August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Trevor Dickschat New Ag Agent

Trevor Dickschat has been named the new Lee County Extension Agent – Agriculture and Natural Resources, according to Dale A. Fritz, PhD, District Extension Administrator, and the Lee County Commissioners’ Court. More...

Fatality Closes Hwy 290 for Hours

Traffic was diverted from Hwy 290 westbound at FM 696 due to a fatality accident involving at least two vehicles, causing a jam up that lasted for hours.  The accident occurred at 7:00 a.m. More...

Special Sections

Police

Lee County Sheriff’s Report

August 1, 2016 Cpl Rudolph was dispatched to CR 430 in Dime Box after a caller reported that her husband was cussing at her. The situation was verbal only at the time of the call. Her husband left the residence voluntarily. More...

Lexington Police Report

July 31, 2016   Officer Walton was dispatched to the 800 Blk of Caldwell St for a medical assist in which an elderly subject was having trouble breathing. More...

Community Calendar - Free Access

Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m. Story Time - Giddings Public Library 10:30 – 11 Lexington City Council Meeting – Woodson Community Bldg. More...

Church

Just a Thought.......

Many folks have been very kind to me during my time as a pastor in Lexington.Thank you, one and all. But, this week, I want to write about a little lady who really helped me when I needed it.  More...

THEY SAID IT

“I’ve Never Been Here Before”

Dorothy was a hoot. She was straightforward, honest, and friendly to a fault. She was patient, kind, and incredibly resilient. She had lived a long and fruitful life.  The first few minutes of each of our visits was much the same. More...

Sports

Eagles Host Caldwell

Lexington will host Caldwell in a scrimmage Friday evening as they finally get to go against players they do not know. Lexington and Caldwell have been involved in scrimmages against each other for the last eight or ten years. More...

Lady Eagles Volleyball Scrimmages

The Lady Eagles volleyball team traveled last Friday and Saturday to play against some much larger schools to get an idea of what kind of team Lexington will put on the floor for the 2016 season. More...

Sports Thoughts…….

The Lexington Eagle football team looks to be ready for the season. They are full of energy, have good size, and have the confidence needed to be winners. The confidence came last season in Leon when they found out they could win. More...

Tootsie to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Giddings Chamber of Commerce invites fans to be a part of this special occasion for hometown girl with world-wide attraction

The Giddings Chamber of Commerce will honor Tootsie Tomanetz at their 94th Annual Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet on Tuesday, August 16 at the Landmark Event Center on Hwy. 77. More...

County Taxes Proposed Higher

Lee County Commissioners voted on Monday to propose an increase of $.02 to the overall tax rate for next year. If approved, the tax rate will go from $.66/$100 valuation to $.68/$100 valuation. More...

Lost Pines Continues Hearing from End Op

The Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District will meet at 6 p.m. More...

Commissioners Accept Donation of Fletcher House

At the Regular Meeting of the Lee County Commissioners on Monday, August 8, the Commissioners agreed to accept the donation of the Fletcher House and its property from the Lee County Heritage Society. More...

Cornerstone Ceremony at New HS

The Lexington Masonic Lodge will host a Cornerstone Placement Ceremony next Wednesday, August 17, at 10 a.m. on the front steps of the new Lexington High School.  More...

General Stories

One Nation Under Fire

Finally, the moment for which many of you have been waiting. More...

Fundraiser’s Raisings

The annual fundraiser for the Lions Club/Lexington VFD brought in over $24,000 to be split between the two organizations. More...

Tri-County Aggie Mom’s Club Howdy Party

Colorado, Fayette and Lee County Mothers of current or former students of Texas A&M University are cordially invited to the Tri-County TAMU Mothers Club Howdy Party!  It will take place on Monday, August 15, 2016 with the Social at 6:30 p.m. More...

Community News

A little bit of Lexington History.....

Painted Churches

From the outside they look like typical rural churches, white or red brick, concrete steps to a foyer and a steeple on the roof. However, once you step inside, you think you have just entered a church in Old Europe.  More...

Chef's Corner

Chicken and Sausage White Bean Pot

2 cans cannellini or great northern beans, rinsed and drained 6 oz. thick-sliced bacon, chopped 12 oz. More...

Grandma’s Brag!

WHAT? NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT??  Brag Away!   More...

School

Superintendent’s Corner

This week marks the return of our teachers as they begin their in-service training to continue preparations for the 2016-17 school year. More...

School Partnerships with Backpack Buddies

Lexington Elementary & Middle Schools

Backpack Buddies is a collaborative church and community partnership that seeks to increase student academic achievement by ensuring that all children have enough to eat over the weekend, when free and reduced breakfasts and lunches are not available More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judy Katherine Schimank

Funeral services for Judy Schimank, 62, of Giddings, Texas, were held on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Texas with Rev. Dale Bohm officiating.  More...

Laura Culp

Funeral services for Laura Culp, 96 of Thorndale were held Monday, August 8, 2016 in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale with Pastor Scott Schaller officiating. More...

Mario Salomon, Jr.

Funeral services for Mario Salomon, Jr., 40 of Ledbetter, were held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings with Father Uche Andeh officiating.  More...


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