2022-09-22 E-Edition

City of Lexington Approves Budget and Tax Rate

LISD also approves theirs; County still working to finalize theirs

At the regular meeting of the Lexington City Council last week, council members unanimously approved the 2022-2023 budget and property tax rate. This year’s property tax rate was approved at .4330 per $100 valuation, which is 3.650 cents less than last year. LISD had earlier approved their tax rate at $1.0729 per $100 valuation, which is 2 cents lower than […]

Super Busy Wreck Week

This has not been a great week for drivers. Last Friday evening, at about 6:50 pm, multiple 911 calls were received by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department reporting a major accident on FM 696 west near the Blue Fire Department. Corporal West, Deputies Young and J. Brown, and Trooper Pennartz responded, along with Fire and EMS. Initial information indicated that […]

Beer Sales Prohibited at Convenience Store

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission ( TABC) canceled the business permit that allowed Lexington Food Mart to sell beer or wine following an investigation into charges of unauthorized alcoholic beverages on the premises. The public information officer for the TABC explained, “Cancellation means the business is permanently prohibited from selling alcoholic beverages under the current […]

A Fun Tradition Continues

Following two years of being told everything had to change because of COVID, this year feels like we are finally returning to the enjoyment of many of our traditions, including fundraisers, without the shadow of the pandemic’s warnings and fear mongering. Thankfully, that means this year’s 39th Annual Fedor Fish Fry is expected to be a blast! The Fedor VFD […]

Male Arrested for Arson

On Wednesday, September 14th, shortly after midnight, officers with the Giddings Police Department were dispatched to Rolling Oaks Apartments at 400 Rolling Oaks Drive for a suspicious male. The Giddings Fire Department was also dispatched. When officers arrived, they found a fire on the second floor apartment landing. The fire fighters put the fire out with no injuries, as the […]


St. John Lutheran Church in Dime Box donated a taser to Pct. 4 Constable Steve Pohorelsky recently. The taser allows Constable Pohorelsky an option of not having to use deadly force. Pictured l-r are Pastor Terry Bage, Constable Pohorelsky, Justice of the Peace Danita Smith & Lola Wiederhold, members of St. John Lutheran Church.

It’s Noteworthy

LISD Fans Planning Homecoming Parade Lexington ISD parents and students are planning a parade to be held on Wednesday, September 28th in downtown on Main Street and beginning at 7 pm. A “burning of the LE” will be held at 629 Belton St. immediately following the parade. Join the American Legion Lexington’s American Legion Post 6 is looking for a […]

In The Garden

What’s the Point

I have been tracking the weather for some time now. I follow the weather forecasts and long range weather to be sure I can give as accurate a weather forecast as possible. I like to think I have a passing knowledge of the weather and what causes some of the conditions we are subjected to on a daily basis. This […]

Changing Strategy….

I have abandoned the crusade to save the world one plastic straw at a time. It is way too large a task for an advanced senior citizen. So I have begun to try another road not traveled. I didn’t think this up by myself. I was watching some program about current non-fiction books and got the idea for this project. […]