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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
 
Thu
13
Feb

Hot Button County Judge Election Topic Has Interesting Back-Story

The race for Fayette County judge between incumbent Ed Janecka and challenger Lee Fritsch is heating up with Fritsch stating at public forums and in radio spots that the county budget has a dwindling fund balance at the same time that Janecka and county commissioners voted themselves a raise 
 
Thu
13
Feb

Surprise in Rear Seat

On Tuesday the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine  Unit assisted Trooper Paul Kohleffel on a traffic stop at the  658 mile marker on Interstate-10. Trooper Kohleffel stopped a White Ford F-150 for a traffic violation. Deputy Randy Thumann and his K9 partner Lobos arrived to assist
 
Thu
13
Feb

Local Firemen at Speedway

Fayetteville Fire Department Firefighter Dylan Walcik and Randy Walcik, also representing the Fayetteville Fire Department,
are shown here at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for the NASCAR 2014 pit row fire training. Both these firefighters have provided fire protection on pit row at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth for several years
 
Mon
10
Feb

A Homemade Valentine’s Day

It is nearing Valentine’s Day and we’ve known it for weeks according to store displays. When I was in school, we had to remember to bring an oatmeal box for Valentine’s. We covered the box with pretty things and then the top went on and we finished our decoration on the lid. The teacher would come by and cut a slit for the insertion of all the Valentines we would  be receiving at the Valentine Party that the teacher and some of the mothers were preparing. I never could wait. (I had no patience at all!) 
 
Mon
10
Feb

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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