2022-05-19

2022-05-19 E-Edition

City of Lexington & LCRA Issue $50K to LVFD

A $50,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Lexington will enable Lexington Volunteer Fire/ Rescue to purchase a modified fire engine that can be used to fight both structural fires and wildfires. The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $339,939 in matching funds supplied by the department, will pay for a 1,250-gallon tanker truck […]

David Wayne Patton

A celebration of life for David Wayne Patton, 82 of Giddings, will be held by his family at a later date. David Wayne Patton was born on June 9, 1939 in Marietta, OK to Leonard and Voncile (Dean) Patton. David enlisted in the United States Army on March 13, 1958 and was initially stationed at Fort Benning, GA but spent […]

Melody Alecia Moore

Memorial services for Melody Moore, 55 of Rockport, Texas, are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings, Texas with Delbert Baack officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Melody Alecia Moore was born on April 24, 1967 […]

Suspect Shot and Killed in Dime Box

Lee County Sheriff’s Deputy suffers serious injuries during the shootout

On Tuesday, May 10th, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a Lee County District Court arrest warrant on Raul Vega Perez, age 64 of Dime Box. Perez had been under indictment for the felony offense of sexual assault of a child – enhanced. District Judge Carson Campbell revoked Perez’s bond and issued a warrant for his arrest after […]

Runoff Election Tuesday

Early voting ends Friday

The runoff primary election for Texas District 17 House of Representative happens next Tuesday, May 24. Early voting is happening this week, ending on Friday. On the Republican ticket, former Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape faces Smithville businessman Stan Gerdes for the position that was once held by Lexington native, Tim Kleinschmidt. Also on the Republican ticket are runoffs for […]

This Weekend Chock Full of Events!

Oh my, what a weekend Lee County has in store! Beginning on Thursday, May 19th and running through Saturday, the 21st, Lee County will host the Lee County Fair. There will be the Mighty Thomas carnival, a classic car show, a charcoal challenge barbecue cookoff, a cornhole tourney, wine, beer and salsa contests, senior citizen day, retail and food vendors, […]

Pedestrian Hit and Killed on Hwy 290

Saturday morning, May 14th at about 6: 19 am, Giddings Police were dispatched to a pedestrian vs. vehicle accident in the center of town. The investigation revealed that David Wayne Patton, 82 from Giddings, was crossing Hwy. 290 in the 100 block. According to Giddings Police Chief Bill Weems, the morning was still pretty dark. At the same time, Brandon […]

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LHS enjoyed their annual Prom last Saturday night and the sparkle of it all is apparent by the beautiful dresses worn by the young ladies seen above. Not only was there sparkle, but there were a number of truly handsome and gentlemenly young men, donning their summer cowboy hats, standing at the ready to escort their dates to dinner before […]

It’s Noteworthy

Cabins Need Help Lexington’s Log Cabins are in need of new roofs – the old fashioned cedar shake kind. Trudy Holland said they need advice and help getting an estimate and, in the future, may need financial support as the organization does not have insurance on the historic structures. If you can help, please call Trudy at 512-496-2779.