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August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Angry Man Attempts to Run Over Two People in Giddings

Rams his truck into another pickup and the side of a building

Last Thursday, August 13, Giddings Police Officers Shane Ray and Sgt. Farah Ramsey were dispatched to Bernie's Bar, located at 2110 E. More...

General Stories

From the Mayor's Desk

School starts on Monday for all Lexington ISD students. This means children will be walking, skateboarding and riding bikes on our city streets. Drive carefully! Don't forget to stop when you see the school bus lights flashing. More...

Square Dancing Club Entertains Elderly

Recently fifteen members Kountry Squares square dancing group from Thorndale, Texas entertained the residents of The Villas Nursing Home in Granger. Everyone enjoyed the dancing and the beautiful costumes. More...

New Season Hunting, Fishing Licenses On Sale Now

Texas hunting and fishing licenses for 2009-2010 are on sale now. Sportsmen are reminded all current Texas annual hunting and fishing licenses (except for the year-to-date fishing license) expire Aug. 31. More...

Community News

Lee County Youth Participated in Wildlife Leadership Camps

Lexington student, McKenzie Brown, participated in the Texas Brigades' 2009 summer leadership camps. She was among 151 high school students that took part in this award-winning leadership development program. More...

Grandma's Brag

Delaney Turner Delaney is the 5-year-old daughter of Donnie and Wendy Turner of Giddings. She is the granddaughter of Doris Turner of Lexington. More...

From the Chef's Corner

Buttery Pound Cake

My wife makes a pound cake every so often just to have some on hand for when we have unexpected guests. It freezes well and stays moist. We like it with coffee or hot tea in the winter or in the summer with a special topping on it. More...

Sports

Eagles Scrimmage with Caldwell

Lexington found some areas that need work in their scrimmage with Caldwell Saturday. Coach Jason Holcomb was pleased with some aspects of the new offense, others still need some fine tuning before the season starts in two weeks at Smithville. More...

Lady Eagles Fall in Opener

In a battle of evenly matched teams, Rockdale won a four game win over the Lady Eagles in the season opener for both teams. Rockdale took the first two games 25-22 and 25-21. Lexington bouced back to take the third game 25-17. More...

Sports Thoughts

We have some sports to cover and go to now. I enjoy watching volleyball in the air-conditioned gym. I was told by school personnel the gym AC is turned on anytime there is a game or scrimmage. The rest of the time it is off. More...

Hang Up or Suffer the Consequences

Beginning September 1, driving while talking on your cell phone in a school zone without a handsfree device will be against the law. More...

Suspected Twister Topples Trees

A suspected twister toppled two large branches off two mature trees last Wednesday, August 12, evening at the residence of Gary and Beverly Iselt off CR 405 east of Lexington. "The winds were blowing from every direction," said Beverly. More...

Large Crowd Attends Meet the Eagles

Lexington's Athletic Association hosted the annual "Meet the Eagles Night" last Friday evening in the high school cafeteria. More...

Police

Sheriff 's Report

August 10, 2009 A caller reported an abandoned vehicle that was parked on CR 120. The vehicle had been burned. Deputy Crockett was dispatched to the scene and determined the vehicle had been reported stolen. Investigation continues. More...

Lexington Police Report

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

Giddings Police Report

August 10, 2009 At approximately 10:39 a.m., a resident of Giddings came into the GPD lobby to report a lost Texas drivers license that was lost on Wednesday, 8-5-09 from the parking lot of Laser Wash located in the 1400 blk of E. 290. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 19 Story Time @ Giddings Public Library - 10:30 - 11 a.m. American Legion Coffee - 9 a.m. Thursday, August 20 Masonic Lodge Coffee & Breakfast - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. More...

Church

Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson

Disorganization Makes for Unfocused, Failing Students Question: Our junior higher is the most disorganized kid I've ever seen. His life is a jumble of forgotten assignments and missed deadlines. What can I do to help him? Dr. More...

School

Demand prompts Blinn to Add Classes Including Fridays and Saturdays

Less than three weeks before the start of the fall semester, Blinn College in Bryan is adding classes to meet demand. More...

Local Student Studies with the Texas Brigades

Lexington High School freshman, Mackenzie Brown, recently attended the 4th Battalion of the Bass Brigade Camp held at Fort Parker State Park in Mexia, Texas. More...

Obituaries

Kimberly Jane Bock

February 2, 1980 - August 14, 2009

Funeral services for Kimberly Bock, 29 of Santa Fe, Texas and formerly of Giddings are pending at this time. Kimberly passed away Friday at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. More...

Thelma Inez Caffey

December20,1926- August14,2009

Graveside services for Thelma Caffey were held Monday, August 17, 2009 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale with Rev. Doug Springer officiating. Thelma Inez Caffey was born December 20, 1926 in Rockdale to Aaron and Willa Mae (Booth) Alford. More...

Lillie Annie Kleiber

February 5, 1920 - August 14, 2009

Funeral services for Lillie Kleiber, 89 of Winchester, Texas were held on Monday, August 17, 2009 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Giddings with Father Jim Olnhausen officiating. Burial followed in the La Grange City Cemetery. More...

 













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