2020-09-10 E-Edition

The Lady Eagles are On Fire!

Most recently, the Lexington Lady Eagles have been ranked as #3 in the state and they continued proving their prowess last Friday as they toasted the Lady Lions of Fayetteville in three sets 25-10, 25-18, 25-25-19 in their final tune up before going into District play on Tuesday after press time. With their win Friday night, the Lady Eagles were […]

Patriot Day This Friday in Giddings

We Will Never Forget

The Giddings Volunteer Fire Department and the Giddngs Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Patriot Day this Friday in remembrance of 9-11 and to honor our First Responders. The planning for this event started after members of the GVFD and the Giddings Chamber began brainstorming about what they might do to organize a fund raiser to benefit the fire […]

First Positive Case at LISD

Last Friday, Lexington ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonya Knowlton sent a letter to all parents and guardians informing them that the Lexington Middle School reported its first positive case of COVID-19. She explained, “A student at the middle school was absent for a few days due to being sick. The student was tested on Friday, and was confirmed positive […]

UIL Threatening Sanctions

The University Interscholastic League is ramping up its efforts to get spectators to follow COVID-19 guidelines at games by threatening sanctions for those who don’t comply. Meanwhile, local school districts are urging compliance — and patience — from fans and those involved in athletics. They sent sanction warning letters to several Texas school districts last week, warning districts to follow […]

Public Meeting Change of Date

The City of Lexington has changed the date and time of a meeting where the proposed tax rate for the 2020-2021 tax year will be proposed. The meeting will be held Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5PM instead of Wednesday, September 9th as originally reported. The meeting will still be held at City Hall, located at 604 Wheatley Street in […]

From the Superintendent

Greetings from LISD! LISD had our first student confirmed COVID-19 case last week. The student was on the middle school campus and had been absent for a couple of days when they were tested. The district did “contact tracing” for the last day on campus, and two days prior to symptoms. The district notified our local health authority, the Region […]

In The Garden

Just humming along

Now that summer is coming to an end (yeah… right! It really is), the time for various migrations is starting. Many animals that live in the northern hemisphere will start their trek to the southern hemisphere following the sun and the summer. This exodus includes the Artic Tern, whales, some bats, elk and caribou, Canada Geese and one of the […]

Community Calendar

CHECK WITH THE ORGANIZERS BELOW TO SEE IF THEY ARE OPEN ON A LIMITED BASIS. Wednesday, September 9, 2020Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8-9 a.m.Story Time – Giddings Public Library 10:30 – 11AMLexington City Council Meeting – 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 […]

Lee County Sheriff’s Report

August 31, 2020 A motorist reported 15 to 20 head of cattle out on FM 2440 at CR 105. Deputy Ledenbach, Deputy Mastronardi and Giddings PD removed them from the road. The owner was called. Deputy McAnally and Deputy Weltner responded to CR 135 after a concerned caller advised that when he last spoke to his friend, she did not […]