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10
Nov

Two Big Developments for Kids in Need

Last week were two big developments to help better serve the children of Fayette County. On Wednesday, above, the
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) organization held the ribbon cutting of their new La Grange office at 255
Svoboda Lane.
 
Thu
06
Nov

Hegar’s Win Means Lots Of Shifting

You can’t tell the players without a program. Two area elected officials whose districts include Fayette County will move up the political food chain after winning new offices in Tuesday’s general election. State senator District 18 Glenn Hegar is now the Comptroller of Public Accounts-elect, which will leave his senate seat open after he takes office early next year
 
Thu
06
Nov

A Sweet Success Story

What’s kosher, gluten-free, all natural, locally made, distributed nationwide and coming to the La Grange courthouse square? If you guessed KatySweet Confectioners, you may, for a modest sum, treat yourself to one of their delicious pecan pralines.
 
Thu
06
Nov

Peck to Speak at Special Veterans Event

The Round Top Area Historical Society is once again proud to host a coffee honoring our local veterans for all of their
sacrifices to our county. The event is Sunday, Nov. 9 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the courthouse on the Round Top square.
The guest speaker is Air Force Captain Dick Peck formerly of Round Top, but now living in La Grange. Everyone is welcome to this free presentation and we invite all veterans and their families to join us and share with us their experiences during their service
 
Mon
03
Nov

County Bucks Trend by Staying Rural

Bucking the trend of a gradual loss of farm, ranch or forest lands across the state, Fayette County actually showed a 2.08 percent increase in those kinds of land use over the years 1997-2012, according to latest survey by the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources.
 
Mon
03
Nov

Fayette County Quadruplets Growing Fast

Friday we sent out a request on social media for local folks to send us photos of their co-workers or kiddos dressed for Halloween, and we got some great submissions (many more appear on Page A10) today but by far the cutest was this shot of the now nine-month old Archibeque quadruplets from Round Top. From left to right are Daniel, Evelyn, Waylon and Ellie all sitting in their own little pumpkins to celebrate Fall.
 
Mon
03
Nov

It’s Duck Season. No, Deer Season.

Jarrett Austin and Ben Schovajsa were out on the Colorado River Friday morning scouting for ducks before the season opened Saturday at daybreak. The La Grange locals thought they might see some teal or gadwall, but were disappointed – no ducks on the river that day. Deer season opened Saturday as well and, given the scarcity of feathered prey, Schovajsa said that come Saturday morning, “I’ll be in the deer blind.”
 
Mon
03
Nov

Local Captures Dramatic Sight in London

Leroy and Carolyn Bennetsen of La Grange have been among the estimated four million people who have visited the Tower of London to see its moat filled with nearly 900,000 red poppies to commemorate the First World War, the poppies paying tribute to those who died fighting in that war. The last poppy will be planted on Armistice Day, November 11.
 
Thu
30
Oct

Standing-Room-Only Crowd Sees MLK Highway Designation Pass

A standing room-only crowd turned out to the La Grange city council chambers Monday night and watched the council vote 6-2 in favor of designating Highway 77 in the city limits as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Highway.
 
Thu
30
Oct

Clothed in History As the End of an Era

A 66-year-old business tradition will end Dec. 31 when the curtain comes down on the D&Z Man’s Shop on the courthouse square in La Grange. “I tried to find someone to buy it but none of my kids were interested,” co-owner Harvey Dippel said Wednesday.
 

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