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Grass Fire on CR 223

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An unattended burn barrel was apparently the ignition point for a slow moving grass fire on Sunday afternoon at approximately 12:20 p.m.

Hwy 290 closed in Giddings for Railroad Crossing Replacement

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Work crews from TxDOT and Union Pacific Railroad have started an overhaul of the railroad crossing at Hwy 290 in Giddings. The highway was closed and a detour was in place at 10 p.m. Monday evening. The closure is scheduled for 12 hours, with plans to re-open the highway by 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Grass Fire off of CR 120

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Giddings firemen were paged out to a brush fire on CR 120 this afternoon at approximately 2:04 p.m. Heavy brush made it a tough fight, and Dime Box VFD was called to assist. Due to the conditions and terrain, the dozers and air support were requested from the Texas Forest Service.

Emergency Burn Ban Enacted

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Lee County Judge Paul Fischer enacted an emergency ban on outdoor burning. Fischer consulted the current KBDI Drought Index and conferred with all nine county fire chiefs.

Structure Fire in Giddings

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Giddings Volunteer Fire Department was paged out to a structure fire that was filling the skies with thick black smoke. Several sheds were burning in the backyard of a home at the corner of N.

Grass Fire on Clark Lane

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Giddings Volunteer firemen were dispatched to a grass fire on Clark Lane at 2:34 p.m. A total of three brush trucks were on the scene along with a tanker.

Woman with local ties seriously injured in crash

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A woman with a lot of relatives living in this area was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident last Thursday at 11:06 a.m. Falba Jo Roberts, 87, of Beeville was injured in a two-vehicle accident last Thursday at 11:06 a.m.

Dime Box man drowns in boating accident at lake

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A 35-year-old Dime Box man who operated a 24-hour roadside assistance tire repair company lost his life in a boating accident at Lake Somerville late last Friday night in Burleson County.

Information taken for burglary report

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Roger Wubbenhorst called the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, July 21 at 6:01 p.m. after someone tried to break into his property on FM 141 in Giddings. The door