July 6, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

Eight Sentenced in District Court

Eight people were sentenced in the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County on June 20, with the Honorable Reva Towslee Corbett presiding.  Edwin Frank Matl, 40 of Bastrop, was sentenced to 12 months confinement in the TDCJ Jail Division for b More...

Dear Editor

Dear Editor: It is imperative that we are able to talk to each other. Your Editorial entitled The American Thinker was a Chilling reminder that ignorance and suspicion of other peoples and religions persist in our otherwise Open Society. More...

Freedom We Take For Granted

Not many years after the fall of the Berlin wall, the university where I work asked us to host four teenage girls from Novosibirsk, Russia, in our home. More...

COPS Bill Helps Veterans Get Jobs as Police

Military veterans will get a boost in finding jobs in policing, under a law signed last month by President Trump and backed by Texas Sen. John Cornyn.  More...

Lee County’s Leading Law Man

Sheriff Rodney Meyer was not planning on being a lawman, but life intervened and a lawman he did become. More...

Lexington Police Department-Through the turmoil, great things can happen.

Putting the problems of the past behind, Ted Walton hopes to bring the department to bigger heights.

Recently I had the opportunity to ride along with Officer Ted Walton of the Lexington P.D. In light of the changes to the department, I thought putting myself in their shoes would shed some light on actually how much our men in blue do in town. More...

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Officer Walton stopped this person for running a stop sign. Here he is seen checking the person for contraband. The person was cited and let go. More...

A Very Special Ministry

Giddings Police Chief Haril Walpole joined the ranks of GPD in April 2014. He moved to Giddings from Houston, where he had been the Chief at the Memorial Villages Police Department on the west side of Houston. More...

Lee County Constables

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LCRA Offering Community Grants

Applications for new grants due by July 31

The Lower Colorado River Authority is accepting applications for grants of up to $50,000 for community projects throughout the LCRA service area.  Applications for Community Development Partnership Program grants are available at lcra.org/ cdpp More...

HPU Graduation

Howard Payne University awarded 134 degrees during its Commencement ceremony held at the close of the spring 2017 semester.  Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president, and other university representatives conferred the degrees.  More...

Not Politically Correct

The Supreme Court just handed the Trump administration a victory of sorts. This had to do with the travel ban he tried to institute earlier this year. More...

Fallen Law Enforcement Day - July 7, 2017

This Friday is the first anniversary of the terrible event that took place where a gunman killed five police officers when he opened fire as they were monitoring a rally in downtown Dallas.  In April of this year, the Texas House tentatively pas More...

Lee County Sheriff’s Office

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A Common Thread

A peek into the lives of a Jail Administrator and a Dispatch Supervisor

There is a common thread that runs through the conversation of people you talk with who work for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. More...

The men (and woman) in blue that help keep the citizens of Lexington safe.

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Giddings Police Department

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When It’s In Your Blood

Farah Ramsey describes herself as a country girl with a heart for Law Enforcement and People. More...

DPS: Leaving Children in Vehicles Can Be Deadly

Summer temperatures increase risk of vehicular heatstroke

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning residents that warmer weather places children at greater risk of injury or death if left unattended in a vehicle. More...

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There are always people working behind the scenes in any profession. The same is absolutely true for law enforcement. More...


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