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County Grand Jury Hands Down Fifteen Indictments

Fifteen indictments were handed down by the Lee County Grand Jury on February 15, 2013, several from the Giddings State School. Daniel Stephen Bartek, 30 of Spring, was indicted for Unauthorized Use of Vehicle. More...

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The Lexington Garden Club met at Kaye Walton’s home on Valentine’s Day last week. Pictured above are the Hostesses of the meeting. More...

General Stories

Texas Legislature Week in Review

New plan would give high schoolers flexibility

Students would have more freedom to tailor their high school education under a bill considered by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. More...

What Else Is Down There?

A clean house was never one of my priorities; maybe a far-off dream like granite countertops and a professionally landscaped yard, but not a priority. More...

Home Country

When Windy walked into the Mule Barn during that cold snap last week, we knew he was getting frantic for an audience. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, February 20, 2013Story Time - Giddings Public Library10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m. More...

Church

Book Signing at First Baptist

First Baptist Church is hosting a community-wide book signing celebrating the release of Pastor Gary Roe’s first two books. The event will occur this Sunday, February 24 beginning at 1pm at First Baptist’s Youth Activity Center. More...

Just a Thought.......

Being new to Lexington (still) I often get “the look” when I ask for directions. That gaze says clearly, “You’re not from around here, are you boy?” No, I am not. More...

THEY SAID IT

(Life Lessons from Hospice Patients)

Suffering Conquered My Fear Jimmy’s life had been hard. His parents died in an accident when he was five. He went to live with his grandfather. Jimmy was small and slight. At school, bullies took advantage. More...

Obituaries

Gregory A. Palm

December 31, 1971 - February 9, 2013

Services for Gregory A. “Goose” Palm were held 1 P.M. Friday, February 15, 2013 in the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Cremation followed. More...

Nora Dell Robertson

May 9,1929-February 15, 2013

Nora Dell Moses Robertson was born on May 9, 1929 in the Adina community, Lee County, Texas to Calvin R. and Mary Ann Pratt Moses. More...

Howard Lee Schultz

June 21, 1945-February 16, 2013

Funeral services for Howard Lee Schultz, 67 of Giddings, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert J. Tiner officiating. More...

Local Landowner and Businessman Hosts Event for Wounded Warriors

Hope For The Warriors® and Quail Hunt Dime Box (QuailHuntDimeBox.com) hosted a one day pheasant hunting trip for nine wounded and veteran service members last Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the Dismukes Ranch in Dime Box. More...

Several Area Burglaries Solved

The past few months have been a blur for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, as they have been investigating, and solving, at least five separate incidents, all of which had at least one common element – suspect Oscar Hernandez. More...

Best of the Best Winners to be Announced

This year’s winners of the Lexington Leader’s Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Awards will be published in next week’s paper. More...

Police

Sheriff’s Report

February 11, 2013 A motorist reported seeing a fire at an oil well site on FM 2239. Deputy Ray responded and spoke to a worker that was there who advised they were burning off gas. More...

Lexington Police Report

February 11, 2013 Officer Vivas assisted Lee County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a white 18 wheeler that struck a pedestrian on Hwy 77. More...

Community News

From the Mayor’s Desk

Minutes from the Feb. 13 City Council Meeting:

The Lexington City Council met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the Woodson Community Center, 631 N. Rockdale, Lexington, Texas. More...

Blinn College Brings ‘Biloxi Blues’ to The Brenham Stage

The Blinn College - Brenham campus theatre arts program will tell the story of a 20-year-old sent to World War II basic training in the semi-autobiographical play “Biloxi Blues.” More...

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society

The Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg, Texas, with 57 members and 6 guests in attendance. More...

School

Superintendent’s Corner

In lieu of a column from Dr. McArthur this week, you will find minutes from the Monday Board Meeting, below: The Lexington ISD Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on Monday, February 18. More...

Sports

Lexington Opens Season With 11-1 Win

Lexington spotted Thorndale a run in the top of the first inning and then roared back for an 11-1 win in a game truncated to five innings due to the mercy rule. More...

Lady Eagles Win 4; Lose 2 @ Caldwell Tournament

Lexington faired very well in the Caldwell Tourney this past weekend. The Lady Eagles won four and lost two in the three day round robin tourney, meaning - each team played every team in the tourney. More...

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Jacob Warner signed a Letter of Intent last week to play football for Blinn College. He is seen with the Lexington Eagle Coaching Staff, along with his parents and the Superintendent of Schools. More...














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