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German Engineering

La Grange is getting its own version of Austin’s historic Scholz Garten – a place to enjoy German food, beer and wine 
inside or outside under the trees – and some of that wine will be made in Fayette County. The entrepreneurs and  prospective proprietors are Sven and Lori Mesecke, who have purchased and are renovating two historic La Grange houses on the same block – one to live in and one to house the restaurant/ beer garden, in addition to a commercial property on Colorado Street which will serve as a winery. They hope to be in business sometime this year.
 
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February Fast Becoming Quilt Month in Fayette County

Quilt season is here – several vendors from all over Texas and even out of state will display their quilts in Fayette County
this month. “Quilting in Fayette County will continue to grow,” said Kay Marburger, layout chairman of the upcoming Best Little Quilt Show in Texas, which begins Feb. 21 and includes 209 entires at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. “It’s a hobby and has been on the upswing.” 
 
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Rainbow of Food

St. James Episcopal Preschool was visited by local dietitian Katy Adams to talk to the preschool class about healthy nutrition. Mrs. Adams and the children made a colorful rainbow of healthy foods to eat. Children shown above, left to right are: Will Taylor, Mille McCann, Madi Adams, Jonah Ehler, Kaydence Robb.
 
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Feb

Candidates Face Off in Second Forum

President Barack Obama once said, “everybody knows politics is a contact sport.” So it was only fitting then, that  Tuesday’s Republican Candidate Forum began, like any football game, with a coin toss. Moderator Larry Jackson opened Tuesday’s proceedings by flipping a coin to see who got to go first as both Republican primary candidates for County Judge and the two running for the Republican nomination for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 faced off against one another
 
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Feb

Car Flips Off I-10 Bridge

The driver and sole occupant of this upside down vehicle crawled out of the wreckage and under the I-10 bridge over the Navidad River at mile marker 672 Monday about 12:30 p.m, according to Jeff Proske of the Schulenburg VFD which responded to the accident
 
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Feb

No More Hogs on the Runway at LG Airport

Two years ago a landing plane hit a deer on the runway at the Fayette County Regional Air Center west of La Grange, but manager Skip Caldwell doesn’t  think a notice to “Beware of deer, wild hogs and stray dogs,” would help prevent future incidents.
 
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03
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Elderly Man Allegedly Kills Wife

A tragic scene was discovered Thursday evening in Schulenburg when family members checking on elderly relatives found what police now believe was a murder and attempted suicide. According to Schulenburg Police Chief Troy Brenek, the
family members arrived at one of the Schulenburg Retirement Villa apartments at 205 East Avenue to find 91-year-old 
Gertrude Cole dead of asphyxiation (lack of oxygen) and her husband, David Cole, 87, with self-inflicted life threatening injuries.
 
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It’s a Gusher – Of 120° Water

Fayette Water Supply Corporation  just drilled a test well to a depth of 3,300 feet next to their offices on Bordovsky Road
west of La Grange and they hit water – but it’s not the kind they wanted. The artesian well is flowing water at a temperature
of about 120°.
 
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From Italy With Love – Toscanini in Texas

The Round Top Festival Institute can’t claim Arturo Toscanini slept there – but they can say he sat there. That’s because two of the maestro’s favorite chairs have come into the concert venue’s possession
 
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Schulenburg Quickly Becoming a Jewel of the ‘Polka Belt’

Texas Folklife is partnering with Texas Dance Hall Preservation to produce the Texas Polka Festival and Symposium, Feb.
22 in Schulenburg to promote the state’s traditions of German, Czech, and Polish and Hispanic heritage.
 

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