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Mon
09
Feb

A Dispatch From the Oil Patch

Oil trucks are a common sight in Flatonia – and they aren’t going away any time soon.

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Thu
05
Feb

Funny Lesson, Serious Topic

La Grange High School student Josh Velasquez, center in red, and the rest of his classmates react to seeing a collision he had on a simulator that shows the dangers of driving while texting on his cell phone. Gary Pflughaupt, left, a retired Texas State Trooper brought the program to LHS thanks to a grant from State Farm Insurance.
 
Thu
05
Feb

Spanning a Ravine, New Frisch Auf! House Inspired by Colorado River Bridge

How do you build a house on a small piece of property with no piece of flat ground and no practical way to level it? Joe Adams of Adams Architects in Houston had a solution for a La Grange couple with just that problem – build a bridge,
and then build a house on top of the bridge
 
Thu
05
Feb

La Grange Band Preparing for Trip to Disney World

The La Grange High School Band will be flying to Orlando, Florida for a trip to Disney World and Universal Studios on
May 13-18. According to La Grange High School Director of Bands Christopher Gongora, they will march in a parade, at the park, and showcase their orchestral skills by working with a Disney recording artist in a studio recording session
 
Mon
02
Feb

Stink Weed

Fayette County Narcotics Deputy Randy Thumann and his canine partner, Lobos, found  nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana
in the tank of a septic vacuum truck stopped on Interstate 10 Wednesday, Jan. 28.
 
Mon
02
Feb

LGISD Art Contest Winners Selected

La Grange I.S.D. held its annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art judging contest on January 17. Art teacher 
Gretchen Ledwik announced the winners, which are listed to the right with pictures of their work.
 
Thu
29
Jan

Prowling the Pacific With the Black Cat Squadron

By ELAINE THOMAS

When Cleve Friddell volunteered for the U.S. Navy Air Corps 10 months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, he never dreamed that one day he’d be part of the Black Cat Squadron. Cleve spent his first two years in the service overhauling Pratt & Whitney airplane engines at Alameda Naval Air Station across the bay from San Francisco.
 
Thu
29
Jan

DUI Suspect Crashes Into Schulenburg Apartment

By ANDY BEHLEN

A retired Schulenburg couple got a rude awakening late Saturday night when a teenager suspected of drunk driver crashed his pickup into their apartment. Amazingly, no one was injured. The crash happened about 11:15 p.m. on January 24. The 
couple’s apartment lies in the 1000 block of Hilljie Avenue, near the Schulenburg Civic Center.
 
Mon
26
Jan

Massive Search On After Infant Skull Found in La Grange

Dozens of team members from Texas Search and Rescue combed through the north side of La Grange Sunday morning, 
January 25, looking for the remains of an infant child. La Grange Police Chief  Jackie Skelton ordered the search after a landscaping crew found the skull of a baby in an empty lot on North Jefferson Street, a short distance south of Taqueria Rio Verde. They found the skull last Saturday, Jan. 17.
 
Mon
26
Jan

Amtrak Trains Hit Two Cars in 5-Day Span

A Schulenburg couple narrowly escaped injury when an Amtrak train hit their car Wednesday night. The accident occurred
around 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 21. According to a report from Schulenburg Police Chief Troy Brenek, the driver was Cynthia Cedillo.
 

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