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27
Mar

Flower Power

By ELAINE THOMAS
 
Mary Demel recalls her mother’s startled expression if she detected something amiss with one of her huge pots of striking red geraniums. “Look! Someone took a cutting while we were gone!”
 

 

Fri
27
Mar

John Pineda is Hired As New LHS Principal

By REGINA KEILERS
 
John Pineda was named the new La Grange High School Principal at Monday’s school board meeting. He will assume the job immediately and one of his first assignments will be to find his replacement as assistant principal. Pineda came to La Grange three years ago from Smithville High School where he served as assistant principal for one year.
 

 

Fri
27
Mar

Battle Over Blinn

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
A series of bills recently filed by State Representative John Raney (R-Bryan) marked the opening salvo in the latest battle over money between Blinn’s flagship campus in Brenham and it’s huge Bryan campus in Brazos County.
 

 

Mon
23
Mar

LHS Announces Fourth Six Weeks Honor Rolls

La Grange High School announced its Fourth Six Weeks Honor Rolls.Distinction Roll, Grade 9, Noah Blackwell, Emma Eccher, Emily Eindorf, Patricia Flores Sanchez, Jacqueline Guevara, Ike Hall, Brason Jones, Elise Keller, Hunter Knape, Jeremy Kubos, Reagan Kuck, Kaitlyn Little, Lauren Mazoch, Paola Murillo Regalado, Jessica Recek, Dusty Rhodes, Emily Saunders, Jakob Schlemmer, Cameron Staggs, Bethany Stork, Ubaldo Villasana, Ty Walker, Desiree Yanis.
 
Mon
23
Mar

In the Money

By LARRY JACKSON
 
Oil prices keep tanking, but the Texas economy stubbornly refuses to sink. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week said February’s state sales tax revenue in February was $2.46 billion, up 11.7 percent compared to February 2014.
 
Mon
23
Mar

Spring Has Sprung in Fayette County

Last Friday was the first day of spring and a few bluebonnets are popping up around the county, like these (left) near Swiss Alp Dancehall. According to Dr. Mark Simmons of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, 2015 might be a banner year for wildflowers in this part of Texas. “We’re on track for a great year.
 
Mon
23
Mar

Local Man Organizing Silent March to Protest Racy Easter Weekend Show

It’s bottoms up for Glenda Herzog, Gladys Musgrove and Larry Herzog at Saturday’s La Grange Uncorked wine and food festival.
By ANDY BEHLEN
 
The male strip show scheduled to take place at the Antiques Fair in Warrenton on Easter Weekend might become the scene of a civil protest. La Grange resident Don Maschmeyer is organizing a silent march to call attention to what he called “a matter of community decency.” The strip show, dubbed as “The American Cowboy Las Vegas Revue” has been set for Good Friday and Holy Saturday, April 3 and 4.
 
Thu
19
Mar

Mobile Vet Center Visits The La Grange VFW Post

The La Grange VFW Post #5254 Hall was filled to near capacity on Tuesday night, Feb. 17, and not only to eat stew and chili, but to hear about a new veterans outreach program that can be served by a mobile unit. All veterans and their spouses in the area were invited to attend the meal and the program.
 

 

Thu
19
Mar

One Local Woman Injured, Another Dead After Weekend Wrecks

By ANDY BEHLEN

 

A pair of highway wrecks over the weekend claimed the life of one local woman and sent another woman to the hospital. An accident involving a travel trailer on US 77 shut down traffic at the Bluff for a few hours on Saturday evening. According to a report from the Texas Highway Patrol, the travel trailer was pulled by a tan 2003 GMC pickup heading north on US 77. The rig was driven by 63 year old Brian Lunn.
 
Thu
19
Mar

Some Worried About Toxic Runoff from FPP

Fayetteville-area landowner John Mikus took these photographs on March 9 of Baylor Creek (left) and Cedar Creek (right), near the Fayette Power Project on TX-71. Mikus said he believes the discolored water in Baylor Creek was caused by runoff from the ash pile at the power plant. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting on the plant’s discharge permit April 9 in La Grange.

By ANDY BEHLEN

 

The heavy rains that fell on March 8 and 9 sent some funny- looking water rushing down Baylor Creek near LCRA’s Fayette Power Project. John Mikus, a landowner in the area, took photos of the cream-colored water in Baylor Creek on Monday, March 9, as it rushed past the bridge at Texas Hwy. 71 near the power plant. Just down the road at Cedar Creek, the runoff was the more usual muddy-brown color.
 

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