2021-12-16 E-Edition

Dear Santa …….

The tradition continues! Last Friday, Lexington’s First and Second Graders took a long stroll from the Elementary School to Wheatley Street in downtown to hand deliver their very special Letters to Santa. More than 150 children waited patiently until their turn came to place their letters into the mailbox outside of the Lexington Leader’s office and accept a candy cane […]

Courthouse Restoration May Threaten Savings


The Lee County Commissioners Court spent a large part of the meeting discussing numbers for the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for the courthouse project. Jim Hanks, of HESCO Engineering, quoted a number of $7,399,170.59 as the GMP. The commissioners were concerned the project would deplete their savings. Hanks pointed out to the Court that several items could be reduced dramatically […]

Lexington Veteran to Run for Texas House, District 17

Earlier this month, Lexington resident Trey Rutledge, 25, officially announced his candidacy for District 17 in the Texas House of Representatives. He is proud to be running as a Constitutional Conservative Republican. Trey and his wife, Alexis, live on their small ranch in Lexington where they raise cattle and quarter horses. Trey is a Marine Corps veteran and Alexis is […]

Ellen Naomi Schneider

Funeral services for Ellen Schneider, 85 of Giddings, Texas were held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner and Vicar Josh Hahn officiating. Ellen Naomi (Krause) Schneider was born on July 14, 1936 in Serbin, Texas, the youngest daughter of John Herman Krause and Alma Bertha (Hohle) Krause. Due to an illness, […]

Darleen Ann Gravell

Darleen Ann Gravell, of Lexington, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 8th, 2021, at the age of 83 years old. She married the love of her life, William “Walker” Gravell, on June 29th, 1956, and enjoyed the last 65 years raising her family, spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and caring for countless animals on […]

Rebecca Lewis

Committal services for Rebecca Lewis, 95 of Lexington, where held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in the Lexington Cemetery with Pastor Chris Bruce officiating. A service to celebrate her life followed at First Baptist Church in Lexington. Mary Rebecca Parker was born March 19, 1926 in Lexington, Texas to Curtis Carl and Nancy Pearl (Riggs) Parker. Rebecca was raised to […]

Roy Joe Piland

Roy Joe Piland passed away Monday December 6, 2021 at his home in Austin, TX. Born on June 25, 1959 and raised in Lubbock by Gene and Sue Piland, Joe learned to love music at an early age, and it became part of his life. He graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and received his master’s degree at Regis […]

Helen Marie Fritsche

Funeral services for Helen Fritsche, 71 of Loebau, Texas, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings, Texas with Tim Pitts officiating. Burial will follow in Giddings City Cemetery. Helen Marie Fritsche was born on March 19, 1950 in Giddings, Texas, the daughter of Gilbert Gerhard Fritsche and Freida Mathilda […]

Twelve Sentenced in District Court

Twelve people have recently been sentenced in the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County, including one Lexington man, one Giddings man, and one woman from Dime Box. Seven of them were sentenced in the Honorable Reva Towslee Corbett’s court on November 30, 2021, and five were sentenced on December 7 in the court of the Honorable Carson Campbell. Albert […]