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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
 
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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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21
Nov

LOCAL DR. RECALLS SEEING JFK THE DAY BEFORE HE DIED

On Nov. 21, 1963, Bill Bailey and his classmates from Cole High School on Ft. Sam Houston Army Base in San Antonio
were bused across town to Brooks Air Force Base to view the dedication of the School of Aerospace Medicine by President 
John F. Kennedy. This is regarded as Kennedy’s last official act as president. He was assassinated in Dallas the next day.
 
Thu
21
Nov

Ribbon Cutting at New Campus Set for Dec. 9

The La Grange school board held their monthly meeting Monday. Here’s a roundup of their activities: • The board  received a report on the audit for 2012-1013. According to the auditors, Singleton, Clark, and Company, the 2012-2013 school year ended with a $5.6 million balance. This amount would allow the school to stay in operation for 4.5 months, even without any additional revenue. This is right in the middle of the 3-6 month operating surplus that all schools are recommended to have
 
Mon
18
Nov

2013 Local Sales Tax Revenue Highest Ever

With a whole month yet to go, 2013 sales tax in La Grange has already surpassed all 12 months of 2012. November’s check from State Comptroller Susan Combs was a whopping 28 percent bigger than the same month one year earlier. La Grange got $180,635 as November’s tax on sales made in September and reported by merchants to the state in October.
 
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18
Nov

Fayetteville Homecoming Royalty

Fayetteville High School held its homecoming festivities last week. Homecoming queen was Jeri Stanley, and homecoming king was a tie between Fidel Aparicio and Logan Stoelke.
 
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18
Nov

Houston Grand Opera Performs Here

Houston Grand Opera’s ‘Opera to Go’ Program, sponsored by ARTS for Rural Texas, performed “Strega Nona” for La Grange elementary and middle school students in the auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 15. The play is inspired by a book about a well-respected Italian woman who makes pasta for everyone in her town
 
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14
Nov

County Declares War on Hogs, Skunks

Come late January, it’s going to be raining rabies vaccine all over Fayette County, county judge Ed Janecka told  commissioners court Monday. During public comments, Janecka advised the public that the Department of State Health
Services Oral Rabies Vaccine Project will be dropping 150 baits per square mile from “five small white twin-engine planes
... flying 500 to 1000 feet above the ground ... in anywhere from 12 to 16 flights per day.” The baits are intended to be eaten by skunks which thereby become vaccinated for rabies.
 

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