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Keeling Qualifies for YETI Junior World Finals

Garrett Keeling, a senior at Lexington High School, will be traveling to Las Vegas, December 6-10 to compete in Ote Berry’s Steer Wrestling World Championship at the YETI Junior World Finals. The Junior World Finals rodeo is a national event where the top cowboys and cowgirls across the country will come to compete in multiple rodeo events. Garrett is a […]

Christmas Tradition in Lexington Expands in Scope and Fun

The annual Christmas tradition in Lexington of featuring the arrival of Santa into town at the Pioneer Festival of Lights happens this Saturday, December 3rd, with several additional features and a slight change to the traditions of years past. Last year, a Market Day was held on the same Saturday as the tree lighting festival, and a brief parade was […]

City Seeks Bids for Street Paving

The City of Lexington has a notice in today’s paper that announces the invitation for bids for asphalt paving within the City Limits. This is great news for the town as many streets are mottled with pot holes and in serious need of repair. While a number of streets are being considered, budget constraints will most likely limit the actual […]

LISD Implements SHAC

Lexington ISD’s School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) as established by the Board of Trustees is dedicated to ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district’s health education instruction. Our local SHAC, represented in majority by current LISD parents, is currently working to review and revise the District Wellness Plan. This plan supports the development and implementation of nutrition […]

County to Get almost $2 Million

The Lee County Commissioners’ Court met in regular session Monday, November 28, taking care of the monthly bills quickly and without question. However, the most impressive discussion surrounded the county’s expected receipt of almost $2 million from the Capital Area Council of Governments ( CAPCOG). According to Jessica Daidone and Briana Gibbs with Langford Community Management Services, the CAPCOG money […]

Happy Birthday, Coach Organ!

Mike Organ was surprised last Monday night when he went with his wife Nancy to Texas Steak and Seafood in Caldwell for what he thought was a normal birthday dinner. When they entered the restaurant, Coach Organ saw two of his former student athletes, Robert Morrison (left) and Earl Cooper (right). Morrison will be inducted this spring as the President […]

It’s Noteworthy

Angel Tree A Utility Angel Tree is set up at Lexington City Hall for anyone wanting to help a neighbor with their utility charges this season of giving. Blue Santa Auction This year’s Lee County Blue Santa Live Auction will happen this Saturday at the Silos located at 1031 CR 223 in Giddings. It will start at 5pm. Blue Santa […]


Lexington Garden Club filled their annual Thanksgiving Baskets and delivered them to many homebound members of our community. While we at the Leader are anything but home-bound at this time (Thank you, Jesus!) these three members of the club dropped off a couple of baskets for us to enjoy. Yummy! These ladies know how to bake! Pictured are Birdie Kristoff, […]

Private Water Well Screening Set for November 28 in Giddings

Test results meeting on November 29

The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a “Well Educated” water well screening November 28 in Giddings to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, said the TWON program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs. […]

Annual Christmas Event to see Changes

This year ’ s annual Christmas event, known as the Pioneer Festival of Lights, will have a lot of new facets! The Lexington Ministerial Alliance, who has always featured children’s singing and the Christmas story during the first Saturday in December event, will feature A Night in Bethlehem! Beginning at 4pm Saturday, December 3, people will be able to wander […]

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