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Outdoor Movie Planned on Courthouse Square July 25

Come to the Courthouse lawn on July 25 at 9 p.m. to watch “Marley and Me” at Main Street’s first ever Movie Night on the Square. “The Main Street board came up with the idea,” Stacey Norris, Main Street & Tourism Manager said. “We wanted to
add another event and we saw that other towns around us are doing music events on the square and we hadn’t seen anyone who was doing a movie night on the square, so we wanted to do something that was different and exciting.”
 
Thu
10
Jul

Fire Fighters Stay Busy Putting out Burning Hay Bales, Car

La Grange and Fayetteville volunteer fire departments were busy Monday afternoon and evening doing what they do – putting out fires. La Grange firefighters responded to a hay bale fire on Zimmerman Lane near FM 609 at 5:49 p.m. Upon arrival they discovered 19 round bales of hay on fire. La Grange VFD chief Frank Menefee said the fire was started by an electric fence which caught the grass on fire and then burned back to the bales. 
 
Thu
10
Jul

14 Competing for Fair Queen Title

Fourteen young women are vying for the title of 87th Fayette County Fair Queen. These ladies will receive their fair tickets Monday and can begin selling them immediately. The newly crowned Fair Queen will be the one who sells the most tickets.
 
Thu
10
Jul

Crisis of Deterioration at Winedale Overblown Says UT Director

Reacting to a front-page Houston Chronicle story Monday alleging a failure of stewardship of the historic Winedale properties by UT-Austin, Briscoe Center for American History director Don Carleton said in a phone interview that the Chronicle story “lacked balance.” The Briscoe Center is charged with administering and maintaining the complex of historic  homes, barns and conference facilities in northern Fayette County 
 
Mon
07
Jul

FPP Looks Outside for New Leader

The Lower Colorado River Authority has named Jeff Kickert as plant manager of the Fayette Power Project near La Grange.
Kickert comes to FPP from the NRG Energy Powerton Station in Pekin, Illinois. As plant manager there, he was responsible
for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a 1,538-megawatt coal-fired power plant and the safety of 150
employees.  
 
Mon
07
Jul

A Fiery Fourth of July

The thunderstorms that rolled through Fayette County on the afternoon of July 4 made for wetter and thus safer  conditions for those people popping fireworks, but that didn’t mean it was a quiet holiday for local firefighters. Friday afternoon at
about 3:28 p.m., lightning struck a fiberglass tank at Key Energy’s saltwater disposal plant at 8695 FM 2145 in the Nechanitz area north of La Grange, touching off a massive blaze that destroyed the facility, which disposes of the saltwater produced as a byproduct of oil production. 
 
Mon
07
Jul

Round Top Hosts Its 164th & Biggest July 4th Bash Yet

The longest continuous Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi River drew visitors by the thousands to tiny Round Top (population 90) Friday for the annual July 4 festivities, which have been going on since 1851
 
Thu
03
Jul

NATIONAL CHAMP

Flatonia’s Cade Goodman thought he was good enough at steer wrestling to be a college national champion. “I just didn’t think it would happen this quickly,” he said. Goodman, a 2013 Flatonia High School graduate, just finished his freshman year at Wharton County Junior College
 
Thu
03
Jul

Comings and Goings on LG’s West Side

“It’s looking less like a Walmart and more like a Sutherland’s,” a Sutherland’s spokesman commented Wednesday about the conversion of the old Walmart location on West State Highway 71 in La Grange. Roofers were putting metal panels on the new porch roof this week.
 
Thu
03
Jul

LG Ford Building Brand New Facility

It’s been thirty-six years since La Grange Ford opened their doors. And now, after nearly four decades, a new chapter is 
about to begin. Extensive renovation on a new and improved facility is now under way at 1605 West Travis in La Grange. La Grange Ford employees will operate from temporary on-premise offices until the remodel is finished.
 

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