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16
Apr

La Grange Relay for Life to be Held Here April 25

The 2015 Relay For Life event in La Grange will take place April 25 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Leopard Stadium. This year’s
theme is “Round Up Cancer.” Survivors and caretakers who have registered will be honored with a special meal on Tuesday, April 21, at the fellowship hall of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
 
 
Thu
16
Apr

City Trying to Move Forward After Archives Controversy

By JEFF WICK
In the aftermath of the disposal of decades of old newspaper from the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives – a decision that has sparked lots of local controversy – city staff provided a letter to members of the La Grange city council Monday
regarding “steps we are taking moving forward.”
 
 
Thu
16
Apr

‘Our Community Will Sorely Miss Him’

By JEFF WICK
When former district judge Dan Beck died Sunday night at home after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease at the age of 70, Fayette County lost one of its most important leaders. “Dan was an institution,” said Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka. “He served the county in so many capacities. His leadership will be sorely missed.
 
Thu
16
Apr

Lightning Monday Sparks Oil Tank Fire

Lightning struck a large oil storage tank outside La Grange Monday morning and ignited a fire. La Grange volunteer firefighters were called out at 6:12 a.m. Monday to 4816 FM 2145 to the Willie Taylor estate, where the center tank of three oil storage tanks owned by Entervest Operations LLC was on fire.
 
Thu
16
Apr

Prep Work by Organizers, Volunteers Keep BP MS-150 Running Smoothly

By ANDY BEHLEN & H. H. HOWZE
BP MS-150 organizers were getting the Fayette County Fairgrounds ready Wednesday for 13,000 bicyclists, plus support
staff. The rolling pack of fundraisers will call La Grange home for the night Saturday on its annual halfway point stopover between Houston and Austin.
 
Mon
13
Apr

Roots of the Modern Day MS-150 Started in the Snow

By H. H. HOWZE
Before there were volunteers riding bicycles to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, there were volunteers on snowmobiles. That was back in 1980 in Minnesota according to Carmine resident Vicki LaRue who was there at the beginning.
 
Mon
13
Apr

Up From the Ashes

By H. H. HOWZE
The home of Bob and Marie Allen on Prairie Valley Road west of La Grange burned to the ground on Oct. 3, 2011. After
traveling widely, the Allens had just settled into the gracious 19th century home for their retirement. Their house and all the furnishings including personal items were lost in the blaze. After the fire, the Allens moved to a home on the Bluff.
 
Mon
13
Apr

Three Hospitalized After Violent Wreck Thursday in Hostyn Area

By ANDY BEHLEN
A wreck involving a flatbed truck and an 18-wheeler sent three people to the hospital and shut down US 77 for over an hour last Thursday. According to a report from DPS Trooper Darryl Tidwell, the wreck occurred about 3:30 p.m. on April 9, a short distance south of Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative.
 
 
Thu
09
Apr

MS-150 Prep Turns Fiery

A tractor and shredder caught fire and were completely destroyed Tuesday morning about 10:30 a.m. in the field south of St. Mark’s Medical Center. The tractor driver jumped off and appeared unharmed according to an eyewitness. 
 
Thu
09
Apr

Fayetteville Girl Sets an Example for Service to the Animal Shelter

Animal lovers all know that feeling – the one they get when  Sarah McLaughlin’s sad puppy commercial comes on the television. To the cynical adult, it’s a hopeless feeling. It’s simply impossible to save all the cute puppies and kitties, much less the tortured and neglected pets that turn mean.
 

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