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Mon
27
Jan

Eleven Cattle Die in Wreck

A cattle truck hauling 110 head of cattle north on SH 237 left the roadway about 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning near the intersection of Huenefeld Road and turned over on its side in the steep bar ditch. The driver was uninjured and refused transport by Fayette County EMS, but eleven of the cattle were killed and two escaped, one of which went missing, 
according to Fayette County sheriff’s deputy Ron Naumann 
 
Mon
27
Jan

LGISD Rodeo Art Winners Selected

La Grange ISD held its annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo artwork judging contest and public showcase Jan. 18. 
The best 275 works from students kindergarten through 12 grade were in display. Shown here are the top winners from that local show, which now advance to the statewide contest held in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show. 
 
Thu
23
Jan

School Board Update

The La Grange ISD School board had a wide-ranging meeting Monday, covering a whole variety of subjects. Here’s a roundup: UIL is in full swing and LGISD has a record number of students participating in the elementary and intermediate
grades.
 
Thu
23
Jan

Hunt For New York City Triple Murder Suspect Ends Here

Without a word, Miguel Mejias- Ramos walked out of the Fayette County Jail Wednesday bound for New York with cuffs 
on his hands and chains on his feet. Inside the La Grange jail, however, Mejias-Ramos, 29, had been anything but silent –
openly confessing to four New York detectives that he had stabbed and murdered his wife Deisy, 21, and daughters Yaslin,
1, and Daniela, 2, Sunday in a jealous rage after suspecting Deisy of cheating on him with another man
 
Thu
23
Jan

INTERVIEW WITH 90-YEAR-OLD SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON FAMOUS MURDER CASE

Eighty years ago on May 14, 1933, Mrs. Anton (Marie or Mary) Dach was indicted for the murder of her farm hand, Henry
Stoever. The jury was selected May 22 and in two days time on May 25, she was found guilty and sentenced to death in the 
electric chair.
 
Mon
20
Jan

Medicare Ambulance Service No Longer An Almost “Free Ride”

EMS chief Sharon Muzny told county commissioners last week that Medicare is still refusing to reimburse her agency for
some ambulance transports. “We’re having more inquiries from patients and family members and we’re doing a lot
more appeals,” Muzny said. Asked later if those appeals are usually successful, she said “No.”
 
Mon
20
Jan

Star-Studded Lineup Announced For Sixth Cowboy Gathering

The sixth annual Best Little Cowboy Gathering has announced its entertainment lineup for the March 13-16 at the
Fayette County Fair Grounds in La Grange. Here’s a sneak peek 
 
Mon
20
Jan

Locals Step Up to Help Ellinger Hall

Sanford and Mannie Schmid present a check for $6,000 to Ellinger Chamber of Commerce President Tom Kubena to be used in the renovation of the dining hall. These presentations were done at the C of C’s annual meeting Jan. 14.
 
Thu
16
Jan

Economic Growth Slows – Except in Fayette County

For sales tax revenue, 2014 is starting off as a disappointing year for Texas towns – unless they’re in Fayette County.
Of the 15 towns in surrounding counties tracked by the Record, two-thirds got smaller checks from the state this month
than they did in January 2013.
 
Thu
16
Jan

Gas Leak at Demolition Site

The building demolition occurring on the 500 block of East Travis Street in La Grange took a dangerous turn Wednesday morning about 11 a.m. when a 3/4-inch gas line was ruptured. Members of the La Grange volunteer fire department, above, responded to the incident and were able to stop the leak temporarily until a CenterPoint energy crew came to fix line
 

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