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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.”
 
Mon
29
Sep

Boom Times Evident In Sales Tax Numbers

Just how much sales tax gets collected is always a hot topic when the semi-annual Antiques Weeks roll around. But even before this fall’s stalls opened for business, the town of Round Top was already at the top of Fayette County’s sales tax gains.
 
 
Mon
29
Sep

This is Only a Test

La Grange played host to nearly 100 firemen and emergency instructors from around the state over the weekend for a three-day series of classes designed to teach the proper technique for extracting victims from extreme auto accident situations. Ron’s Auto Repair in La Grange donated equipment and the space for several of the sessions. Though all the classes were in La Grange, some of the firemen taking the class had to stay in surrounding towns because hotel and motel rooms were filled
up with the local antiques festival-goers 
 
 
Mon
29
Sep

Rash of Car Burglaries Solved

After a week-long investigation of a series of vehicle burglaries in the Cedar Creek and Fritsch Auf subdivisions by a multi-agency law enforcement team, Sheriff Keith Korenek on Friday announced the arrest of Gianni Herrera, 26, of La Grange. 
 
 
Thu
25
Sep

Stone Cellar Making A Big Move Across Little Town

By H.H. HOWZE
 
Jon Perez, owner of Round Top’s Stone Cellar Pub and selfstyled “Big Kahuna,” is making a big move. Perez is moving his popular pub and entertainment spot from Bybee Square to the Old Depot antiques venue on SH 237, formerly owned by Howard Konetsky. The site is located adjacent to the RTC elementary school property just inside the town limits.
 
Thu
25
Sep

Students Participate in Prayer Event

Students gathered around flagpoles at some Fayette County schools Wednesday morning for “See You At The Pole” an annual National Student led prayer movement.
 

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