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Local Man Organizing Silent March to Protest Racy Easter Weekend Show

It’s bottoms up for Glenda Herzog, Gladys Musgrove and Larry Herzog at Saturday’s La Grange Uncorked wine and food festival.
By ANDY BEHLEN
 
The male strip show scheduled to take place at the Antiques Fair in Warrenton on Easter Weekend might become the scene of a civil protest. La Grange resident Don Maschmeyer is organizing a silent march to call attention to what he called “a matter of community decency.” The strip show, dubbed as “The American Cowboy Las Vegas Revue” has been set for Good Friday and Holy Saturday, April 3 and 4.
 
Thu
19
Mar

Mobile Vet Center Visits The La Grange VFW Post

The La Grange VFW Post #5254 Hall was filled to near capacity on Tuesday night, Feb. 17, and not only to eat stew and chili, but to hear about a new veterans outreach program that can be served by a mobile unit. All veterans and their spouses in the area were invited to attend the meal and the program.
 

 

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19
Mar

One Local Woman Injured, Another Dead After Weekend Wrecks

By ANDY BEHLEN

 

A pair of highway wrecks over the weekend claimed the life of one local woman and sent another woman to the hospital. An accident involving a travel trailer on US 77 shut down traffic at the Bluff for a few hours on Saturday evening. According to a report from the Texas Highway Patrol, the travel trailer was pulled by a tan 2003 GMC pickup heading north on US 77. The rig was driven by 63 year old Brian Lunn.
 
Thu
19
Mar

Some Worried About Toxic Runoff from FPP

Fayetteville-area landowner John Mikus took these photographs on March 9 of Baylor Creek (left) and Cedar Creek (right), near the Fayette Power Project on TX-71. Mikus said he believes the discolored water in Baylor Creek was caused by runoff from the ash pile at the power plant. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting on the plant’s discharge permit April 9 in La Grange.

By ANDY BEHLEN

 

The heavy rains that fell on March 8 and 9 sent some funny- looking water rushing down Baylor Creek near LCRA’s Fayette Power Project. John Mikus, a landowner in the area, took photos of the cream-colored water in Baylor Creek on Monday, March 9, as it rushed past the bridge at Texas Hwy. 71 near the power plant. Just down the road at Cedar Creek, the runoff was the more usual muddy-brown color.
 
Thu
19
Mar

Muster Oak Photographed For National Geographic

Diane Cook and Len Jenshel from New York City, are traveling the world and photographing trees for a National Geographic magazine and book project.

By VIRGINIA LEECH

 

A search for trees with significant stories to tell has led National Geographic photographers to La Grange where the Muster Tree on the Square has historically been the gathering place for La Grange militia and modern military members since the 1840s. Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, the New York City couple team, are traveling the world and photographing trees, not for their beauty but for their stories.
 
Mon
16
Mar

Deputies’ Raid Nets a Little of Everything

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reported this week on a pair of arrests made following an investigation by the department’s narcotics unit. Fayette County Narcotics Unit and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug raid at a residence in Schulenburg on Monday morning, March 9.
 
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16
Mar

Big Times at the Cowboy Gathering

Another Best Little Cowboy Gathering is in the books as the seventh edition of the annual festival in La Grange wrapped up over the weekend, with beautiful weather, huge crowds, and a big dose of Western Swing music.
 
Mon
16
Mar

Big Rig Ends Up Under Interstate-10

It was Friday the 13th after all, and authorities in the southern part of Fayette County found themselves dealing with quite an unusual situation. An 18-wheeler drove off the bridge at mile marker 678 on Interstate-10 just east of Schulenburg.
 
Thu
12
Mar

LG Meeting to Continue Dialogue on Education

By H.H. HOWZE
 
On the heels of the screening of a documentary film at Round Top-Carmine ISD earlier this month about the results of the massive cuts in Texas education appropriations in 2003, public discussion on the issue will continue Monday in La Grange. Some in a group of Fayette County Republicans who attended the film showing were unhappy with the film about Texas education by Oscar winner Vanessa Roth which screened on March 3 at Round Top-Carmine Elementary School.
 

 

Thu
12
Mar

Czech This Out

Blinn College will introduce a new generation of high school students to the beauty of the Czech language this fall with dual credit courses that will allow students to earn high school and college credit at the same time.
 

 

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