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Thu
14
Aug

First Day of School

Things got a little trashy at Monday’s city council meeting in La Grange. The seven-year contract the city has with Allied Waste for residential and business trash pick-up expires this December. And even though it’s a dirty job, Allied has some competition. Representatives from Texas Disposal Systems addressed the council Monday urging them to go out for bids for trash pick-up rather than automatically renewing with Allied.
 
Thu
14
Aug

City Applies for Grant to Build Splashpad, Park

By next fall local kids could be playing in a splash pad and climbing on a new playground, all adjacent to Randolph Rec
Center in La Grange. At Monday’s meeting, the La Grange city council gave approval for city officials to submit an application to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Local Park Grant Program.
 
Thu
14
Aug

Lobos Finds Big Stash of Marijuana

Lobos strikes again. Fayette County drug dog Lobos alerted on the undercarriage of of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck Monday morning, after the vehicle was stopped at the 661 mile marker of I-10 by his handler, Fayette County deputy Randy Thumann. After Thumann obtained consent to search the vehicle, Lobos alerted on the odor of marijuana coming from under the truck above the drive shaft.
 
Mon
11
Aug

Expect Delays on 77 in Schulenburg

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that due to work on the bridge over US 77 in Schulenburg, the highway will be closed to traffic from Monday (yesterday) through Thursday of this week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
 
Mon
11
Aug

The Queen Rides Again

In February, Paige Norsworthy, a student at La Grange High School, suffered near fatal injuries in a horseback riding accident. But this weekend, in an emotional portion of another successful Fayette County Sheriff’s Posse rodeo, Norsworthy was crowned Rodeo Queen Saturday night after a long road to recovery. She is shown above carrying in the American Flag during the National Anthem before Saturday night’s performance
 
Mon
11
Aug

Candidates Treasure Their Past

Dr. Jimmy Helms has built an extensive recreation of an old west town he calls “New Dubina” in the far southeastern part
of Fayette County. But he said few of structures he has built and/or restored mean as much to him as his newly completed “New Dubina Cultural Center.”
 
Mon
11
Aug

Even at 100, Hoefer Misses Hard Work of Living in the Country

Riding in a Model T and going to dances in Rutersville are wonderful memories for Edna Hoefer. Hoefer, who was born in
1913, the year of the great La Grange flood, was born in the family home in Plum. She was one of ten children with five sisters and four brothers
 
Thu
07
Aug

43 Delinquent Properties Auctioned

A small crowd gathered on the courthouse square Tuesday to listen, and perhaps bid, as Fayette County Central Appraisal District attorney John Banks auctioned off three properties for delinquent taxes. Two sold and one property, the recently-burned Lafayette Apartments, was pulled from the list due to legal issues. Fourteen of 44 trust properties offfered by sealed bid also sold
 
Thu
07
Aug

Band Starting Off On a High Note

The first day of school at La Grange ISD is Monday Aug. 25 but hundreds of local students are already hard at work on campus. While athletes began practice Monday, the Flag and Drum Corps of the La Grange High School band have actually been practicing since July 21
 
Thu
07
Aug

Dolce and Gabbana Founder Shops Downtown La Grange

Is La Grange becoming a new international shopping mecca? Consider this – five Italian men, dressed like tourists (except that they were carrying “little man-purses,” according to an observer) walked into at least three shops on the La Grange
square Monday and bought “lots of stuff,” according to one shopkeeper
 

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