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All-State Eagle

Eagle running back Ja’Kobe Cooper was selected as the first team running back on the Associated Press All- State team. Cooper rushed for over 3,000 yards in the 2017 season. More...

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On Friday, December 29, Lexington Police Chief Ted Walton stopped a vehicle, travelling northbound in the 8900 block of HWY 77, for no front license plate. He made contact with the driver and, as he did so, he smelled an odor of marijuana. More...

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Police

Lee County Sheriff’s Report

December 25, 2017  A caller advised of a motorist on the side of the road on HWY 290 who was possibly intoxicated. Deputy Mastronardi responded and tagged the vehicle. More...

Lexington Police Report

December 18, 2017  Officer Janzig and Officer Walton assisted citizens in penning two loose cows.  December 19, 2017  Officer San Miguel found an open door at the Lexington High School Gym. More...

Community Calendar - Free Access

Community Calendar

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8-9 a.m. Story Time @ Giddings Library 10:30 – 11 a.m.   More...

Church

Holy Family Christmas Pageant

Pictured above are the children of Holy Family Catholic Church who participated in their annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 17, 2017. PHOTO BY RON THOMPSON. More...

The Rosy Side

It’s New Year’s Resolution season. The holidays are a wonderful time for indulgence, but January tends to drag us back into the cold light of reality. I certainly get into the resolutions game. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Imogene Mary Snider

Funeral services for Imogene Snider, 89, of Giddings are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pin Oak with Father Uche Andeh officiating. Burial will follow in the St. More...

Frances Linder

Funeral services for Frances Linder, 90 of Giddings are pending at this time.  Mrs. Linder passed away the evening of Sunday, December 31, 2017 at her residence in Giddings.   More...

Mahlon L. Ator

Mahlon L. Ator, age 47, of Hare, Texas passed away in a tragic car accident on December 25, 2017. He was born in Giddings, Texas in 1970 and although living in the Washington DC area for 6 years during his youth, he always was a Texan at heart.  More...

Photo

A single bald eagle, seen perched atop a huge oak located on CR 316 in Lexington, was caught on camera by Logan Lee last week. More...

Ricocheting Bullet Pierces Property

Last Friday, a Lexington resident, residing on CR 317, called the Lee County Sheriff ’s Department to report a bullet hole in her garage door. More...

Several Burglaries Keep Officers Busy

A rash of burglaries, reported on Saturday, December 30, kept the Lee County Sheriff ’s Office investigators busy near the end of 2017.  More...

First Fire Call of the New Year

Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department got the first call of the New Year on Monday afternoon. At 4:55, Tanglewood VFD was called out for a brush fire on CR 418. More...

General Stories

Not Politically Correct

The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Lexington Leader, its management or its staff.   More...

Dear Editor

Dear Editor:  Recently, in the Lexington Leader, “My Soda Addiction,” the author offers her opinion on diet beverages but misses important facts. The U.S. More...

Cold Start to New Year

Bitter cold weather gripped Central Texas this week, starting the 2018 New Year with Lee and surrounding counties under Winter Weather Advisories. More...

Community News

Lexington’s Past Reported

January 5, 1858 – Civilian and Galveston Gazette: Adley A. Killough was assigned by the Texas (Methodist Episcopal) conference as pastor in the West Yegua Circuit. More...

Grandma’s Brag!

Atticus, Benjamin, and Grace Castell Children of Louis and Sarah (Terrell) Castell of College Station. More...

Chef's Corner

Cheese and Red Pepper Latkes

I was introduced to Latkes a couple of years back and they are delicious. One of the recipes I fix is a little more zesty than some I’ve made. Try this one. You will like it. Shred the potatoes the night before to make dinner easier.   More...

Sports

Lady Eagles Topped by Franklin

Lexington dropped its second District 20-3A game to the Franklin Lady Lions 61- 28. Pressure got to the Lady Eagles in the form of Franklin’s half-court trap. Coach Kimball called time out early to calm the Lady Eagles. More...

Eagles Fall to Franklin

Lexington opened District 20-3A basketball play just over a week after ending their football season. Franklin defeated the Eagles 55-30. The game started off fairly even with Lexington only down 11-6 at the end of the first quarter. More...

Rockdale, Mart Win State

Eagles beat ‘em both in non district play

The Rockdale Tigers and the Mart Panthers won the state championship in their respective divisions of the UIL. During the regular season, both teams lost to Lexington. Lexington beat Mart 40-38 in the first game of the season. More...


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