2019-08-08

2019-08-08 E-Edition

Lexington Schools Start Classes Wednesday

Lexington ISD students will return to classes for the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday, August 14th for a half-day. They will be released at 12:45 so that the staff will spend the remainder of that day making adjustments and preparing for the first full-day with our students on Thursday. As the new year begins, Lexington Elementary will host their “meet […]

Judge Issues Emergency Burn Ban

Commissioners’ Court voted to support Burn Ban

Judge Paul Fischer issued an Emergency Burn Ban on Friday, August 2, and the Lee County Commissioners also voted to enact one at their Commissioners’ Court meeting on Monday, supporting the Judge’s earlier action. Despite that, several violations had already been reported by Monday morning, including two on Saturday, August 3, 2019. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Report, a […]

Three Announce Entry into Lee County Sheriff’s Race

Three people have announced their entry into the 2020 Lee County Sheriff’s Race, including the current Chief Deputy James Crockett, former LC Deputy Garrett Durrenberger, and now, Lexington resident, preacher, and former DPS Trooper, Casey Goetz. Crockett has been in law enforcement for over 23 years, and with the LC Sheriff’s Office for fourteen years and has held the second […]

Indictment and Settlement in Lexington Grade Scandal

The Leader learned last week that the Lee County Grand Jury handed down a Class B Misdemenor indictment in the Lexington ISD Grade scandal reported last Spring. Then, on August 1, the defendent in the case pled guilty to computer security breach and was ordered to pay a fine plus court costs, in addition to $22,322.16 in restitution. Supertinendent of […]

Fire Breaks Out due to Unattended Brush Piles

A fire that burned an estimated eight acres broke out Monday afternoon shortly after 5 p.m. At 5:06 a caller reported that they could see heavy white smoke in the distance, that appeared to be a grass fire. Lee County Sheriff ’s Dispatch summoned Lexington Volunteer Fire Department regarding the fire, directing them to 1189 CR 340. Firefighters traveled up […]

From the Superintendent


Greetings from LISD! Well it’s that time!! The staff returned to work on Wednesday, August 7th, and we couldn’t be more excited about getting everyone back to prepare for a wonderful year for LISD for our students. We are working hard to get ready for the return of all of our students on Wednesday, August 14th for a half-day. The […]

In The Garden

What’s the Buzz? Tell me what’s a happening.

Yellow jackets, and wasps and hornets, oh my! I have been hearing from a lot of people lately that there seem to be more yellow jackets and wasps around this year. I have had to destroy more nests on my property this year than I recall from previous years. Many of these stinging insects can be a pain, literally. A […]

LVFD/ Lions Fundraiser


The two organizations each received checks for a little over $12,000 from their annual fundraiser held in Lexington a couple of weeks ago. The fundraiser, overseen by Wanda Towsend, made a profit of nearly $24,000 that was split between the organizations. The Lions Club and Lexington Volunteer Fire Department thank everyone that bought a ticket or participated in one of […]

Community Calendar

Wednesday, August 7, 2019Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8-9 a.m.Story Time – Giddings Public Library 10:30 a.m. –11a.m.Lexington City Council Meeting – WoodsonCommunity Bldg. – 6 p.m.Hospice Brazos Valley – Pot luck Dinner – Menand Women Who Have Lost a Spouse –6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.- 979-277-9525Beacon of Hope Recovery House-NA 7:00 p.m.578 E. Industry St., Giddings Thursday, August 8, […]