Sheriff ‘s Report

June 22, 2009 Deputy Aderhold assisted Giddings Police Dept in working a vehicle accident on Hwy 290. There were no reported injuries. The Sheriff’s Office received a call requesting a civil standby while a male subject collects his belongings from a residence on CR 125. Chief Deputy Kothmann and Deputy Carvin were dispatched. A mobile caller reported cows out on […]

The Pit Stop

My seven-year old finally earned enough money to buy himself a toy he’s been eyeing at Wal- Mart. It’s a race car that comes with all the accessories needed for a Pit Stop. There were extra tires, an oil can, a fuel pump, and tools for washing windows and checking the engine. He showed me what his version of a […]


Grandma’s Brag

Monica Hargrove and Christi Carlin

From the Chef’s Corner

Savory Chicken Salad

I’m not a salad eater as you can look at me and tell – but my wife made this one for us last week and I really enjoyed it and even asked for seconds. 4 to 5 cups cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 stick butter, melted salt and pepper to taste ½ cup toasted sliced almonds 2 […]

Giddings Police Report

June 22, 2009 Around 3:25 pm Officer Connolly and Det. Carvin were dispatched to the 600 block of W Boundary St. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, Det. Carvin spoke to the complainant who advised that it was just a verbal argument, and they did not want to pursue charges. The complainant only wanted them not to return to […]

Lexington Police Report

The Lexington Police Department reminds everyone the water restrictions are still in effect. The City is asking all water customers to continue with the schedule as follows: The South side of town will be allowed to water outdoors on odd numbered days (1-31). The North side of town will be allowed to water outdoors only on even days (2- 30). […]

Texas’ August Sales Tax Holiday Will Get Bigger

Great news for back-to-school shoppers. For the first time since it began in 1999, the annual August sales tax holiday will include many school supplies. “A lot of families look forward to saving their hard earned money during the sales tax holiday weekend,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Now they can make their back-to-school budgets stretch even further.” House Bill […]

Meeting Scheduled About How to Become a Realtor

A turnaround in the real estate market is expected soon, and for people contemplating becoming real estate agents, now is the time to get the education so they are ready to take advantage of the eventual upturn. Blinn College is holding an information session on July 28 to explain what it takes to become a licensed real estate agent. The […]

Alternative Teacher Certification Program Application Deadline Nears

There is less than a month remaining for application to the Blinn College Teacher Education Alternative Certification Host (TEACH) program for Fall 2009. Applications are due by July 17 with interviews scheduled for July 31. The Blinn TEACH program provides training for persons who hold a bachelor’s degree with a solid foundation in their chosen teaching area. The program offers […]