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2016 County Budget Plan: Taxes Down, Salaries Up

By ANDY BEHLEN
Fayette County Commissioners Court came close to finalizing the 2016 county budget at their meeting on Monday, July 20. Commissioners have not yet officially set the property tax rate for next year, but County Judge Ed Janecka said on Monday that he and the commissioners were basing their budget figures on the effective tax rate, which would bring the county the same amount of revenue as last year.

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Letters Home – 300 in All – Detail War, Father/Son Bond

By ELAINE THOMAS
When Sheldon Lippman and his baby boomer classmates were growing up in Schulenburg, many of their fathers were members of the VFW or Legion. Yet, these veterans had little to say about World War II at home. “My father, Leslie Lippman, did not talk much about his experiences during the war. We knew he had been drafted in 1942 when he was 27 years old, despite having poor eyesight and flat feet,” says Sheldon, a writer/editor for the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

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Rodeo Royalty

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo and Bull Blow Out is right around the corner on August 7-9 in La Grange. The pre-rodeo fun kicks off with the FCSP County Team Roping on Sunday August 2 at 7 p.m. and the FCSP Royalty Queen and Princess Competition on Monday August 3 at 6:30 p.m. Pictured are the Royalty Contestants for the 2015 Competition.

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La Grange’s Annabelle Combs Fights Rare Disease

By ANDY BEHLEN
August is Spinal Muscle Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month, and a local family stricken with the disease is bringing that awareness close to home. Three-month-old Annabelle Combs of La Grange was recently diagnosed with SMA, a progressive genetic disorder that weakens the muscles and eventually results in death.

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Mon
27
Jul

Weather has Been Good For Bumper Crop of Hay Here

Folks in the cattle business in Fayette County shouldn’t have to worry about having enough hay this winter. Across the county, tractors and balers have been busy bringing in one of the heaviest hay crops in recent years.
 

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Chevy Crashes Through La Grange City Cemetery

An SUV crashed through the La Grange cemetery and hit a tree on Thursday afternoon, July 23. The driver, Sheila Brunner of Flatonia, and two passengers, including one child, were not injured. According to Officer Troy Stevens of the La Grange Police Department, the accident happened around 5 p.m. Stevens said Brunner lost control of the vehicle while heading east on East Travis Street (Business 71).
 

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Cousins from Fayette Honored For Excellence at Texas A&M

Texas A&M University held its 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award Ceremony on June 26. Six employees were honored for their outstanding work ethics. Two of the six were Fayette County natives – and cousins to one another – La Grange’s David Tofel and Bridgette Ingram, a 1995 Round Top-Carmine High School grad.

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Six Hay Fires in Last Month

Six hay-related fires were reported in the last month to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. The first big hay fire came last month when conditions were still moist. That June 19 fire in Holman burned up about 550 round bales inside a hay barn. The fire started from sparks while workers were welding on the side of the barn
 
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Jack Ingram Plays La Marina

Before popular Texas musician Jack Ingram left La Grange last week after wrapping up the shooting of his short film in and around Cottonwood Inn Motel (above), he made a little time to thank the crew and locals who helped out.
 
Thu
23
Jul

School to Offer Free Breakfast for All Kids

By REGINA KEILERS
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet many students come to school with an empty stomach. This school year La Grange
ISD will participate in the Universal Free Breakfast Program. In the past, LGISD charged $1.30 for breakfast to students who did not qualify for the free

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