2022-10-20 E-Edition

Lightning Causes Destruction of Family’s Home

Spencer home a total loss

Last Wednesday, October 12, at about 7: 40 pm, Lee County’s emergency notification system dispatched four area fire departments and Lee County EMS to the home of Ricky and Cindy Spencer in Lexington. A blustering rain storm blew into town, bringing destructive lighting with it. At the peek of the rainfall, a blinding strike of lightning hit the home, immediately […]

Two Lexington Families Get New Homes

The City of Lexington, working with Langford Grant writers and the Texas Community Development Block Grant program (TxCDBG), received final confirmation last week that two city homeowners will be the recipients of two brand new 3 bedroom 2 bath homes. Patsy Durkin, along with mother and daughter Peggy and Carrie Taschner, applied through the city almost 18 months ago and […]

Early Voting Starts Monday

Early voting for the November 8, 2022 General Election starts Monday, October 24th. Voting hours have been extended in Giddings at the Elections Administrator office located at 843 E. Industry. A complete list of the hours can be found, along with a sample ballot, on page A7 of today’s paper. This year’ s mid- term election has many heavily contested […]

LHS Band Advances to Area

This past Saturday, the LHS band performed at the UIL region marching contest in Giddings. The band earned straight 1st divisions (all 3 judges gave us a 1) making this the 2nd year in a row to both earn all 1s and advance to area! We are again the only band in class 3A to earn a 1st division at […]

It’s Noteworthy

Next Food Bank Delivery Central Texas Food Bank has not been able to meet a regular schedule recently. The Leader learned this week that they plan to be in Lexington on Wednesday, November 9th. Lexington UMC will host a free will lunch on that same day from 10:30 to 12:30.

In The Garden


This is the time of year that some really nasty things start coming out, no, it’s not the ghouls and ghosts for Halloween. This is migrating season for many insects and butterflies. This also mean that many butterflies and moths are producing eggs and caterpillars. One caterpillar in particular is extremely dangerous that is the asp or puss caterpillar. They […]

Learning to Save…..

I am fatigued with my effort to cut down-eliminate-recycle plastic. I recently decided to reduce my use of throwaway plastic bags, plastic cups, wraps, and all sorts of things. The only success I have had is to feel guilty frequently when I reach for another zip lock bag. But I am learning how to justify the use of the bags […]

Community Calendar

BEFORE GOING TO ANY EVENT LISTED BELOW, CHECK WITH THE ORGANIZERS TO SEE IF THEY ARE MEETING AS SHOWN. Wednesday, October 19, 2022Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8-9 a.m.Story Time-Giddings Public Library10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2022Order of Eastern Star Breakfast – LexingtonMasonic Lodge 7:30-10:00 a.m.Lexington Log Cabins – Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Giddings Rotary Club […]

Lee County Sheriff’s Report*

*This report may be abridged.

October 10, 2022 0201 – ONSTAR reported a vehicle accident on FM 696 west near Cannonball Lane. Deputy Strouth responded. The vehicle hit a deer and was undriveable. A wrecker was notified and occupants given a ride to CEFCO in Lexington. 0610 – A caller reported a cow out on Hwy 21 next to Bubba’s Country Store. Corporal West responded. […]