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Leopard Stadium Renovations Will Likely Wait Until After 2015 Season

The La Grange Education Program Support (LEPS) Foundation reported at the LGISD board meeting
Monday that they are halfway to their goal of $1 million for the stadium renovation.

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Where’s The Beef?

At one time, the most coveted prize that a member of the Future Farmers of America could obtain was a shiny silver belt buckle emblazoned with a fat steer. That idea probably hasn’t gone
away completely.

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Vintage Trailers Are The ‘In’ Form of Travel, Marketing

Eye-catching vintage travel/camping trailers are trending at this spring’s antiques markets in
northern Fayette County. Some, decorated and used to display goods, aren’t necessarily for sale – although it never hurts to ask, for a price nearly everything is for sale.

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Fri
27
Mar

The World Comes to Fayette County

By H.H. HOWZE
 
“I’m the Swedish guy,” Jeff Turney said Monday, “I strictly import containers from Sweden.” Turney was standing under one of the large Swedish flags which adorn either end of his large tent of goods at the McLaren show venue north of Round Top on SH 237.
 

 

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27
Mar

Flower Power

By ELAINE THOMAS
 
Mary Demel recalls her mother’s startled expression if she detected something amiss with one of her huge pots of striking red geraniums. “Look! Someone took a cutting while we were gone!”
 

 

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27
Mar

John Pineda is Hired As New LHS Principal

By REGINA KEILERS
 
John Pineda was named the new La Grange High School Principal at Monday’s school board meeting. He will assume the job immediately and one of his first assignments will be to find his replacement as assistant principal. Pineda came to La Grange three years ago from Smithville High School where he served as assistant principal for one year.
 

 

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27
Mar

Battle Over Blinn

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
A series of bills recently filed by State Representative John Raney (R-Bryan) marked the opening salvo in the latest battle over money between Blinn’s flagship campus in Brenham and it’s huge Bryan campus in Brazos County.
 

 

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Mar

LHS Announces Fourth Six Weeks Honor Rolls

La Grange High School announced its Fourth Six Weeks Honor Rolls.Distinction Roll, Grade 9, Noah Blackwell, Emma Eccher, Emily Eindorf, Patricia Flores Sanchez, Jacqueline Guevara, Ike Hall, Brason Jones, Elise Keller, Hunter Knape, Jeremy Kubos, Reagan Kuck, Kaitlyn Little, Lauren Mazoch, Paola Murillo Regalado, Jessica Recek, Dusty Rhodes, Emily Saunders, Jakob Schlemmer, Cameron Staggs, Bethany Stork, Ubaldo Villasana, Ty Walker, Desiree Yanis.
 
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In the Money

By LARRY JACKSON
 
Oil prices keep tanking, but the Texas economy stubbornly refuses to sink. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week said February’s state sales tax revenue in February was $2.46 billion, up 11.7 percent compared to February 2014.
 
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Spring Has Sprung in Fayette County

Last Friday was the first day of spring and a few bluebonnets are popping up around the county, like these (left) near Swiss Alp Dancehall. According to Dr. Mark Simmons of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, 2015 might be a banner year for wildflowers in this part of Texas. “We’re on track for a great year.
 

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