Published by News Staff on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:00am
By ANDY BEHLEN The third time was a charm for Fayette County’s effort to secure federal grant funds for the purchase of body cameras to be used by the Sheriff’s Office. Fayette County emergency management coordinator Janet Carrigan said the county applied and was approved for the grant twice before.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:56am
By ANDY BEHLEN
The Women’s Clinic at St. Mark’s Medical Center closed its doors this week. Dr. Michael DiClemente, the obstetrician employed by St. Mark’s, has moved his practice to Bastrop. Dr. Shannon Juno, who operates a private OB/GYN practice in La Grange, will still deliver babies at the hospital.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:55am
By H.H. HOWZE
Here’s a roundup of action by the La Grange City Council Monday, Jan. 25, according to City Manager Shawn Raborn: Council set the election of city officers for May 7. Four council positions are up for election this year. Current office holders are: Ward 1 Kathy Weishuhn; Ward 2 Violet Zbranek; Ward 3 Deborah Bradley; Ward 4 John Eilert.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:54am
By WILLIAM DOMINIC ZELUFF After first answering his call to educate La Grange students in the fall of 1986, Technology Director Scott Toensing will retire from the La Grange Independent School District Friday, after three decades of continuous service. The district first hired Toensing to teach computer programing using the now obsolete Apple IIe with a green monitor screen, Apple’s “longest lived computer.”
Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:53am
By ANDY BEHLEN
Flatonia City Council approved contracts for engineering and administrative services related to a proposed travel center development along Interstate 10 at a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26. If the plans go through, the travel center would be built at the northeast corner of Interstate 10 and FM 609.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:52am
By ANDY BEHLEN St. Mark’s CEO Shane Kernell is leaving the hospital at the end of next month to take a job as CEO of Graham Regional Medical Center in Young County, located about 90 miles west of Fort Worth.
Since taking the top job at St. Mark’s three years ago, Kernell led the hospital from near-bankruptcy to a much more secure financial state. Kernell’s resignation, effective Feb. 26, comes on the heels of another departure, chief financial officer Jeff Casbeer, who submitted his resignation last week effective Feb. 12.
Casbeer is taking a job as CFO at Wilbarger General Hospital in Vernon closer to his and his spouse’s parents.
“We will certainly miss both Shane and Jeff as each has been a significant contributor here at St. Mark’s Medical Center,” said St. Mark’s board chairman Dudley Piland in a statement released Tuesday morning.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:49am
By REGINA KEILERS
January is School Board Recognition Month and this month’s meeting of the La Grange School board began with a presentation of certificates of appreciation to each school board member by Dr. Randy Albers, La Grange ISD superintendent.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:47am
Sanford Schmid, shown here standing next to one of his bee hives, said his cousins, whom he fondly refers to as “The Dockal Boys,” taught him the rudiments of beekeeping in the 1920s. Although the first swarm didn’t work out well, he has since made up for that failure.