2009-12-03

Superintendent of Lexington Schools Announces His Retirement



Dr. Chuck Holt announced at the LISD Board Meeting last Monday night that he will retire from public education effective June 2010. The announcement came as a shock to the board and staff who have enjoyed his guideance for the past five years. In a letter to his staff, Holt wrote, “While I had not originally expected to make any […]

Pecan Bake Show Results



Residents from both Lee and Burleson counties competed last week in the 2009 Lee/Burleson County Pecan Bake Show, sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Winners in the Youth categories were: Breads – Grand Champion, Jordan Fryrear, Pecan Pie Mini Muffins; Reserve, Coy Cass, Maple Pecan Bread; Cakes – Grand Champion, Sarah Kovar, Caramel Turtle Cake; Reserve, Natalee See, Graham […]

Clyde and Lula Stifflemire Ruthven



Married September 27, 1912 In-Laws of Maxine Ruthven of Lexington. Parents of Wilma Helgran of Elgin We are looking for old wedding photos, pre 1920, to publish in a special wedding issue. Please send them to us or bring them in and we will scan and return them to you immediately. Names, dates and local connections make this much more […]

Once Upon A Time…



Once upon a time, there was a fairly average, run-of-the-mill maid named Laura. She grew up in a poor section of a city where she played on the sidewalk and wore hand-me-downs from friends that said “That looked better on me than it does on you.” One day, her family moved to the country where Laura was introduced to trees […]

Lexington Area’s Best Decorated Yards for the Christmas Season



The Lexington Garden Club, along with the Chamber of Commerce, is delighted to see some Christmas lights already going up in yards around the area. They are looking for the Best Decorated Yards for the Christmas season. Prizes will be awared for the three best yards, and a list of all yards will be printed on flyers and in the […]

Walch Store Robbed Again



The Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for burglary of the Walch Store located on Hwy. 21 in Lincoln on Friday, November 27. The investigation of Duputies Michael York, Nathan Lapham and Carey Ray showed that the store was entered through a pried window on the southwest side of the building. Surveillance video showed at least three suspects […]

Citizen Catches Thief Red Handed

Suspected in 9 other thefts

On November 23, 2009 at 6:29 a.m., Officer Spencer, Officer Connolly, Officer Lehmann, Cpl. Carvin, and Sgt. Ray with the Giddings Police Department responded to 199 Larabie Cr., in reference to a burglary of a motor vehicle. Kenny Lehmann reported that he exited his residence and approached his Jeep that was parked outside. When he opened the Jeep, he found […]

Christmas on the Square



Lexington will have its annual tree lighting ceremony, along with a visit from Santa, this Saturday, December 5, starting at 5 p.m. The event is hosted at the Lexington Log Cabins and Heritage Center located on the north end of the Square in downtown Lexington. The Lexington Ministerial Alliance will be sponsoring Christmas music, including the First Baptist Church’s children’s […]

Lexington Firefighters Train on New Tools



Lexington Volunteer Fire Department held a training session last Tuesday night after receiving a new set of Jaws of Life tools from Municipal Emergency Services, Inc. The tools were purchased for a little under $20,000 with funds the Fire Department earned from their annual fundraisers held in 2008 and 2009. There are three parts to these new state-of-the-art tools: a […]

2009 Pecan Show Results



The 2009 Lee/Burleson County Pecan Show was held last week, sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Winners of this year’s Lee/ Burleson County Pecan Show were: Olivia Weiser Mize, Grand Champion Commercial (Schley variety) and Reserve Champion Commercial (Sioux variety); John Smith, Grand Champion Native; and Virgil Birnbaum, Champion Classic (Gratex variety). Mrs. Mize’s Schley and Sioux entries qualified […]