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August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sales Tax Holiday, August 21 - 23

For The First Time School Supplies Are Exempt

This is the tenth year Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes. On August 21, 22 and 23 - the state's annual tax holiday. Layaway plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday. More...

Grifols Inc. to Create 190 New Jobs

Gov. Rick Perry announced last week the state will invest $500,000 in Grifols Inc., through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) to open a new facility for the company's plasma testing laboratory in San Marcos. More...

General Stories

From the Mayor's Desk

School will begin in less than three weeks, on August 24. The Tax Free Weekend is approaching. The athletes, band , cheerleaders and teachers are all getting back in the groove. More...

New Disaster Assistance Program Offered to Texas Ranchers

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) recently joined the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to announce a new disaster assistance program now available to ranchers. More...

Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson

Blending Families Can be Stressful for Children, Parents

Question: My husband died two years ago, leaving our two children and me behind. I have met a wonderful man, Bill, also a widower with two kids — and we plan to marry. I have a concern that my children are not in favor of the relationship. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 5 Story Time @ Giddings Public Library - 10:30 - 11 a.m. American Legion Coffee - 9 a.m. Thursday, August 6 Masonic Lodge Coffee & Breakfast - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Ministerial Alliance - 10:00 a.m. More...

School

Elementary Beginning of School Activities

New student registration will begin on August 10 and run through August 13. The hours for registering are 8 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM at the Elementary Office. More...

Brenham and Bryan Alums to be Inducted into Blinn Hall of Honor

The Blinn College Ex-Students Association announced the 2009 Hall of Honor inductees. They include the head of Blue Bell, a retired insurance executive, a Brenham school official, a longtime Blinn instructor, and the general manager of KBTX-TV. More...

Significant Progress on State Schools

For nearly 100 years, Texas has accepted the responsibility of caring for some of our most vulnerable citizens in state-run residential facilities. More...

Obituaries

Frederick Bayless

January 4, 1931 - July 27, 2009

Frederick Bayless was born January 4, 1931 in Coolidge, Limestone County, Texas to Virgil Parks and Velma Laura (Hendrick) Bayless. He was a graduate of Trinidad High School. More...

Alvina Annie Miertschin

November 16, 1919 - July 29, 2009

Alvina Annie Toll Miertschin, 89 of Giddings died on July 29, 2009 at Oakland Manor Nursing Home. Alvina was the widow of Walter Miertschin and was a homemaker. Funeral Services for Alvina Miertschin were held August 1, 2009 at St. More...

Fred O. Placke, Jr.

September 20, 1931 - July 28, 2009

Fred O. Placke, Jr. was born on September 20, 1931 to Fred Oscar & Bertha Amalia (Lehmann) Placke. He married his High School sweetheart, Ruth Melcher, on October 14, 1950. More...

City Hall To Move To Old Bank Building

Last Wednesday July 29, the Lexington City Council met in Special Session and voted to purchase the old Prosperity Bank Building on the Square as the new home for City Hall. More...

State Rep.Kleinschmidt Announces Two FM 696 Bridge Replacements in Lee County

Representative Tim Kleinschmidt said "I am proud to announce two FM 696 bridge replacement projects in Lee County that will be funded by the federal government under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More...

Photo

The Lexington High School Class of 1974 held a 35th year class reunion on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Senior Citizen Center on the square. More...

Police

Sheriff 's Report

July 27, 2009 Deputy York assisted with funeral escort form Martin Luther Church to City Cemetery. Sheriffs' office received a call from an individual that stated her son had run over his girlfriend, but no additional information was available. More...

Lexington Police Report

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

Giddings Police Report

July 27, 2009 While on routine patrol at approximately 3:58 a.m., Officer Ray observed a vehicle failing to maintain a single lane of traffic in the 3000 blk of E. Austin. More...

Community News

Dear Editor Community Calendar

Dear Editor In response to the article regarding the volleyball girls having "twoa days" in an air-conditioned gym: The Lady Eagles will begin "two-a-days" on August 3. The gym is never air conditioned for these practices. More...

Welcome to Our World

Ella Elizabeth Shreve Arrived June 25, 2009 6 lbs, 4 oz.

Parents are Michael and Tiffany Shreve of Round Rock; Grandparents: Bob and Terrisia Schier, Jr. of Austin, Rex and Glenda Shreve of Austin and Dorothy Shreve of San Antonio. More...

Giddings Library Corner

The Giddings Public Library has many items beside books for patrons to use. There are CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes as well as books for patrons to check out. More...

Sports

The Role of Hunting

Man has hunted wildlife since before recorded history for both food and as a means of protection from the elements. Prehistoric hunters may or may not have understood their role in hunting but rather knew it as a means of survival. More...

Tumble Time Katz

Pictured above are Caitlin Sherrill, Kathlyn McGuill and Chelsea Nadeau, some members of the Tumble Time Katz cheer squad from Lexington. In this picture, they are competing at the Bell Expo Center in Belton. More...

Sports Thoughts…

The sports season is really getting here fast. I found myself working on football schedules for the predictors. The 2009 season is here whether we are ready or not. More...

 













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