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Thu
26
Jun

While the rest of the county makes plans for the 4th of July, Doug Janda is preoccupied with transplanting 2,000 poinsettia cuttings, one at a time.

“I tell people this is a hobby that got completely out of hand,” says Doug Janda of Hostyn Hill Greenhouses, which is tucked
away south of La Grange on Kallus Road near Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Even as a teenager Doug
liked growing plants. 
 
Tue
24
Jun

Second Suspect in LG Walmart Theft Caught

The La Grange Police Department has identified and arrested the female subject in the string of area Walmart thefts including the one that occured June 1in La Grange. Following a tip, investigators were able to identify Christina McDonald from Houston as a suspect in this case and interviewed her in La Grange last week.
 
Tue
24
Jun

A Joyful Juneteeth

A downtown parade Saturday highlighted what was a weekend full of Juneteenth events in La Grange. Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, dates back to June 19 1865, when word first reached Texas that the Civil War was over and the enslaved were now free. Here are some images of Saturday’s parade, including a 1971 class reunion float.
 
Tue
24
Jun

Jackson Honored for 50 Years in Journalism; Record Wins 10 Awards

Former Fayette County Record Editor and Publisher Larry Jackson was honored with a Golden 50 Award at the Texas
Press Association’s 135th annual Summer gathering in Corpus Christi Saturday. The award commemorates his more than 50 years of work in journalism, dating back to the summer job Jackson took in May 1962 at Firm Foundation Publishing House right after his high school graduation in Austin. From that point on, he never really left the publishing business. 
 
Thu
19
Jun

LG Teachers Board Room Drama Get Raises

New teachers at LGISD will be starting at a higher salary than those in previous years. At Monday’s meeting, the school board approved a new hiring range for the 2014-15 school year with a salary for beginning teacher’s of $38,000 and up to $50,300 for teachers with twenty-five years or more. Along with this change, the school board approved  a three percent increase for current teachers and an increase for current teachers to reflect the new minimum salary range.
 
Thu
19
Jun

Board Room Drama

Schulenburg attorney Katrina Packard pleads her case for appointment as municipal court judge before the Schulenburg city council Monday
 
Thu
19
Jun

Summer Officially Starts Saturday, Make Plans for County’s Busiest Season

There’s no way to chronicle in one story all the events that go on here in Fayette County during the summer, but below are some of the upcoming highlights. (Check the Record regularly for more coverage of the various church picnics and community celebrations that make this area so lively this time of year.) 
 
Thu
19
Jun

School Board Honors State Competitors, Makes New Hires

Pictured above are members of the La Grange Lady Lep Softball Team. Front row, left to right: Hannah Kalina, Maddie Becka, Brianna Ahlschlager and Brenna Beseda. Back row: Brittni Ward, Hatti Moore, Abby Gage, Assistant Coach Kadie Dodd, Darby Fitzpatrick, Riley Fisbeck, Missy Zoch, Head Coach Art Behrend, Hannah Gerecke, Blake-Ann Fritsch and Gil Henderson, school board vice-president 
 
Mon
16
Jun

Officials Need Your Help in Unsolved Cases

Crimestoppers offers rewards for information leading to an arrest. Call 979-968-8477 with information on any of the below cases, and you can remain anonymous. Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie of The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department reported
on the following case
 
Mon
16
Jun

Sliding Into Summer

Fayette County has become a full-blown summertime draw for campers, with thousands of parents from all over the state
bringing their kids to the growing number of overnight camps in the area – Camp Lutherhill, Camp Tejas, Camp Lost Pines and Pine Cove Camp among others
 

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