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Thu
13
Mar

Naturalists Leading Fight Against Invasive Species

An important part of the Texas Master Naturalists mission is to educate, and encourage good choices by landowners.
Recently, on a wet winter morning, an energetic group of 12 Gideon Lincecum Texas Master Naturalists, gathered at Festival Hill, to wage war on a number of “alien” plants
 
Thu
13
Mar

Best ‘Little’ Quilt Show Draws 1,100 Visitors

The Colorado Valley Quilt Guild logged another successful event with The 2014 Best Little Quilt Show in Texas. Over 200 quilts were enjoyed by more than 1,100 attendees from 16 states and 122 cities within the United States as well as visitors from Canada and England. In addition to the work displayed in the quilts, 135 volunteers spent hours working so that the public could enjoy the event
 
Mon
10
Mar

Good Season Ahead for Wildflowers

By the end of the first week of March, wildflowers – bluebonnets and paintbrush – were already popping up along the highways and byways of Fayette County, even though rainfall over the previous three months (Dec.-Feb.) was a little less than half the average (4.31 actual vs. 8.82.) Early sightings of black-eyed Susan and Indian blanket have also been reported

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Mon
10
Mar

Voter Turnout Here for Primaries Higher Than Statewide Average

A flurry of 301 ballots on the final day of early voting last Friday plus mail-in ballots brought Fayette County’s early vote total to a record high after all. Despite a strongly contested county judge race, however, the total ballots cast in the 2014 primaries was still lower than four years ago, and up only slightly from 2012. 
 
Mon
10
Mar

Concrete Truck Overturns Near Racetrack Road

Friday morning a concrete truck overturned on Hwy 77 at Race Track Rd. The truck pinned the driver’s legs and required an extended extrication process before he was transported to Scott & White in Brenham by Medic 2 with non-life threatening injuries

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Thu
06
Mar

Janecka Survives Primary Battle, Tipton Wins Squeaker

Six-term Fayette County judge Ed Janecka won a seventh term Tuesday in a spirited contest against challenger Lee Fritsch despite having switched his political allegiance from the Democratic to the Republican Party
 
Thu
06
Mar

Ice Blankets County, Trees Down All Over

Although it looked like a “Winter Wonderland,” the ice storm that blanketed Fayette County Monday night and Tuesday 
morning caused numerous power outages, and thousands of broken tree limbs. The weight of ice caused some of those trees and limbs to fall on power lines 
 
Thu
06
Mar

Locals Beat Hundreds of Teams In Houston Livestock BBQ Contest

Last year, local Go Texan barbecue cookoff team “Sauced Up & Smokin’ ” represented Fayette County at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo World Championship BBQ Cook Off. The HLSR has been going on for 32 years and attracts about
a quarter-million people annually.
 
Mon
03
Mar

Holy Name Society

The Sacred Heart Holy Name Society of La Grange asks that all members attend the monthly 9 a.m. Mass at the Sacred 
Heart Catholic Church on Sunday, March 9. Before Mass, beginning at 8 a.m., breakfast will be served along with a short
meeting at the Sacred Heart Center. All members are encouraged to attend
 
Mon
03
Mar

Rick Perry Building Six-Bedroom House Outside Round Top

Governor Rick Perry is being coy about his plans once his current term ends early next year, but he has said he intends to stay active in public affairs. “I’m not going to ride off into the sunset,” he told NBC News in an interview in Washington
D.C. “I’m pretty sure I’m not going to go back to Paint Creek, Texas, and shut my doors.”
 

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