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Mon
07
Jul

A Fiery Fourth of July

The thunderstorms that rolled through Fayette County on the afternoon of July 4 made for wetter and thus safer  conditions for those people popping fireworks, but that didn’t mean it was a quiet holiday for local firefighters. Friday afternoon at
about 3:28 p.m., lightning struck a fiberglass tank at Key Energy’s saltwater disposal plant at 8695 FM 2145 in the Nechanitz area north of La Grange, touching off a massive blaze that destroyed the facility, which disposes of the saltwater produced as a byproduct of oil production. 
 
Mon
07
Jul

Round Top Hosts Its 164th & Biggest July 4th Bash Yet

The longest continuous Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi River drew visitors by the thousands to tiny Round Top (population 90) Friday for the annual July 4 festivities, which have been going on since 1851
 
Thu
03
Jul

NATIONAL CHAMP

Flatonia’s Cade Goodman thought he was good enough at steer wrestling to be a college national champion. “I just didn’t think it would happen this quickly,” he said. Goodman, a 2013 Flatonia High School graduate, just finished his freshman year at Wharton County Junior College
 
Thu
03
Jul

Comings and Goings on LG’s West Side

“It’s looking less like a Walmart and more like a Sutherland’s,” a Sutherland’s spokesman commented Wednesday about the conversion of the old Walmart location on West State Highway 71 in La Grange. Roofers were putting metal panels on the new porch roof this week.
 
Thu
03
Jul

LG Ford Building Brand New Facility

It’s been thirty-six years since La Grange Ford opened their doors. And now, after nearly four decades, a new chapter is 
about to begin. Extensive renovation on a new and improved facility is now under way at 1605 West Travis in La Grange. La Grange Ford employees will operate from temporary on-premise offices until the remodel is finished.
 
Mon
30
Jun

Car Plunges 30 Feet, Lands in Creek

Sunday afternoon a Toyota Camry with three occupants veered into the median on Interststate-10 just west of Schulenburg and plunged approximately 30 feet into Foster’s Creek. The three people in the vehicle were transported by Fayette County EMS. The Schulenburg Police department and volunteer fire department and a state trooper responded to the scene.
 
Mon
30
Jun

STILL SMOKIN’ AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Fans of fresh meat and barbecue from the historic Prause Meat Market on the courthouse square in La Grange are glad to see the place is still doing business. Last year the current generation of the Prause clan – Gary, Brian, Kathy, Mark (and sausage -maker Dennis Ahlschlager) – tried to hang up their cleavers and meat saws and sell the business, worn
down to the gristle by years of 70 hour weeks.
 
Thu
26
Jun

While the rest of the county makes plans for the 4th of July, Doug Janda is preoccupied with transplanting 2,000 poinsettia cuttings, one at a time.

“I tell people this is a hobby that got completely out of hand,” says Doug Janda of Hostyn Hill Greenhouses, which is tucked
away south of La Grange on Kallus Road near Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Even as a teenager Doug
liked growing plants. 
 
Tue
24
Jun

Second Suspect in LG Walmart Theft Caught

The La Grange Police Department has identified and arrested the female subject in the string of area Walmart thefts including the one that occured June 1in La Grange. Following a tip, investigators were able to identify Christina McDonald from Houston as a suspect in this case and interviewed her in La Grange last week.
 
Tue
24
Jun

A Joyful Juneteeth

A downtown parade Saturday highlighted what was a weekend full of Juneteenth events in La Grange. Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, dates back to June 19 1865, when word first reached Texas that the Civil War was over and the enslaved were now free. Here are some images of Saturday’s parade, including a 1971 class reunion float.
 

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