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Mon
24
Feb

Cattle Numbers At Lowest Level Since 1950s, Prices Way Up

“Where’s the beef?’ That’s the question the angry little old lady used to shout in the Wendy’s commercials of a few years ago, but it might also apply to the current beef cattle market, according to Flatonia Livestock Co. owner Ronnie Beck.
Although generally optimistic about the livestock business over the long term, Beck acknowledges that dwindling herds of beef cattle due to the drought are resulting in higher prices across the board
 
Mon
24
Feb

‘Taylor Jacob Day’ Proclaimed in Carmine

Carmine star barrel racer Taylor Jacob is off traveling the nation as the reigning Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Rookie of the Year, but that didn’t stop the Carmine Economic Development Council from proclaiming Feb. 20 “Taylor Jacob Day” at their recent gathering. Jacob is shown to the right during the National Finals (where she won four rounds of racing). 
 
Thu
20
Feb

Crimestoppers Seek Help in Unsolved Cases

Fayette County Crime Stoppers met recently and heard from Flatonia Chief of police Mike Noak who reported on the theft
of five spools of copper wire that was taken from the AT&T Building at 201 Penn Street in Flatonia. This theft took place in
the early to mid-part of January 
 
Thu
20
Feb

LG’s Bailey Becomes $105 Million Man

Homer Bailey was already the most famous person from Fayette County – now he’s the richest too. Wednesday Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a six-year contract extension that will pay the 27-year-old La Grange native $105 million.
That’s an average of $17.5 million a season for the star right-handed pitcher, who has thrown no-hitters in each of the last  two seasons and has become a fixture in the Reds starting rotation 
 
Thu
20
Feb

Kids & Quilts

Friday, 32 students from the Austin Discovery School visited the Texas Quilt Museum in downtown La Grange so they
could view quilts as part of their own quilt-making project at school. Pictured are the kids “framing” the quilt they made themselves, in the Museum. The kids’ quilt featured blocks telling stories about the different cultural heritages of the kids. Some had grandparents from Ireland, Norway, Germany and England.
 
Mon
17
Feb

How Other Local Communities Allocate HOT Funds

La Grange city manager Shawn Raborn said his city has a quarterly application process for HOT funds with a maximum
disbursement of $10,000 per applicant. The city council makes the awards based on the applications, but the entities must spend their own money up front and then file for reimbursement in a report on their respective projects. 
 
Mon
17
Feb

In the HOT Seat

In an interview with the Record Friday, Schulenburg mayor Roger Moellenberndt sought to provide some context to an 
emerging controversy over the city’s use of $200,000 in hotel occupancy tax monies for improvements to the community’s
sports complex 
 
Mon
17
Feb

Distinguished Speaker

The La Grange Noon Lions Club welcomed former Texas State Comptroller, and current Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp as their guest speaker Thursday 
 
Mon
17
Feb

Along For the Ride on Valentine’s Morning

Valentine’s Day is associated with candy, stuffed animals, and most importantly – flowers. For flower shops, it’s one of the busiest days of the year. And with the numerous orders, delivering them all in a day becomes top priority. Frogs and Flamingos florist in La Grange went through over 1,000 roses and many other flowers such as carnations, lilies, snapdragons, balloon bouquets and even waxes, oils and candles 
 
Thu
13
Feb

Blinn-Schulenburg Starts Student Government

The new Blinn College – Schulenburg Student Government Association isn’t just about building camaraderie on campus – it plans to make a positive impact throughout Fayette County. “We want to build a better sense of community on campus,” said Advisor William Allbritton, who teaches history and philosophy
 

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