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Home A Total Loss In Monday Fire

La Grange and Fayetteville volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire at 741 S. Madison Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. The house was formerly the home of James “Bubba” Hruska who passed away in November. The house was fully engulfed and appeared to be a total loss.
 
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Dec
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A Look Back at 2014

From Left: A huge house fire south of Schulenburg at 3873 FM CR 226 kept 14 fire trucks and 52 firemen from four area departments busy for hours, and finally required about 13,000 gallons of water to extinguish. Miguel Mejias-Ramos is walked out of the F ayette County Jail by detectives from the 103rd Precinct Detectives Squad from Jamaica, New York
 
Mon
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Dec
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Fayette County Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments

Fayette County Attorney Peggy Supak reports that the Fayette County Grand Jury met recently. A Grand Jury indictment  is not an indication of guilt, but rather that the jury beleives there is enough evidence in a case to warrant a trial. The following indictments  were handed down in the month of December: Joseph Andre Baumbach, 31, of Columbus, for the alleged assault on or about Nov. 4 of a dating relation as reported by Schulenburg Officer Christopher Mayfield.
 
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Perry Sets Jan. 13 Election to Fill District 13 House Seat

At least four candidates say they’re running for the District 13 House seat opened up as Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, moves
to the Senate. Kolkhorst, who won a special election earlier  this month to fill Comptrollerelect Glenn Hegar’s seat, was
sworn in as District 18’s new senator on Dec. 22. Governor Rick Perry promptly set a special election for Jan. 13 to replace
her in the House.
 
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Rotary Gives to Two Families

The La Grange Rotary Club adopted two families associated with Combined Community Action’s  Annual Christmas Giving Program. The Club raised over $1,200 and provided each of the families with brand new clothes, shoes, winter coats, toys, hygiene items, and enough food for a hearty Christmas dinner
 
Mon
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Dec
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Lep Stadium Renovation To Include Armchair Seats And Benches With Backs

By REGINA KEILERS
 
At this month’s school board meeting, the LGISD board members heard an update on the Leopard Stadium Capitol Campaign Committee. The committee is continuing to solicit contributions toward remodeling Leopard Stadium. Of major concern for the new set of bleachers on the home side will be the reserved seating. Currently La Grange has 682 reserved seats that have been sold out for many years. Sixty-one of those seats are complimentary seating for school boardmembers, previous superintendents,  current administrators and coaches. The spouses and families of coaches have a block of twenty-five complimentary as well.

 

Mon
22
Dec
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Carmine’s Webster Hopes to Win House Seat

By H.H. HOWZE
 
Former Fayette County Democratic Party chair Cecil Webster of Carmine has announced his candidacy for the State House of Representatives in House District 13, the seven-county area formerly represented by Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham. Kolkhorst was recently elected to fill former state senator Glen Hegar’s seat in the State Senate. Webster has three opponents, all Republicans, in the special election (Brenham businessman Roger Chambers has dropped out), the date of which has yet to be announced by Governor Rick Perry.
 

 

Mon
22
Dec
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New Bridge Near Holman

The old Williams Creek bridge on FM 155 is a bit swaybacked as well as barely wide enough for two 12-foot lanes according to the Angel Brothers Paving foreman in charge of building a new one next to it. When the new bridge is completed next summer it will be twice as wide as the old one – room enough for two 12-foot lanes and two 10-foot shoulders.
 

 

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22
Dec
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How Milton Koenning Found His Calling

In 2013, Alex and Owen Ash of Denver, Colo., climbed up in the tractor cab with their great-grandfather for a ride.
By ELAINE THOMAS
 
In January 1947, Milton Koenning was happy to be back home in Winchester after one and a half years in the U.S. Army. He also was happy to no longer be retrieving mines from fields in Panama, where he had been stationed. Still, he didn’t know what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Milton’s dad, Willie Koenning, suggested he give farming a try. “I knew what I would be getting into. I was born in 1927 on a farm near the community of Sand in Bastrop County, where my dad and mother were tenant farmers. In 1932, we moved to the John Noack farm, about five miles from where we live now,” he recalls.
 

 

Thu
18
Dec
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LG Getting Two New Bus Routes

La Grange certainly has a lack of public transportation, but that will change in the new year. Capitol Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) is introducing new service in the city of La Grange on January 5, 2015.

 

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