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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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Mon
17
Nov

Flatonia’s Texas Natives Garden Fast Becoming a Teaching Tool

Recently the E. A. Arnim Museum in Flatonia hosted 49 members of the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association (BMGA) for their monthly meeting. Master Gardeners are a group of highly trained volunteers who use their talents and knowledge of  horticulture to educate as well as improve their communities 

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Thu
13
Nov

Saying Thank You Isn’t Enough

Old Glory was flying high on Sunday morning in Industry as a church bell rang every few minutes during “Honor Our
Veterans Day,” a poignant commemoration by the Industry Brethren Church and Fayetteville Brethren Church. By the
time the bell pealed for the final time, 143 veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and even World
War I and two Civil War ancestors, as well as those who served their country during peacetime, had been recognized
 
Thu
13
Nov

Schmeckenfest Plans Finalized for Dec. 4

La Grange’s wassail tasting and Christmas celebration on the Fayette County Courthouse Square will take place Thursday, 
Dec. 4 from 5-8 p.m. The festivities will include over 20 wassail-tasting stations and 10 booths with food and Christmas treats. Make sure to come hungry – there will be everything from BBQ sandwiches to gumbo to chicken soup to frito pie to baked goods. 
 
Thu
13
Nov

Local Students Honor Veterans Day

Images from Tuesday’s Veterans Day events at LGISD: Clockwise from top left: Students walk up with family members who are Veterans to place a special star on a flag in front of the school
 
Mon
10
Nov

It’s Already a Record Year for Local Sales

Last year, La Grange broke $2 million in sales tax revenue for this first time ever. This year, the town punched past $2 million
in just 11 months. A check for $182,822 as its November share of sales taxes collected in La Grange pushed the 2014 total to record territory. With $2,010,677 in 11 months, La Grange is running 7.3 percent ahead of last year’s pace.
 
Mon
10
Nov

Flowers From Above For the Fallen

If you look closely at the photo above you can see flowers falling from inside the Commemorative Air Force plane as it flies overhead Sunday at the 52nd annual Praha Veteran’s Day Services. The flower drop was part of a solemn morning of  activities to honor all veterans, but the fact that the event takes place in Praha is of special importance because this 
small community of just a few hundred in southern Fayette County lost nine men in WWII
 

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