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Thu
01
May

Firefighter Memorial Service Held

Tuesday the annual La Grange Fire Department Memorial Service was held to honor the 102 members of the local department who have died over the years (two of which occurred in the line of duty). All those names are inscribed upon a monument outside the firehouse.
 
Thu
01
May

Remembering Victims of Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and as part of that effort a parade was held at Hermes Elementary Tuesday with several local law enforcement and social service organizations participating 
 
Thu
01
May

Cocaine Found in Car Battery

Drug interdiction officer Randy Thumann and his canine partner Lobos found five kilos of cocaine worth an estimated
$200,000 stashed in a battery on a 2006 Ford pickup which was stopped for a traffic violation on I-10 Friday at 11:18 a.m.
 
Mon
28
Apr

From Eye-Sore to Eye-Shop

The former City Grocery on the La Grange courthouse square is gradually being transformed, in an historically accurate way, into new offices for Columbus Optical, now located two buildings away on the corner of Travis and Washington Streets. On Thursday, workers were putting a new roof on the building. George Burton, husband of Columbus Optical  Opthamologist Lori Learned-Burton, is doing most of the work himself 
 
Mon
28
Apr

Slam Dunk of a Hire For Flatonia

Flatonia ISD has made a slam dunk with the hire of their new assistant principal/head boys basketball coach. Fayetteville native Chris Sodek, 36, was hired last week by Flatonia – and what a resume he brings with him 
 
Mon
28
Apr

LGISD Making a Big Investment in Technology

Computers, laptops, tablets, graphing calculators – if it is related to technology, it was on the agenda for the La Grange school board meeting last Monday night as some massive technology updates are going to be implemented over the next three years
 
Thu
24
Apr

Amidst Challenges, RTC Parents & School Try to Move Forward

There was a full house of parents concerned about recent faculty and administrative turnover in the Round Top-Carmine
school district at the RTC school board meeting in the elementary school auditorium Monday evening.
 
Thu
24
Apr

Here’s the Beef

Michael Anderson is trying to wring every bit of revenue he can from his Meadow Creek Ranch outside of Ellinger. His Longhorn Beef Co. runs about 100 head of Longhorn and Longhorn-Angus cross bred cattle on his 200 acre spread.
(He leases another 200 acres nearby.) He’s also got 70 goats – mostly for brush control – four  hogs and two dogs.
 
Thu
24
Apr

No. 1-Ranked Lady Leps Ready for Playoff Pressure

Winners of 31 games in a row, the No. 1-ranked La Grange Lady Leps softball team starts its quest for a state title, beginning in the first round of the playoffs this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria St. Joseph High School against Needville. Also beginning the playoffs Saturday is the Schulenburg softball team 
 
Mon
21
Apr

Barnyard Easter

For 18 years now the Jersey Barnyard just outside La Grange has been holding an Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival on the Saturday before Easter. And it seems to get bigger and better every year. Beautiful weather greeted the hundreds of kids and their parents who turned out for the event, which included music by the VonKlatt family, mead tasting from Rohan Meadery (for the adults) and even glass blowing demonstrations.

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