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07
Apr

MS 150 Turns 30

The 30th Annual BP MS 150, benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will unite an estimated 13,000 cyclists from around the world on April 12-13 and bring them into La Grange for an overnight stay Saturday on their way from Houston to  Austin.
 
Mon
07
Apr

Jersey Barnyard Bovine Back In The Commercial Spotlight

Nevermind Matthew McConaughey and John Malkovich, who were seen shopping at Marburger Farm during the antiques
shows – the real local media darling last week was a Jersey cow named Peanut who was starring in her third commercial
 
Mon
07
Apr

Ton of Drugs Found Under Watermelons

Guess what came down the road on a load of watermelons last Thursday? Sheriff Keith Korenek reported that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit stopped a Kenworth truck pulling a trailer loaded with watermelons at 2 p.m. and mixed in with the melons were large bundles of marijuana 
 
Thu
03
Apr

Folks Wake Up Early, Line Up For First Crack at Some Antiques

As the local antiques shows hit their peak this week, the Big Red Barn, between Round Top  and Carmine, celebrated their
own Grand Opening on Wednesday. There were no chickens in this 30,000 square foot barn, but rather a long line of visitors  waiting patiently for the doors to open at 9 a.m. 
 
Thu
03
Apr

Fayetteville Resident Gets Insider’s View of Vatican

On February 15, Daniel Kuehn of Fayetteville, at the invitation of his professor, Dr. Robert Hesse of Houston, departed for a 10-day excursion to Rome, Italy to attend a conference on Faith and Science at the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum in Rome
 
Thu
03
Apr

New Schulenburg Event This Saturday Will Celebrate an Iconic Local Delicacy

Get ready for Schulenburg’s first annual Sausagefest Saturday along North Main Street from Lyons Avenue to Wolters
Avenue. Starting at 8 a.m., this free event will include sausage making contests, food, an antique tractor show and live music in downtown Schulenburg
 
Mon
31
Mar

Sales Keep Growing in Fayette Co.

As the first quarter of 2014 came to a close, Fayette County towns are showing stronger retail growth than most other area cities. Three of the county’s six towns have had double-digit increases in sales tax revenue for the first three months of the
year
 
Mon
31
Mar

FPP Earns Dubious Ranking Based on its Emissions

A new report by two environmental organizations states that on a list of the 100 dirtiest power plants in the U.S., the LCRA coal-fired Fayette Power Project ranked 37th. (Ninetyeight of the top 100 plants burn coal; the other two use natural gas.)
 
Mon
31
Mar

Images of the Fayette Co. Jr. Livestock Show

The Fayette County Junior Livestock Show was held Friday, March 28 at the fairgrounds in La Grange. Among some of the animals judged that day were chickens, heifers, hogs and lambs. Pictured top, left, is the lamb judging
 
Mon
31
Mar

Lights, Camera, Cut the Ribbon

The Junk Gypsies – Amie and Jolie Sikes, along with family, friends and employees – officially opened their headquarters
on the banks of Cummins Creek near Round Top Friday morning. A long line of women sporting the girls’ signature cowgirl
chic look waited patiently in the front drive to watch the official ribbon cutting ceremony
 

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