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Thu
12
Dec

Local Dies in Icy Accident

More than 40 traffic accidents occurred in Fayette County because of the ice last Saturday, but it was an accident in Colorado County that cost a local man his life. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, on Saturday, Dec. 7, a 
one-vehicle accident occurred on Interstate- 10, two miles east of Columbus at 6:09 p.m.
 
Thu
12
Dec

Carmine’s Jacob Shining In the National Spotlight

Every night for the last week, national television audiences have been wowed by a 23-year-old barrel racer from Fayette County, who is tearing up the track on the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Saturday and Sunday, Taylor Jacob of Carmine won rounds three and four of the National Finals in barrell racing, beating out the other 14 top racers in the world.
 
Thu
12
Dec

Ribbon Cut at New LG Middle School

Usually its red ribbon that’s used for grand openings, but the purple and gold used Monday was most appropriate. With a bunch of scissors in the hands of some very instrumental people, the ribbons were cut Monday to celebrate the grand openings of a pair of buildings at La Grange ISD that together cost about $9 million 
 
Mon
09
Dec

Number of Children In Poverty Here Rising

It’s common to hear people who grew up in rural areas during the Great Depression say something like, “We didn’t know we were poor.” These days people are officially considered poor when total income for a family of four is below $22,350 per year, although some advocates say that figure is 50 percent too low. 
 
Mon
09
Dec

Ice Falls Here Saturday, 40 Wrecks Ensue

The ice that blanketed North and West Texas Friday just took a little longer to get to Fayette County. Saturday evening the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Fayette County and advised people to travel only if  necessary.
 
Mon
09
Dec

Cold Night, Hot Drinks

An estimated 700-800 people braved the cold weather Thursday for the annual Schmeckenfest Christmas celebration in
downtown La Grange. Guests had the opportunity to walk around the square and sample various versions of homemade wassail, a hot cider drink, made and served by businesses and non-profit organizations 
 
Mon
09
Dec

Homemade Christmas Displays Brighten the Night in Ledbetter

The Ledbetter Volunteer Fire Department’s Christmas Lane of Lights kicked off Thanksgiving weekend and will continue Friday and Saturday evenings until Christmas from 6 to 9 p.m. Located at the corner of Hwy 290 and FM 1291 in Ledbetter,
the cost is $8 per person, and ages two and under are free.
 
Thu
05
Dec

School Kidnapping Didn’t Really Happen

When news broke that a 13-year-old girl was abducted during school at Flatonia ISD Monday and later assaulted and
left in a field, television crews from Austin converged on the small town and neighboring school districts went on high
alert. La Grange superintendent Randy Albers sent out an automated call to the hundreds of parents of LGISD students saying, in part, “La Grange schools are on alert this morning due to an incident at a neighboring school district.”
 
Thu
05
Dec

As Filing Deadline Looms, Political Winds Swirl

Cecil Webster, the chairman of the Fayette County Democratic Party, said he plans to resign that post on Monday, and
will likely run for a yet-to-be-determined elected county office. Webster’s decision comes at a critical time in the local party’s history, as over the last few months four local Democratic have announced they are switching to the Republican Party
 
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.
 

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