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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.
 
Mon
10
Feb

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.” 
 
Mon
10
Feb

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.
 
Thu
06
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
 
Thu
06
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
 
Thu
06
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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