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May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Voting for Primary Ends Friday

State and National Primary Elections Slated for Tuesday

Early voting in the State Primary Elections will end on Friday, May 25. Early voting is held at the Giddings Library, located at 276 N. Orange in Giddings, each day this week during Library hours. More...

LHS Names Top Graduates

Tuesday night, Lexington High School held its Annual Awards Ceremony, where Will Holcomb was named this year’s Valedictorian and Lauren Johnston was named Salutatorian. Will is the son of Jason and Tami Holcomb. More...

General Stories

Deadline for Three Farm Service Agency Programs

Lee County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director John Schoenemann, CED, reminds producers that the approaching June 1, 2012, deadline is for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE), the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) an More...

From the Chef’s Corner

Pecan Cake Pie

My wife is not a chocolate fan. When she bakes cakes, they are always anything but chocolate. I’ll have to admit that this one she baked during the holidays was by far better than all my chocolate cake bakings. More...

Home Country

Everyone has his own favorite spot on Lewis Creek, I guess. Some of us favor the swimming hole below Miller’s old place, with its rope swing and the kids who frolic there on hot summer days. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 23, 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, May 24, 2012 More...

Church

THEY SAID IT

(Life Lessons from Hospice Patients)

Why Shouldn’t Today be the Day? Louellen is as regular as clockwork. She’s been coming to my Bible Study at her assisted living facility for more than two years. She’s there right on time, Bible open, beaming. More...

Focus on the Family

Girl’s Sadness Over Lack Of Prom Date Reflection Of Culture

Q: My teenage daughter wasn’t asked to the prom, and she’s devastated. As a father, what can I do to encourage her? More...

Just a Thought.......

I remember my grandfather, looking so handsome in his WWII uniform and being so angry that they had to wait two weeks for Russia to take Berlin. His captured Nazi pearl-handled knife still resides in our family. More...

Obituaries

David T Martinez

August 5, 1959 - May 17, 2012

David T Martinez formerly of Paige, passed away May 17, 2012 at his residence in Bryan, TX. David was born in Paige, Texas on August 5, 1959 to Guadalupe and Lupe Tienda Martinez. He was a supervisor at Enterprise Products in Bryan. More...

Ruby Selma Teinert

January 8, 1922 - May 16, 2012

Ruby Selma Amanda Teinert, of Dime Box, was born on January 8, 1922 in Loebau, Texas to Gehard Fritsche and the former Selma Nee Pampell. Ruby died at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 8 days on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at St. More...

Mildred H. Willard

July 10, 1917 - May 19, 2012

Mildred Hallmark Willard was born on July 10, 1917 in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of James H. “Jeat” and Florence Allen Hallmark. She lived in Fort Worth and graduated from North Side High School. She married Dr. H.R. More...

Primary Election Results for Lee County

Tuesday’s Primary Election saw 1945 votes cast throughout Lee County, which is considered a nice turnout considering the number of uncontested races on both the Republican and Democratic tickets. More...

School Board Discusses Tax Increase

Last Wednesday, May 16, Lexington ISD trustees discussed several items that would warrant a tax increase for the district, including a $353,000 loss of state and federal money, the deteriorated facility conditions and buses. More...

To Catch A Thief

On Monday, May 21, Lee County Sheriff ’s Deputies recovered a stolen chainsaw at a local area pawn shop that was reported stolen by the owner. More...

American Legion Hosts Annual Salute

The Lexington American Legion will once again honor all fallen service men and women this Sunday, May 27, on the Square in downtown Lexington. More...

Police

Sheriff’s Report

May 14, 2012 A caller reported a large dead animal in the eastbound lane west of PR 7011 on FM 696. Deputy Ray and Deputy Ledenbach responded to the call. The animal was located and removed from the road. More...

Lexington Police Report

May 15, 2012 Cpt. Yarbrough and Officer Jirasek assisted with escorting a wide load traveling down Rockdale St. in the City of Lexington. More...

Community News

Kay Sweat (left), of Lexington, received an award from the Grassroots Committee of the Texas Democratic Party last week in recognition for her service, dedication and commitment to the Democratic Par More...

From the Mayor’s Desk

If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet your new City Council members, Charlotte Hooper and Chris Billings, I encourage you to do so, as well as becoming familiar with the other members of y More...

Photos

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School

Superintendent’s Corner

The Lexington ISD Board of Trustees met last week for their regular May Board Meeting. The boardroom at the Administration Building was overflowing with Lexington Middle School (LMS) Student Council students. More...

Sports

Eagles 7-on-7 Qualifies for State

Lexington defeated Academy, Florence and Rockdale to qualify for the 6th annual Division II (Class 1A-3A) Fox Sports Southwest 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament presented by Adidas and Academy Sports & Outdoors. More...

Sports Thoughts

Isn’t June a little late for basketball games? The NBA is still trying to find a champion in the middle of baseball season. The NBA needs to end their season and post season by the end of April. More...














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