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May

LG Band Enjoys Disney World

Members of La Grange High School “Mighty Leopard” Marching Band became stars of their own Disney show on May 14 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park. The group traveled from La Grange to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

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Thu
21
May

Opposition Arises to Fayette Memorial Hospital Re-Use Plan

Several local residents attended the La Grange School Board meeting on Monday night to speak about the use of the former Fayette Memorial Hospital building by Bluebonnet Trails and Tejas Healthcare.

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Thu
21
May

Over 150 Head of Cattle Swept Away in Navidad River Flood Monday Morning

Schulenburg-area rancher Steve Dees watched a scene on Monday morning that’ll turn any cattleman’s stomach – a quarter-million dollars’worth of his cattle floating down the West Navidad River.

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Thu
21
May

Korean War Vet Wessels Honored in D.C.

Gene Wessels lives on the banks of the Colorado River near Plum with his wife Ruth. Wessels is 86 and still plays a mean game of tennis. Early in May he was honored for his military service in the Korean War by being chosen for an “Honor Flight” to Washington, D.C. with other Korean War vets.

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Mon
18
May

Movie Night on the Square to Expand To Three Showings, Add Live Music

The La Grange Main Street & Visitors Bureau has announced an expanded summer event schedule which includes a series of free summer movie nights on the Fayette County Courthouse lawn over the next few months. The first showing will be ‘Frozen’ on Friday, June 5, followed by ‘The Sandlot’ Friday, July 10 and ‘Despicable Me’ on Friday, July 17.

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Mon
18
May

The Logistics of Prepping for ZZ Top

By JEFF WICK
Earlier this month when the Fayette County Fair board announced ZZ Top would be playing at the fair here Sept. 5, the work to arrange what could be a fair-attendence-record-breaking event wasn’t over. It was really just beginning. The current lay-out of the fairgrounds, and specifically its main stage, was stretched to its limit last year during Merle Haggard’s performance at the fair.

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Mon
18
May

Architect Picked for LG Splashpad

By ANDY BEHLEN
La Grange City Council authorized staff on Monday to ink a deal with Cutright and Allen Architects to design the new Splashpad to be built near Randolph Recreation Center. La Grange City Manager Shawn Raborn said funds for the project would come from La Grange Economic Development Corporation and the City’s capital improvement fund.

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Thu
14
May

Kuehn Reflects on Two Decades on the LG City Council

By H.H. HOWZE
The Fayette County Record When long-time La Grange city councilman Calvin Kuehn, who retired this week, first ran for the Ward 3 seat 20 years ago in 1995, he didn’t have to work that hard introducing himself to local voters. That’s because Kuehn had been a U.S. Post Office clerk and town carrier for years and knew just about everybody in town. “The policy back then was that the carriers watched the house. If something didn’t look just right – if the mail didn’t get picked up right away – then something was wrong.” He related a case in which a lady had fallen and broken her hip. Kuehn called it in. “That was part of our job,” he said.

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Thu
14
May

Falconry in Fayetteville

By DENNIS SENTENAC
Special to the Record His business card simply reads, Joe. E. Philabaum Licensed Falconer.The card is an introduction to the world of falconry. To start, it helps to know the surprising history of this ancient sport. While the exact origin of hunting with falcons is unknown, it was practiced in the Middle East circa 3500 B.C. in what is now known as Iraq.

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Thu
14
May

The Community Mourns Passing of Nelda Barton

Nelda Barton, a beloved member of the family that has owned the Fayette County Record since 1976, died at her home in La Grange Tuesday.The Fayette County Record will be closed Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of her memory and so that employees can attend her funeral, which is set for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Grange. Barton’s husband, the late Richard L. Barton, was thelongtime editor and publisher of the Record prior to his death in 2003. Nelda remained a fixture at the newspaper, which she continued to visit on an almost daily basis until recently.

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