Hasskarl Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Chris Hasskarl earned his Eagle Scout rank in July and was presented with the award in a special Eagle Court of Honor ceremony last Tuesday. Chris started as a Cub Scout and progressed through Webelos and then became a member of BSA Troop 142 of Lexington. Troop 142 is led by Scoutmaster Nathan Vacera. In addition to earning numerous merit […]


Alton “Bunny” Ray Voight

July 13, 1940 - August 21, 2014

Alton Ray Voight was born on July 13, 1940 in Dime Box, Texas to Frank August Voight and Frieda Alvina (Domann) Voight. He was united in marriage to Lillie Mae Procell on February 2, 1958 at the Paige United Methodist Church in Paige, Texas. Alton worked as a maintenance foreman with Elgin-Butler Brick Company for many years and was a […]

Allen Dale Locklin

May 27, 1954 - August 18, 2014

Allen Locklin was born May 27, 1954 in San Saba, Texas to Samuel Henry and Gladys (Twomey) Locklin. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. Allen worked as a carpenter. He and Jan Fae Salmon were married May 8, 1983 in Milam County. Allen passed away Monday morning, August 18th at his home in Rockdale. He was […]

Master Gardeners Learn About Reporting Rainfall

Bill Runyon, Texas Co-Coordinator for the Community Collaborative of Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS), a network of nationwide volunteer reporters of daily precipitation, demonstrated how to accurately measure rainfall at the Little River Basin (Milam County) Master Gardener’s August meeting. Additional volunteers are needed across Lee County to provide more accurate results of area rainfall events, including the absence of […]




A Look at the Past


A long report was printed on the Lee County delegation’s withdrawal and subsequent re-seating at the Democratic Congressional convention. The newly formed Lee County was initially offered only 5 votes instead of the ten they sought. They later returned when offered eight seats. August 20, 1874- Galveston Daily News “CUT HIS TOES OFF. Lexington, Lee Co., Tex., Aug 21, Mr. […]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Fourth Street Bakery