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July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Drowning Death of Giddings Man

A 24 year old man from Giddings, Jeremy Lee Gilmore, drowned in a pond near Lake Vermillion in Canistota, South Dakota on Thursday, July 18. More...

General Stories

From the Chef’s Corner

Lemon-Coconut Cake

My mother-in-law “love” could make the most delicious lemon cake I’ve ever eaten. She loved making it during the holidays and served it with hot tea. More...

Outzkirts

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One Nation Under Fire

Even though it was a small Indiana town, the local school board knew the law. Accommodations must be made for those who are less able. Their answer was to set up a special class in a long-abandoned old building on the edge of town. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 24, 2013Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m.Story Time - Giddings Public Library 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. More...

Church

Just a Thought.......

Here in Texas, we like to think that the best person is the one who has “pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps”. Reality, however, tells a different story. More...

The Steel Magnolias present Women’s “Garden Gathering & Concert” at First Baptist Church

Saturday morning, August 3, 2013, The Steel Magnolias of San Marcos, Texas, will present a “Garden Gathering . . . Bloom Where You Are”! to a women’s group convening at The First Baptist Church, Lexington, Texas, at 10 a.m. More...

Scenes from the Lexington United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School!

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Obituaries

Jeremy Lee Gilmore

April 19, 1989 - July 18, 2013

Jeremy Lee Gilmore was born on April 19, 1989 in Galveston, Texas to Gary & Susan (Geisler) Gilmore. He was baptized on May 28, 1989 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. More...

Weaver Ender McCullough

April 1, 1944 - July 17, 2013

Weaver Jay Marie Ender McCullough was born on April 1, 1944 in Fedor, Texas to John A. & Ella (Fick) Ender. She was baptized on April 14, 1944 and confirmed on March 30, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor. More...

Leo Neal Namken

August 1, 1933 - July 14, 2013

Dr. Leo Neal Namken, PhD, of Weslaco, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14, 2013 after a long illness. He was 79 years old. He was born on August 1, 1933 in Giddings, Texas. More...

Commissioners Lift Burn Ban; Urge Caution

The Lee County Commissioners lifted the Burn Ban on Monday, July 22, during their regular meeting. More...

Lightning and Fire Fill the Sky

A bolt of lightning hit an oil storage tank Sunday night, causing a huge fire that lit up the sky west of Giddings. More...

Eight Sentenced in District Court

Eight people were sentenced in the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County on Thursday, July 18, the Honorable Judge Carson Campbell presiding. More...

Long-Time City Employee, Robert Mack, Put on Unpaid Leave

Robert Mack, who began working for the City of Lexington on August 8, 1994, almost 19 years ago, suffered a stroke on March 27 of this year. More...

Police

Sheriff’s Report

July 15, 2013 Deputy Ledenbach was dispatched to CR 133 after a motorist reported several cows out on the roadway. A citizen reported a man walking down Hwy 77 near CR 217. More...

Lexington Police Report

by Chief Clarence Yarbrough

July 15, 2013 Cpl. Nurse was dispatched to 3rd and Yegua St in reference to a reckless driver driving a maroon truck. Cpl. Nurse checked the surrounding area, but was unable to locate the vehicle. More...

Community News

From the Mayor’s Desk

The Lexington City Council met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the Woodson Community Center, 631 N. Rockdale, Lexington, Texas. Mayor Robert Willrich, Sr. brought the meeting to order and welcomed the guest. 3. More...

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, The Lexington Leader published a report that Lee County is preparing legal action on the courthouse restoration project that was completed in 2004. Important facts about the project were not in the article. More...

Delta Kappa Gamma Society Holds Planning Meeting

Members of the Gamma Omega Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held a planning meeting at 12 noon on July 10, 2013, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg, Texas, with 23 members in attendance. More...

School

Superintendent’s Corner

With only four weeks left until school starts, I want to encourage our parents to make sure your child is current on his or her immunizations. More...

Sports

Lexington Athletic Association

The Lexington Athletic Association will have their monthly meeting Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. More...

Softball Results

Reckin Crew 3rd in State

The 8 and under team from Lexington, the Reckin Crew, placed third in State in their division. The State tourney was held in Denison. The young ladies defeated Crockett Xtreme Heat 19-2 to open the tourney. More...

Dynasty of the Demons

The dynasty of the La Grange Demons baseball team continues. The Demons won their third consecutive Community League title with Sunday night’s 3-2 victory in 10 innings over the Jackson County Thunder at the fairgrounds. More...

 













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