2018-09-13

Social Security Matters

Should I claim Social Security at age 65?

Dear Rusty: Should I take Social Security at 65? My date of birth is August 1953 and I just signed up for both Social Security and Medicare. My plan was to start Medicare and Social Security at age 65, but now I’m unsure if I’m doing the right thing. My earnings so far this year are about $21,000 and I […]

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Lady Eagles Drop District Opener



The Lady Eagle volleyball team lost their District 19-3A opener to the Lady Trojans of Troy. It took five sets to decide the match. The sets scores were: 18-25, 25-18, 25-20, 12-25, 16-18. (Lexington scores first). Wasted in the loss, was Shelby Ray’s 38 kill performance. According to coaches, that will be the school record, eclipsing Amanda Dowdy’s 34 kills […]

Eagles Face State Champs



The Lexington pre-district competition takes a step up this week as the Eagles face defending state champion Rockdale Thursday night in Taylor. The Eagles hung a 35-7 defeat on the Tigers last year. The Tigers got several players back from injury later in the season that did not play against Lexington. The Tigers opened the season with a 17-16 loss […]

Lexington Takes Troy Late



Lexington overcame early misfortunes to defeat the Troy Trojans with fourth quarter domination to win 49-28. The game was tied moving into the fourth quarter. The Eagles posted three TDs while shutting out the Trojans. The misfortunes started early. On third down, quarterback Jordan Kerr slipped as he cut and fumbled. Fortunately Cade Hawley recovered for the Eagles. On fourth […]

Black Bridge Festival



The Dime Box Black Bridge Festival happens October 5 & 6. A BBQ Cookoff and a Little Mister & Little Miss Black Bridge Pageant will happen in conjunction with the event, as well as plenty of musical entertainment and a Mini Marathon. Call 979-777-6888 for more information.

Karl Edward Barnikow, Sr.



Karl Edward Barnikow Sr., 75, residing in Round Rock, TX went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:23am. Karl was born in Bay City, Michigan on September 1, 1942, to the late Bill and Hattie Barnikow. He was the fourth child of seven children, survived by his sister, Shirley Kruse. He grew up in Bay […]

Giddings Library News Corner



TEXAS WORD WRANGLER FESTIVAL begins Thursday Sept. 13 with our gala that night at 6pm. The authors will be at the library Friday, Sept. 14 from 9am to 5pm with author signings, readings, and meet and greets, and on Saturday Sept. 15 from 10am to 2pm. Saturday is our outdoor festival with FREE children’s entertainment, food tents, and even more […]

Harry Herman Eschberger



Funeral services for Harry Eschberger, 83, of Paige, Texas were held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Lee Eschberger officiating. Harry Herman Eschberger was born January 1, 1935 in Bastrop County, Texas to Herman Jacob Eschberger and Lina Hedwig (Schmidt) Eschberger. He was baptized and confirmed at St.Andrew’s Lutheran Church in […]

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