2021-10-14 E-Edition

National Night Out Enjoyed by All

Last week, Lee County Law Enforcement held several National Night Out events throughout the county, including one in downtown Lexington. Pictured above are some of those who participated, including Lexington’s Mayor Allen Retzlaff. Pictured are (left to right) Lexington Interim Chief Jarred Jarmon, Mayor Retzlaff, Lexington officer Tim Terpstra, Lee County Deputy Jimmy Johnson, Sheriff Casey Goetz, Lee County Game […]

Special Election Early Voting Starts Monday

Early voting for the upcoming Constitutional Amendment Special Election starts Monday, October 18 and runs through October 29th, leading up to the November 2nd election day. A non-partisan analysis of each ballot proposition was provided to the Leader by State Senator Lois Kolkhorst’s office. Here’s the breakdown: Proposition 1: Authorizes professional sports team charitable organizations to conduct raffles at rodeo […]

Turner Returns to the Court

Lee County Precinct 3 Commissioner Alan Turner returned to Commissioners’ Court on Monday following at least two months absence due to his contracting COVID-19. Several weeks of his absence were spent in the hospital on a ventilator and under specialized medical care. In addition to his return, as Judge Pro-Tem, he led the Court in the absence of Judge Paul […]

Relay for Life this Saturday, Oct.16

The Relay for Life of Lee County is this Saturday, October 16, 2021. The Event Leadership Team (ELT) invites and encourages the citizens of Lee County to come out and join them at the Veteran’s Park in Giddings from 6-9 pm. At the Relay for Life event, participants will honor Survivors who have battled and overcome cancer, as well as […]

A Crowning Event

Lexington High School Homecoming will be held Friday night at Eagle Stadium during halftime. This year Homecoming King and Queen candidates are Zane Bostic, Kassidy Bradshaw, Jarred Kerr, Savana Hawley, Colby Wagner, Mia Mireles, Sheldon Springer and KD Coleman. Zane is the son of Kimberly Bostic and Shawn Bostic. Kassidy is the daughter of Rick and Brandy Bradshaw. Jarred is […]

Yard Decoration Contest

Judy Westbrook, President of the Lexington Garden Club, announced this week that the club is sponsoring a Halloween/ Fall Yard Decoration Contest for the local community. Participants within the city limits of Lexington, area neighborhoods, will have their yards/businesses judged October 25-28. First through third place prizes will be awarded. Categories for judging will include the Best Decorated Business. Winning […]

It’s Noteworthy

COVID Numbers Lee County reported DSHS COVID cases again this week. Confirmed cases remain the same at 18. Probable cases went from 15 to 11 and total cases went from 33 to 29. Total cases, according to DSHS, since the pandemic began in early 2020, are 2866 with Lee County having suffered 49 deaths. FCA Fields of Faith Thrall High […]

In The Garden

It’s in the blood(lilies)

As we go into fall I always love the first rain after the summer months of dry weather, the lawns turn green and plants perk up. Another plant that comes up, usually after the first big rain is one that can be seen in yards all over the area. This plant has big red flowers that stays around for a […]

Community Calendar

BEFORE GOING TO ANY EVENT LISTED BELOW, CHECK WITH THE ORGANIZERS TO SEE IF THEY ARE MEETING AS SHOWN. Wednesday, October 13, 2021Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8-9 a.m.Story Time-Giddings Public Library 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Beacon of Hope Recovery House-NA 7:00 p.m.578 E. Industry St., Giddings Thursday, October 14, 2021Order of Eastern Star Breakfast – LexingtonMasonic Lodge 7:30-10:00 a.m.Lexington […]