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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.
 
Tue
24
Jun

Jackson Honored for 50 Years in Journalism; Record Wins 10 Awards

Former Fayette County Record Editor and Publisher Larry Jackson was honored with a Golden 50 Award at the Texas
Press Association’s 135th annual Summer gathering in Corpus Christi Saturday. The award commemorates his more than 50 years of work in journalism, dating back to the summer job Jackson took in May 1962 at Firm Foundation Publishing House right after his high school graduation in Austin. From that point on, he never really left the publishing business. 
 
Thu
19
Jun

LG Teachers Board Room Drama Get Raises

New teachers at LGISD will be starting at a higher salary than those in previous years. At Monday’s meeting, the school board approved a new hiring range for the 2014-15 school year with a salary for beginning teacher’s of $38,000 and up to $50,300 for teachers with twenty-five years or more. Along with this change, the school board approved  a three percent increase for current teachers and an increase for current teachers to reflect the new minimum salary range.
 
Thu
19
Jun

Board Room Drama

Schulenburg attorney Katrina Packard pleads her case for appointment as municipal court judge before the Schulenburg city council Monday
 
Thu
19
Jun

Summer Officially Starts Saturday, Make Plans for County’s Busiest Season

There’s no way to chronicle in one story all the events that go on here in Fayette County during the summer, but below are some of the upcoming highlights. (Check the Record regularly for more coverage of the various church picnics and community celebrations that make this area so lively this time of year.) 
 
Thu
19
Jun

School Board Honors State Competitors, Makes New Hires

Pictured above are members of the La Grange Lady Lep Softball Team. Front row, left to right: Hannah Kalina, Maddie Becka, Brianna Ahlschlager and Brenna Beseda. Back row: Brittni Ward, Hatti Moore, Abby Gage, Assistant Coach Kadie Dodd, Darby Fitzpatrick, Riley Fisbeck, Missy Zoch, Head Coach Art Behrend, Hannah Gerecke, Blake-Ann Fritsch and Gil Henderson, school board vice-president 
 
Mon
16
Jun

Officials Need Your Help in Unsolved Cases

Crimestoppers offers rewards for information leading to an arrest. Call 979-968-8477 with information on any of the below cases, and you can remain anonymous. Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie of The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department reported
on the following case
 
Mon
16
Jun

Sliding Into Summer

Fayette County has become a full-blown summertime draw for campers, with thousands of parents from all over the state
bringing their kids to the growing number of overnight camps in the area – Camp Lutherhill, Camp Tejas, Camp Lost Pines and Pine Cove Camp among others
 
Mon
16
Jun

La Grange’s Flag Day 2014

In what is always one of the most patriotic annual events held in Fayette County every year, La Grange Main Street held its annual Flag Day event Saturday on the courthouse lawn. Here the Boy Scouts of Troop #204 raise the American flag during the event, which drew hundreds, and included speeches and free food
 
Thu
12
Jun

Seventy Years Later, Local Vets Recall D-Day Invasion

One week ago today was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of the Normandy coast of France in the largest
airborne attack and amphibious landing in history. The battle for Europe turned the tide of World War II and ultimately resulted in the defeat of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
 

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