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Mon
11
May
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Fayette Co. K9 Team Finds $1.3 Million Hidden Stash

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reported last week that Deputy Randy Thumann and his K9 partner Lobos recovered abouyt $1.3 million in cocaine and crystal methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Interstate 10 last Thursday. Most of the drugs were hidden inside five torque converters that had been cut apart and re-welded.

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Thu
07
May
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Ellinger Divided Ahead of Incorporation Vote

Ellinger voters will decide whether to incorporate their town on Saturday, May 9, but residents appear divided on the issue. Ellinger was incorporated from 1929 to 1940. The new effort to incorporate follows the city limits established in the original town plat from that period.

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Thu
07
May
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ZZ Top to Headline 2015 Fayette Co. Fair

It was bound to happen sooner or later – ZZ Top will headline this year’s Fayette County Fair on Saturday night, September 5. For years rumors have circulated that the iconic Little Ol’
Band from Texas might one day play in the town that inspired one of their most famous hits, “La
Grange.”

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Thu
07
May
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Farm Bureau Holds Ag Day

“Hold up your hand if you’re involved in agriculture,” Texas Agrilife staffer Kayla Kaspar
asked a group of about 30 fourthgraders Tuesday. About six hands went up.“How many of you like to eat or wear clothes,” she asked next. The vote was unanimous.

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Thu
07
May
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Sheriff Korenek Bags a Gator

Fayette County’s top lawman hauled in a mean troublemaker recently. Sheriff Keith Korenek
captured an alligator at his place in O’Quinn on Friday, May 1. Korenek found the alligator in
one of his stock ponds.

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Mon
04
May
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Schulenburg’s Rabon Joins Eyewitness News

By ANDY BEHLEN
When locals think of an ABC Channel 13 investigative reporter, the grey-haired bespectacled image of Marvin Zindler likely pops in their head. But viewers in Fayette County will soon see a familiar face. Schulenburg- area native and awardwinning investigative journalist Keli Rabon will join the staff of KTRK’s Eyewitness News later this month.

Mon
04
May
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After 37 Years as a Teacher, Kutac Preps for New Adventures

By H.H. HOWZE
Pop quiz: What retiring LGISD teacher once drove a glass-bottom boat at Aquarena Springs and is planning to attend a Rolling Stones concert in June?

Mon
04
May
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LG Class of 1958 Offers Challenge To Benefit St. Mark’s Foundation

La Grange High School Class of 1958 is sponsoring a block of memorial bricks in the courtyard of St. Mark’s Hospital. Inscribed on the bricks are names of deceased classmates. The group of elder Leopards and Leopardettes is challenging other classes and civic organizations to do the same.

Mon
04
May
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Celebration of the Life of Dan Beck

At Saturday’s public memorial service at Flatonia’s American Legion ballpark, Angela Beck delivered messages to family and friends from her late husband, Judge Dan Beck, in his own words shared with her before his passing. Pictured behind her are an Beck’s children, John F. Beck, Amber Beck Laake and Saxon Beck.

Fri
01
May
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Trees Down All Over After Third Storm in Four Day-SpanMore

By H.H. HOWZE
The Fayette County Record
A series of violent thunderstorms with frequent lightning and downburst wind gusts swept across Fayette County last weekend. The first came through early Friday morning bringing some storm-related damage to the southern half of the county. The second wave came Saturday and a third early Monday morning. The Monday morning storm downed limbs and entire trees and caused brief electrical outages around the county including La Grange.

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