Suspect in Theft of Firearms Case Arrested



Lee County Sheriff’s Officers arrested Jeremy Becker, 23 years of age from Giddings, for the Theft of a Firearm from the residence of David Michael. The officers stopped Becker while driving his 2008 Dodge. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the David Michael residence, located on PR 2134, had been burglarized on July 11, 2014 and then again on July 15, […]

Emergency Responders Training



Lady Strangled by Neighbor



Last Saturday, at 12:30 p.m., a white female, 26 years of age, reportedly went next door to confront her neighbor. However, according to the Giddings Police Department, when her neighbor, Robert Mangrum, 37 years old who lives in the 600 block of S. Waco, answered the door, he punched her in the face and strangled her. Detective Steve Spencer and […]

Badly Needed Visibility Improvement Done on CR 309



Lee County Commissioner, Precinct 3, Ronny Bradshaw took a crew to the intersection of CR 309 and FM 696 W, at the Blue Volunteer Fire Station, Monday morning with an important mission on their schedule. They were going to raise the grade of the road by two feet in order to help improve the visibility of people entering FM 696 […]

Community Calendar



Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m.Story Time – Giddings Library 10:30 – 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 Order of Eastern Star Breakfast – LexingtonMasonic Lodge 7:30-10:00Lexington Log Cabins – Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Giddings Rotary Club – Noon Friday, July 25, 2014 Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8 a.m.Lexington Log Cabins – Open […]

One Nation Under Fire



Are you as tired as I am of the too-often, one-sided media? Case in point: Recently there was another flare-up in the Middle East between Israel and her neighbors. It was caused by the firing of rockets into Israel by her enemies. Of course, they retaliated. But, here were the headlines. “Israeli rockets kill civilians.” No mention was made of […]

Black Jack VFD Sausage Wrap Fundraiser Saturday July 26th



The Black Jack VFD will be conducting a Sausage Wrap fundraiser Saturday, July 26th in front of the Rockdale City Hall. Black Jack VFD has been providing emergency services for the Black Jack community and its neighbors for the last 35 years. With the recent rains, fuel will be abundant for the summer season of grass fires, and Black Jack […]

From the Mayor’s Desk



For several weeks the City has been trying to get the information out to the general public and especially parents about safety issues involving young unlicensed children operating motor vehicles such as golf carts, ATV’s and UTV’s. The following is a comment from a concerned citizen that was brought to my attention. “Why does the city law enforcement allow CHILDREN […]

Sheriff’s Report



July 14, 2014 A caller reported several cows out on FM 3403 about 1 mile off Hwy 21 in Lincoln. The cows ran off into a pasture. The office attempted to locate the owner. Deputy Ray searched for a suspicious person on Hwy 21 in Dime Box. A male subject was walking down the roadway, carrying an orange and white […]

Lexington Police Report



July 14, 2014 Cpt. Wooldridge met with a complainant at the Lexington Police Department who reported the burglary of a motor vehicle. The complainant, who resides in the 700 block of Giddings St,. reported a battery being stolen out of his vehicle. The investigation continues. Officer Stark was dispatched to the 900 block of Rockdale St. in reference to criminal […]