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08
Dec

Santa, Schmeckenfest Bring 1,300 to Downtown LG

The seventh annual Schmeckenfest took place Thursday in La Grange. It featured a myriad of fun activities for the community. The La Grange high school band marched around the square followed by several other floats and parade entries. Organizers said the festival attracted around 1,300 people this year.
 
Mon
08
Dec

Step Back in Time at Winedale Christmas

The annual “Christmas at Winedale” will be this Saturday, Dec. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. Take a ride on horse drawn carriages and wagons as you view the way the countryside might have looked in the mid- 1800s with historic homes, a one-room schoolhouse and folk life demonstrations. Admission is free and open to the public 
 
Thu
04
Dec

County Christmas Tree (A Cedar from Schulenburg) Chosen for Courthouse Lawn

The 2014 Fayette County Christmas tree was erected on the courthouse square in La Grange by Precinct 4 employees Monday. The large, symmetrical cedar came from Maynard and Sandi Warnken’s Rock’n W Ranch near Schulenburg. Precinct 4 commissioner Tom Muras said big cedar trees appropriate for the county Christmas tree are getting harder to find
 
Thu
04
Dec

‘Her Vision of the World Lives On’

A December exhibit entitled Tears in Heaven at the Green Door Gallery in La Grange will feature photographs by Caitlin Bartos Dieringer, a local photographer killed Aug. 20 2013, by a drunk driver. Dieringer was 21
 
Thu
04
Dec

$10,200 Awarded to 17 Area Fire Departments

The Fayette Community Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting local organizations with their philanthropic 
endeavors, has received a grant for $10,200 from Fayette Electric Cooperative (FEC) and CoBank as part of the bank’s
matching grant program.
 
Mon
01
Dec

LG Kids Fuel Up to Play 60

If you watched parades or football games Thanksgiving day, you may have noticed young people wearing t-shirts with the logo “Play60.” They were participants in a national campaign called “Fuel Up to Play 60” to encourage healthier eating and at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily 
 
Mon
01
Dec

Alterations Looming

The closing of D&Z’s Man’s Shop in La Grange at the end of the year is going to impact more than just where men buy their 
clothes. Violet Krenek and Barbara Wick have been seamstresses at D&Z for the last 20 years. Skilled seamstresses are hard to find these days, and Wick’s and Krenek’s retirements aren’t going to make getting clothes altered or mended any easier
 
Thu
27
Nov

Start Your Holiday Season With Monument Hill’s Trail of Lights

By PAUL SCHENCK
 
Monument Hill State Park opens its Trail of Lights annual extravaganza of light and sound on Saturday, December 6. New strings of lights and colorful displays will blaze the trail leading to the historic Kreische House and on to the Texas Heroes Monument. Even the trees are alive with bright lights, and the air is filled with the sounds of Christmas. The great stone mansion that Heinrich Kreische built in the 1850s will be resounding with the sounds of children as they seek out Santa and his promise of goodies. Cookies and popcorn will be served to all, along with punch, hot cider and hot chocolate.

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Thu
27
Nov

Storms Cause Havoc

Saturday afternoon and evening Fayette County residents and authorities were on high-alert as a powerful storm dumped lots of rain and brought high winds to the area. A twister apparently touched down in the Plum area. A 30- foot and 60-foot section of barn at the Wilbert Gross farm at the intersection of Bordovsky and Airport roads was uprooted, blown over the top of another portion of barn, and then scattered across a pasture.

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Thu
27
Nov

34 Years Later, Stolen LHS Class Ring Found

By AUDREY FRERS HUENEFELD
 
It was an exciting day in the fall of 1959 when 69 seniors of La Grange High School gathered in the high school gym to receive their long-awaited senior rings. The representative from the Balfour Ring Company was there to distribute the rings and tell us how to care for them.The cost of the ring was $25.25, which was rather expensive for that time. The rest of the day was spent admiring our rings and making sure that we had it on correctly. It was the tradition in that day that the ring was worn with the writing facing the owner until graduation day to remind the student that the senior year was still to be earned. On graduation night, the ring would be turned facing outward so that anyone looking at the ring could easily tell from which school you had graduated.

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