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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
 
Thu
05
Feb

La Grange Band Preparing for Trip to Disney World

The La Grange High School Band will be flying to Orlando, Florida for a trip to Disney World and Universal Studios on
May 13-18. According to La Grange High School Director of Bands Christopher Gongora, they will march in a parade, at the park, and showcase their orchestral skills by working with a Disney recording artist in a studio recording session
 
Mon
02
Feb

Stink Weed

Fayette County Narcotics Deputy Randy Thumann and his canine partner, Lobos, found  nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana
in the tank of a septic vacuum truck stopped on Interstate 10 Wednesday, Jan. 28.
 
Mon
02
Feb

LGISD Art Contest Winners Selected

La Grange I.S.D. held its annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art judging contest on January 17. Art teacher 
Gretchen Ledwik announced the winners, which are listed to the right with pictures of their work.
 
Thu
29
Jan

Prowling the Pacific With the Black Cat Squadron

By ELAINE THOMAS

When Cleve Friddell volunteered for the U.S. Navy Air Corps 10 months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, he never dreamed that one day he’d be part of the Black Cat Squadron. Cleve spent his first two years in the service overhauling Pratt & Whitney airplane engines at Alameda Naval Air Station across the bay from San Francisco.
 

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