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03
Nov

County Bucks Trend by Staying Rural

Bucking the trend of a gradual loss of farm, ranch or forest lands across the state, Fayette County actually showed a 2.08 percent increase in those kinds of land use over the years 1997-2012, according to latest survey by the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources.
 
Mon
03
Nov

Fayette County Quadruplets Growing Fast

Friday we sent out a request on social media for local folks to send us photos of their co-workers or kiddos dressed for Halloween, and we got some great submissions (many more appear on Page A10) today but by far the cutest was this shot of the now nine-month old Archibeque quadruplets from Round Top. From left to right are Daniel, Evelyn, Waylon and Ellie all sitting in their own little pumpkins to celebrate Fall.
 
Mon
03
Nov

It’s Duck Season. No, Deer Season.

Jarrett Austin and Ben Schovajsa were out on the Colorado River Friday morning scouting for ducks before the season opened Saturday at daybreak. The La Grange locals thought they might see some teal or gadwall, but were disappointed – no ducks on the river that day. Deer season opened Saturday as well and, given the scarcity of feathered prey, Schovajsa said that come Saturday morning, “I’ll be in the deer blind.”
 
Mon
03
Nov

Local Captures Dramatic Sight in London

Leroy and Carolyn Bennetsen of La Grange have been among the estimated four million people who have visited the Tower of London to see its moat filled with nearly 900,000 red poppies to commemorate the First World War, the poppies paying tribute to those who died fighting in that war. The last poppy will be planted on Armistice Day, November 11.
 
Thu
30
Oct

Standing-Room-Only Crowd Sees MLK Highway Designation Pass

A standing room-only crowd turned out to the La Grange city council chambers Monday night and watched the council vote 6-2 in favor of designating Highway 77 in the city limits as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Highway.
 
Thu
30
Oct

Clothed in History As the End of an Era

A 66-year-old business tradition will end Dec. 31 when the curtain comes down on the D&Z Man’s Shop on the courthouse square in La Grange. “I tried to find someone to buy it but none of my kids were interested,” co-owner Harvey Dippel said Wednesday.
 
Mon
27
Oct

Local Leaders Gather to Discuss Ebola Action Plans

You could look at it this way – so far more people (three at last count) have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died of Ebola in the United States. In fact, more people are running for Fayette County Judge. According to the New York Times, as of Friday, one person has died, five have recovered and three are being treated in the U.S.
 
Mon
27
Oct

A Toast to the Schützen-König!

Marvin Marburger, this year’s Schützen-König (Shooting King) of the Round Top Rifle Association and Paulaner Brewery rep John Slaughter celebrate the ceremonial tapping of a traditional wooden keg of the famous brew at Saturday’s  OctoBierFest.
 
Mon
27
Oct

Trick-or-Treaters to Descend On Downtown LG This Friday

The streets will be alive in downtown La Grange this Friday with costumed kiddos. The City of La Grange’s Main Street & Visitors Bureau will be holding its annual Trick or Treat on the Square Friday, Oct. 31. from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Over 50 merchant locations will be giving out treats.
 
Thu
23
Oct

School Board Hears Updates

At monday’s school board meeting, it was announced that La Grange ISD has received a “Superior Achievement” rating from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). Superintendent Dr. Randy Albers reported that this rating includes 22 indicators measuring the status of the district finances.
 

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