City Council to Hear Citizens Committee on Police



This Thursday, March 31, the Lexington City Council will convene in Executive Session to hear a report from the Citizens Advisory Committee that was formed to check into complaints against the Lexington Police Department. The committee has been meeting for the past several weeks, hearing complaints from local citizens. According to Mayor Robert Willrich, Sr., members of the Lexington Police […]

One Write-In Candidate



One person signed up to run as a write-in candidate during the May 14, 2011 City Council election. Angela Brower submitted her application. Also running this year are incumbents Tim Brown, Greg Langehennig, and Tony Tavary, along with Stephanie Aderhold, Mary Atkins and Opal Lewis.

Jr. Livestock Show Raises Almost $62,000 more than in 2010



Commissioner’s Court



The Regular Meeting of the Lee County Commissioners was held on Monday, March 28, 2011, during which the Court received several reports and went into Executive Session at one point. To comply with State law, the Commissioners voted to re-adopt the existing Investment Policy of Lee County for another year. The Court also officially noted that each Commissioner has completed […]

Convicted Felon Fights Officers in District Court



According to the Lee County Sheriff ’s Department, last Tuesday, March 22, an alarm went off at the district courts office concerning a fight in the courtroom. Montrell Jarrard Washington was being sentenced in Judge Terry Flenniken’s court when he became combative after he heard he was going to jail for eight years. At least three Lee County Deputies and […]

Four Sentenced in Judicial District Court



Four people were sentenced in the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County, Texas on March 22, 2011. The Honorable Terry Flenniken presided. Phillip Marshall Shaffer, 26 of Giddings, was given three sentences, the first for robbery-engaging in organized criminal activity-repeat felony offender, for which he received 20 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, $304 court costs, […]

St. John Lutheran Church to Celebrate 125th Anniversary



This Sunday, April 3, 2011, St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln, will celebrate its 125th Anniversary. A full day of activities is planned, beginning with regular Bible class at 9 a.m., followed with a worship service with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Participating in the service are Rev. Dale Bohm, Rev. Ken Hennings, President of the Texas District of the […]

what’s in the news?



City Council Meeting The Lexington City Council met in a Special Meeting on Tuesday, March 22 in order to move forward toward resolving the City Police situation. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PAGE A2. Cancer Society Needs Lee County Volunteers The American Cancer Society is recruiting volunteers in Lee County to become Road to Recovery volunteers to provide transportation for cancer […]

Community Calendar



Wednesday March 30 Story Time – Giddings Public Library 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m. ThursdayMarch 31 Lexington Masonic Lodge Coffee & Breakfast – 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Giddings Rotary Club – Noon Lexington Log Cabins – Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday April 1 Lexington Log Cabins – Open 9 a.m. […]

Dear Editor



Dear Editor; I just wanted to express my thanks for the wonderful article on the Depot Museum and our special exhibit on Capt. Hamer, Bonnie & Clyde. We have had a tremendous response, and appreciate very much your enthusiasm and willingness to cover all of the interesting things Lee County has to offer! We look forward to presenting other unique […]