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Thu
29
May

Stars Come Out in Fayetteville

A crowd of over 100 attended the premier of locally made feature film, Dawn of the Crescent Moon, at the re-born Dawn Theater on the Fayetteville square Saturday night. Re-born because the appropriately- named venue closed in the 1960s and is now part of the Red & White Gallery owned by Joan and Jerry Herring.
 
Mon
26
May

Field Day Fun

It’s the last week of the school year for Fayette County students and the days are getting a little more unconventional.
Thursday, students at Hermes Elementary held their Field Day. 
 
Mon
26
May

As Drought Enters 7th Summer, Water Rights Get More Heated

In another blow to downstream water users in the lower basin of the Colorado River, the Texas Commission on  Environmental Quality Friday raised the bar for agricultural water releases from the Highland Lakes reservoirs.
 
Thu
22
May

LG Grad Making a Difference in Ethiopia

One hundred and forty five million children in the world do not have access to education. La Grange High School graduate Pastor Brad Otto of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Cypress is trying to change that 
 
Thu
22
May

Under Construction

TxDOT area engineer Rodney Svec outlined plans for four years of road and bridge work in Fayette and surrounding  counties for county commissioners last week 
 
Mon
19
May

A Colorado River Monster

Four local men caught this massive 7-foot, 5-inch alligator gar while bow-fishing on the Colorado River south of La Grange Sunday May 11. It is believed to be one of the largest ever caught in the river here and is estimated to be about 70 years old. The state record for an alligator gar caught via bow-fishing is an eight-footer caught in the Trinity River in 2001.

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Mon
19
May

County Again Out-Performs State for Sales Tax Growth

By LARRY JACKSON.
 
May sales tax rebates to local governments indicate Texas’ economy is still growing at a steady pace and that Fayette County’s growth is well above the average. State Comptroller Susan Combs sent rebate checks to 1,147 Texas cities, averaging a little over 6 percent above the same month last year. La Grange’s check for May was up by more than 8 percent.

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Mon
19
May

Local Officers Honored For Their Heroism

By H.H. HOWZE.
 
Five Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies and one local DPS Trooper were honored Wednesday as Officers of the Year at the Houston 100 Club’s 60th Annual Heroes Awards banquet. The officers were nominated by Sheriff Keith Korenek and Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie. Honored for heroism during an incident involving a potential suicide attempt in April were Sgt. Ron Naumann, Dep. David Michael Smith, Dep. Marc Bennett, Dep. Richard E. Bohlmann, Dep. Dusty Bernshausen and DPS Trooper John Mieth, Jr. All recipients received a 40 caliber Sig Sauer handgun.

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Thu
15
May

More Than Oxygen in That Welding Cylinder

Smugglers in the I-10 corridor through Fayette County  beware! You are in the territory of Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Thumann
and his K-9 partner Lobos – and they do not mess around.  
 
Thu
15
May

SUPER SENIORS

The 46th Senior Citizen Day, sponsored by Fayette County Committee on Aging, was held Friday, May 9 at the Randolph Recreational Center in La Grange. Twenty senior citizens were recognized for their work in the community, service, leadership or church activities
 

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