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Mon
17
Mar

18-Wheeler Wreck Blocks Bluff Road

An 18-wheeler traveling up the Highway 77 bluff flipped on its side Friday morning blocking both lanes of traffic and resulting in the closure of the busy roadway for at least two hours. The La Grange Volunteer Fire Department responded
to the scene with four trucks and a dozen firemen after the 18-wheeler started leaking diesel from its fuel tank.
 
Thu
13
Mar

Drought Dropped County Ag Income By $7 Million in 2013

Drought conditions in 2013 had an almost 14 percent negative effect on overall agricultural income in Fayette County, according to the 2013 annual Agricultural Increment Report compiled by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agent Scott Willey and Farm Service Agency head Levi Garlick

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Thu
13
Mar

‘Signs’ of Spring

David Staglik buys and sells antique gasoline signs at his new venue just south of Round Top on SH 237. He put up two rows of examples to attract attention. There is also a large metal building on the hill full of other interesting gasoline-related commercial art.

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Thu
13
Mar

Naturalists Leading Fight Against Invasive Species

An important part of the Texas Master Naturalists mission is to educate, and encourage good choices by landowners.
Recently, on a wet winter morning, an energetic group of 12 Gideon Lincecum Texas Master Naturalists, gathered at Festival Hill, to wage war on a number of “alien” plants
 
Thu
13
Mar

Best ‘Little’ Quilt Show Draws 1,100 Visitors

The Colorado Valley Quilt Guild logged another successful event with The 2014 Best Little Quilt Show in Texas. Over 200 quilts were enjoyed by more than 1,100 attendees from 16 states and 122 cities within the United States as well as visitors from Canada and England. In addition to the work displayed in the quilts, 135 volunteers spent hours working so that the public could enjoy the event
 
Mon
10
Mar

Good Season Ahead for Wildflowers

By the end of the first week of March, wildflowers – bluebonnets and paintbrush – were already popping up along the highways and byways of Fayette County, even though rainfall over the previous three months (Dec.-Feb.) was a little less than half the average (4.31 actual vs. 8.82.) Early sightings of black-eyed Susan and Indian blanket have also been reported

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Mon
10
Mar

Voter Turnout Here for Primaries Higher Than Statewide Average

A flurry of 301 ballots on the final day of early voting last Friday plus mail-in ballots brought Fayette County’s early vote total to a record high after all. Despite a strongly contested county judge race, however, the total ballots cast in the 2014 primaries was still lower than four years ago, and up only slightly from 2012. 
 
Mon
10
Mar

Concrete Truck Overturns Near Racetrack Road

Friday morning a concrete truck overturned on Hwy 77 at Race Track Rd. The truck pinned the driver’s legs and required an extended extrication process before he was transported to Scott & White in Brenham by Medic 2 with non-life threatening injuries

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Thu
06
Mar

Janecka Survives Primary Battle, Tipton Wins Squeaker

Six-term Fayette County judge Ed Janecka won a seventh term Tuesday in a spirited contest against challenger Lee Fritsch despite having switched his political allegiance from the Democratic to the Republican Party
 
Thu
06
Mar

Ice Blankets County, Trees Down All Over

Although it looked like a “Winter Wonderland,” the ice storm that blanketed Fayette County Monday night and Tuesday 
morning caused numerous power outages, and thousands of broken tree limbs. The weight of ice caused some of those trees and limbs to fall on power lines 
 

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