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Thu
09
Oct

Big Changes Coming on South Side of Courthouse Square

The end of an era for one prominent La Grange business nears and another plans a move, as an exciting new chapter for a third local company begins. The owners of D&Z Man’s Shop (245 W. Travis St. on the south side of the courthouse square) have finalized the sale of their building to Katy Sweet Confectioners, the candy company that currently operates west of La Grange on Highway 71.
 
Thu
09
Oct

Old Flatonia Clinic Bought at Curbside Auction

The former Flatonia Community Clinic building at 113 W. South Main Street in that city, was auctioned at a Sheriff’s sale on the courthouse square in La Grange Tuesday morning. The building, its fixtures and the land it sits on – everything except medical records – were purchased for $35,000 by the only bidder, Abe Ajrami, CEO and owner of TLC Staffing in Victoria.
 
Thu
09
Oct

Local Celebrates 70 Years of Being a Nun

The Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery in Lisle, Illinois recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of monastic profession of Sister Mary Agnes Kallus, Order of St. Benedict. Kallus is a native of Hostyn
 
Mon
06
Oct

Czech Out The Muziky Festival Oct. 17-18

The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange will be hosting the Heritage Festival & Muziky on October 
17-18. The fest will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon with the vendors and craft booths open in the village. At 5:30 p.m. chicken and dumplings will be served while it lasts in the Hanslik Banquet Hall. 
 
Mon
06
Oct

Organized Chaos

Fayette County and the City of Austin have at least one thing in common. Both are hosts to events which bring in huge 
numbers of people, many of them from elsewhere, for days or weeks at a time. There, it’s the South by Southwest and Austin City Limits music festivals plus UT football games and a lot of other things.
 
Mon
06
Oct

View Solar Eclipse at Local Observatory

The Blinn College – Schulenburg campus will offer area residents the opportunity to safely view a partial solar eclipse, then take a tour of the constellations at the Schaefer Observatory located behind the campus. On Oct. 23, astronomer Gordon
Houston will be on campus with multiple telescopes specially equipped with solar safe film, as well as a projection
telescope – the safest possible method to view a solar eclipse. 
 
Thu
02
Oct

Local Resident Talks of Contracting Rare Disease

There are “love bugs” and then there are “kissing bugs.” The former are those conjoined critters that occasionally hatch in large numbers and mess up windshields. Kissing bugs are insects which have extended their range from Latin America, robably due to a warming climate, and are now prevalent in the southern part of the United States including Fayette County
 
Thu
02
Oct

Fayetteville Grad, Rusty Keen, Promoted to Air Force Colonel

In a ceremony usually held in large arenas on military bases in big cities, Fayetteville High School graduate Rusty Keen
opted for a much different type of event Saturday. At the Fayette Regional Airport, in the shadow of a plane that bears his name, Keen was promoted to the rank of full Colonel in the U.S. Air Force in front of dozens of members of his family and friends
 
Thu
02
Oct

Purple Ties and Scarfs All Around

Family Crisis Center Executive Director Sherry Murphy gave purple ties to the men and purple scarfs to the ladies of the La Grange City Council (left) and Fayette County Commissioners Court (right) last week as part of the 2014 campaign against domestic violence.
 
Thu
02
Oct

New Fall Exhibit is Quilt Museum’s Largest Ever

The fall exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange will feature a stunning, once-ina- lifetime display of contemporary
art quilts from one of the country’s most renowned privately- held fabric art collection in “Art Quilts from the John M. Walsh III Collection.”
 

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