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Thu
23
Jan

INTERVIEW WITH 90-YEAR-OLD SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON FAMOUS MURDER CASE

Eighty years ago on May 14, 1933, Mrs. Anton (Marie or Mary) Dach was indicted for the murder of her farm hand, Henry
Stoever. The jury was selected May 22 and in two days time on May 25, she was found guilty and sentenced to death in the 
electric chair.
 
Mon
20
Jan

Medicare Ambulance Service No Longer An Almost “Free Ride”

EMS chief Sharon Muzny told county commissioners last week that Medicare is still refusing to reimburse her agency for
some ambulance transports. “We’re having more inquiries from patients and family members and we’re doing a lot
more appeals,” Muzny said. Asked later if those appeals are usually successful, she said “No.”
 
Mon
20
Jan

Star-Studded Lineup Announced For Sixth Cowboy Gathering

The sixth annual Best Little Cowboy Gathering has announced its entertainment lineup for the March 13-16 at the
Fayette County Fair Grounds in La Grange. Here’s a sneak peek 
 
Mon
20
Jan

Locals Step Up to Help Ellinger Hall

Sanford and Mannie Schmid present a check for $6,000 to Ellinger Chamber of Commerce President Tom Kubena to be used in the renovation of the dining hall. These presentations were done at the C of C’s annual meeting Jan. 14.
 
Thu
16
Jan

Economic Growth Slows – Except in Fayette County

For sales tax revenue, 2014 is starting off as a disappointing year for Texas towns – unless they’re in Fayette County.
Of the 15 towns in surrounding counties tracked by the Record, two-thirds got smaller checks from the state this month
than they did in January 2013.
 
Thu
16
Jan

Gas Leak at Demolition Site

The building demolition occurring on the 500 block of East Travis Street in La Grange took a dangerous turn Wednesday morning about 11 a.m. when a 3/4-inch gas line was ruptured. Members of the La Grange volunteer fire department, above, responded to the incident and were able to stop the leak temporarily until a CenterPoint energy crew came to fix line
 
Thu
16
Jan

We’re All Friends Here, Right?

Veteran journalist Larry Jackson of the Fayette County Record, center, shares a laugh with Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka, right, and his challenger in the Republican primary, Lee Fritsch, left, as they go over the ground rules before Tuesday night’s candidate forum in Flatonia
 
Mon
13
Jan

Tenth Annual RT Chili Cookoff is Saturday

The Round Top Family Library will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its Red Hot Chili Cook Off on Saturday, Jan. 18 at noon, in downtown Round  Top. Ten years ago the first thirteen teams gathered on the town square to compete, raising $2,135.
Steadily the number of teams and money increased, culminating in 32 teams raising $22,217 in 2013.
 
Mon
13
Jan

Downtown Demolition

On Thursday morning, Jan. 9, the former Bloom N’ Junction, Break Away and Sandy Kana Accounting Office building began being torn down. The building has been vacant for at least five years. A new 4,000- 5,000 square foot metal building will be constructed in its place by the owners of La Grange Tire, the business adjacent to the location being demolished. This new building will be made available for other businesses to lease 
 
Mon
13
Jan

Quilt Museum Heads Into 3rd Year Exceeding Expectations

In just two years of existence, the Texas Quilt Museum has attracted more than 20,000 visitors from all 50 states and 38 countries as well as more than 300 bus groups to its home in La Grange. Museum founders say those figures have even exceeded their expectations
 

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