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Thu
27
Feb

More Than 500 Have Voted Early in Primary

The contested Republican primary for Fayette County judge has created a lot of interest based on early voting totals 
reported by elections administrator Dina Bell Wednesday. “There have been a lot of early voters,” Bell said. She reported
that as of the close of the day Tuesday, a total of 585 voters had cast early ballots 
 
Thu
27
Feb

The Tales of a Fayette County Tomboy

Like the vast majority of Fayette County farm youngsters who grew up during the Depression, Florence Hertel Farek didn’t
own an overflowing toy box. “We used our imaginations instead,” says Florence, a selfprofessed tomboy from Freyburg.
During the summertime, when they had finished their chores, she and her two older brothers, Nolan and Melvin, headed outdoors
 
Thu
27
Feb

First Look at New LG Professional Center

Construction is expected to begin this spring on the new La Grange Professional Center located at the corner of Travis and Vail Street in La Grange (next to Sonic). The area was recently cleared of the old existing building by demolition.
 
Thu
27
Feb

LCRA Donations Help Restore One of County’s Oldest Homes

The Lower Colorado River Authority awarded a $4,500 grant to the Faison Preservation Society (FPS) to help in the restoration of the museum rooms in the historic Faison House. The Faison House was built in the 1850s for one of the earliest settlers to the area, Nathaniel W. Faison, who died in 1870.
 
Mon
24
Feb

Clearer Picture of LG Murder Suspect Emerges After Testimony

Derrick McKenzie, a 17-year-old La Grange native facing multiple charges including auto theft, murder and aggravated 
assault on a public servant, was found competent to stand trial on the assault charge in a Victoria hearing last week. In the Victoria incident, Mc- Kenzie was charged with beating a Mid-Coast Family Services counselor while at the Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Center in September 
 
Mon
24
Feb

Cattle Numbers At Lowest Level Since 1950s, Prices Way Up

“Where’s the beef?’ That’s the question the angry little old lady used to shout in the Wendy’s commercials of a few years ago, but it might also apply to the current beef cattle market, according to Flatonia Livestock Co. owner Ronnie Beck.
Although generally optimistic about the livestock business over the long term, Beck acknowledges that dwindling herds of beef cattle due to the drought are resulting in higher prices across the board
 
Mon
24
Feb

‘Taylor Jacob Day’ Proclaimed in Carmine

Carmine star barrel racer Taylor Jacob is off traveling the nation as the reigning Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Rookie of the Year, but that didn’t stop the Carmine Economic Development Council from proclaiming Feb. 20 “Taylor Jacob Day” at their recent gathering. Jacob is shown to the right during the National Finals (where she won four rounds of racing). 
 
Thu
20
Feb

Crimestoppers Seek Help in Unsolved Cases

Fayette County Crime Stoppers met recently and heard from Flatonia Chief of police Mike Noak who reported on the theft
of five spools of copper wire that was taken from the AT&T Building at 201 Penn Street in Flatonia. This theft took place in
the early to mid-part of January 
 
Thu
20
Feb

LG’s Bailey Becomes $105 Million Man

Homer Bailey was already the most famous person from Fayette County – now he’s the richest too. Wednesday Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a six-year contract extension that will pay the 27-year-old La Grange native $105 million.
That’s an average of $17.5 million a season for the star right-handed pitcher, who has thrown no-hitters in each of the last  two seasons and has become a fixture in the Reds starting rotation 
 
Thu
20
Feb

Kids & Quilts

Friday, 32 students from the Austin Discovery School visited the Texas Quilt Museum in downtown La Grange so they
could view quilts as part of their own quilt-making project at school. Pictured are the kids “framing” the quilt they made themselves, in the Museum. The kids’ quilt featured blocks telling stories about the different cultural heritages of the kids. Some had grandparents from Ireland, Norway, Germany and England.
 

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