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Thu
02
Apr

Blinn Rider Approved in House Budget, College Asks Raney for More Time

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
The Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1, the State Budget Bill, on Monday, March 31. That bill included a version of Rep. John Raney’s (R-Brayn) House Bill 1903 as a rider that would tie the funding of Blinn College’s campuses to the number of students on each campus. Under Raney’s legislation, the Blinn campus in Bryan would receive largest amount of funding. Fayette County’s newly seated State Rep. Leighton Schubert opposes that measure.
 

 

Thu
02
Apr

Disposal of Historic Newspapers Sparks Archives Controversy

By H.H. HOWZE
 
A decision two years ago by an archivist at the Fayette Museum and Archives to dispose of a large portion of the institution’s collection of original copies of 20th century newspapers has stirred controversy among members of the local historical community. La Grange genealogist Neale Rabensburg, acting on a tip, discovered that the papers had gone missing and initiated a flurry of emails to other interested parties, lamenting the decision.
 

 

Thu
02
Apr

Halliburton to Close Doors in La Grange

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
The oilfield service giant Halliburton is in the process of closing its office in La Grange, located on South Reynolds Street. The company provided few details about the closure, but said that some employees were offered transfers to other Halliburton facilities.
 

 

Thu
02
Apr

Sign Language

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
Signs tell a story. Some are works of art. Some sell a product. Some do both. The word “Texpunk,” with letters made of used tires painted in bright colors, stands in a field on Hwy. 237 in Warrenton. It’s one of the icons of the Antiques Show. Vendor and artist David Kay built the sign.
 

 

Mon
30
Mar

Leopard Stadium Renovations Will Likely Wait Until After 2015 Season

The La Grange Education Program Support (LEPS) Foundation reported at the LGISD board meeting
Monday that they are halfway to their goal of $1 million for the stadium renovation.

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Mon
30
Mar

Where’s The Beef?

At one time, the most coveted prize that a member of the Future Farmers of America could obtain was a shiny silver belt buckle emblazoned with a fat steer. That idea probably hasn’t gone
away completely.

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Mon
30
Mar

Vintage Trailers Are The ‘In’ Form of Travel, Marketing

Eye-catching vintage travel/camping trailers are trending at this spring’s antiques markets in
northern Fayette County. Some, decorated and used to display goods, aren’t necessarily for sale – although it never hurts to ask, for a price nearly everything is for sale.

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Fri
27
Mar

The World Comes to Fayette County

By H.H. HOWZE
 
“I’m the Swedish guy,” Jeff Turney said Monday, “I strictly import containers from Sweden.” Turney was standing under one of the large Swedish flags which adorn either end of his large tent of goods at the McLaren show venue north of Round Top on SH 237.
 

 

Fri
27
Mar

Flower Power

By ELAINE THOMAS
 
Mary Demel recalls her mother’s startled expression if she detected something amiss with one of her huge pots of striking red geraniums. “Look! Someone took a cutting while we were gone!”
 

 

Fri
27
Mar

John Pineda is Hired As New LHS Principal

By REGINA KEILERS
 
John Pineda was named the new La Grange High School Principal at Monday’s school board meeting. He will assume the job immediately and one of his first assignments will be to find his replacement as assistant principal. Pineda came to La Grange three years ago from Smithville High School where he served as assistant principal for one year.
 

 

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