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By H.H. HOWZE.   If the fall antiques shows are here, can it not be fall? A welcome weather change last weekend set the stage for thousands of visitors who will converge on Fayette County during the remainder of the month and the first week of October. Tents are already... + continue reading
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By JEFF WICK.   The folks at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange took the ALS Icebucket challenge to a whole new level. Thursday three members of the staff at the hospital were doused by 150 gallons of water mixed with eight bags of ice – all dumped from... + continue reading
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Schulenburg held its homecoming festivities last week, capped off by Friday’s football game. At that game the homecoming royalty was announced. Shown above, from left to right are Band Sweetheart Mallory Vrazel and Band Beau Albert Velazquez, Football Sweetheart Kelsie Fietsam,... + continue reading
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The 4-H State Horse Hippology Contest was held on Saturday, Sept. 6 in Scurry and two Fayette County Horse Clubs placed first in their divisions. This contest consisted of five phases including judging a halter and a reining class, a written examination, identification stations, slides, and... + continue reading
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By JEFF WICK.   In maybe the most impressive regular season football victory of the five year Coach Matt Kates-era at La Grange, the No. 12-ranked Leps popped No. 8 La Vernia 34-22 Friday night. “We wanted to come out and make a statement against a really good football... + continue reading

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09/16/2014
By VIRGINIA LEECH.   Civil unrest in Southern Sudan earlier this year caused teachers and orphans to flee to the bush from their school named Gumriak, a place 120 orphans have called home or school for the last six years. Calmer conditions have allowed them to return to Gumriak... + continue reading
09/16/2014
By H.H. HOWZE.   The second and last of two public hearings on keeping the 2014 county tax rate of $0.4193 to fund the budget for 2015 was held prior to the regular meeting of the Fayette County commissioners’ court Sept. 8. One person spoke in favor of leaving the tax... + continue reading

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A proposal to construct a 100-unit luxury RV resort combined with a solar-powered LED lighting factory was on Fayette County commissioners’ agenda Monday. Jeremy Sampson, doing business as Texas Solar Resources and Green Choice LED, appeared before the court seeking a... + continue reading
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Saturday’s fatal accident that claimed the life of Juanita James was only the second traffic fatality in the last 18 years in the city limits of La Grange according to police chief Jackie Skelton. “And I want it to be the last,” Skelton told the La Grange city... + continue reading
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Texas Heroes Day is Saturday, September 20. That is the day when Texans will honor the brave volunteers who fought and died in the Dawson Massacre and the Mier Expedition in 1842 and 1843. The battlefield remains of these heroes were returned to La Grange and reburied in a stone... + continue reading
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Schulenburg held its homecoming festivities last week, capped off by Friday’s football game. At that game the homecoming royalty was announced. Shown above, from left to right are Band... + continue reading

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By FLORIAN KANA.   In 1956 I was a freshman attending La Grange High School. Being raised on a farm and doing all sorts of physical labor, including helping dad move houses, I was... + continue reading

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The 4-H State Horse Hippology Contest was held on Saturday, Sept. 6 in Scurry and two Fayette County Horse Clubs placed first in their divisions. This contest consisted of five phases... + continue reading