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Thu
12
Jun

A Vacuum-Packed Life

Bill Cordes of Fayetteville is quite a character. At 94 years of age, Cordes has sold over 5,000 Rainbow vacuum cleaners 
in his 27-year career at Rainbow Home Care System. He started in June 1987 at age 67. Rainbow is a unique type
of vacuum cleaner – one that cleans, deodorizes, vaporizes and sanitizes the air, according to super-salesman Cordes 
 
Mon
09
Jun

The Scene Wednesday Morning

This is the scene Wednesday morning on Interstate-10 between Schulenburg and Flatonia after an 18-wheeler driven by Chad Fieweger overturned. Fieweger died that night in the Fayette County Jail.
 
Mon
09
Jun

Secret Compartment Found

On Friday the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit Randy Thumann and his partner Lobos stopped a Ford F-150 on I-10 for a traffic violation. After Thumann spoke with the driver indicators of drug trafficking were recognized
 
Mon
09
Jun

Honor Flag Day in Downtown La Grange at Event This Saturday

Raise those flags – the annual Flag Day event, which has been going on for years in La Grange will be held Saturday, June 14 at 9 a.m. on the Fayette County Courthouse lawn.  “Our Flag is a representation of what the United States stands for and accompanies our veterans into battles,” Kathy Weishuhn, Main Street president said. “It is displayed in front of buildings that house our other public servants, including law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency services personnel   

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Thu
05
Jun

Sheriff Reports Wild Week: Drowning, Horse Kicks Deputy

One man drowned and a deputy sheriff was kicked by a horse in separate incidents last weekend according to Sheriff 
Keith Korenek: • On Sunday June 1, a 27 year old Hispanic male from Mexico drowned in a stock tank off Hwy 90 near the Gonzales County line west of Flatonia
 
Thu
05
Jun

Who is Staying Where?

Using taxable sales receipts from the state comptroller’s office as a measure, the Record took a look at major hotel and
motel income in Fayette County for the first quarter of 2014 compared to the last quarter of 2013. Here’s what we found
 
Thu
05
Jun

Camp Shakespeare Turns 12

Camp Shakespeare, a component of The University of Texas Shakespeare at Winedale Program celebrates its 12th  season this summer. Camp Shakespeare is a twoweek residential camp for young people, ages 11-16, held near the
small rural town of Round Top 
 
Mon
02
Jun

FPP Lauded for Ash Recycling Program

The Fayette Power Project  recently received a Coal Combustion Products Partnership Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its coal ash recycling efforts. Coal ash, the residue of burning coal for power generation, has been blamed for polluting ground water and streams across the United States, but FPP has a positive story to tell about the coal
ash it generates
 
Mon
02
Jun

One of LHS’ Largest Classes, 155 Strong, Get Diplomas

Every graduation is special, especially the La Grange High School graduation ceremony held Thursday, May 29 at Leopard Stadium. This year marked one of the largest graduating classes for La Grange – a total of 155 seniors, now graduates, walked across the stage to receive their diploma.
 
Thu
29
May

A Close Harmony

Above: ROTC Lt. Lorenza Crosby Jr. and Myrtle Eddie Adams, who met at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas, graduated with Bachelor of Education degrees in 1956. Both their mothers had taught in  East Texas one room schools. An outstanding  high school student, Miss Adams won a valedictorian scholarship 
 

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