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Mon
03
Feb

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.
 
Mon
03
Feb

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°.
 
Mon
03
Feb

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
 
Mon
03
Feb

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.
 
Thu
30
Jan

Man Charged With Murder

Miguel Mejia-Ramos, the man captured in Fayette County last week, was charged Friday in New York with multiple counts
of first degree murder. The charges come after he confessed to New York City detectives while he was still being held in La Grange last week, that he stabbed his wife and their two young daughters to death before trying to drive to Mexico to get 
away.
 
Thu
30
Jan

Election Spotlight – Ag Race All About Water

Texas primary elections are set for March 4 and the serious candidates are on the campaign trail trying to make themselves
known to voters. Candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner Eric Opiela came by the Record office recently to discuss his campaign for the statewide office. 
 
Thu
30
Jan

For Years, Husband/Wife Duo, I.E. and Lila Clark of Schulenburg Told Fayette County Stories to Big City Newspaper Audiences

Retired Schulenburg Independent School District teachers, 91-year-old Lila Clark and her late husband, I.E. Clark, once moonlighted as part-time big city newspaper reporters and feature writers. (That was well in advance of these legendary
educators’ better-known legacy of writing and packaging award winning one-act high school plays that were performed across the country in later years.) 
 
Thu
30
Jan

Details Finalized for 2014 Texas Women’s League Gala Here

The Texas Women’s League (TWL) Annual Charity Gala will be held on March 1 at Henkel Hall in Round Top. According to their website, “Texas Women’s League is an organization of energetic women dedicated to supporting charitable 
organizations that serve Fayette County.” 
 
Mon
27
Jan

Things Stay Hot at Chili Cook-Off

The Round Top Family Library’s Red Hot Chili Cook Off is always fun. This year’s event was no exception. First and second place winners were both first-time participants, with nobody being more surprised than they were.  Bill DeLong, captain of
the Bonanza team, came from Georgia to visit family. He was soon convinced to compete in the cook off “just for fun” and
was as surprised as anyone when Bonanza won first place 
 
Mon
27
Jan

Schools Delay While Those Who Went Out Early Friday Found Going Treacherous After Ice Storm

The cold, icy weather that blew into Fayette County late Thursday and early Friday caused numerous accidents, but few serious injuries were reported. In the aftermath of a significant amount of freezing rain in the area, all Fayette County
schools either delayed the start of classes several hours or cancelled things completely Friday in an effort to keep people off the slick roads
 

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