September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff’s Deputies Roll Truck

Three Lavaca County Sheriff ’s Deputies were transferred to St Mark’s Hospital in La Grange after rolling their Ford F150 pickup truck on Hwy 77 south of Giddings. More...

Prop Taxes Expected to Increase

The City of Lexington will hold a public meeting on September 14 to consider adopting the property tax rate of .495500 per $100 valuation. More...

Used Book Sale

The Lee County Youth Center will be having a Used Book Sale on Saturday, September 10 from 10am til 1pm, co­­sponsored by the Giddings Chamber of Commerce. More...

Special Sections

Police

Lee County Sheriff’s Report

August 22, 2016 Deputy Mastronardi was dispatched to FM 3403 after the Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a man that appeared confused and disoriented and did not know where he was. He said he was walking and got lost. More...

Lexington Police Report

August 22, 2016 Officer Mattingly located an open door in the 8700 Blk of Hwy 77. He checked the building for any criminal activity but found none. More...

Community Calendar - Free Access

Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m. Story Time @ Giddings Public Library 10:30 – 11   More...

Church

Church Brief

Wiseguys coming to First Shiloh Baptist Church   More...

Just a Thought.......

(Note: in order to make a point, I have put this argument in personal, not political, terms.)  Once upon a time, Aldous Huxley, wrote a book titled, “Brave New World”. More...

THEY SAID IT

“Some Reason Why I’m Still Here”

“I wonder sometimes,” Alfred said. “I’m 93 years old. I can barely move. I can hardly do anything. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Irvin “Roy” Marler

Irvin “Roy” Marler went to be with the Lord on August 8th, 2016 while at his home in Griffith, Indiana. He was born in Doniphan, MO on April 12, 1932. More...

Raymond Louis Proske

Funeral services for Raymond Proske, 92, of Lincoln, Texas, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Rev. Dale Bohm officiating. More...

Allen Alfred Orts

Funeral services for Allen Orts, 74, of Paige were held on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings with Ryan Grube officiating.  Allen Alfred Orts was born on December 8, 1941 in Paige, Texas to Alfred Henry Orts and More...

Lexington Man Reports Suspected Cattle Shooting

Black Angus Bull found dead in pasture

Last Friday, August 26, Patrick Beasley of Lexington, called the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to report one of his bulls had been shot. Sgt. Ray and Deputy Nelson were dispatched to his residence on CR 316 in Lexington.   More...

Baby Delivered in Ambulance

Last Friday, Lexington EMS was dispatched to PR 4052 for a female in labor. Lexington EMTs arrived and transferred the woman to Lee County EMS on Hwy 77 near CR 405 because the baby was pre­term. More...

And the Winners Are......!

Choosing the favorites entered in this year’s Favorite Pet Picture Contest was just as difficult as it has been every year since the Leader began it. More...

Three Arrested for Forgery

Three people were arrested by Bastrop County last week, after investigators found them in possession of stolen/altered checks and credit cards believed to have been stolen out of mailboxes. More...

General Stories

Outdoor Extravaganza

The Lee County Wildlife Association is hosting an Outdoor Extravaganza on Saturday, September 10, at the Giddings High School from 8 am to 5 pm. Sign-in begins at 7 am. Three CEU credit hours will be offered for pesticide applicator license holders. More...

One Nation Under Fire

Welcome to Hillary’s world. If it feels a lot like Fantasyland at Disney World, it is. Consider these facts: In her world, rich people give millions to her Foundation and expect nothing in return. More...

Third Place Winners of Favorite Pet Picture Contest are......

Amyah Alexander’s hedgehog, Tip. Leader readers may remember that Tip was born with only three legs. More...

Community News

Lexington’s Past Reported

August 27, 1876– Galveston Daily News: In Lee County on the 21st inst., a lot of children were playing at a gin-house near Mr Bob Atchison’s house, standing upon a high platform and jumping down into a lot of loose cotton.  More...

Chef's Corner

Fried Eggplant

“Bring on the eggplant.” This brightly colored purple eggplant is the vegetable that ripens when other summer produce runs out. This vegetable offers a variety of dishes you can serve as an appetizer, entrée, or side dish.   More...

Grandma’s Brag!

Lauren, Aaron and Zane Kleinschmidt, children of Anna and Tim Kleinschmidt. Grandchildren of the late A.P. More...

School

PIE Membership Drive and More

Summer is over. School has begun, which means it’s time for kiddos, school staff and parents to get back into the school routine. PIE has also begun their routine of hosting a membership drive during the month of September.  More...

Sports

Eagles Drop Season Opener by a Close 22-20

Lexington and Mart played a very competitive game Friday night, with the Panthers edging the Eagles 22-20 on the strength of a two-point extra point. More...

Meet the 2016 LHS Eagle Varsity Football Team!

(More to follow next week)
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Eagles Host Thorndale

In the not so old days the Lexington/Thorndale game was one of the “Alcoa Bowl” games. Several dollars traded hands on the outcome of the annual game. More...


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