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Thu
22
Jan

Fayetteville Homecoming Royalty

Fayetteville High School held its homecoming pep rally Monday. From to right, here are the members of the Homecoming Court: Kadin Schmitt - King, Shelby Orsak - Queen, Logan Spanihel - Prince, Romy Ruijs - Princess. Kadin and Shelby were also named Basketball Beau and Basketball Sweetheart respectively
 
Thu
22
Jan

Beck Steer Tops at Flatonia Livestock Show

Riley Beck won Grand Champion Steer at the Flatonia FFA & 4-H Livestock Show, held Jan. 15-17 at the Carl Smith Pavilion in Flatonia. Beck’s steer brought $7,000 at auction. Buyers were DTW Consulting Services - Scott Vinclarek, Alex Clampitt Dozer & Gravel Service, Harlans Supermarket - Harlan Jochen, Joe & Roxanne Orsak, Flatonia Livestock Commission, Flatonia National Bank, Pilat’s Fencing - Justin Pilat, Doc & Lauren Clampitt, Kleiber Tractor, Milton’s Furniture & Appliances, Jackalope Construction & Aggregates, Balzer Feed Mill, Colorado Valley Telephone Coop., Hengst Printing, The Outhouse Co., and Tiffany & Lee Roy Ott Jr. David and Justin Janecka of J&J Farms donated the buckle award.
 
Mon
19
Jan

A Crude Awakening

The gradual drop in the price of oil during 2014 and its precipitous collapse so far this year have elected county officials 
and Central Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Richard Moring scratching their heads over potential impacts on county
revenues and overall economic prospects for the coming year.
 
Mon
19
Jan

Urbanovksy Named State Volunteer of Year

On Jan. 10, at the Texas Association of Fairs and Events (TAF&E) Convention and Trade Show in San Antonio, Rose Urbanovsky of La Grange received the organization’s Volunteer of the Year Award. The TAF&E Francis R. Cooper Volunteer of the Year Award is given annually to recognize one individual who has given tireless service and exemplary commitment to their event and to the TAF&E Association
 
Thu
15
Jan

107 Pounds of Pot Found in Gas Tank

The crack drug detection team of Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Thumann and his trusty sidekick Lobos The Drug Dog have
broken another case on I-10. Sheriff Keith Korenek reported that the duo stopped a GMC Denali pickup near mile marker 659 on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at approximately 10:30 a.m. 
 
Thu
15
Jan

Ellinger Voters To Decide on Incorporation

Voters in Ellinger will decide whether to incorporate on May 9. If approved, Ellinger would become the seventh incorporated
city in Fayette County. Ellinger was an incorporated city from 1929 to 1940. The present effort to incorporate follows
the city limits established in the original survey from 1929
 
Mon
12
Jan

Worst of Flu Season May Be Past Here

La Grange and Schulenburg may have seen the worst of flu season judging by the number of reported cases since the end
of the holiday season, according to local clinicians and school officials. 
 
Mon
12
Jan

You Won’t Be Smiling if This Camera Snaps Your Picture

Drivers better not pass a school bus with its stop-arm out in Schulenburg. If they do, they can expect a ticket in the mail.
The City of Schulenburg and Schulenburg I.S.D. are teaming up Dallas County Schools (DCS) to install stop-arm cameras
on all the school’s buses 
 
Mon
12
Jan

Slick Roads Even Without the Ice

Even though the ice forecast  for this area never materialized this weekend, wet conditions made the roadways dangerous
enough. The Schulenburg  volunteer fire department responded to this rollover Friday afternoon on Highway 77 near
Swiss Alp. 
 
Mon
12
Jan

Record Goes to Antarctica

Greg Walker of La Grange recently returned from what he called “a trip of a lifetime” to Antarctica. He took along the Fayette County Record, which has now been read on all seven continents!
 

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