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Thu
27
Mar

Years in the Making, Brasher-Gunn Renovation Plan Clears Final Hurdle

The planned massive renovation, inside and out, of the Brasher-Gunn auto dealership building in downtown La Grange cleared a final hurdle Monday at the city council meeting. For years, the Gunn family, which owns the dealership, has
been working with General Motors corporate folks, who were requiring a remodeling of the facility if the Gunns wanted to
keep the dealership in downtown La Grange – as opposed to GM requiring them to move the dealership outside of town to
highway frontage to keep their franchise agreement
 
Thu
27
Mar

Ancient Oaks May Be The Real Treasures Of Warrenton-Round Top Antiques Scene

At first glance while attending the Warrenton-Round Top experience one can’t help but marvel at the continuous array of tarps and stands and multitude of tents with all the hoopla going on for miles all along and on both sides of Texas Highway 237
 
Thu
27
Mar

Re-Tooling of Bank Puts Big Downtown Spot on Market

Pioneer Bank, currently located at 143 N. Main on the La Grange square, is consolidating operations into the two-story brick building next door at 155 N. Main, according to bank loan officer Tish Krnavek. The move should be completed in about
six months. Pioneer has owned both buildings since acquiring the former Colorado Valley Bank in October, 2012.
 
Mon
24
Mar

County Braces For Another Surge of Antiquers

It’s happening – or as the sign outside Zapp Hall in Warrenton says, “It’s Zappening.” “It” is the spring 2014 edition
of the semiannual antiques/ flea markets scattered throughout the northeastern quadrant of Fayette County. The usually isolated little towns – Round Top, Warrenton, Fayetteville and Carmine – morph gradually into a vast mercantile sprawl strung together by endless lines of SUVs and populated by strolling shoppers 
 
Mon
24
Mar

Junk Gypsies Filming for New Season

It’s not just tens of thousands of shoppers and vendors that will be descending on Fayette County over the next three weeks for the massive antiques shows that fill the pastures and town squares around Fayetteville, Round Top and Warrenton.
Some television cameras are coming too. Round Top-based Junk Gypsies have announced that the second season of their reality show will begin filming this week 
 
Mon
24
Mar

La Grange’s First Baptist Planning a Move

The First Baptist Church of La Grange has been located on the same corner on Travis Street since 1967 – but only for a few
years more. The current church sits on 1.9 acres and the congregation has really outgrown the facility, said Jonathan Smith, who has been the pastor of the church for almost seven years
 
Thu
20
Mar

Fritsch Holding Off on Endorsement

There’s a rumor afoot that Lee Fritsch, who got 40 percent of the vote in the recent Republican primary contest for county judge against incumbent Ed Janecka, will endorse Janecka’s Democratic opponent Cecil Webster in November’s general election. “It’s a rumor alright,” Fritsch said with a chuckle Wednesday. “I’m still debating about which candidate to endorse – now that the best candidate is out of the race.” 
 
Thu
20
Mar

Actors Tackle the Life of Joan of Arc

Lights, camera, action – the La Grange One Act Play troupe will be performing George Bernards Shaw’s 1924 play “Saint
Joan” Sunday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the La Grange Auditorium. The play is set in France and based on the life of Joan of Arc, Catholic Saint, primarily from the last couple years of her life. 
 
Thu
20
Mar

Oviedo Dealership to Double in Size

Bigger is better – at least as far as the Oviedo family and their car dealership is concerned. The Oviedos, who have
owned the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealership in La Grange for nearly six years, are expanding their business and moving to a new location nearby
 
Mon
17
Mar

Book With Local Ties Garnering Attention

Paul Brinkley, an expert on economic development married to 1985 La Grange High School graduate Cynthis Laffey  Brinkley is out with a new book on Afghanistan which is receiving a lot of national notice. The author grew up in Wylie
and graduated from Texas A&M where he met and married his wife. Mr. Brinkley’s in-laws are Bob and Glenna Laffey of La
Grange. 
 

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