June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Apparent Suicide

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. the Lee County Sheriff ’s Office received a 911 call from an individual who said he was at an oil field location on CR 326 where he discovered a man inside a vehicle, apparently deceased.  More...

Former Mayor Parade Grand Marshal

Robert L Willrich, Sr. may have ended his 18 year tenure in the Mayor’s seat at Lexington, but he hasn’t left the limelight that comes with community service. More...

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Pictured participating in Ms. More...

Special Sections

Police

Sheriff’s Report

June 9, 2014   A concerned citizen reported that a lady was in the bar ditch and had a flat tire. She had been there for three hours. He would like someone to check on her. More...

Lexington Police Report

June 9, 2014  Officer Stark observed a large cloud of white smoke coming from the north, outside the City Limits. Officer Stark advised the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.   More...

Community Calendar - Free Access

Community Calendar

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

Church

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Shelby Brown and Camryn Ricketson watch their teacher, Mrs. More...

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Some of the older boys attending First Baptist’s VBS last week enjoyed making and racing soapbox derby cars. Pictured are Conner Crow, Owen Rhodus, Tyler Jones, Zack Carter and Noah Anderson. More...

Just a Thought.......

Columnists like to be timely, especially in this day and age when news becomes old, often within the same day. So, I am offering these words because June 21st is the first day of . . .“Summertime, when the living is easy. More...

Sports

Football News

The Eagles are in full time off season training mode, as of now. Coach Muhl is trying to fill at least two spots in the coaching staff. Jeff Rogers is heading to Industrial High School as the Head Coach and Athletic Director. More...

Sports Thoughts

UT looked good for seven innings in their opening game of the College World Series. More...

2014 Summer Edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine Debuts June 20

The annual summer edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine will soon be on newsstands all across Texas, and this year’s cover is green and gold all over, specifically, Baylor green and gold.  More...

Stage 5 Water Restrictions Continue

The City continues to be under a Stage 5 Water Conservation restrictions. These restrictions will continue at least until Saturday, June 28, or Monday, June 30. More...

Lexington Water Alert!

Residents Urged to Conserve Water!

The City of Lexington issued an Emergency Water Alert on Thursday, June 19 due to the large water well being down. The City asks everyone to use water for household use only until further notice. More...

LISD Trustees Call for Town Hall Meeting

During their regular meeting last Monday night, the LISD Board of Trustees called for a Town Hall Meeting, in order to provide a forum for the public to hear and to give input on what they would like to see in a new high school facility. More...

Retired LISD Educator Mourned

David Lee Smizer, Jr., 85 of Giddings, passed away on Saturday, June 14 at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin.  He was the Special Ed teacher for Lexington ISD for over twenty five years before retiring. More...

Brothers Sentenced in District Court

Four others also sentenced

Two brothers from Giddings and four other people were sentenced on Thursday, June 12, in the 21st Judicial District of Lee County with the Honorable Judge Carson Campbell presiding.  More...

General Stories

One Nation Under Fire

It never occurred to me when I chose the name for this column that it would be appropriate nomenclature for all of the shootings in this country. More...

From the Chef’s Corner

Bloody Mary Gratin

We wonder why most of the tomatoes we buy during the year are not very tasty. Well, there are certain “tidbits” that occur to tomatoes that they don’t like. For instance, storing tomatoes. More...

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Community News

From the Mayor’s Desk

The Lexington City Council will meet in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., at the Woodson Community Center, 631 N. Rockdale, Lexington, Texas. Following are the agenda items:  1. Call meeting to order.  2. More...

A Collection of Quilts

120Art, a new Taylor Artist Guild gallery, located at the newly renovated Titsworth Building, 120 W. More...

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Hundreds of people turned out for a benefit for Johnny Jones Sunday, June 8. Pictured above are some friends and family members who attended. More...

School

Brother and Sister Awarded Master’s Degrees

Congratulations to Ethan Clay Schumann and to Jessica Schumann Cargill who received their Master’s Degrees from Texas A&M University. More...

Health Fair Lee County

The Lee County Health Fair will be Thursday, June 19, in Giddings High School Cafeteria, between 9 am and 12 noon. Admission is free. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Lee Smizer, Jr.

June 11, 1929 - June 14, 2014

David Lee Smizer was born June 11,1929 in the Fedor Community near Lexington to David L. Smizer Sr. and Mabel (Carothers) Smizer.  He married Ethel Washington on December 23, 1967.  Mr Smizer was an educator for 51 years. More...

A. D. “Doughbelly” Quinney

February 4, 1931 - June 11, 2014

“Doughbelly” was born on February 4, 1931 in Lexington, Texas to Fady Dean and Mollie “Shorty” (Muston) Quinney. He served in the U.S. Navy as a cook during the Korean War. More...

Paul Franklin Van Dorn, Sr.

Feb. 3, 1938—June 13, 2014

Paul Van Dorn, Sr. died at his home near Lexington, Texas, on Friday morning surrounded by loved ones. The middle of 5 children, he was born to Tyra Louis and Maggie Taylor Van Dorn in Liberty, Texas. More...


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