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February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Final Days to Vote

You still have a few days to vote in the Fourth Annual Lee County Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Awards! The deadline to get your ballot to the Leader is this Friday, February 17. You can find one on page B6 of today’s paper. More...

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The Lexington United Methodist Church held a Teddy Bear Breakfast on Sunday, February 12. Each family was asked to bring a teddy bear to be donated to our local ambulance service. More...

General Stories

Alcoa Workers Invited To Workshop

Current and former Alcoa employees have been invited to a free seminar on coal tar pitch exposure Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Lucy Patterson Center in Rockdale. More...

From the Chef’s Corner

Beef Lombardi Like Italian cuisine? This recipe is as good as they get. Preparation time is not long, but the results are gratifying. More...

Fayette County Genealogical Society

The Fayette County Genealogical Society will hold its next meeting and program on Saturday, February 25th at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Fayette County Heritage Library, located at 855 S. Jefferson St. in La Grange. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Story Time - Giddings Public Library 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m.Chess Night at 40 Acre Wood - DowntownLexington 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2012 More...

Church

THEY SAID IT

(Life Lessons from Hospice Patients)

Please Don’t Rush Off Gene was in his late eighties. He was in pain and short of breath most of the time. He could still get around, shuffling slowly up and down the halls using his walker. It was his mind that was the real challenge. More...

Just a Thought.......

When did God’s country become a personal dumping ground for so many? More...

Focus on the Family

Don’t Let Kids Get Wrapped Up In Wrong Valentine’s Message

Q: Valentine’s Day was a lot of fun when I was a kid. But that was a more innocent time. I’d like my child to have the same experience, but I don’t want to reinforce our culture’s misguided ideas about romance. What can I do? More...

Sports

Lady Eagles Bumped by Rogers

The Lexington Lady Eagles were literally bumped, pushed, shoved, hacked, and jumped on by the host Rogers Lady Eagles last week. More...

Lexington Clinches 3rd Place in District

Lexington defeated Rogers 47- 36, in Rogers. Thorndale defeated Lago Vista, clinching a spot in the basketball post season. More...

Eagles Fall to Thorndale Bulldogs

Still able to make State Playoffs as 3rd Place District Title Holder

Lexington tied the score at 25 just after halftime as they battled Thorndale for second place in district play. More...

Commissioners are Anything but High on the Hog

Lee County Commissioners listened with great interest to representatives from four different Lee County organizations during their regular meeting on Monday, concerning the damage to the area’s economy due to the rising population of feral hogs More...

City Council Holds Productive Meeting

Covers beautification, automation, bucket trucks, upcoming election, and collections

The Lexington City Council held their regular meeting Wednesday, February 8, and made several productive decisions during the assembly. More...

Three Years Common Link in Sentencings

Two people were sentenced in the 21st District Court of Lee County last Thursday, February 9. The Honorable Terry Flenniken presided over the sentencings. More...

Raising Funds for the EMS

The Lexington EMS welcomes the Plummer Family Country Music Show for their annual fundraiser, to be held Thursday, February 16, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Lexington Elementary Cafetorium. More...

Police

Sheriff’s Report

February 6, 2012 A complainant stopped in at the Sheriff’s Office and reported 4 cows out on CR 216. Deputy Carvin responded to the call and removed them from the roadway. More...

Lexington Police Report

Hello again from your Chief. Your Police Officers have been very busy serving you, and your Chief and Captain Yarbrough have continued several criminal investigations. More...

Community News

From the Mayor’s Desk

You’ve probably noticed lately that the City workers are trimming trees that have grown into the power lines. This is just another way we strive to give you the best services we can. More...

Giddings Library News Corner

Stop by the Giddings Public Library soon to check out some of the new books, such as Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. This book is a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted novel about surviving the unsurvivable and living to bear witness . More...

Central Texas Beekeepers School

Registration is now open for the Fourth Annual Spring Beekeepers School to be held March 24 in Brenham, Texas. More...

School

From the Superintendent of Schools

February is Career and Technology Month. Career and technical education (CTE) prepares both youth and adults for a wide range of careers and further educational opportunities. More...

Lexington Resident Named to TSTC Honor Roll

Jeff Winkler of Lexington has earned a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2011 fall semester at Texas State Technical College Waco. More...

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Obituaries

Rip Richard Hutson

Feb. 17, 1929 - Feb. 12, 2012

Funeral services for Rip Hutson, 82 of Lexington, are scheduled for 10: 30 a. m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Lexington United Methodist Church in Lexington with Rev. Lance Richards officiating. More...

Woodrow Alexander Spacek

January 12, 1921 - February 8, 2012

Woodrow Alexander Spacek was born on January 12, 1921 in Dime Box, Texas. He passed away on February 8, 2012 in Bryan, Texas under the care of the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility. More...

Kyle Jefferson Spence

Jan. 2, 1927 - February 13, 2012

Funeral services for Kyle Spence, 85 of Giddings, are scheduled for 2: 00 p. m. on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings, with Rev. Keith Aschenbeck and Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. More...

 













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