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August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fedor Fish Fry

Jane Schimank shares her beverage with Chester Jatzlau’s furry friend, Joe. More...

Three Sentenced

Michael Dean Medack, 48 of Lexington, was sentenced in the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County on Thursday, August 22, with the Honorable Judge Reva Towslee-Corbet presiding. More...

School Starts

Students disembark their big yellow bus on Monday at the Lexington Elementary School for the first day of school. More...

General Stories

One Nation Under Fire

All of us know that an “Amber Alert” is a nationwide system of awareness that helps call attention to missing or kidnapped children. More...

From the Chef’s Corner

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Want to try something different for a “hamburger?” Instead of shaping these patties to fit ciabatta bread, keep them round so the mozzarella fits easily inside of them, or use regular hamburger buns. More...

Pines and Prairies Land Trust Applies for Nationally Recognized Accreditation

Pines and Prairies Land Trust (PPLT) was incorporated in 2001 as a 501(c)3, non-profit organization formed to protect natural and cultural resources and promote sustainable agriculture through education and preservation of open space in Central Texas More...

Community News

Local Veteran Determined to Help Others

Corporal Sean Friedrich, a veteran of the USMC who was injured in Afghanistan in 2011, and who, along with his wife, Anna, received a completely refurbished home in Giddings last March as an Honor Vet, has been working on receiving his diving instruc More...

From the Mayor’s Desk

The City is seeking bids for improving several wastewater lines through 2 p.m., Monday, September 9th. More...

Alcoa Retirees Meeting

Alcoa retirees will meet Sept. 12 in the Alcoa Lake Training Center. Setup will be at 4 p.m. and the doors will open at 5. The meal will be served after the meeting, at 6 p.m. Dessert group for September is last names beginning N to Z. More...

School

Superintendent’s Corner

Momentum and excitement were in full swing at Lexington Schools as students returned for the 2013-2014 school year. More...

Meet the Teachers at the Lexington Elementary School

Gabe is glad to see Logan. More...

Obituaries

Oliver “Ollie” Barker

Nov. 10, 1953 – August 22, 2013

Oliver “Ollie” Barker, of Lexington, passed away at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange at the age of 59 on Thursday, August 22, 2013. He was born on November 10, 1953 to Erma Lee (Taylor) and Jessie A. More...

Tracy Barnett

September 22, 1987 - August 21, 2013

Tracy Dean Barnett was born on September 22, 1987 in La Grange, Texas, the son of Jim Hines & Kathy Barnett. He was a truck driver who enjoyed dancing, fishing and taming and riding horses. More...

Nora Olivia Melcher

April 20, 1916 - August 19, 2013

Nora Olivia (Yurk) Grundmann Melcher was born on April 20, 1916 in Dime Box, Texas to John & Marie (Koenning) Yurk. She was baptized on June 18, 1916 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dime Box by Rev. More...

County Files Lawsuit to Recover Damages on Courthouse

On Monday, August 19, 2013, Lee County filed a lawsuit in Lee County District Court to recover damages from Architects Rabe+Partners, Dale A. Rabe, Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd., and D. C. Sellers Inc. More...

Giddings Man Hit by Train

On Sunday morning, August 25, at 4:39 a.m., the Giddings Police Department responded to a call regarding a fatal train collision. A BNSF train was traveling northbound on the tracks near Bellville St. and Williamson St. in Giddings, north of Hwy. More...

County Adopts Tax Rate

The Lee County Commissioners met Monday and set the tax rate for the coming year. The Commissioners set the effective rate at $0.6704 per $100 valuation, an increase of $0.0175 per $100 valuation from last year’s $0.6529 rate. More...

Wright Finds Good Samaritan After 60 Years

Avery Wright, lifelong Lexington resident and owner of Wright Insurance – Hochheim Prairie, has been on a quest for 60 years. More...

Police

Sheriff’s Report

August 19, 2013 A resident on CR 208 returned home and found that his mailbox had been vandalized. Several other mailboxes were also damaged. Deputy Jirasek was dispatched to the scene. Deputy Rudolph put up several cows that were out on CR 213. More...

Lexington Police Report

August 17, 2013 Cpl. Nurse was contacted by a male subject who stated that his son hadn’t come home last night. Cpl. Nurse, along with the subject, located the juvenile at a residence in the 200 Blk of Rockdale St. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m.Story Time - Giddings Public Library10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 More...

Church

THEY SAID IT

Life Lessons from Hospice Patients

God has One Wacky Sense of Humor “It’s a banner day! I combed my hair,” Nancy chirped. Nancy is one of the funniest people I’ve known. She didn’t tell jokes. She didn’t need to. More...

The Lexington United Methodist Church held a Back to School celebration Sunday, August 25, 2013. More...

Music Festival at Grace Lutheran

Grace Lutheran Church in Giddings, 1123 North Orange, extends an invitation to the community to attend a Music Festival on Sunday, September 8th at 3:00 pm in the afternoon. Master Organist Aaron Garcia M.M. More...

Sports

Lexington Spikes Hearne in 3

The green Lady Eagles spanked Hearne in three games Friday afternoon to gain their second win of the season. Lexington won the three games 25-8, 25-14, and 25- 16. The young Green (both teams are Eagles) team gained confidence with every play. More...

Lady Eagles Fall to Caldwell in 4

The hustling Lexington Lady Eagles lost to Caldwell in four games Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles put on a great show of hustle, quickness, and a never say die attitude in the match. More...

Eagles vs. Marlin

The young Lexington Eagles continue to learn. The Marlin scrimmage taught the young birds about consistency. You have to do your job every play. You can not take a play off to rest. More...

 













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