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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
 
Thu
27
Mar

Big Changes Ahead At RTC High School

When school starts next fall at Round Top-Carmine High  School, students are going to see a lot of new faces. Almost half of the high school faculty (7 of the 16) have informed the district this spring that they will either retire or resign.
 
Thu
27
Mar

Years in the Making, Brasher-Gunn Renovation Plan Clears Final Hurdle

The planned massive renovation, inside and out, of the Brasher-Gunn auto dealership building in downtown La Grange cleared a final hurdle Monday at the city council meeting. For years, the Gunn family, which owns the dealership, has
been working with General Motors corporate folks, who were requiring a remodeling of the facility if the Gunns wanted to
keep the dealership in downtown La Grange – as opposed to GM requiring them to move the dealership outside of town to
highway frontage to keep their franchise agreement
 
Thu
27
Mar

Ancient Oaks May Be The Real Treasures Of Warrenton-Round Top Antiques Scene

At first glance while attending the Warrenton-Round Top experience one can’t help but marvel at the continuous array of tarps and stands and multitude of tents with all the hoopla going on for miles all along and on both sides of Texas Highway 237
 
Thu
27
Mar

Re-Tooling of Bank Puts Big Downtown Spot on Market

Pioneer Bank, currently located at 143 N. Main on the La Grange square, is consolidating operations into the two-story brick building next door at 155 N. Main, according to bank loan officer Tish Krnavek. The move should be completed in about
six months. Pioneer has owned both buildings since acquiring the former Colorado Valley Bank in October, 2012.
 
Mon
24
Mar

County Braces For Another Surge of Antiquers

It’s happening – or as the sign outside Zapp Hall in Warrenton says, “It’s Zappening.” “It” is the spring 2014 edition
of the semiannual antiques/ flea markets scattered throughout the northeastern quadrant of Fayette County. The usually isolated little towns – Round Top, Warrenton, Fayetteville and Carmine – morph gradually into a vast mercantile sprawl strung together by endless lines of SUVs and populated by strolling shoppers 
 
Mon
24
Mar

Junk Gypsies Filming for New Season

It’s not just tens of thousands of shoppers and vendors that will be descending on Fayette County over the next three weeks for the massive antiques shows that fill the pastures and town squares around Fayetteville, Round Top and Warrenton.
Some television cameras are coming too. Round Top-based Junk Gypsies have announced that the second season of their reality show will begin filming this week 
 

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