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Thu
20
Mar

Oviedo Dealership to Double in Size

Bigger is better – at least as far as the Oviedo family and their car dealership is concerned. The Oviedos, who have
owned the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealership in La Grange for nearly six years, are expanding their business and moving to a new location nearby
 
Mon
17
Mar

Book With Local Ties Garnering Attention

Paul Brinkley, an expert on economic development married to 1985 La Grange High School graduate Cynthis Laffey  Brinkley is out with a new book on Afghanistan which is receiving a lot of national notice. The author grew up in Wylie
and graduated from Texas A&M where he met and married his wife. Mr. Brinkley’s in-laws are Bob and Glenna Laffey of La
Grange. 
 
Mon
17
Mar

In the Spotlight

“A Right to Preach,” a gospel stage play, featuring La Grange’s Tiana Perez and Debra Steward and co-produced by La Grangenative Rose Brimmer, will be held Saturday March 22 at 6 p.m. in the La Grange Auditorium, located at 650 East
Travis
 
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. 
 

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