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Thu
24
Jul

Dousing Hot Spots, Still Looking for Answers

La Grange firefighters were called out Monday morning to douse a pair of hot spots that began smoldering again in the aftermath of Sunday night’s fire that burned much of the condemned LaFayette Apartments in La Grange. The structure
has been declared a total loss. 
 
Thu
24
Jul

County’s Top Women Honored

The 2014 Tribute to Women Brunch, which honors outstanding women in Fayette County, was held Tuesday, July 22 at the
Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange. Seven women were honored: Mary Lou Anderle, Carol Daniels, Gloria Hickey, Becky Ann Kollaus, Doris Matthews, Jeanne Schilling and Lucy Stanzel 
 
Mon
21
Jul

Fire Burns Apartment Complex

The LaFayette Apartments in La Grange was declared a total loss after a massive fire torched the complex Sunday night. The fire began about 9 p.m. The apartments had fallen into disrepair and had been vacant for years, though neighbors
said the area was still frequented by people, especially kids 
 
Mon
21
Jul

Bowling Alley Heads Down a New Lane

La Grange Lanes, the 16- lane bowling alley on Main Street in La Grange, is under new management according to Josh Fenhaus of Fayetteville. Fenhaus and his business partner Art Allison of Austin have assumed the mortgage on the establishment. The local American Legion Post holds the note 
 
Mon
21
Jul

Schulenburg Festival Begins July 31

It’s time for the 37th annual Schulenburg Festival, on July 31-August 3 at Wolters Park in Schulenburg. “We have a lot to offer and a lot for the family and children to do,” Brittaney Aleman, advertising director for the Schulenburg Festival said. Entertainment will be held all day in a great environment.”  
 
Thu
17
Jul

Criminals Aid In Their Own Capture

A pair of criminals in La Grange last week helped make their capture a little easier with the decisions they made after 
their crimes: Case No. 1 A woman from Giddings was arrested after entering the La Grange Walmart over the weekend, getting an air conditioning unit off the shelf, taking it to the service counter and asking to return it for cash, claiming she had previously purchased it. 
 
Thu
17
Jul

The Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Even before the effects of traumatic brain injury among athletes and soldiers hit the headlines and news shows, Ray and Sandra Stepan knew about it because their son Chris suffered such an injury when he was 17. He is now 35. Chris lives with his parents in Fayetteville and is a regular member of the Fayetteville Coffee Club which meets at Orsak’s restaurant
 
Thu
17
Jul

Fayette County Historical Commission Honored With State Award

The Texas Historical Commission recently honored the Fayette County Historical Commission with a Distinguished
Service Award for the 2013 year of service. The THC issues Distinguished Service Awards each year to county historical commissions that demonstrate concerted efforts to preserve the history and character of Texas
 
Mon
14
Jul

On the Mark

In 2010 Bastrop’s Lakeside Hospital closed, and stayed vacant for two years before reemerging as an Emergency Department. In 2012 Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar closed its doors, and is still empty, though it could re-open soon. Just weeks ago, Smithville’s hospital announced a round of lay-offs.
 
Mon
14
Jul

Fire Destroys Home Near Schulenburg

Eighty-two year-old Norma Jean Parker of Schulenburg told authorities she was asleep Thursday afternoon when she awoke to find her stove on fire at her house at 1445 Vacek Loop, in the far southern edge of Fayette County. Parker tried to fight the fire with a garden hose, but it quickly got out of control
 

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