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Thu
08
Jan

Big Changes Ahead for LG Recycling

The La Grange city recycling program “got so successful” according to city manager Shawn Raborn, that city employees
were having a difficult time keeping up sorting items in the blue bins which city garbage service patrons placed curbside each week.
 
Mon
05
Jan

A Look Back at 2014

As 2015 dawns, a look back at the some of the stories that appeared in the Fayette County Record from June to December
2014: 
 
Wed
31
Dec

Home A Total Loss In Monday Fire

La Grange and Fayetteville volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire at 741 S. Madison Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. The house was formerly the home of James “Bubba” Hruska who passed away in November. The house was fully engulfed and appeared to be a total loss.
 
Wed
31
Dec

A Look Back at 2014

From Left: A huge house fire south of Schulenburg at 3873 FM CR 226 kept 14 fire trucks and 52 firemen from four area departments busy for hours, and finally required about 13,000 gallons of water to extinguish. Miguel Mejias-Ramos is walked out of the F ayette County Jail by detectives from the 103rd Precinct Detectives Squad from Jamaica, New York
 
Mon
29
Dec

Fayette County Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments

Fayette County Attorney Peggy Supak reports that the Fayette County Grand Jury met recently. A Grand Jury indictment  is not an indication of guilt, but rather that the jury beleives there is enough evidence in a case to warrant a trial. The following indictments  were handed down in the month of December: Joseph Andre Baumbach, 31, of Columbus, for the alleged assault on or about Nov. 4 of a dating relation as reported by Schulenburg Officer Christopher Mayfield.
 
Mon
29
Dec

Perry Sets Jan. 13 Election to Fill District 13 House Seat

At least four candidates say they’re running for the District 13 House seat opened up as Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, moves
to the Senate. Kolkhorst, who won a special election earlier  this month to fill Comptrollerelect Glenn Hegar’s seat, was
sworn in as District 18’s new senator on Dec. 22. Governor Rick Perry promptly set a special election for Jan. 13 to replace
her in the House.
 
Mon
29
Dec

Rotary Gives to Two Families

The La Grange Rotary Club adopted two families associated with Combined Community Action’s  Annual Christmas Giving Program. The Club raised over $1,200 and provided each of the families with brand new clothes, shoes, winter coats, toys, hygiene items, and enough food for a hearty Christmas dinner
 
Mon
22
Dec

Lep Stadium Renovation To Include Armchair Seats And Benches With Backs

By REGINA KEILERS
 
At this month’s school board meeting, the LGISD board members heard an update on the Leopard Stadium Capitol Campaign Committee. The committee is continuing to solicit contributions toward remodeling Leopard Stadium. Of major concern for the new set of bleachers on the home side will be the reserved seating. Currently La Grange has 682 reserved seats that have been sold out for many years. Sixty-one of those seats are complimentary seating for school boardmembers, previous superintendents,  current administrators and coaches. The spouses and families of coaches have a block of twenty-five complimentary as well.

 

Mon
22
Dec

Carmine’s Webster Hopes to Win House Seat

By H.H. HOWZE
 
Former Fayette County Democratic Party chair Cecil Webster of Carmine has announced his candidacy for the State House of Representatives in House District 13, the seven-county area formerly represented by Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham. Kolkhorst was recently elected to fill former state senator Glen Hegar’s seat in the State Senate. Webster has three opponents, all Republicans, in the special election (Brenham businessman Roger Chambers has dropped out), the date of which has yet to be announced by Governor Rick Perry.
 

 

Mon
22
Dec

New Bridge Near Holman

The old Williams Creek bridge on FM 155 is a bit swaybacked as well as barely wide enough for two 12-foot lanes according to the Angel Brothers Paving foreman in charge of building a new one next to it. When the new bridge is completed next summer it will be twice as wide as the old one – room enough for two 12-foot lanes and two 10-foot shoulders.
 

 

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