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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.”
 
Mon
03
Mar

Drink Up: After 2013 Sell-Out, LG Uncorked Plans for Bigger 2014

The second annual La Grange Uncorked will be held Saturday, March 15 on the Fayette County Courthouse Square from 4-8 p.m. and is billed as “La Grange’s premiere wine and food festival.” La Grange Main Street & Visitors Bureau along with the La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce will host the event
 
Mon
03
Mar

Downriver Rice is Cooked for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive spring planting season, lower basin Colorado River rice farmers won’t be getting irrigation water.
That became clear Wednesday when the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ratified the Lower Colorado River
Authority’s latest decision to not release agricultural water from Lakes Travis and Buchanan 
 
Thu
27
Feb

More Than 500 Have Voted Early in Primary

The contested Republican primary for Fayette County judge has created a lot of interest based on early voting totals 
reported by elections administrator Dina Bell Wednesday. “There have been a lot of early voters,” Bell said. She reported
that as of the close of the day Tuesday, a total of 585 voters had cast early ballots 
 
Thu
27
Feb

The Tales of a Fayette County Tomboy

Like the vast majority of Fayette County farm youngsters who grew up during the Depression, Florence Hertel Farek didn’t
own an overflowing toy box. “We used our imaginations instead,” says Florence, a selfprofessed tomboy from Freyburg.
During the summertime, when they had finished their chores, she and her two older brothers, Nolan and Melvin, headed outdoors
 
Thu
27
Feb

First Look at New LG Professional Center

Construction is expected to begin this spring on the new La Grange Professional Center located at the corner of Travis and Vail Street in La Grange (next to Sonic). The area was recently cleared of the old existing building by demolition.
 
Thu
27
Feb

LCRA Donations Help Restore One of County’s Oldest Homes

The Lower Colorado River Authority awarded a $4,500 grant to the Faison Preservation Society (FPS) to help in the restoration of the museum rooms in the historic Faison House. The Faison House was built in the 1850s for one of the earliest settlers to the area, Nathaniel W. Faison, who died in 1870.
 

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