Columns/Opinions

Thu
11
Dec

Think of Others This Christmas

The Christmas season is here and for many of us that means more shopping, more cooking and yes, more eating. But for
some, right here in Fayette County, it means disappointment. Disappointment that they cannot buy that special gift for their
child, disappointment that they cannot make that special Christmas dinner or disappointment that they cannot afford to pay the rent
 
Thu
11
Dec

Perry Directs State Agencies to Screen Employees

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. 3 ordered state agencies to check the employment eligibility of current and prospective employees by using E-Verify, an Internet-based system that allows employers to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States
 
Mon
08
Dec

Winchester News

Bobbie Hajek visited with Joann Copeland on Saturday, Nov. 29. Joann is doing well and is living in Smithville. Winchester Area VFD The annual Christmas Party will take place on Dec. 9 at Zilss Hall. All the supporters of the Winchester Area Volunteer Fire Department are invited to join the celebration
 
Mon
08
Dec

Carmine News

Round Top-Carmine JV and varsity boy’s basketball teams host Lexington Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Varsity boys will participate in 
the Fayetteville tournament Dec. 11-13. Jr. High boys and girls host Dime Box Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. The Community Service
Class is sponsoring a toy drive for children in need. New toys for children ages 1-8 and monetary donations may be brought
to the high school campus by Dec. 12.
 
Thu
04
Dec

Did You Get Your Flu Shot?

The Fayette County Record Flu season is upon us. Doctors in Central Texas say last year was one of the worst flu seasons they’ve seen in about five years – and this year is predicted to be just as bad. I, for one, am a huge proponent of getting a flu vaccine. I have made sure to get that vaccine for the last 20 years
 
Thu
04
Dec

Ellinger News

Worship at the four churches of the Shared Lutheran Ministry during Advent will feature a special candle-lighting litany.
Holy Communion will be celebrated at every worship service. All Advent offerings will benefit Hospice Brazos Valley.
Wednesday’s in Advent brings back the beloved Holden Evening Prayer and meditation from the synod’s LEAD team: 
Following the Star.
 
Mon
01
Dec

Remember When?

Preliminary plans for a community- wide fund drive for Fayette Memorial Hospital were laid out by the newly appointed  advisory committee. E.B. “Tex” Mayer was appointed chairman and other members included George Hajovsky, G.A. Koenig, Louis J. Schroeder, L.W. “Sonny” Stolz and Don Williams. Named to a three-member public relations committee were
Vernon Nunn, Lester Zapalac and Chas. W. Priebe.
 
Thu
27
Nov

Perry, Abbott React to Obama’s Action on Immigration

By ED STERLING
 
AUSTIN — President Barack Obama on Nov. 20 announced his decision to take executive action on immigration because Congress has not acted on immigration reform to address the presence and inflow of undocumented residents. “In order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, these undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and unlawful permanent residents would have to: Have been here 5+ years, pass a background check, pay taxes,” according to information posted by the White House.

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Thu
27
Nov

Kolkhorst the Right Choice

The Nov. 4 general elections are over, but voters in Texas Senate District 18 still have an important job to do. Sen. Glenn Hegar’s election to Texas comptroller means his Senate seat must be filled. Early voting began Wednesday and the election is Dec. 6. That’s little more than a month before the Texas Legislature convenes. Having a new senator in office by then is vital, with major issues such as education, health care, tax reform, water and illegal immigration facing lawmakers. District 18 must be represented by someone with an experienced, steady hand who reflects the will of the voters in this conservative district.

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Mon
24
Nov

La Grange Police Report

La Grange Police Chief Jackie Skelton reports on the following incidents his department  responded to during Nov. 11-15.
Accidents Nov. 11 - Patrolman Brian Adams responded to the 1700 block of N. US Highway 77 for a two-vehicle collision which occoured when a vehicle following several others failed to slow down when others in front of it braked and collided with the vehicle in front of it.
 

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