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Mon
21
Apr

Barnyard Easter

For 18 years now the Jersey Barnyard just outside La Grange has been holding an Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival on the Saturday before Easter. And it seems to get bigger and better every year. Beautiful weather greeted the hundreds of kids and their parents who turned out for the event, which included music by the VonKlatt family, mead tasting from Rohan Meadery (for the adults) and even glass blowing demonstrations.

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Mon
21
Apr

‘Snapshot’ Provides Interesting Data About Local Schools

By LARRY JACKSON.
 
The Fayette County Record Texans wanting detailed information about their local public schools now have an easy way to get it. Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williamsannounced last week that the “2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles” is now available on the Texas Education Agency website.

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Mon
21
Apr

Stricter Emission Standards Upheld

By H.H. HOWZE.
 
The Fayette County Record Federal regulation of hazardous pollution – mercury, chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium and other hazardous air pollutants – from coal-fired power plants such as the Lower Colorado River Authority’s Fayette Power Project passed another legal hurdle last week when a federal appeals court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first emission standards for these substances.

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Thu
17
Apr

Colorado River Continues to Feel Pinch of The Drought

The amount of water flowing into lakes Travis and Buchanan remained near all-time lows in March as the severe drought has reduced many of the lakes’ tributaries to trickles. Only 8,102 acre-feet of water flowed into the lakes in March, about 9 percent of average for the month
 
Thu
17
Apr

Casino Hall Project Finally Hits the Jackpot

Monday accountant Greg Trlicek told the members of the city council in his annual audit report that La Grange was in the
“top financial shape” of the cities he examines. Moments later, the council members unanimously voted to do something very big with that financial cushion 
 
Thu
17
Apr

Spring in the Country

There’s something iconic and compelling about the sweeping field of bluebonnets and herd of Texas Longhorns at the Sabra Ranch on SH 237 that makes tourists want to stop and take photographs. These two women, one from Dallas, the other from San Antonio were doing just that Tuesday afternoon when a Record photographer happened by
 
Mon
14
Apr

Human Traffickers a ‘Daily’ Problem For Local Law Enforcement

Border Patrol agents in South Texas are reporting a surge in illegal crossings of the Texas-Mexico border, reversing
a trend elsewhere toward fewer illegal entrants. The new migrant flow is largely from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Fayette County law enforcement officials are encountering stolen vehicles crammed with the illegal migrants driven by human traffickers known as coyotes, “on a daily basis here lately,” according to Sheriff Keith Korenek
 
Mon
14
Apr

Riding With a Purpose

One guy (A.J. Grieg of Austin) rode the entire way on a unicycle. The Houston Astros mascot, Orbit, rode the whole way in full
costume. Two other folks (David and Hope Griffin) got married Saturday morning at 6:15 a.m. in Houston, hopped on a tandem bike and spent the first night of their honeymoon in La Grange
 
Mon
14
Apr

Willow Springs Residents Mobilize To Help With College Movie Project

When Ron and Jo Ellen Hubert first bought some property in Willow Springs six years ago, little did they know what a
warm welcome they’d receive from their new neighbors in the northeast corner of Fayette County
 
Thu
10
Apr

Trees, Tents & Tombstones all Toppled

In the span of just a few minutes Monday night, winds in La Grange went from blowing just five miles per hour to gusting at speeds of up to 47 miles per hour (according to the National Weather Service) as a fast moving thunderstorm barrelled through. In a city still cleaning up downed branches from an ice storm a month ago, a whole new round of limbs and trees were downed, and a few dozen power outages even occurred within the city.
 

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