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23
Dec

Christmas Delivery for Veterans

Several members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 102 of La Grange traveled to the Temple VA Hospital on Dec. 4. Items including Christmas cards, postage stamps, approximately 60 dozen cookies, a case of bananas and toiletries were delivered to the veterans of our armed forces who live in the dormitories and are being treated at the VA hospital and clinic
 
Thu
19
Dec

County Tries to Snag Some Road Funds

County commissioners took the first step toward establishing one or more “County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones,” Monday at a meeting called especially for that purpose.The court set a public hearing on the socalled CETRZ project for Dec. 26, an unlikely day right after Christmas, but necessary to meet a Feb. 14 deadline to complete the process
of establishing the entity and applying for funds to improve county roads damaged by oil and gas-related traffic.
 
Thu
19
Dec

Time for the Big Move

What better way for La Grange middle school students to make the move to their new campus, than to literally travel as a
group down to the new campus? On as pleasant a late December day as one could ask for, the hundreds of La Grange seventh and eighth graders and their teachers, with a police escort, made the five-block walk as a group from their old campus to their new, multi-million-dollar facility, which sits just west of the high school
 
Thu
19
Dec

New Plan for the Old School?

What to do with a 90-yearold historic building on school grounds that has outlived its use for students? Even as La Grange Middle School students and teachers moved out of their old building this week, a new tenant for one of this town’s most iconic buildings may have presented itself 
 
Mon
16
Dec

SuperCenter Impact Starts Hitting Local Tax Revenues

Two years ago, La Grange topped $1.5 million in city sales tax revenue for the first time. This year, it’s passed the $2 million
mark. This has been a good year economically for most every Texas city, but Fayette County has been a particularly bright
spot in the Lone Star State.  
 
Mon
16
Dec

The Spirit of the Season

Sacred Heart Catholic School students brought canned goods to Mass on Thursday, November 21 and donated 561 canned goods to the AMEN Pantry. On Thursday, December 5, the students of Sacred Heart Catholic School brought toys to Mass. The school donated over 200 toys, which will be given to the Church Women United
 
Mon
16
Dec

Roitsch Given Posthumous Award

Leona “Lee” Roitsch, who passed away in November, was the National Weather Service observer in La Grange for 35
years. In that capacity, she faithfully recorded and reported temperature and precipitation data for the official government
record.
 
Thu
12
Dec

Local Dies in Icy Accident

More than 40 traffic accidents occurred in Fayette County because of the ice last Saturday, but it was an accident in Colorado County that cost a local man his life. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, on Saturday, Dec. 7, a 
one-vehicle accident occurred on Interstate- 10, two miles east of Columbus at 6:09 p.m.
 
Thu
12
Dec

Carmine’s Jacob Shining In the National Spotlight

Every night for the last week, national television audiences have been wowed by a 23-year-old barrel racer from Fayette County, who is tearing up the track on the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Saturday and Sunday, Taylor Jacob of Carmine won rounds three and four of the National Finals in barrell racing, beating out the other 14 top racers in the world.
 
Thu
12
Dec

Ribbon Cut at New LG Middle School

Usually its red ribbon that’s used for grand openings, but the purple and gold used Monday was most appropriate. With a bunch of scissors in the hands of some very instrumental people, the ribbons were cut Monday to celebrate the grand openings of a pair of buildings at La Grange ISD that together cost about $9 million 
 

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