Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Rate

The Lee County Tax Office has announced a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, August 24, at 9:30 am at the Lee County Courthouse in Giddings to discuss the proposed tax rate of .5844 per $100 valuation. This tax rate is LESS THAN the previous rat of .6600, which means that Lee County is not proposing to increase property […]

2020-08-20 E-Edition


Pictured above, left to right are LISD Board of Trustee members, Clarence McClendon, Stacey Stamport, Board President Scott Sanders, Elizabeth Boettcher, Michael Hess, LISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonya Knowlton, Dr. Mark Strain and Shannon Patschke. Renditions of the new cafeteria and rennovations of the old cafeteria can be found on page B3 of today’s paper.

City Seeks Up to $500K Revitalization Grant

Several grant applications in the works

The City of Lexington announced last Thursday its intent to submit a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) application for a Downtown Revitalization grant, requesting of up to $ 500,000. Their announcement indicated that if awarded the grant, the City intends to install ADA compliant sidewalks and lighting downtown in the areas of Main Street from Second St. to […]

City Raises Rates

Works hard to keep increase low

Last Wednesday, during their regular City Council meeting, Lexington City Council members voted to increase water and trash rates, which will affect most customers with a $3 increase on their normal monthly bill. The Council had also discussed the raising of electric rates, but decided not to do that at this time. “I want to commend our council for working […]

School’s Back in Session!

Students choose between in person and remote learning

LISD’s teachers returned to the classrooms on Monday and students return today, Wednesday, August 19, 2020. According to the Superintendent’s office, 83 percent of students are returning to the classroom and 17% are going to learn remotely, at least for now, following an extra long “Spring Break” thanks to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonya […]


About a year ago, a film crew with the Netflix show Chef’s Table descended upon Lexington to capture the smoke and smiles at Snow’s BBQ. The date of that episode’s airing will be the first of its four-episode season, airing on Wednesday, September 2.

Lee County Veterans Park

Work has been steady as progress continues at the new Lee County Veterans Park under construction in Giddings. Charles Hurley, Chairman of this huge undertaking reminded us that a fundraiser continues to help pay for the construction of this important park/ monument. He said, “Individuals may purchase a 12” x 12” granite paver for $500. People or businesses who purchase […]

District Court Remains Active, Despite Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic may have put a dent in in-person classroom instruction, but the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County continues to hear cases. On August 11, with the Honorable Carson Campbell presiding, five people were sentenced. Angel Arroyo Barreto, 17 of Giddings, was given two years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for assault on […]

From the Superintendent

Greetings from LISD! We’re back!!! We are so excited this week to welcome our students back to campus. It’s been a long break, and we are so eager to see all the kids and to get things back on track. It may look a little different, but we are doing everything we can to keep our students and staff safe […]