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August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New Police Officer Quits After One Week

Matt Lumpkin turned in his resignation to Chief Jerry Bowden Monday, August 22, after one week on the job. Bowden had just returned from a week’s medical leave when Lumpkin handed him his resignation, effective immediately. More...

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Lexington’s First Baptist Church’s Youth Activity Center was the setting for a gathering of about 100 kids last Sunday afternoon. More...

General Stories

Social Security Educational Workshop

An educational workshop conducted by Jim Caulder, former employee of the Social Security Administration for 33 years, is scheduled for Sunday, September 11, at Immanual Lutheran Church (Fellowship Hall) in Giddings. More...

Outdoor News

August 22, 2011

I patrolled Lake Somerville on Sunday morning specifically looking for obstructions and danger zones that might cause damage to the boating public. More...

Learning to Speak

When you get to a certain age - it takes some of us longer than others - you have learned some basic rules of life. If these rules are not broken, your life will be less stressful. Among these rules are: 1. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Story Time - Giddings Public Library 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2011 More...

School

From the Superintendent of Schools

I am excited that the 2011-2012 school year is here. It is an opportunity for us to build on the wonderful success of the past, and to meet new challenges head-on so that Lexington Schools continue to be the place where everyone wants to be. More...

LCTS 4-H Fall Playday Series & Breakaway Jackpot

The Lee County Texas Stars 4- H Horse Club will kick off its fall playday series on August 27th at the American Legion Memorial Arena in Lexington. More...

Obituaries

Lonzora Beard Jackson

October 13, 1928 - August 17, 2011

Lonzora Beard Jackson was born October 13, 1928 in Milam County, Texas to Lonnie Franklin and Rosa Lea (Moses) Beard. During her childhood, she helped pick cotton and grow watermelons. More...

Arthur Albert Tomanetz

July 4, 1920 - August 19, 2011

Funeral services for Arthur Tomanetz, 91 of Paige, Texas, were held at 10: 00 a. m. on Monday, August 22, 2011 at St. John Lutheran Church in Paige, Texas with Pastor Michael Werner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. More...

Scam Artist Preying on Local Business People

Last Wednesday, a man known by the Lee County Sheriff ’s Department as Gorman Allen, began performing for several area businesses. There was just one problem – his “performance” was a scam. More...

County Proposes to Raise Property Taxes

The Commissioners’ Court of Lee County, in their Regular Meeting on Monday, August 22, 2011 voted to raise the Property Rate from $ 0.6030 per $ 100 valuation to $0.6459 per $100 valuation, an increase of about $0.0429 per $100 valuation, or an More...

Forgery and Child Porn Top District Court Dispositions

Four people were sentenced in the 21st District Court of Lee County last week, with the Honorable Terry Flenniken presiding. More...

County Disapproves Appraisal District Budget

The Court voted to disapprove the budget submitted by the Lee County Appraisal District last Monday. The total budget was $780,982 and included a cost of living raise for Appraisal employees. More...

Police

Sheriff’s Report

August 15, 2011 A resident on Giddings St. in Lexington reported hearing suspicious noises near her house. Deputy Rudolph responded and searched around her property but did not locate anything. More...

Lexington Masonic Lodge Drawing

Last Saturday morning, members of the Lexington Masonic Lodge held a drawing for two guns, an over and under shotgun and a 223 rifle. More...

Community News

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Has August Meeting

The Gamma Omega Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society met at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg, Texas with 59 members and 2 guests in attendance. More...

From the Mayor’s Desk

A new School Year starting is always exciting, especially for the kids who get to return to the classroom and see their friends again. We, at the City, wish for each student, and for each teacher, a memorable and successful school year. More...

First Baptist Church Hosts Appreciation Luncheon For LISD Staff

An invitation to lunch was extended to the entire LISD school staff by First Baptist Church last Thursday. More...

Sports

Sports Thoughts

Well here we go again. I have already had a couple of phone calls and an e-mail. Look at the picture of the Lady Eagle volleyball team. The uniforms are black and white with a white number outlined in light gold. More...

Lexington Shows Well in 3-Way Scrimmage

Lexington was the class act in a three-way scrimmage between Mart, Groesbeck, and the Eagles. Lexington scored on Groesbeck and Mart in the air and on the ground. More...

Eagles Open the Season in Smithville

Lexington will travel to Smithville Friday night for the 2011 football season opener. The Tigers are much better than in seasons past. Eight offensive and eight defensive starters return for the 2011 season. More...














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