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Mon
11
May

Mayors Win Re-Election

Voters in three Fayette County communities all sent the same message – and did so emphatically – in voting Saturday. That message was that they like things the way they are. Longtime mayors in La Grange and Fayetteville were re-elected. Meanwhile a controversial vote to incorporate the community of Ellinger into a city was voted down by a 90 to 26 margin.

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Mon
11
May

Build It and They Will Come (If They Can Get There)

Nearly five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, teams are finally starting to use Field No. 5, the newest baseball field at the Sports Complex in Schulenburg. However, Schulenburg city administrator Tami Blaschke-Walker reported last week that the new ball field failed an inspection for handicap accessibility requirements.

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Mon
11
May

Long-Time Counselor Retiring from LGISD

After 42 years in public education, 31 of them as a high school guidance counselor, Karen Dooley has “tenure” – not the kind that means you can’t be fired, the kind that means you have done a good job. But all careers have an end point and this month Dooley will be retiring from La Grange ISD.

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Mon
11
May

Fayette Co. K9 Team Finds $1.3 Million Hidden Stash

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reported last week that Deputy Randy Thumann and his K9 partner Lobos recovered abouyt $1.3 million in cocaine and crystal methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Interstate 10 last Thursday. Most of the drugs were hidden inside five torque converters that had been cut apart and re-welded.

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Thu
07
May

Ellinger Divided Ahead of Incorporation Vote

Ellinger voters will decide whether to incorporate their town on Saturday, May 9, but residents appear divided on the issue. Ellinger was incorporated from 1929 to 1940. The new effort to incorporate follows the city limits established in the original town plat from that period.

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Thu
07
May

ZZ Top to Headline 2015 Fayette Co. Fair

It was bound to happen sooner or later – ZZ Top will headline this year’s Fayette County Fair on Saturday night, September 5. For years rumors have circulated that the iconic Little Ol’
Band from Texas might one day play in the town that inspired one of their most famous hits, “La
Grange.”

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Thu
07
May

Farm Bureau Holds Ag Day

“Hold up your hand if you’re involved in agriculture,” Texas Agrilife staffer Kayla Kaspar
asked a group of about 30 fourthgraders Tuesday. About six hands went up.“How many of you like to eat or wear clothes,” she asked next. The vote was unanimous.

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Thu
07
May

Sheriff Korenek Bags a Gator

Fayette County’s top lawman hauled in a mean troublemaker recently. Sheriff Keith Korenek
captured an alligator at his place in O’Quinn on Friday, May 1. Korenek found the alligator in
one of his stock ponds.

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Mon
04
May

Schulenburg’s Rabon Joins Eyewitness News

By ANDY BEHLEN
When locals think of an ABC Channel 13 investigative reporter, the grey-haired bespectacled image of Marvin Zindler likely pops in their head. But viewers in Fayette County will soon see a familiar face. Schulenburg- area native and awardwinning investigative journalist Keli Rabon will join the staff of KTRK’s Eyewitness News later this month.

Mon
04
May

After 37 Years as a Teacher, Kutac Preps for New Adventures

By H.H. HOWZE
Pop quiz: What retiring LGISD teacher once drove a glass-bottom boat at Aquarena Springs and is planning to attend a Rolling Stones concert in June?

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