2015-10-29

Officers Investigate at Least 16 Accidents on Wet Roads



All law enforcement agencies, and Volunteer First Responders, in Lee County were kept extremely busy last Friday and Saturday, investigating numerous accidents on the wet roads during storms that brought seven to eleven inches of rain. Two of the accidents involved fatalities, including one that left Lexington residents saddened and in mourning. Saturday, shortly after 9 a.m., Brenda Pillack, a […]

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Chamber Halloween on the Square



Lexington’s Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Halloween on the Square Saturday, Oct. 31. Put on your costumes, grab your pumpkin, and join the fun and festivities! There will be a costume contest at the Chamber Office at 6 p.m., s’mores, hot dogs, drinks, Trunk ‘n Treat by the Lexington United Methodist Church, a Harry Potter Trivia Contest at […]

Commissioners Vote to Continue the County Wide Burn Ban



At their regular meeting on Monday, October 26, 2015, the Lee County Commissioners voted unanimously to continue the County Wide Burn Ban. Even though the Fire Danger Index is extremely low, many of the Fire Chiefs in the County expressed concern that the forcasted dry winds, coupled with the underlying dead grass and weeds, pose a serious threat of a […]

Hidden Pines Fire Final Update



Bastrop County officials announced Saturday at 5 p.m. that the wildfire that consumed almost 4,600 acres and more than 60 homes was 100% contained. The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, and other county officials, are engaged with recovery operations for the families, neighborhoods and ecosystems that suffered loss during the fires. Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape said “With the […]

Members Celebrate 25 Years



Eleven Sentenced In District Court



Eleven people have been sentenced in the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County, two on October 13 with the Honorable Carson Campbell presiding, and nine on October 20 with the Honorable Reva Towslee- Corbett presiding. Alex Joseph Bradshaw, 30 of Giddings, was sentenced on three counts. The first was for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, 1-4 grams, enhanced, […]

Superintendent’s Corner



First, let me just say a big THANK YOU to those of you that attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school project. We had a tremendous turnout by parents, students, community members, and local and state leaders. It was a joyous and exciting moment to see all of the integral components of a community and school district come […]

Farm Bureau Urges Local Residents to Vote



Seven amendments to the Texas Constitution will be submitted for voter consideration during the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, according to Lee-Bastrop County Farm Bureau President Mike Organ. “It’s the duty of every U.S. citizen to exercise their right to vote,” Organ said. “Let your voice be heard, because each one of these propositions can directly affect you.” The […]

Community Calendar



Wednesday, October 28, 2015Lexington American Legion Coffee – 9 a.m.Story Time – Giddings Library 10:30 – 11 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015Order of Eastern Star Breakfast – LexingtonMasonic Lodge 7:30-10:00Lexington Log Cabins – Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Giddings Rotary Club – Noon Friday, October 30, 2015Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8 a.m.Lexington Log Cabins – Open 9 a.m. – […]