2022-08-11 E-Edition

Community Meeting Deems School Safety Job One

A school safety community meeting was held on Thursday evening, August 4 at the Giddings American Legion. Seventeen speakers provided information on what is being done, what will be done, and what is in the works to keep every student, teacher and staff member safe in the wake of the horrendous events of May 24, 2022 when an 18 year […]

LISD Students Excel on State Testing

As we look forward to opening our new school year, I would like to share the LISD 2021-2022 accountability information with the community. We have much to celebrate across campuses and grade levels as we begin to dive into our state accountability scores. I am excited to report that Lexington ISD students scored better than students across the state in […]

Drought Persists

The Texas Water Development Board announced on Monday that the state-wide drought persists, even though some parts of West Texas and the Panhandle have shown improvement and even though quick downpours have given hope to locals. That being said, much of the state has slipped further into drought. Lee County is split between being in an extreme drought to an […]

Commissioners Take a Look at the Budget

During their regular meeting held Monday, August 8th, the Lee County Commissioners’ Court discussed the Lee County Chief Appraiser’s submission of the appraised roll. With Lee County appraisals up $298 million, the tax rate to get the same revenue as last year would be 0.5792; however, the court could set the rate as high as 0.6388 without voter approval. Following […]

LISD to Hold a Public Meeting

Lexington ISD has set a public meeting for Monday, August 22, at 6pm in the MEC to discuss the school district’s budget which will determine the tax rate to be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited. For the details of the budget and the proposed tax rate, see the notice on page B4 of today’s paper.

County Budget Hearing

Lee County will hold a public hearing on the 2022- 2023 Budget on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the City of Giddings Council Chambers, 118 E. Richmond St., Giddings, Texas 78942. The public is invited to make comments. The budget and tax rate is scheduled to be adopted at a Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court on […]


Lexington’s American Legion Frank Smelser Post 6 welcomed some new members Monday night at their regular meeting. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S. through many programs. Lexington’s Post 6 meets every 2nd Monday at 7 p.m at 304 N. Rockdale Street in Lexington. Pictured above are Matt Yarbrough, […]

It’s Noteworthy

Meet the Eagles WednesdayAugust 10th6pm – 7:30APK Gym Hamburger Supper Senior Dessert Auction Student Athletes, Band and Cheerleaders eat FREE!

In The Garden

Flutterby Butterfly!

In view of the listing of the monarch butterfly on the endangered species list, I thought I would give a little primer on butterflies common to Texas. The variety of butterflies will add even more color to an already colorful garden. In Texas there are approximately 27 butterflies that call Texas home. They range in size from the Eastern Tiger […]