Fort Hood and Forgivness

On November 5th a gunman shot and killed 13 people at Fort Hood and injured 29 others. That a fellow citizen could do that somehow seemed worse than if a foreign enemy had attacked us. At first I could only feel angry and so very sad for all the people who were harmed and for their families. Then after a […]

. Grandma’s Brag

Public Can Register their Cell Phones to Receive Emergency Notifications

Residents of Lee County are now able to register and receive notifications on their cellular telephones for emergencies that may affect their homes and businesses or those of their relatives. Go to wireless.capcog.org and follow the instructions to add your information into the ENS cell phone registry.

Lee County Teams Head to First Round of Playoffs

Both the Lexington Eagles and the Giddings Buffalos will be heading into the first round of playoffs this Friday night. Lexington will face Rice Consolidated for the second time this season. Their game will be in Navasota. The first time these two teams met this year, the Eagles came out on the short end of the stick, losing a close […]


Lee County Courthouse Subject of Austin News

Last week, Austin’s KXAN television news covered the problems with the structure of our newly renovated Lee County Courthouse, which has been a major concern to County officials and residents. Our Courthouse, built in 1899, went through a major restoration and renovation in 2003 to the tune of $4.5 million, of which the Lee County Taxpayers paid about $2 million. […]

Benefits of Wetlands

Wetlands have long been considered worthless and an impediment to development. They have been drained and filled to make way for houses, roads, and farmland. In the United States more than fifty percent of our original wetlands have been lost due to development. Although we continue to lose wetlands, the rate of loss is decreasing. People are starting to discover […]

Giddings Library News Corner

When you need to give a gift for a loved or deceased one give a memorial to the Giddings Public Library. A beautiful book called Hymns Of Faith And Inspiration was given to the library for Leonard Krigel. This lovely book has many church hymns plus an account of where they came from. Lillie and Hershel Doyle have the book […]

From the Chef’s Corner

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

We’re not too far away from Thanksgiving Day – one of my favorite holidays of the year! It always brings to mind pumpkins. This recipe calls for fresh pumpkin or canned; but if you choose to buy the fresh, remember the biggest may not be the best. Smaller pumpkins usually have more tender and edible flesh. Look for a pumpkin […]

LCRA Donates 50 Trees to Lexington

The City of Lexington received a gift of 50 native trees from LCRA last Thursday morning. The trees will replace those that were lost due to the drought that has taken its toll over the past couple of years. LCRA gave thirteen (13) Mexican White Oak, thirteen (13) Burr Oak, twelve (12) Texas Redbud and twelve (12) Mexican Plum. The […]