A search for trees with significant stories to tell has led National Geographic photographers to La Grange where the Muster Tree on the Square has historically been the gathering place for La Grange militia and modern military members since the 1840s. Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, the New York City couple team, are traveling the world and photographing trees, not for their beauty but for their stories.
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reported this week on a pair of arrests made following an investigation by the department’s narcotics unit. Fayette County Narcotics Unit and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug raid at a residence in Schulenburg on Monday morning, March 9.
Another Best Little Cowboy Gathering is in the books as the seventh edition of the annual festival in La Grange wrapped up over the weekend, with beautiful weather, huge crowds, and a big dose of Western Swing music.
It was Friday the 13th after all, and authorities in the southern part of Fayette County found themselves dealing with quite an unusual situation. An 18-wheeler drove off the bridge at mile marker 678 on Interstate-10 just east of Schulenburg.
On the heels of the screening of a documentary film at Round Top-Carmine ISD earlier this month about the results of the massive cuts in Texas education appropriations in 2003, public discussion on the issue will continue Monday in La Grange. Some in a group of Fayette County Republicans who attended the film showing were unhappy with the film about Texas education by Oscar winner Vanessa Roth which screened on March 3 at Round Top-Carmine Elementary School.
Blinn College will introduce a new generation of high school students to the beauty of the Czech language this fall with dual credit courses that will allow students to earn high school and college credit at the same time.
Between three and five inches of rain fell across the county from Saturday to Monday, March 7-9. Many area ponds and stock tanks spilled over their banks, which sent water rushing through the creeks. Some low water crossings around the county were impassable on Monday such as the one pictured above on Mensik Road at the East Navidad River near Ammannsville.
Schulenburg High School junior Dawson Dittrich turned a pen of steers into a brand new pickup truck at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this week. Dittrich won grand champion in the junior commercial steer category at the big show in Houston on Tuesday, March 10. He competed against about 170 others from around the state.
Lightning from Saturday night’s powerful thunderstorm struck a fiberglass holding tank at an oil well site, touching off three separate fires. Four trucks and 13 firemen from the La Grange volunteer fire department responded to the scene near 9112 Fritsch Road (making entrance to the oil drilling pad from Teitjen Road) where they found a fiberglass holding tank (which contained oil and saltwater) collapsed and burning.
Fayette County deputy Randy Thumann suffered only minor injuries and his drug-sniffing canine partner Lobos was fine following an accident in which their patrol vehicle flipped several times after hitting standing water on a wet roadway Monday morning. About 10:30 a.m., the Schulenburg fire department got called out to a wreck on US-77 near Dittrich Road, between Schulenburg and Swiss Alp.