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26
Jan

Massive Search On After Infant Skull Found in La Grange

Dozens of team members from Texas Search and Rescue combed through the north side of La Grange Sunday morning, 
January 25, looking for the remains of an infant child. La Grange Police Chief  Jackie Skelton ordered the search after a landscaping crew found the skull of a baby in an empty lot on North Jefferson Street, a short distance south of Taqueria Rio Verde. They found the skull last Saturday, Jan. 17.
 
Mon
26
Jan

Amtrak Trains Hit Two Cars in 5-Day Span

A Schulenburg couple narrowly escaped injury when an Amtrak train hit their car Wednesday night. The accident occurred
around 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 21. According to a report from Schulenburg Police Chief Troy Brenek, the driver was Cynthia Cedillo.
 
Mon
26
Jan

Local Education Leaders Gather To Talk Challenges, Opportunities

Two concepts resonated as Dean of Blinn College-Schulenburg, Becky Garlick, gave members of the current class of Leadership Fayette County an overview of higher education opportunities available at her institution last week.
 
Thu
22
Jan

Money Train Coming to Fayetteville?

The City of Fayetteville has been offered big money by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Texas Department of  Transportation to allow the closure of three of five railroad crossings in the city limits. (Older maps show seven crossings, but two were closed previously.) UP is offering $100,000 per crossing closure and TXDot’s offering an additional $75,000 per
 
Thu
22
Jan

Fayetteville Homecoming Royalty

Fayetteville High School held its homecoming pep rally Monday. From to right, here are the members of the Homecoming Court: Kadin Schmitt - King, Shelby Orsak - Queen, Logan Spanihel - Prince, Romy Ruijs - Princess. Kadin and Shelby were also named Basketball Beau and Basketball Sweetheart respectively
 
Thu
22
Jan

Beck Steer Tops at Flatonia Livestock Show

Riley Beck won Grand Champion Steer at the Flatonia FFA & 4-H Livestock Show, held Jan. 15-17 at the Carl Smith Pavilion in Flatonia. Beck’s steer brought $7,000 at auction. Buyers were DTW Consulting Services - Scott Vinclarek, Alex Clampitt Dozer & Gravel Service, Harlans Supermarket - Harlan Jochen, Joe & Roxanne Orsak, Flatonia Livestock Commission, Flatonia National Bank, Pilat’s Fencing - Justin Pilat, Doc & Lauren Clampitt, Kleiber Tractor, Milton’s Furniture & Appliances, Jackalope Construction & Aggregates, Balzer Feed Mill, Colorado Valley Telephone Coop., Hengst Printing, The Outhouse Co., and Tiffany & Lee Roy Ott Jr. David and Justin Janecka of J&J Farms donated the buckle award.
 
Mon
19
Jan

A Crude Awakening

The gradual drop in the price of oil during 2014 and its precipitous collapse so far this year have elected county officials 
and Central Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Richard Moring scratching their heads over potential impacts on county
revenues and overall economic prospects for the coming year.
 
Mon
19
Jan

Urbanovksy Named State Volunteer of Year

On Jan. 10, at the Texas Association of Fairs and Events (TAF&E) Convention and Trade Show in San Antonio, Rose Urbanovsky of La Grange received the organization’s Volunteer of the Year Award. The TAF&E Francis R. Cooper Volunteer of the Year Award is given annually to recognize one individual who has given tireless service and exemplary commitment to their event and to the TAF&E Association
 
Thu
15
Jan

107 Pounds of Pot Found in Gas Tank

The crack drug detection team of Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Thumann and his trusty sidekick Lobos The Drug Dog have
broken another case on I-10. Sheriff Keith Korenek reported that the duo stopped a GMC Denali pickup near mile marker 659 on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at approximately 10:30 a.m. 
 
Thu
15
Jan

Ellinger Voters To Decide on Incorporation

Voters in Ellinger will decide whether to incorporate on May 9. If approved, Ellinger would become the seventh incorporated
city in Fayette County. Ellinger was an incorporated city from 1929 to 1940. The present effort to incorporate follows
the city limits established in the original survey from 1929
 

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