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Tue
16
Sep

LG’s Water Well Gift Helps African Students Still Plagued by War

By VIRGINIA LEECH.
 
Civil unrest in Southern Sudan earlier this year caused teachers and orphans to flee to the bush from their school named Gumriak, a place 120 orphans have called home or school for the last six years. Calmer conditions have allowed them to return to Gumriak to continue their studies that have given them some of the highest academic scores in Southern Sudan.

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Tue
16
Sep

Second Tax Hearing Held

By H.H. HOWZE.
 
The second and last of two public hearings on keeping the 2014 county tax rate of $0.4193 to fund the budget for 2015 was held prior to the regular meeting of the Fayette County commissioners’ court Sept. 8. One person spoke in favor of leaving the tax rate the same and one spoke against. Commissioners will vote on the rate at their regular meeting Sept. 22.

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Thu
11
Sep

Hearings Set On MLK Street Name & Quiet Zone

The La Grange city council has called a pair of public hearings for issues it wants local input about. On Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. in the
city council chambers at 155 E. Colorado St., a public hearing will be held for people to let the council know how they feel about a proposal to designate Highway 77 through the city limits of La Grange as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Highway
 
Thu
11
Sep

Developers Trying to Build ‘High-End’ RV Resort Here

A proposal to construct a 100-unit luxury RV resort combined with a solar-powered LED lighting factory was on Fayette County commissioners’ agenda Monday. Jeremy Sampson, doing business as Texas Solar Resources and Green Choice LED,
appeared before the court seeking a permission to build Green Lake RV and a factory assembling solar-powered lighting on
a site to be determined
 
Thu
11
Sep

MORE DETAILS EMERGE IN FATAL ACCIDENT

Saturday’s fatal accident that claimed the life of Juanita James was only the second traffic fatality in the last 18 years in the city limits of La Grange according to police chief Jackie Skelton. “And I want it to be the last,” Skelton told the La Grange city
council Monday
 
Thu
11
Sep

Texas Heroes Day Set for Sept. 20 at Monument Hill

Texas Heroes Day is Saturday, September 20. That is the day when Texans will honor the brave volunteers who fought
and died in the Dawson Massacre and the Mier Expedition in 1842 and 1843. The battlefield remains of these heroes were returned to La Grange and reburied in a stone crypt in 1848. The grave was further marked in 1936 by a 48- foot high obelisk complete with guardian angel 
 
Mon
08
Sep

Sheriff Urges The Use of 911 Address Signs

Sheriff Keith Korenek wants everyone in the county to clearly post their 911 address so emergency service first responders
can locate residences quickly in an emergency. He has these suggestions: • Post address at entrance to property • Make it visible from the public road • Clear brush, weeds or other items so they don’t block view of the sign
 
Mon
08
Sep

Honoring History & Country

Representatives from the local VFW Post 5254 and Auxiliary were recently on hand for the signing by a trio of  proclamations by La Grange Mayor Janet Moerbe. Moerbe proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day in La Grange. In part, the proclamation urged locals to hold a moment of silence at 8:45 a.m. “in remembrance and to teach the youth that living in the United States of America gives freedom that other countries do not have.”
 
Mon
08
Sep

More Than 600 Celebrate St. Rose School’s 125th Anniversary

Catholic Education proved to be the tie that binds as more than 600 guests visited St. Rose of Lima campus on Friday, 
Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 24 for the school’s 125th anniversary celebration. There were many stories shared, laughter, tears
and special memories relived as visitors of all ages from many places gathered to celebrate the history of Catholic Education
in the Schulenburg Community on the weekend of the feast day of its patron saint, St. Rose of Lima
 
Thu
04
Sep

Several Address Court On Proposed Tax Rate

At the first of two public hearings Tuesday, five speakers voiced opinions on the matter of leaving the county tax rate for next year the same as this year’s – $0.4193 per $100 value. That rate will generate close to $700,000 more revenue due to increased property values in the county
 

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