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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. 
 
Mon
25
Nov

Texas-Grown Rice A Thing of the Past?

“Ain’t no more cane on the Brazos,” the old blues holler lamented – and if the drought continues there may be no more
rice on the Colorado. In a closely split 8-7 vote at a special meeting last week, members of the Lower Colorado River
Authority board of directors asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to allow the water agency to cut off water to most south-central Texas rice farmers for the third consecutive year if the combined storage of water in the Highland Lake reservoirs is below 1.1 million acre-feet (55 percent of capacity) on March 1, 2014.
 
Mon
25
Nov

Kiss-The-Pig Contest Raises $3,108 for Girl Battling Cancer

La Grange High School students  held a fundraiser to help Courtney Burton, a third grader at Hermes Elementary, with her battle against cancer. At Friday’s pep rally, the Lep cheerleaders presented Courtney and her family a check for $3,108 dollars. The class with the most money raised got to see their sponsors kiss a real baby pig at the pep rally.
 
Mon
25
Nov

Help for Dealing With Grief

Tara Bennett lost her older brother “Stevie” to suicide in April of 2010. Bennett’s brother was a pastor in Maryland. After his death, Bennett was not sure how to handle her grief. She was able to find help with a grief share class in Houston.
Grief Share is for people grieving the death of a loved one. This is a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences
 
Mon
25
Nov

RTC Wins Fifth State Volleyball Title

GARLAND – Last week Megan Hohlt guaranteed a state title, and then she and her teammates on the Round Top-Carmine volleyball team went out and made good on that promise. “We’re going back and we’re going to win this time,” said Hohlt after the Cubettes earned that state berth. The only thing bolder than the prediction was the way she and the Cubettes played here at the state tournament.
 
Thu
21
Nov

Residents Talk About Their JFK Memories

It was shocking news that was heard and felt around the world. Many of us remember where we were when President
John F. Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Walter Cronkite, CBS Anchorman, was the first on the
air with the bulletin announcing three shots were fired at President Kennedy’s motorcade. The first reports said President was seriously injured and so CBS switched back to the live airing of “As the World Turns.” The soap opera was cut off at the  second commercial
 
Thu
21
Nov

Local Couple Dies in Austin Auto Accident

La Grange residents are mourning this week after a local couple died Monday about 10 p.m. in a fiery accident in Austin.
Bobbie Jean Roberts, 79, a retired La Grange elementary school teacher, was driving her husband, Billy Mike Roberts, in their 2003 Pontiac Van east on Highway 71 near the Highway 130 tollway when their vehicle was rear-ended by a
2004 F-150 pick-up driven by William Lawrence, 23, of Austin, who was also going east on 71.
 

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