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September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Farm Bureau Gives Money to Fire Departments

The Texas Farm Bureau, represented by Charles Benton (far left) and the Lee-Bastrop County Farm Bureau represented by Mike Organ (far right) presented checks totaling $1,800 to the Lee County area Vo More...

General Stories

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, I know Lexington is disappointed with their loss to Smithville. As a Smithville resident and fan we have endured many painful losses over the past few years. More...

From the Mayor’s Desk

The second week of school is almost a memory and already we can tell the kids and the teachers are “back in the swing of things”. Thanks to all you motorists who continue to drive carefully for the sake of our children. More...

The Apocalypse Bag

My son is not a Boy Scout, but he likes to be prepared. He also likes to know what’s going to happen before it happens. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Story Time @ Giddings Public Library - 10:30–11 a.m.Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2011 More...

Church

Focus on the Family

Parents Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Talk To Kids About Death

Q: My uncle passed away recently and our family attended the funeral. This was my kids’ (ages 2 and 4) first real experience with death, and I wasn’t sure how to explain it to them. More...

Sports

Outdoor News

August 29, 2011

Not much happening right now as we await the beginning of a new hunting season on September 1st. I’ve been busy completing background investigations for the next game warden training class, so I don’t know if any doves are flying around. More...

Lexington Loses Opener 27-21 to Smithville

Lexington ran into a fired up bunch of Smithville Tigers Friday night. More...

Eagles Host Blanco in Home Opener

Lexington will play host to the Blanco Panthers Friday night in their 2011 home opener. Both teams lost the opening game of the season. Blanco lost to Fischer Canyon Lake 14-7 and Lexington lost to Smithville. More...

Texas Drought Losses for Farmers and Ranchers Reaches $5.2 Billion

Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline to offer hay pricing, listings for donated forage, transportation information and available grazing lands

As the worst one-year drought in Texas history continues to scorch the state and deplete critical hay supplies, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced several updates to the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline. More...

9-11 Memorial Service

On Sunday, September 11, the Lexington Ministerial Alliance will be assisting a group of local citizens in hosting a Memorial Service for the 10 year anniversary of 9-11. The event will be held on the Square at 6 p.m. More...

District Court Sentencings

Three people were sentenced in the 21st Judicial Court of Lee County last week. Eugena Kay Hargrove, 45 from Lexington, was sentenced to nine months confinement in the Texas Dept. More...

City Expected to Raise Tax Rate

In a special called meeting of the Lexington City Council held last Tuesday, August 30, the members were expected to vote for a slight increase to the city’s tax rate. More...

Police

Sheriff’s Report

August 22, 2011 A caller reported a truck driving around pastures and knocking down fences on CR 208. Deputy Liles was dispatched and located the vehicle but not the driver. A Trooper was notified of the accident. More...

Lexington Police Report

I am happy to report that I have the Lexington Police Department up and running again. As your Chief, I usually work all day and in to the night, sometimes until 2 or 3 a.m. Captain Yarbrough then comes on duty at about 4 or 5 a.m. More...

Community News

Alcoa Retirees to Meet

Retirees from Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations will hold a meeting, Sept. 8 at the Rockdale KC Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a fish dinner served at 6. The M-Z group is to bring dessert and a silent auction item. More...

Lexington United Methodist Church Fifth Quarter

Fifth Quarter begins this week, on Friday September 2, at Lexington United Methodist Church, following the Lexington and Blanco football game. We are in need of adult volunteers. More...

Johnny Paints “The Big Nasty”

Eagle fans have enjoyed the support of the “Big Nasty” for 11 years. This huge horn has helped bring spirit to the Lexington Eagles at every game. More...

School

Lexington’s First Baptist Church’s School Supply Party

Lexington’s First Baptist Church’s Youth Activity Center was the setting for a gathering for a school supply party last week. About 100 students played games for their school supplies. More...

From the Superintendent of Schools

This past Monday after the Public Meeting, LISD Trustees unanimously approved the 2011-2012 district budget during a Special Called Board Meeting. The 2011-2012 budget reflects the school finance changes impacted by SB1 (special session). More...

Obituaries

Edwin “Ed” Julius Lerche

April 22, 1922 - August 27, 2011

Mr. Lerche passed away the morning of Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. More...

Angela Denise Ahrendt

February 13, 1967-August 26,2011

Angela (Angy) Ahrendt, 44, passed away Friday, August 26 at Greenville, Texas. She was born February 13, 1967, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Truett and Fredene Fenter. More...














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