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Thu
27
Nov

Atlan M. Citzler Sr. at Your Service

By ELAINE THOMAS
 
Atlan M. Citzler Sr. remembers Hurricane Carla as if she had made landfall in Fayette County yesterday. “Carla blew through La Grange well after dark on Monday, September 11, through the early hours of Tuesday, September 12, 1961,” says the former long-time La Grange utilities manager.

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Mon
24
Nov

Grand Jury Indicts Two on Murder Charges

In one of the most intense days of testimony the Fayette County courtroom has seen in quite some time, Thursday two people were indicted on Capital Murder charges in two separate stabbings. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt or innocence, but rather it means a jury has ruled that there is enough evidence to charge someone with a crime and proceed to trial.
 
Mon
24
Nov

More Than 100 Thanksgiving Meals Donated to Area Families in Need

Saint Mark’s Medical Center capped off its annual Thanksgiving food drive Thursday with over 100 baskets of food collected.
The drive benefits the Family Crisis Center. Donations will be dispersed to Fayette, Lee, Colorado, and Bastrop county families.
 
Thu
20
Nov

Beer Truck Gets Tipsy

An 18-wheeler tipped over Tuesday morning on the bluff road in La Grange, and came to rest on the edge of the cliff over the Colorado River Valley, held up by only the concrete guardrail of the roadway The driver, John Carter Cowan, of Crowley, a driver for Schneider National Carriers, was going up the bluff and traveling at an “unsafe speed” according to the DPS report on the accident 
 
Thu
20
Nov

Home-Grown Family In the Spotlight

The Bernsen family – Mom, Dad and five children live on  a two-acre plot in Plum and grow 75 percent of their own food. About a year ago Brianne Bernsen got in touch with Central Texas Gardener producer Linda Lehmusvirta to ask a question and Lehmusvirta said she “jumped at the chance to visit the family in person.” 
 
Mon
17
Nov

Carmine News

Round Top-Carmine volleyball team beat D’Hanis on Nov. 7 to win area. They played Harper in San Marcos for regional
quarter-finals on Nov. 11. High School JV and Varsity boys and Varsity girls basketball teams are scheduled to play
in Mumford Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. JV and Varsity boys play in La Grange Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. Varsity girls are scheduled to play in
Sealy Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.

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Mon
17
Nov

Four Weddings, One Big Celebration

All of last week’s events honoring veterans were moving, but one was especially so – the ceremonies joining four wounded warriors and their respective brides in wedlock at Las Brisas Farm in Fayetteville on Sunday, Nov. 9. Almost 200 people attended. “All four grooms are in the Army and have served multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan,” La Brisas owner
Kathy Aydelotte said

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Mon
17
Nov

Flatonia’s Texas Natives Garden Fast Becoming a Teaching Tool

Recently the E. A. Arnim Museum in Flatonia hosted 49 members of the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association (BMGA) for their monthly meeting. Master Gardeners are a group of highly trained volunteers who use their talents and knowledge of  horticulture to educate as well as improve their communities 

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Thu
13
Nov

Saying Thank You Isn’t Enough

Old Glory was flying high on Sunday morning in Industry as a church bell rang every few minutes during “Honor Our
Veterans Day,” a poignant commemoration by the Industry Brethren Church and Fayetteville Brethren Church. By the
time the bell pealed for the final time, 143 veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and even World
War I and two Civil War ancestors, as well as those who served their country during peacetime, had been recognized
 
Thu
13
Nov

Schmeckenfest Plans Finalized for Dec. 4

La Grange’s wassail tasting and Christmas celebration on the Fayette County Courthouse Square will take place Thursday, 
Dec. 4 from 5-8 p.m. The festivities will include over 20 wassail-tasting stations and 10 booths with food and Christmas treats. Make sure to come hungry – there will be everything from BBQ sandwiches to gumbo to chicken soup to frito pie to baked goods. 
 

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