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Reagan Seaton leaving Lexington UMC

The congregation at Lexington United Methodist church were surprised this last Sunday when it was announced that Pastor Reagan would be leaving Lexington for another church. Unfortunately her time here has come to an end, the powers that be in the church decided that it was her time to move to greener pastures. Pastor Seaton move sends her to Montgomery, […]

Vehicle vs Pedestrian

On Friday, November 18, at about 6:30 pm, the driver of a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox struck a pedestrian in the 500 block of East Austin Street in Giddings. According to the police report, Officers Moore and Nickell with Giddings PD were dispatched to the accident. It was a dark and cloudy evening with a slight rain falling. Their report indicated […]


These guys were seen scattering, presumably to avoid becoming someone’s Thanksgiving Dinner! They hi-tailed it, looking for a place to hide off CR309.

Scenes from LHS Veterans Day Program Speak for Themselves

Diabetes Awareness Month

Lee County resident Lori [Hamff] Diez has a passion for people, especially people with diabetes. Over the past eight years, she has been trying to build awareness to the damaging effects of diabetes and how everyone can participate in helping to end this tragic health epidemic. Millions in our nation have diabetes, and millions more are at risk for having […]


Members of the Lexington Bike Club, sponsored by Don Goerner, attended Monday night’s LISD Board of Trustee meeting to accept a $5,500 donation from bitcoin company RIOT Blockchain located at the old Alcoa plant in Rockdale. The donation is for bikes, jerseys and bike maintenance supplies for the club. RIOT Blockchain heard about the club and its efforts to serve […]

Early Delivery Next Week

The Leader will be delivered a day earlier next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will go to press on Monday and be in the mail and on the news stands on Tuesday morning next week. Anyone wishing to get an ad in next week’s paper is asked to get your advertising space reserved by this Friday at 2pm, […]

Commissioners Continue Service to the County

The regular meeting of the Lee County Commissioners Court met Monday in the Giddings City Council Chambers. The regular business of the court went quickly and organized, reviewing items like minutes of previous meetings, line item transfers, and reports from the JP’s and Constable. Jim Hanks, the hired advisor for the Courthouse restoration, presented the main topic of the entire […]

Word Wrangler Book Festival

The annual Word Wrangler Book Festival happens this Friday and Saturday at the Giddings Public Library. Twenty-four Texas authors will be featured, including Ruth Meyer, a Lexington resident and the author of six books. “Our festival focuses solely on authors local to Texas, giving many independent writers an opportunity to showcase their work,” said Jessi Akins, Giddings Public Library director. […]

Local Panelists to Speak at Senate Committee

The Texas Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs announced late Friday that it is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, November, 16, to take testimony on the interim charge of Groundwater Management and Protection. During the hearing, committee members will hear from Lee County landowners on the status and effectiveness of the State’s groundwater management process, including data […]

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