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Thu
22
May

Under Construction

TxDOT area engineer Rodney Svec outlined plans for four years of road and bridge work in Fayette and surrounding  counties for county commissioners last week 
 
Mon
19
May

A Colorado River Monster

Four local men caught this massive 7-foot, 5-inch alligator gar while bow-fishing on the Colorado River south of La Grange Sunday May 11. It is believed to be one of the largest ever caught in the river here and is estimated to be about 70 years old. The state record for an alligator gar caught via bow-fishing is an eight-footer caught in the Trinity River in 2001.

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Mon
19
May

County Again Out-Performs State for Sales Tax Growth

By LARRY JACKSON.
 
May sales tax rebates to local governments indicate Texas’ economy is still growing at a steady pace and that Fayette County’s growth is well above the average. State Comptroller Susan Combs sent rebate checks to 1,147 Texas cities, averaging a little over 6 percent above the same month last year. La Grange’s check for May was up by more than 8 percent.

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Mon
19
May

Local Officers Honored For Their Heroism

By H.H. HOWZE.
 
Five Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies and one local DPS Trooper were honored Wednesday as Officers of the Year at the Houston 100 Club’s 60th Annual Heroes Awards banquet. The officers were nominated by Sheriff Keith Korenek and Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie. Honored for heroism during an incident involving a potential suicide attempt in April were Sgt. Ron Naumann, Dep. David Michael Smith, Dep. Marc Bennett, Dep. Richard E. Bohlmann, Dep. Dusty Bernshausen and DPS Trooper John Mieth, Jr. All recipients received a 40 caliber Sig Sauer handgun.

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Thu
15
May

More Than Oxygen in That Welding Cylinder

Smugglers in the I-10 corridor through Fayette County  beware! You are in the territory of Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Thumann
and his K-9 partner Lobos – and they do not mess around.  
 
Thu
15
May

SUPER SENIORS

The 46th Senior Citizen Day, sponsored by Fayette County Committee on Aging, was held Friday, May 9 at the Randolph Recreational Center in La Grange. Twenty senior citizens were recognized for their work in the community, service, leadership or church activities
 
Thu
15
May

Proposal Made to Name Highway After MLK Busch Retires,

Jeff Kelly addressed the La Grange city council at Monday’s meeting to ask that the portion of Highway 77 in the city limits 
be renamed Dr. Martin Luther  King Jr. Memorial Highway
 
Mon
12
May

County Gold Rush

In one of the more successful state track meets in a long time locally, three Fayette County athletes won state titles over the weekend. Flatonia’s Reed Rightmer won the 1A Division I boys pole vault, Schulenburg’s Sarah Walker won the Class 2A girls high jump and Fayetteville’s Logan Stoelke won the 1A Division II 200 meter dash. There’s lots more coverage and photos of these home-grown state champions as well as all the other action from the state meet in Sports
 
Mon
12
May

Tears of Joy

Smiles and tears got all mixed together in Judge Jeff Steinhauser’s 155th District Courtroom Wednesday as Austin attorney Denise Hyde walked two families through the process of formal adoption 
 
Mon
12
May

LG Sending Eight to State UIL Academic Meet

Eight La Grange High School students are headed to the state UIL academic meet after placing high enough at the regional meet in Corpus Christi May 2-3. “I am extremely pleased with the UIL Academic team this year,” Bryan Hallmark, La
Grange High School Principal said.
 

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