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June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay for Life Tops 90K

This year's tally for the Lee County Relay for Life has already topped $90,000 and, according to Co-Chair Amanda Becker, the donations are still coming in. Pictured below, Becker hugs Tanna Furry during last Friday's event. More...

Accidental Drowning Ruled in Death of Toddler

Last Thursday, June 11, 2009, at about 2:45 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call in reference to a potential drowning. More...

General Stories

From the Mayor's Desk

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I wanted to remind everyone to be extra careful this year with fireworks. More...

City Council Discusses Offer on Bank Building

The Lexington City Council held a special session on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at the Woodson Community Center to discuss a few important issues. More...

Celebrate 4th of July With Local Events

Lexington: 2nd Annual Horseless Playday Before Fireworks The Lee County Texas Stars 4-H Horse Club will be hosting the 2nd Annual Horseless Playday as part of the July 4th activities at the Lexington Park. Sign up starts at 7 p.m. More...

Community News

TWC Offers Tips to Teens, Employers for Summer Hiring

During the summer months, thousands of youth gain valuable work experience. Among employment opportunities for youth in Texas are traditional summer jobs in parks and recreation, leisure and hospitality, libraries and other community organizations. More...

From the Chef's Corner

Farmer's Breakfast

For many Southerners, the morning can't begin without eggs. Happily that doesn't mean that eggs have to be served in the usual ways. This one I remember as a child. More...

Grandma's Brag

Bryson and Kinslee Hicks Parents are Tony and Crystal Hicks Grandmother is Dolores Sullivan More...

School

Lexington Elementary School Honor Roll

All A's Third Grade Erica Dimock, Brandon Dominy, Dylan Dominy, Heather Exner, Jordan Higgins, Christian Koch, Wesley Sanders, Clare Siegmund, Rayghan Stewart Fourth Grade: Jaclyn Alford, Allyson Biehle, Dalton Brister, Nathanael Clifford, Ro More...

New School Immunization Requirements Effective Aug. 1

Changes to school immunization requirements for five vaccines take effect August 1, 2009 according to Texas Department of State Health Services officials. More...

Obituaries

Shirley M. Caffey

December3,1939- June7,2009

Shirley was born December 3, 1939 in Rockdale to Boyce and Marie Cone Dyer. She was a 1959 graduate of Rockdale High School. On June 1, 1962, she and W. Wayne Caffey were married in the Tracy Methodist Church. They raised three children. More...

Jack Louthan

January 26, 1936 - June 5, 2009

Jack Louthan was born January 26,1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Jack and Rachel Cavett Louthan. Jack was an equipment technician and was employed by IBM until his retirement. More...

Jordin Demarcus Wells

October 17, 1987 - June 7, 2009

Jordin was born on October 17, 1987 in Austin, Texas to Tim Wells and Karen Moore. He was a member of the Lexington High School Class of 2006 and graduated from from the LeCordon Bleu Program at the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin. More...

Up to 200 Acres Burn in Old Dime Box

Last Thursday afternoon at about 4 p.m., a wildfire was sparked, presumably by a truck carrying a trailer loaded with scrap, that burned an estimated 200 acres in the Old Dime Box area. The fire is believed to have started at CR400 and Hwy. More...

Trustees Nominate Holt for Prestigious Award

The Lexington Board of Trustees recently nominated Dr. Chuck Holt for 2009 Superintendent of the Year. More...

Judge Enacts Emergency Burn Ban

Monday afternoon, Lee County Judge Paul Fischer enacted an emergency burn ban that will be in effect until the next commissioners court meeting, when the commissioners will vote on whether or not to impose it indefinitely. More...

Police

Sheriff 's Report

June 8, 2009 Deputy Robertson spoke to a resident on CR 107 who advised that an older model white truck pulled into her driveway and dumped a puppy. More...

Lexington Police Report

The Lexington Police Department reminds everyone the water restrictions are still in effect. Due to the overload on our water pumps and low water pressure, the City is asking all water customers to continue with the schedule as follows: More...

Giddings Police Report

June 8, 2009 At around 10:39 a.m., Officer Connolly was dispatched to the Police Department lobby in reference to a complainant who had lost his wallet on Saturday evening. The complainant advised Connolly that while at Dr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 17 Story Time @ Giddings Public Library - 10:30 - 11 a.m. American Legion Coffee - 9 a.m. Thursday, June 18 Masonic Lodge Coffee & Breakfast - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. More...

Church

Church Briefs

Lexington United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School Camp E.D.G.E. Lexington United Methodist Church invites all children to Vacation Bible School 2009. CAMP E.D.G.E. More...

Lexington Faith Temple Holds Fundraiser, VBS

Garage Sale, Bake Sale, Car Wash The Youth of Lexington Faith Temple are having a fundraiser to raise money for camp. There is something for everyone. A big sale including file cabinets, bookcases, chairs, toys, and miscellaneous. More...

Sports

Photos

Coby Robertson of Lexington and his Texas Warriors teammates played in the Dr. Pepper Classic at the Texas Ranger Youth Ballpark in Arlington the first weekend in June. Coby had a .778 batting average and seven RBI's for the two-day tournament. More...

Hilton Lee Smith Baseball Memorabilia Collection Dedication

This Friday night, June 19, 2009, at 6 p.m., the Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center will unveil the Hilton Lee Smith Baseball Memorabilia Collection, as complete a collection as can be compiled on a member of the National Baseball Negro Le More...

Photo

Several fans from the Lexington area went to Dish-Falk Field on the UT campus in Austin last Friday to watch the Giddings Buffalo baseball team play their hearts out in an attempt to take a State Championship trophy home. More...














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