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July 15, 2010 RSS feed / General Stories

DPS Targets Most Wanted Sex Offenders

In an effort to enlist the public’s help in apprehending dangerous sex offenders who are currently fugitives, DPS is instituting the Texas Ten Most Wanted Sex Offenders program. More...

Census Methods for Deer

There are two important factors that need to be determined when managing deer herds, 1) densities, and 2) herd composition. Over the next two weeks, we will discuss techniques to assist in the data collection of both. More...

From the Chef’s Corner

Caramelized Plantains with Honey-Peanut Sauce

If you enjoy bananas and peanut butter, you will like this recipe. Select black plantains for optimum flavor and tenderness. Don’t substitute bananas for plantains. More...

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The 2010 Favorite Pet Picture Contest Is Here Second Week Entries

Submit your pictures now: by mail at P.O. Box 547 Lexington, TX 78947, or via e-mail at editor@lexingtonleader.com or bring them by the office at 612 Weatley. The Deadline is July 23, 2010. More...

Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010

This week the House passed, but I voted against, H.R. 4173. I support certain provisions, such as auditing the Federal Reserve, which I have sponsored. More...

Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson

Kids’ Attitudes Shaped By Previous Generations QUESTION: I have heard you say that we have shamefully mismanaged the present generation of children. Explain what you meant by that. More...

When A Child Can’t Sleep

I schlepped into my kitchen early one morning, a little blearyeyed. Everything was still a little fuzzy because I had only gotten out of bed minutes before. More...

From the Mayor’s Desk

Once again, the Chamber of Commerce and the Lexington VFD made the 4th of July a fun and memorable experience! Thanks to them and thanks to everyone who participated in the annual event. Be safe. More...

Giddings Library News Corner

The June shipment of new books is now available at the Giddings Public Library. Tami Hoag, a very popular author, has a new book, Deeper Than The Dead, a murder mystery. More...

Bureaucratic Barriers Must Not Obstruct Oil Spill Cleanup Waiving the Jones Act Would Help

More than two months have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, tragically killing 11 workers and causing a leak that is gushing up to 60,000 barrels of oil into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico each day. More...

Fayette County Country Opry

The Fayette County Country Music Club will host their monthly Opry on Monday, July 19, 2010 at the KC Hall in La Grange. The show starts at 7:30 P.M. and the doors will open at 5:30 P.M. Admission is only $5.00. More...

From the Mayor’s Desk

The Lexington City Council will meet in Regular Session on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodson Community Center. The Agenda is as follows: the meeting will be called to order; guests welcomed; and, citizen input. More...

Reunions

Reunions with people you haven’t seen in a long time are sometimes painful. More...

Giddings Healthcare Center Bought by Austin Group

Two private owners based in Austin, Texas, recently purchased local nursing home, formerly known as Giddings Healthcare Center. Fayez Mohammed, 33, and Faqir Ahmed, 33, were officially signed over the property on the first of this month. More...

Lee County Texas Stars Host Gala

The Lee County Texas Stars 4- H Horse Club hosted our 2nd Annual Denim and Diamonds Gala fundraiser held at the Lexington Park building. There was a delicious steak dinner with dessert followed by dancing. More...

Supreme Court Ruling is Another Key Victory in the Fight for Second Amendment Rights

As the fight to protect the rights of American citizens to keep and bear firearms wages on, the Supreme Court of the United States recently handed down a decision that marks another significant victory for lawful gun owners. More...

New Corinth Musical

New Corinth BC in Giddings is having a Pre-Anniversary Musical for Pastor and Sis. LO Lang on Saturday, July 17, 2010, 7 pm. Everyone is invited. More...

Texas Tornadoes at National Competition

The Lee County Texas Tornadoes left Lexington on June 22 at 6:30 in the morning and returned from their National Competition at 2:30 a.m. on June 27. The group won several awards during the competition. More...

The 2010 Favorite Pet Picture Contest Is Here

Third Week Entries

Subject: 3 year old Scotter driving! Tate Townsend More...

Summer Time Is an Opportunity for a Different Education

Children long for summer vacation, but too soon they complain about being bored. It can be a full-time job for a parent to find activities that will keep those busy minds occupied and in practice for the coming school year. More...

Tennis Champs

Jacob Townsend and Colby Bexley are two of the young rising stars of Tennis in Lexington. They took 1st Place in 14 Doubles at the Taylor competition last week. Jacob took 1st in singles. More...

Dog Days of Summer Are Here

The sun is beating down on us, the thermometer is stuck at 90 degrees and there’s not a breath of fresh air. The dog days of summer are here! More...

 













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