2021-07-22 E-Edition

Farm to Table and Kids in the Kitchen

The Lee County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension hosted a day of “Kids in the Kitchen”, on July 15, hosting 39 young participants. Participants had the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with making homemade pizza, canning strawberry jam and making homemade ice cream. In preparation for the pizza toppings, the group visited the Lee County Education Garden, selecting basil, […]

Water Hearing Scheduled Regarding Alcoa Requests

A public hearing and board meeting of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District is scheduled for Tuesday, July 27 at 3 pm at the POSGCD Offices, located at 310 East Ave. C in Milano. The public hearing will address amendments to an existing drilling and operation permit requested by Alcoa USA Corp. They are currently authorized to produce 25,000 […]

LISD Earns Recognition as a UIL Lone Star Cup Top 25 Performer

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced the winners of the 2020-21 UIL Lone Star Cup presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance earlier this month. The UIL Lone Star Cup program names six high schools, one in each of the six UIL conferences, as the top winners based on their overall team achievement in a variety of sanctioned academic, athletic and […]

Bitcoin Mining Expansion Near Us

More jobs coming to Milam/Lee County area

According to Milam County Judge Steve Young, Milam County is now the home of the largest bitcoin mining operations in North America. He reported that there are two companies at the former Alcoa facility, Bitdeer and Whinstone Data Center. Both operations are planning to double in size within the next few months. Judge Young reported Whinstone Data Center will construct […]

Several Sentenced

Several people were recently sentenced in District Court. Chelsea Nicole Oliver, 33 of Giddings, saw her original sentence revoked and she was given 33 months in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for burglary of a habitation. Julie Renee Easterly, 28 of Bastrop, was sentenced for burglary of a habitation and for robbery. In the first charge, she was […]


A benefit barbecue and auction was held last Sunday for the Lillie Smith family, whose husband recently passed away while the couple was building their dream home in Blue and who found herself suddenly given full custody of her three granddaughters. The Lexington Park Building held a capacity crowd, which, in typical Lexington fashion, came out in huge numbers to […]

Movie Night

The Lee County Sheriff ’s Department and the Dime Box Lions Club will be hosting an Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, July 23rd at the Black Bridge Park located at 1042 Bowers Street in Dime Box. The movie to be shown is Ferdinand. The show will start at dusk and it is a free event!

In The Garden

Oh deer, what can the matter be?

The other day I was on my porch and caught a deer out of the corner of my eye. When I turned to look at it I thought I was looking at a fawn till I realized, it was huge for a fawn. After a little research I discovered it was an Axis deer. Interesting I thought, to have a […]

Bountiful Gardens

This season of great rains and moderate temperatures has been a great boon for local gardeners. And have I ever reaped the rewards of their hard labor. Squash, cucumbers, peas, tomatoes, and even a watermelon have all been delivered to my door. You surely don’t have to live in the city to have “Hello Fresh” type produce delivered. I did […]