2022-01-27

2022-01-27 E-Edition

Lee County Fire Fighters Called to Assist in Bastrop

Lee County Judge issues burn ban

Last Tuesday, January 18, 2022, people in Bastrop had a scare that gave many a deja vu feeling, with memories of the disastrous Complex Fire of 2011. That fire burned an estimated 34,000 acres and destroyed 1,673 homes, while taking four lives. Last week, people nervously watched as what was supposed to be a prescribed burn turn into a conflagration […]

Political Season Brings Opportunities to Meet the Candidates

The political season is officially upon us, bringing with it a number of meet and greet and opportunities to speak to the candidates. Last Saturday, friends of Frank Malinak, a Republican candidate for Lee County Judge, held a meet and greet at the Lexington American Legion. He had a good crowd show up for the event, giving him an opportunity […]

Growth Trend in the City

It appears that Lexington is beginning to see what will be a growth trend for our town in 2022. So far in the month of January, the City’s Development Services, which includes Code Enforcement and Permitting, has issued permits for seven projects, as well as received building applications for more than a dozen potential new builds. Lacey Hannes told the […]

LISD Canceled Classes for Two Days

Last Thursday afternoon, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Cliff Lightfoot, sent out a letter to the community, announcing that classes and LISD offices would be closed on Friday and Monday, January 21st and 24th due to “heavy staff and student absences due to COVID-19.” He explained that during the closure, all classrooms and student areas were deep cleaned and disinfected by […]

Lexington Sales Tax Numbers Soar

In 2021, Lexington sales tax revenue soared, increasing 23.73% over 2020. The State Comptroller rebated $ 366,151.88 to Lexington in 2021, compared to $295,907.99 in 2020. That’s a substantial increase of $70,243.89. While sales tax rebates help fund the City, it also provides funds for the Economic Development Corp. (EDC). More than 20 years ago, Lexington voters voted to increase […]

It’s Noteworthy

COVID Numbers DSHS reports that Covid cases in Lee County jumped this week, from 156 to 231. Their numbers show current confirmed cases at 80 with an additional 151 probable cases. They also report one additional death, up from 54 to 55 since the beginning of the pandemic. The local health authority reported a drop in case count in the […]

In The Garden

Uncle Martin! Where are you?

In a throwback to the old 60’s sitcom, we should be looking for the purple martins. These birds should start showing up anytime soon. The “scouts” as they are called are usually older birds, male or female that come up from their wintering grounds in South America to check out their traditional nesting sites. Martins are members of the swallow […]

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They come runnin’ just as fast as they can, ‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp-dressed man. ZZ Top said it well. Here Lexington’s own “Sharp Dressed Man” Dalton Lambert shows off his dapper threads.

Didn’t I Eat Enough Carrots?


I am so fortunate I can see fine to cook, read, and work all during the day. But come night, I am blind as a bat. Now that is a peculiar saying because bats have wonderful night vision; I am blind as a bat as soon as the night arrives. If I was worried about looking old, I would never […]