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Lexington Issues Boil Water Restrictions

The City of Lexington enacted a Boil Water Alert on Wednesday afternoon, March 14, after the pump casing in Well No. More...

Name Placement on Ballot

The Lexington City Election, scheduled for May 5, has two people running for Mayor and three people running for two spots on the City Council. Recently, their names were drawn for the order in which they would be printed on the ballot. More...

Six-Year-Old Called a Hero

Late Sunday night, LPD Chief Ted Walton was called to a fire on a service pole near Ave C and S. Rockdale Street. Six year old Miguel Solorio was headed home with his mother when he noticed the fire. He told his mother to call 911. More...

Special Sections

Police

Lee County Sheriff’s Report

March 12, 2018  A caller reported a female subject standing outside near her fence line on CR 436. Deputy Jessup and Deputy Nelson responded and checked the area. No one was seen in or around the property.  More...

Lexington Police Report

March 12, 2018  Officer Janzig responded to the 800 block of Yegua Dr. for a water leak. City workers quickly fixed it.  March 13, 2018  More...

Community Calendar - Free Access

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8-9 a.m. Story Time - Giddings Public Library 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.   More...

Church

Local Pastor Marries Three Generations

Brother Geary McManus, who pastored Knobbs Springs Baptist Church outside of Lexington for many years, had the priviledge of performing marriage ceremonies for three generations in his family, including the wedding of his sister, his nephew, and his More...

The Rosy Side

Some people keep up with old friends really well. They remember birthdays, send out Christmas cards giving regular updates, and can manage to call on a regular basis even when great distances of time and space separate. More...

Sports

Lexington Rap Rogers 5-3

In an Epic Eagle Battle

Lexington took an early lead over Rogers. They then saw it dwindle down to nothing and then fall behind. Lexington met the problem, rallied and took the win in the opening game of District 20 play for both teams.  More...

Lexington Tops Rogers in Showdown

Battle of the undefeated

Lexington and Rogers met in a game of unbeatens Tueday afternoon. Lexington prevailed 5-2 in the first of two games this season.  More...

Where They Play

Lexington Track and Field LMS @ Lexington 3-23 LHS @ Lexington 3-22  Softball Lexington @ Academy 3-23 Lexington @ Jarrell 3-27   More...

Breaking News - 3/22/2018 2:39 PM

UPDATE: City-Wide Natural Gas Outage - Free Access

CITY-WIDE GAS OUTAGE UPDATE: Atmos Energy's spokesperson just reported to The Leader that they hope to have re-lights started by 5:30 p.m. this afternoon. More...

Two 18-Wheeler Rollover Accidents Hours Apart

Last Thursday and Friday, DPS and Lee County law enforcement investigated two serious rollover accidents, one occurring at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, March 15 and the other happening just over 12 hours later, at 5:12 a.m. Friday, March 16. More...

House of Worship Active Shooter Congregation Response Training

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a special Active Shooter Training program at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, located at 573 North Main in Giddings, on April 10 from 6:30 p.m until 9 p.m. More...

Giddings Police in Hot Pursuit

On Saturday, March 17, Officer Dustin Kieschnick with the Giddings Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle at the 400 block of West Austin Street at about 10:35 p.m. More...

Photo

Middle and High School tracksters are preparing for Spring track meets. The three young men seen above are athletes at Lexington Middle School and compete in various events. More...

General Stories

Not Politically Correct

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

Governor Abbott Announces Emergency Funding For Austin Police Department And Texas Rangers To Assist In Bomb Investigations

AUSTIN - The Office of the Governor announced on Monday the release of $ 265,500 in emergency funding for the Austin Police Department (APD) and the Texas Ranger Bomb Response Team to purchase seven portable x-ray systems for use in bomb detection an More...

DPS IPC Program Receives National Recognition

In Case You Missed It

On March 4, the Washington Post Magazine published an article showcasing the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Interdiction for Protection of Children (IPC) Program and nationwide efforts to battle human trafficking and child exploitation. More...

Community News

In the Garden

Time for those plants to wake up!

Spring came upon us this past Tuesday. Looking forward, we can expect the plants that were dormant to begin to wake up.  More...

Lexington’s Past Reported

Compiled from reports in the March 17, 1888 editions of the Fort Worth Gazette and Galveston Daily News: On March 16, Lee County Sheriff W. M. More...

Chef's Corner

White Bean, Fennel, and Italian Sausage Soup with Parmesan Toast

Pantry staples and a few fresh ingredients is all it takes to make this soup. It doesn’t take more than an hour to be ready for a delicious meal. Serve it with crunchy Parmesan Toast for dunking.   More...

School

From the Superintendent

Happy Spring Break! More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kelsey Marie Chudej

Kelsey Marie Chudej, 28, of Rockdale, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Funeral services for Kelsey are currently pending. Kelsey was born October 28, 1989 in Temple, Texas to Allen Dale and Leslie Marie (Nink) Chudej. More...

Brenda Kay Handrick

Funeral services for Brenda Handrick, 53, of Giddings, were held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas with Rev. Garrett Smith officiating. More...

Francies Lena Proske

A service to celebrate the life of Francies Lena (Baack) Proske, 88, of Giddings, is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. More...


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