in La Grange. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. This month features a variety of musical talent. More...

Community Cookout Friday

The Lexington Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their Free Annual Community Cookout at Lexington City Park on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. More...

From the Chef's Corner

No-Cook Peanut Butter Refrigerated Pie

This is probably the easiest but most delicious pie I've ever eaten. It takes no time to make and it's worth the time to wait while it chills. Mix together first 4 ingredients. Pour into graham cracker crust and refrigerate until set. More...

Sports

Lexington, Giddings Played in Community Baseball Leagues Too

Memories from players and fans

When the Leader placed several pictures of various community baseball leagues in the paper a couple of weeks ago, we were hoping to get some reaction. Well, it happened and our history coffers are richer because of it. More...

Lexington Athletes Perform Well at State

Giddings Girls also bring home medals

After two false starts in the Class 2A 110 meter high hurdle events last Friday evening, Clint Hutson got a great start, ran flawlessly over the hurdles, and finished in first place with a 14.68 run. More...

Summer Leagues for VB and BB

Lexington athletes are using the summer to improve on their skills at various sports. Cameron hosts a volleyball league for girls and a basketball league for boys. Thorndale has a summer league for girls basketball. More...

 













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