2022-04-14

2022-04-14 E-Edition

Hundreds, Maybe a Thousand, Descend on Egg Drop Fun

For the second year, Hildebrandt Meat Market hosted a huge Egg Drop at the Lexington City Park last Saturday, filling more than 10,000 plastic eggs with goodies to the delight of young egg hunters up to 12 years of age. The free community event is just one way Hildebrandt gives back to their town. On Saturday, three separate areas were […]

City of Lexington Public Hearing Scheduled

The City of Lexington will host a public hearing on Wednesday, April 13, at 5:45pm before the regular city council meeting to be held at 6pm. The public hearing is in regard to the submission of an application to the Department of Agriculture Off ice of Rural Affairs for a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG). The purpose is to […]

In The Garden

Invasive Plants

What is an invasive plant? Invasive plants are defined as plants that are intrusive, invading or offensive. On the other hand, a native plant is considered invasive depending on the landowner. It’s sort of the old adage-”One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Some plants considered invasive like the common broomweed, persimmon, or prickly pear are actually native Texas plants. […]

Dear Editor …….

Dear Editor: I recently had a conversation with Lee County Judge Paul Fischer regarding services for the elderly that may be helpful to our aging population. I live in the country and it is getting increasingly more difficult for me to drag my trash can to the main roadway for trash pickup each week. I asked the good Judge if […]

It’s Not The Same…


I recently got an interesting “fact sheet” about the happenings during my generation that only our age group (from 75 to 90) have experienced. First item on the list was ration books for everything from gasoline to sugar with lots of other things between those two. All of a sudden it came to me about the gas shortage of the […]

Community Calendar

BEFORE GOING TO ANY EVENT LISTED BELOW, CHECK WITH THE ORGANIZERS TO SEE IF THEY ARE MEETING AS SHOWN. Wednesday, April 13, 2022Lexington American Legion Coffee – 8-9 a.m.Story Time – Giddings Public Library10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Lexington City Council Meeting –Woodson Community Bldg. – 6 p.m.Hospice Brazos Valley – Pot luck Dinner – Menand Women Who Have Lost a […]

Lee County Sheriff’s Report*

*This report may be abridged.

April 4, 2022 0858 – A caller reported 2 calves out near FM 3403 and the Cemetery. Sergeant Holloway checked the area but was unable to locate any loose livestock. 1033 – A complainant contacted the Sheriff’s Office regarding filing assault charges on a family member. Complainant met with Lieutenant Mastronardi. 1233 – A caller asked for a welfare check […]

Giddings Police Report


On the day of Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at approximately 1338 hours, Giddings Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of South Main Street to an individual with a Lee County warrant. Destiny Roberson, 32 yoa of Ledbetter, Texas, was arrested without incident. On 4/7/2022 at approximately 2256 hrs, a Giddings police officer conducted a traffic stop on a […]

A retirement to remember

Betty Reid Soskin served as a full-time National Park Service ranger for only about 11 years, but her retirement at the age of 100 drew a lot of attention, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The oldest active ranger worked at the Rosie the Riveter Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA, which opened in the […]