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Thu
05
Dec

Courthouse Dressed up for Christmas

Christmas decorations were set up at the Courthouse in La Grange Monday morning. Right, the county’s Christmas tree gets unloaded. Below volunteers from Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn spread some Christmas lights. Workers
from all four Fayette County precincts and well as City of La Grange employees all pitched in.
 
Thu
05
Dec

Surprise Find in Field

On Wednesday Nov. 27, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received call from a landowner neat Kirtley in western Fayette County. The landowner believed he had found marijuana growing on his land near Barton Creek
 
Mon
02
Dec

County To Begin Air-Raid On Skunks This January

The Texas Department of State Health Services is expanding a pilot program aimed at reducing the number of rabid
skunks in the state, according to Dr. Beverlee Nix, Zoonosis Control Veterinarian. Dr. Nix gave a presentation to county
commissioners last week explaining the program which is due to begin the end of January, 2014.
 
Mon
02
Dec

Historic Sawmill on the Move

Morris Zapalac’s home on the Colorado River near Ellinger may be unique – it is built entirely of pecan wood. And it’s all
because Hurricane Carla blew down “countless” pecan trees on the Zapalac ranch in 1961, according to his  granddaughter, Stephanie. “In fact, every single wooden board in Morris’s current house is pecan wood,” Stephanie Mueller
said last week. Mueller was taking a day off from her job as a curator at the Witte Museum in San Antonio to document the
transfer of the historic Zapalac sawmill to the Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange
 
Mon
02
Dec

St. Mark’s Rallies Around One of Its Own When Cancer Strikes

Every day, St. Mark’s Medical Center employees in La Grange reach out to their patients with kindness, respect and empathy. It’s not surprising then that when one of their own was diagnosed with breast cancer, saying they cared wasn’t
enough. “We wanted to show our support for Amanda by ordering special pink t-shirts for her and her family. We also asked
permission to wear our shirts on Thursdays at the hospital, the day Amanda goes for treatments. Then the idea  mushroomed from there,” said her lab coworker Sarah Weishuhn. 
 
Mon
02
Dec

LG Goes a-Wassailing

Schmeckenfest, La Grange’s wassail-tasting and Christmas celebration is coming up Thursday from 5-8 p.m. on the courthouse square. Above, square dancing on the street around the courthouse at last year’s event
 
Fri
29
Nov

Schmeckenfest Next Thursday

Schmeckenfest is almost here. La Grange’s Wassail tasting and Christmas celebration on the Fayette County Courthouse
Square will take place on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5-8 p.m. The festivities will include 30 wassail tasting stations and 20
booths with food and Christmas treats 
 
Fri
29
Nov

Trail of Lights Begins Dec. 7

Christmas at Monument Hill State Park in La Grange starts Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. That’s when the Trail of Lights 
opens onto a spectacular display of sight and sound. Thousands of bulbs glow along the trail and among the trees and bushes where illuminated historic figures tell their own stories.  
 
Fri
29
Nov

Winedale Folk Christmas Upcoming

The Winedale Folk Life Christmas event is Saturday, Dec. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. Take a ride on the Old West
stagecoach as you view the way the countryside might have looked in the mid-1800s with historic homes, a one-room
schoolhouse and folk life demonstrations. Admission is free and open to the public
 
Fri
29
Nov

Christmas Traditions of Old

Seventy-plus years ago, Bernice Kahlich and her sister, Dolores, prepared for a visit from a very exciting, mystical figure before bedtime every year on Dec. 5. His name was St. Nicholas and he rewarded good boys and girls with treats, while his menacing cohort, Krampus Man, who was a devil with horns, left switches for children who had misbehaved. 
 

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