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Thu
30
Oct

Standing-Room-Only Crowd Sees MLK Highway Designation Pass

A standing room-only crowd turned out to the La Grange city council chambers Monday night and watched the council vote 6-2 in favor of designating Highway 77 in the city limits as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Highway.
 
Thu
30
Oct

Clothed in History As the End of an Era

A 66-year-old business tradition will end Dec. 31 when the curtain comes down on the D&Z Man’s Shop on the courthouse square in La Grange. “I tried to find someone to buy it but none of my kids were interested,” co-owner Harvey Dippel said Wednesday.
 
Mon
27
Oct

Local Leaders Gather to Discuss Ebola Action Plans

You could look at it this way – so far more people (three at last count) have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died of Ebola in the United States. In fact, more people are running for Fayette County Judge. According to the New York Times, as of Friday, one person has died, five have recovered and three are being treated in the U.S.
 
Mon
27
Oct

A Toast to the Schützen-König!

Marvin Marburger, this year’s Schützen-König (Shooting King) of the Round Top Rifle Association and Paulaner Brewery rep John Slaughter celebrate the ceremonial tapping of a traditional wooden keg of the famous brew at Saturday’s  OctoBierFest.
 
Mon
27
Oct

Trick-or-Treaters to Descend On Downtown LG This Friday

The streets will be alive in downtown La Grange this Friday with costumed kiddos. The City of La Grange’s Main Street & Visitors Bureau will be holding its annual Trick or Treat on the Square Friday, Oct. 31. from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Over 50 merchant locations will be giving out treats.
 
Thu
23
Oct

School Board Hears Updates

At monday’s school board meeting, it was announced that La Grange ISD has received a “Superior Achievement” rating from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). Superintendent Dr. Randy Albers reported that this rating includes 22 indicators measuring the status of the district finances.
 
Thu
23
Oct

Ready for Business

The new Sutherland’s was a flurry of activity Tuesday when this photo was taken, as employees prepared for Friday’s “soft opening.” A more formal grand opening at the home improvement store (which has transformed the old Walmart building on Business Highway 71 in La Grange) will occur later this fall
 
Thu
23
Oct

Two Dead Here Monday After Separate Homicides

Homicides are rare in Fayette County, but Monday local authorities were investigating one horrific murder scene when they were called to another just a few miles away. The cases are believed to be unrelated. “It’s the first time anything like this has ever happened here,” said long-time Fayette County Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie
 
Thu
23
Oct

La Grange Rotary Club Calls Attention to World Polio Day

While Ebola is the disease in the news just now, the crippling and often fatal disease of polio has been almost completely wiped out in the world. The La Grange Rotary Club is using World Polio Day, Oct. 24, to call attention to the need to finish the job
 
Mon
20
Oct

Challenge Won’t Alter Religious Holiday

Goodbye to a Good Friday holiday? Assistant county attorney Harold Streicher told county commissioners at their regular meeting last week that a Madison, Wisconsin group called Freedom From Religion Foundation, representing an unnamed
Fayette county citizen, has filed a complaint on religious grounds against scheduling Good Friday as an official county holiday
 

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