2019-07-11 E-Edition


Denice Harlan (right), Executive Director of Giddings Chamber, is seen with her sister, Deidra Harry, at the First Annual Grimes Street Music Fest, held on July 3, on the Lee County Courthouse lawn. Photo bombing this shot are Johnathan Noack (far left) and Jonathan Socha.

Eleven Sentenced in District Court of Lee County

Eleven people were recently sentenced in the 21st Judicial District Court of Lee County. Four were sentenced on June 25, with the Honorable Carson Campbell presiding. The other seven were sentenced on July 2, with the Honorable Reva Towslee Corbett presiding. In Judge Campbell’s Court, Jeffery Deshay Holloway, 38 of Austin, Winston Loy Woolverton, 38 of Rockdale, Andy Gonzales, 30 […]

McCaul Meets with Law Officers

US Representative Michael McCaul met with some Lee County law enforcement personnel on Tuesday, July 2 at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The reason for the visit was to update local agents about the opioid crisis that is taking the nation. With Sheriff Rodney Meyer and Giddings Police Chief Hal Walpole leading the questions, McCaul provided answers, when he had […]

What’s Happening?

Pct. 3 Clean Up & McDade Watermelon Festival

This Saturday, July 13, Lee County Commissioner Alan Turner will host a Precinct 3 Clean Up Day at the Lexington Precinct Recylcling Center, located one block west of the Square. The Free Clean Up Day will start at 9 a.m. and run until noon. Items residents can bring include carpeting, mattresses, appliances, old furniture and other household discards. No tires, […]

Music Fest Enjoyed by Hundreds

The 1st Annual Grimes Street Music Fest was a huge success, much because of the many sponsors, volunteers, and hard working citizens of Lee County who made it happen. Denice Harlan, Executive Director of the Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce said, “County Judge Paul Fischer and the Lee County Commissioners were very kind to give their permission to use the […]

Lee County Commissioner’s Court

Who gets to say if a county office can close for other than a regular holiday?

The court met in a regular session Monday, July 8, at the Lee County Courthouse. The meeting opened with a prayer, given by Pat Herlitz with the First Assembly of God Church in Giddings. The minutes, some fiscal changes, and bill approval were handled readily and unanimously. During the public input, Judge Fischer recused himself to become a private citizen. […]


Once again, the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department provided a spectacular fireworks display on the 4th of July at Lexington’s City Park, a sample of the fireworks is seen in the inset. Paid for by the Lexington EDC, hundreds enjoyed the event, with many showing up early in the evening to secure a front-row viewing, as seen above. PHOTOS BY PHILIP […]

From the Superintendent

Greetings from LISD! This week is a little hectic with two board meetings. I will have some summary information from those meetings next week. Due to turning this article in prior to those meetings, I can’t give you any specifics on actions of the board at this time. We will be making decisions about salaries for teachers and staff at […]

In The Garden

Snakes Alive!

Now that we are in the summer months, we are also in the middle of “snake season”. Snakes are cold-blooded animals and need the heat of the sun to help them get around, in colder climates, they aren’t as active and are more easily missed. Many people believe all snakes are dangerous and should be killed, this couldn’t be further […]