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18
Aug

Forum to Focus on the Texas Landscape in Art and Music

“Home on the Range” is the topic of this year’s Library and Museum Forum at Festival Hill in Round Top. The title comes  from an arrangement of the iconic Texas ballad attributed to Ballinger, Texas native David Guion. The Forum, on Saturday, September 20, will feature lectures and exhibitions on early Texas art and performances of Guion’s  music
 
Mon
18
Aug

The Hottest Ticket in Town

For several locals, staying up all night was a small price pay for a shot at getting reserved seat tickets to La Grange football
games. Monday morning any reserved seats for Leps games that were not renewed by the previous owners went on sale
to the general public at 8 a.m. at the school’s administration building.
 
Mon
18
Aug

School Board Members in the Spotlight

The La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the first “Meet your Officials” Tuesday evening at the Randolph Recreation Center. Members of the La Grange ISD School Board were special guests for the event. The evening began informally with refreshments and an introduction of each board member, wrapping up with a question and answer session. Questions and challenges concerning policy, education and procedures were discussed along with plans for the 2014-2015 school year.
 
Thu
14
Aug

County Tax Rate Will Raise $700,000 More

Fayette County commissioner moved Monday to set the county tax rate for 2015 at 0.4193 per $100 of taxable value, the same rate as 2014, by agreeing to place an item to that effect on a future agenda. But according to chief appraiser Richard Moring, with an estimated $160 million of increased property values in the county (50 million of that coming from increased oil and gas activity), the same tax rate will yield about $700,000 in additional revenue.
 
Thu
14
Aug

First Day of School

Things got a little trashy at Monday’s city council meeting in La Grange. The seven-year contract the city has with Allied Waste for residential and business trash pick-up expires this December. And even though it’s a dirty job, Allied has some competition. Representatives from Texas Disposal Systems addressed the council Monday urging them to go out for bids for trash pick-up rather than automatically renewing with Allied.
 
Thu
14
Aug

City Applies for Grant to Build Splashpad, Park

By next fall local kids could be playing in a splash pad and climbing on a new playground, all adjacent to Randolph Rec
Center in La Grange. At Monday’s meeting, the La Grange city council gave approval for city officials to submit an application to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Local Park Grant Program.
 
Thu
14
Aug

Lobos Finds Big Stash of Marijuana

Lobos strikes again. Fayette County drug dog Lobos alerted on the undercarriage of of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck Monday morning, after the vehicle was stopped at the 661 mile marker of I-10 by his handler, Fayette County deputy Randy Thumann. After Thumann obtained consent to search the vehicle, Lobos alerted on the odor of marijuana coming from under the truck above the drive shaft.
 
Mon
11
Aug

Expect Delays on 77 in Schulenburg

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that due to work on the bridge over US 77 in Schulenburg, the highway will be closed to traffic from Monday (yesterday) through Thursday of this week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
 
Mon
11
Aug

The Queen Rides Again

In February, Paige Norsworthy, a student at La Grange High School, suffered near fatal injuries in a horseback riding accident. But this weekend, in an emotional portion of another successful Fayette County Sheriff’s Posse rodeo, Norsworthy was crowned Rodeo Queen Saturday night after a long road to recovery. She is shown above carrying in the American Flag during the National Anthem before Saturday night’s performance
 
Mon
11
Aug

Candidates Treasure Their Past

Dr. Jimmy Helms has built an extensive recreation of an old west town he calls “New Dubina” in the far southeastern part
of Fayette County. But he said few of structures he has built and/or restored mean as much to him as his newly completed “New Dubina Cultural Center.”
 

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