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Mar

Woman Dies in Highway 77 Rollover

An 80-year-old woman from Schulenburg died in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. Anne Emerson, who lived 
at The Retirement Villas, in Schulenburg was traveling south about four miles south of town on Highway 77 when she lost 
control of her 2007 Chevy Blazer. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert and the vehicle overturned several times.
 
 
Mon
02
Mar

More Bones Found Near Infant Skull Site

By ANDY BEHLEN
Investigators found additional bones at the site where an infant skull was found last month. La Grange Police Sgt. Travis Anderson, who is heading up the investigation, said a volunteer named Jonna Johnson from Montgomery County Search and Rescue visited the site on Feb. 10 and 11 and made the discovery.
 
 
Fri
27
Feb

County to Pay $290,000 To Digitize Old Records

By ANDY BEHLEN

At the Commissioners Court meeting on Monday, Feb. 23, Commissioners unanimously approved a $290,000 contract with DataBank IMX Inc. to create digital backups of the County Clerk’s deed records and probate case files.
 
Fri
27
Feb

Victoria Man Found Dead in Schulenburg

By ANDY BEHLEN

Schulenburg Police found a 22-year-old Victoria man dead in his pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24. Police received a call shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday from family members in Victoria who were concerned about the man’s welfare.
 
Fri
27
Feb

New Antiques Venues Going Up

By H.H. HOWZE

A new crop of antiques and special event venues is popping up in the pastures along State Highway 237 in northern Fayette County. The twice-yearly migration of vendors and shoppers is not far behind. The vendors begin arriving early next month, some venues open March 20 and the circus is finally over the first weekend in April.
 
Fri
27
Feb

LG Police Bust Illegal Gambling

By JEFF WICK
 
Six gaming machines and thousands of dollars were seized at the Bar-G Exxon at 1926 Hwy 159 in La Grange Monday after a month-long investigation into illegal gambling.
 

 

Mon
23
Feb

‘Sew’ Many Coming for Quilt Show

With every passing year the Colorado Valley Quilt Guild’s Best Little Quilt Show in Texas seems to get bigger and bigger.
It now draws more than 1,000 attendees. This year’s event, the 18th annual, runs Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange. Meanwhile, quilts are also displayed in store windows all around downtown La Grange. There are also quilt exhibits at Winedale, the Faison Home in La Grange and the Copper Shade Tree in Round Top. And of course there’s the Texas Quilt Museum in Downtown La Grange.
 
 
Mon
23
Feb

National Lutheran Leaders Gather Here

Camp Lone Star hosted a conference last week put on by the National Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Association (NLOMA), a group comprised of Lutheran-affiliated summer camps. “We believe that outdoors ministry is one of the most effective ways of spreading the Gospel,” said Keith Lund, director of Camp Lone Star and executive director of Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas. Lund said the conference gave Lutheran camp leaders from across the nation the opportunity to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities they face.
Mon
23
Feb

Judge Objects to Planned Male Exotic Dance Show at Antiques Fair

By ANDY BEHLEN
While many Fayette County residents will spend Holy Week in church seeking spiritual renewal, others might be worshipping at a different altar. According to a promotional poster circulating on Facebook, an all-male erotic dance troupe 
calling itself “American Cowboy Las Vegas Revue” is scheduled to perform at a venue in Warrenton during Antiques Week.
 
Thu
19
Feb

A Personal Touch to Report Card Day

By JEFF WICK

FAYETTEVILLE – Long before parents of Fayetteville ISD students see their kids’ report cards, another set of eyes has already scrutinized the grades – and marked up the report card in blue ink.
 

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