Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:05am
By ANDY BEHLEN Two people died and two others were injured in an accident Wednesday afternoon on Highway 71 near Plum. The wreck happened around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of 71 and Loop 220. According to a report from DPS Trooper Greg Trojacek, a white 2015 Nissan Rogue SUV was at the stop sign facing south on Loop 220 and attempted turn east on 71.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:02am
La Grange ISD held its Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art competition Saturday, and nine local pieces were selected to advance on to the state finals in Houston, where they will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery during the duration of the Livestock show along with the top student work from 135 school districts statewide.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:15am
By ANDY BEHLEN
An employee of McCourt and Sons in La Grange lost his right arm in a workplace accident Thursday afternoon, Jan. 14. The worker, 40-year-old Erik Johnson of La Grange, was listed in good condition at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin on Friday, but doctors were unable to reattach the limb.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:14am
The Pilot Travel Center in Schulenburg opened Monday, Jan. 18. The truck stop boasts nine diesel fuel bays for big rigs and 20 fuel bays for passenger vehicles. The Schulenburg Pilot’s food offerings include Taco Bell, Cinnabon, Auntie Annie’s Homemade Pretzels and PJ Fresh Marketplace. The store has hired 75 employees.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:11am
La Grange may have a couple of new residents – bald eagle hatchlings. At least that’s what it looked like to a visitor on the Colorado River bank Wednesday as a pair of adult bald eagles paid special attention to something inside a massive nest at least six feet wide high in a tree above the river (shown in the photo below with the parents sitting on top).
Published by News Staff on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:09am
Officers from the Fayette County Narcotics Unit arrested a La Grange woman last week for the illegal sale of prescription medications following an investigation. Sheriff’s deputies and narcotics officers executed a search warrant at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at the residence of 40-yearold Sharita Bouldwin on Fannin Street in La Grange.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:32am
By ANDY BEHLEN
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a burglar who broke into The Point convenience store in West Point during the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7. According to a report from Lt. David Beyer of the Sheriff’s Office, employees found the front door glass broken when they arrived to work on Thursday morning.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:30am
By H.H. HOWZE
The Texas Department of State Health Services’ Oral Rabies Vaccination Program took flight in four twin-engine aircraft Wednesday from the Fayette Regional Air Center. The program last flew out of FRAC two years ago, but last year was based in Brenham. “We’re back because this is a quieter place from which to operate – less air and passenger traffic,” an agency representative explained.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:28am
By JEFF WICK
On Jan. 4 David Smolik took over as the interim principal at La Grange’s Sacred Heart as the Catholic school looks for a long term replacement for the retiring Mary Lou Anderle. Smolik knows all about leading a Catholic school, having retired in 2015 after 30 years as principal at Hallettsville Sacred Heart, the same school he graduated from back in 1963.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:25am
La Marina Restaurant really looked like a marina for a short time on Monday afternoon after a city water line burst in front of Cottonwood Motel. City Manager Shawn Raborn said the line was a 12-inch pipe supplying water to fire hydrants on the west end of town.