Four Men Choreograph Theft of Fireworks Stand

Four men worked in choreographed harmony to steal from the fireworks stand set up at Leesure Lanes, located on Hwy. 290 West in Giddings, last week. Sometime between 9 and 10 p.m., Friday, December 29, Lee County Sheriff’s Cpl Rudolph, Deputy West and Deputy Nurse were dispatched to help investigate a theft, where two men managed to distract the people […]


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. According to the Sheriff’s Report, the woman reported that some neighbors had been shooting guns recklessly the night before and when she arose Friday morning, she discovered that a bullet had pierced her garage door. […]

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. His rushing total ranked second in the entire state, according to Max Preps. Getting Honorable Mention on defense was Eagle sophomore linebacker Aaron Allert. Allert led the Eagle defense with […]

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. According to the Sheriff’s report, Rosemary Meuth called the LCSO last Saturday, stating that someone broke into her residence, located on Hwy. 290 East, and stole several items. Deputy Nelson was dispatched. Meuth itemized several items taken, […]

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. In frigid conditions, with temperature sitting at about 30 degrees, six firefighters responded from Tanglewood, with assistance from Lexington VFD. It was a three acre blaze in heavy grass. The owner […]

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. At that moment, he also noticed a marijuana cigar in the center console, in plain view. During […]

Community Calendar

Wednesday, January 3, 2018Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8-9 a.m.Story Time @ Giddings Library 10:30 – 11 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018Order of Eastern Star Breakfast – LexingtonMasonic Lodge 7:30-10:00 a.m.Giddings Community Blood Drive – 8:30 a.m.– 2p.m. For appt call (979)540-9359 ImmanuelLutheran ChurchLexington Log Cabins – Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Giddings Rotary Club – NoonLexington Lions Club – […]

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. Congress and the Senate gave the American people a great Christmas present and got some good done at the end of their working year. Sweeping tax reform […]

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. Food and Drug Administration (and regulatory agencies around the globe) and decades of scientific research have determined that low-calorie sweeteners are safe. Studies have also shown that low-calorie sweeteners can help people manage their weight. An […]