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Thu
27
Nov

Start Your Holiday Season With Monument Hill’s Trail of Lights

By PAUL SCHENCK
 
Monument Hill State Park opens its Trail of Lights annual extravaganza of light and sound on Saturday, December 6. New strings of lights and colorful displays will blaze the trail leading to the historic Kreische House and on to the Texas Heroes Monument. Even the trees are alive with bright lights, and the air is filled with the sounds of Christmas. The great stone mansion that Heinrich Kreische built in the 1850s will be resounding with the sounds of children as they seek out Santa and his promise of goodies. Cookies and popcorn will be served to all, along with punch, hot cider and hot chocolate.

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Thu
27
Nov

Storms Cause Havoc

Saturday afternoon and evening Fayette County residents and authorities were on high-alert as a powerful storm dumped lots of rain and brought high winds to the area. A twister apparently touched down in the Plum area. A 30- foot and 60-foot section of barn at the Wilbert Gross farm at the intersection of Bordovsky and Airport roads was uprooted, blown over the top of another portion of barn, and then scattered across a pasture.

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Thu
27
Nov

34 Years Later, Stolen LHS Class Ring Found

By AUDREY FRERS HUENEFELD
 
It was an exciting day in the fall of 1959 when 69 seniors of La Grange High School gathered in the high school gym to receive their long-awaited senior rings. The representative from the Balfour Ring Company was there to distribute the rings and tell us how to care for them.The cost of the ring was $25.25, which was rather expensive for that time. The rest of the day was spent admiring our rings and making sure that we had it on correctly. It was the tradition in that day that the ring was worn with the writing facing the owner until graduation day to remind the student that the senior year was still to be earned. On graduation night, the ring would be turned facing outward so that anyone looking at the ring could easily tell from which school you had graduated.
Thu
27
Nov

Atlan M. Citzler Sr. at Your Service

By ELAINE THOMAS
 
Atlan M. Citzler Sr. remembers Hurricane Carla as if she had made landfall in Fayette County yesterday. “Carla blew through La Grange well after dark on Monday, September 11, through the early hours of Tuesday, September 12, 1961,” says the former long-time La Grange utilities manager.

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Mon
24
Nov

Grand Jury Indicts Two on Murder Charges

In one of the most intense days of testimony the Fayette County courtroom has seen in quite some time, Thursday two people were indicted on Capital Murder charges in two separate stabbings. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt or innocence, but rather it means a jury has ruled that there is enough evidence to charge someone with a crime and proceed to trial.
 
Mon
24
Nov

More Than 100 Thanksgiving Meals Donated to Area Families in Need

Saint Mark’s Medical Center capped off its annual Thanksgiving food drive Thursday with over 100 baskets of food collected.
The drive benefits the Family Crisis Center. Donations will be dispersed to Fayette, Lee, Colorado, and Bastrop county families.
 
Thu
20
Nov

Beer Truck Gets Tipsy

An 18-wheeler tipped over Tuesday morning on the bluff road in La Grange, and came to rest on the edge of the cliff over the Colorado River Valley, held up by only the concrete guardrail of the roadway The driver, John Carter Cowan, of Crowley, a driver for Schneider National Carriers, was going up the bluff and traveling at an “unsafe speed” according to the DPS report on the accident 
 
Thu
20
Nov

Home-Grown Family In the Spotlight

The Bernsen family – Mom, Dad and five children live on  a two-acre plot in Plum and grow 75 percent of their own food. About a year ago Brianne Bernsen got in touch with Central Texas Gardener producer Linda Lehmusvirta to ask a question and Lehmusvirta said she “jumped at the chance to visit the family in person.” 
 
Mon
17
Nov

Carmine News

Round Top-Carmine volleyball team beat D’Hanis on Nov. 7 to win area. They played Harper in San Marcos for regional
quarter-finals on Nov. 11. High School JV and Varsity boys and Varsity girls basketball teams are scheduled to play
in Mumford Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. JV and Varsity boys play in La Grange Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. Varsity girls are scheduled to play in
Sealy Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.

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Mon
17
Nov

Four Weddings, One Big Celebration

All of last week’s events honoring veterans were moving, but one was especially so – the ceremonies joining four wounded warriors and their respective brides in wedlock at Las Brisas Farm in Fayetteville on Sunday, Nov. 9. Almost 200 people attended. “All four grooms are in the Army and have served multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan,” La Brisas owner
Kathy Aydelotte said

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