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September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

One Killed and Four Injured

One man was killed and four others injured in a two vehicle accident last Friday morning at 6:09 a.m. Benjamin Franklin Gunter, Jr., 57 years old from Ledbetter, was pronounced dead at 5:26 p.m. on September 23 by Dr. More...

General Stories

Outdoor News

Saturday and Sunday were good days if you were a bird hunter because dove were flying everywhere. On Sunday morning, dove appeared as “fast flyers” as they rode the coattails of the south wind. More...

A Bedwetting Medal

After age five, 15% of all children still wet the bed at night. This percentage decreases as these children age until it is the same as the chances of your child winning a gold medal in the Olympics. More...

Home Country

It wasn’t long at all before just about everyone in the valley knew about Dewey’s dream girl, Emily Stickles of the county office in charge of keeping an eye on things. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Story Time - Giddings Public Library10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2011 More...

School

From the Superintendent of Schools

It is hard to believe we will be wrapping up the first six weeks of school this Friday. As we move forward to the next five six-week sessions, I want to remind everyone how important student attendance at school is. More...

Sports

Lexington Bombs Jarrell 68-28

Kogan Garrett had a phenomenal night accounting for 616 yards total offense. Garrett passed for 483 yards and five touchdowns. He ran for another 133 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Eagles amassed 766 yards total in the district opening game. More...

Lady Eagles Top Rogers

In an exciting five-game match, Lexington defeated Rogers three games to two. Lexington won games 1, 3, and 5 by scores of: 25- 21, 25-14, 16-14. Rogers captured games 2 and 4 by scores of: 20-25, 20-25. More...

Sports Thoughts

Rogers and Franklin had a barn burner last Friday with Rogers winning 46-42 with about 30 seconds remaining. More...

Lexington’s City Budget Exceeds $3 Million for the First Time

$1.8 million more needed for infrastructure repair

The Lexington City Council adopted a balanced budget for their fiscal year October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012, at their regular council meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. For the first time, the City’s budget exceeds $3 million. More...

Bluebonnet Agrees With Texas Forest Service on Cause of Bastrop Fires

“Bluebonnet has seen the report prepared by the Texas Forest Service and is reviewing its conclusions,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s chief executive officer. More...

County Raises Taxes to Balance Budget

The Lee County Commissioners met in their regular session on Monday, September 26, 2011. More...

Photo

Pictured above are this year’s Class Favorites, part of the 2011-12 Homecoming Court. More...

Police

Sheriff’s Report

September 19, 2011 Chief Deputy Lapham responded to a possible suicide call on Oakwood Dr. in Elgin. A helicopter was dispatched and the subject was airlifted to the hospital. A caller reported that his neighbor’s cow was stuck in the mud. More...

Lexington Police Report

September 26, 2011 Hello again from your Chief. Our new Officers are progressing well in their field training and are patrolling our streets. Some of their activities are listed here. September 16th 9:30 am More...

Community News

Looking for a Few Good People

The Lexington Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals who are interested in their community and in the business development of the community. More...

From the Mayor’s Desk

Now that the City Council has passed our next Budget, it’s time to get down to the serious business of continuing to improve the infrastructure of our water and sewer system, our roads and more More...

Chocolate Lovers Festival Best Chocolate Cake/Best Chocolate Desserts Contest October 15th

Austin-area food blogger and Austin-American Statesman food writer Addie Broyles will be the guest judge for this year’s Chocolate Lovers Festival Best Chocolate Cake/Best Chocolate Desserts contest, part of Lexington’s annual Chocolate L More...

Obituaries

Benjamin Franklin Gunter, Jr.

July 21, 1954 - September 23, 2011

Benjamin Franklin Gunter, Jr. was born on July 21, 1954 in Giddings, Texas to Benjamin Gunter, Sr. & Betty Beaman Gunter. He graduated from Giddings High School and married Gloria Henry on May 10, 1997. More...

Annette Farmer Simons

March 4, 1963 - September 20, 2011

Annette passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at her home in Lexington following a courageous battle with cancer. More...

 













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