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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.”
 
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 
 

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