For such a small town, a lot of people have roots in Praha – just look at the size of its cemetery. And for the last 160 years they have followed the windy road to “Matícka Praha” for the big Czech homecoming known as the Pražská Pout. The picnic is held every year on August 15, the feast day for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the local Catholic Church’s patron saint.
A small group of Round Top locals watched the afternoon Republican candidate debate at the Stone Cellar pub in Round Top Thursday afternoon. The debate was for the seven candidates whose standing in recent polls didn’t place them among the top 10 candidates in the race. Among them was Fayette County resident Rick Perry.
The Fayette County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at the County Fair Grounds on Sept. 19. Joe Bargas has been named the honorary chairman of the event. Here’s the story of how his family was impacted by Alzheimer’s: Andrea and Joe Bargas had a wonderful life.
The weather was hot, but the action was even hotter at the seventh annual Fayette County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo in La Grange held over the weekend. Three days of rodeo events and live music brought big crowds to the Sheriff Posse’s Rodeo arena on Highway 609. Above a rider competes Saturday at the rodeo.
Local body shops got a little extra business last week following two wrecks involving six vehicles, including a La Grange Police car, all happening around the same time on Thursday afternoon, August 6. The first wreck occurred at the intersection of Eblin and Ellinger Street (Business 71) shortly before 6 p.m.
As important as it is to make home repairs as soon as possible following a natural disaster, it also is important to take some time to plan the project, consult with local officials and choose a contractor wisely.