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16
Feb

Who Wants Some Free Stuff?

Workers squeeze a new baling machine into the barn at the Fayette County Recycling Center. The aptly-named “Max-Pak” baler will replace an existing unit that has been in use at the center since the 1990s.
By ANDY BEHLEN
 
It took a crane, several forklifts, and all of Monday morning for workers to squeeze a new baling machine into the barn at the Fayette County Recycling Center in La Grange. The County ordered the new baler to replace an existing one near the end of its service life. The Record stopped by to snap a photo of the operation and to see what else is going on at one of the most active recycling operations in this part of Texas, and how Fayette County residents can benefit.
 

 

Mon
16
Feb

The Power of Pancakes

The La Grange Rotary Club held its annual Pancake Supper Thursday at the Hermes Elementary Cafeteria, with thousands of pancakes served.
 

 

Thu
12
Feb

RT-C Homecoming

Pictured are the members of the homecoming court at RT-C High School. Homecoming took place Friday, February 6 at RT-C High School. Left to right, Taylor Hicks, Skyler Handy, Joseline Agustin, Lorin Lawler, Grace Burns, Mallory Hall, Danielle Engstrom, Jessica Mullins, and Karra Gregor. Seated in front are basketball beau, Nicholas Torres, and homecoming queen, Taylor Williford.
 
Thu
12
Feb

Faces of Bravery, Courage

In a moving ceremony Monday at the La Grange fire department 12-year-old Ethan Hill and 6-year-old Ellah Hill were both honored with special awards for their heroism in the aftermath of an auto accident they were involved in here Jan. 16. La Grange firefighter Teddy Roberts, right, presented Ellah with an award for “Outstanding Bravery” and Ethan with a  “Firefighter Courage” award for the courage and bravery both siblings showed despite the injuries they suffered – injuries they are both still recovering from. Standing behind Ethan and Ellah above are their parents Jenifer and Jessie “Buster” Hill  of La Grange.
 
Thu
12
Feb

Split Jury Awards $5.5 Million Stolz Estate to Cousin

By H.H. HOWZE
A Fayette County jury reached a verdict in only seven hours after final arguments in a two and a half week trial over the validity of L.W. “Sonny” Stolz’s deathbed will amendments Tuesday. The six person jury split five to one in favor of Stolz’s
cousin, defendant Russell Joseph, avoiding a hung jury and possible retrial. At least five jurors had to agree on all issues
for a verdict.
 
Mon
09
Feb

Retiring Kulhanek Leaves Lasting Legacy at LGISD

By JEFF WICK
Every new year Chad Kulhanek would tell his wife the same joke. “He’d say, ‘Well, it’s January, I’ll see you in May,’” Susan Kulhanek recalled. The joke only makes sense if you know the dedication to UIL Academics Susan Kulhanek showed during her 25-year teaching career at La Grange High School – a career cut short by heart trouble that forced her into retirement in December.

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Mon
09
Feb

February Designated Quilt Guild Month

Mayor Janet Moerbe signed a proclamation naming February as Colorado Valley Quilt Guild Month in La Grange. Witnessing the signing are, left to right, Kathi Babcock and Jo Anne Hill, 2nd vice-presidents in charge of programs, Janice Raabe, President and Bobbie Elliott, 1st vicepresident in charge of community service.

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Mon
09
Feb

A Dispatch From the Oil Patch

Oil trucks are a common sight in Flatonia – and they aren’t going away any time soon.

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Thu
05
Feb

Funny Lesson, Serious Topic

La Grange High School student Josh Velasquez, center in red, and the rest of his classmates react to seeing a collision he had on a simulator that shows the dangers of driving while texting on his cell phone. Gary Pflughaupt, left, a retired Texas State Trooper brought the program to LHS thanks to a grant from State Farm Insurance.
 
Thu
05
Feb

Spanning a Ravine, New Frisch Auf! House Inspired by Colorado River Bridge

How do you build a house on a small piece of property with no piece of flat ground and no practical way to level it? Joe Adams of Adams Architects in Houston had a solution for a La Grange couple with just that problem – build a bridge,
and then build a house on top of the bridge
 

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