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02
Jan

Oil, Gas Make Busy Year For Permit Work In Fayette Co.

This year was an eventful year with increased oil and gas production, the industry continues to impact the county and its residents in a mostly positive way. County departments work with the oil and gas industry to ensure that all production is permitted and conforms to safety requirements. The BP MS-150 has a huge effect every year in April on Fayette County, and the City of La Grange, with more than 10,000 bicyclists participating in the Houston-La Grange-Austin fund-raiser.
 
Thu
02
Jan

New Year, New School

When La Grange seventh and eighth graders return to school next Monday, they’ll be in a brand new school. On the last day of 2013, brick masons were putting finishing touches onto a bus shelter and walkway at the campus that now houses both La Grange High School and La Grange Middle School. Teachers were due to start setting up classrooms in the new building on Thursday as they get ready for the students to arrive on Monday
 
Thu
02
Jan

Lehmann Leaves a Lumber Legacy

Thanksgiving will always be special  for Mike Stevenson. It’s when he learned he was going to have a new job. On New Year’s Day, Stevenson  was officially general manager of Farmers Lumber Co. in La Grange, one of the county’s oldest businesses. After 40 years with the company, General Manager Harry Lehmann’s last working day was Dec. 31
 
Mon
30
Dec

Casino Hall On La Grange’s 2014 To-Do List

This could be the year La Grange’s historic Casino Hall finally gets remodeled. It’s a project that will take at least a year to complete, but by spring 2015, the city should have a new showplace. Shawn Raborn, city manager, said the city has an agreement with Krueger and Associates to to figure out the maximum cost of renovating the facility, which will be etermined in January.
 
Mon
30
Dec

Last Day for a Tax Deduction

The Fayette County Appraisal District will be open New Year’s Eve for what sometimes is a last-minute flurry of taxpayers.
Most people put off paying their taxes as long as possible, Chief Appraiser Richard Moring says. And technically, the last moment is Jan. 31 each year. That’s when property taxes are actually due.  
 
Mon
30
Dec

Wonderland Lasts a Little Longer

Walk through Shirley Spacek’s front door in La Grange and all the Christmas decorations literally take your breath away.
With more than 500 individual decorations on display, gathered across nearly four decades, it’s a veritable Christmas
Wonderland. “I started my collecting in 1972 and it has really grown. Each year I add new items,” she said. “This year I actually have six Christmas trees in my Christmas wonderland.” 
 
Mon
23
Dec

LG Inspires NYC’s First, Kolache Co.

New York has a special place in its heart for Texas – at Brooklyn Kolache Company. Owned by Autumn Standford, this is the only kolache bakery located in the “Big Apple.” A kolache is a traditional Czech pastry topped with fruit, popular as a  reakfast delicacy among Czech populations in  Central Texas
 
Mon
23
Dec

Young Survivor, Paramedics Reunited at Christmas

This year’s Fayette County EMS Christmas Party was extra special as local paramedics got to reunite with a three-year-old 
whose life they saved back in April. Here’s the story ... On April 26, Fayette County EMS Medic Four was refueling at a gas station on the corner of Interstate 10 and Hwy. 77 when they witnessed an accident involving an 18-wheeler and a small SUV.
 
Mon
23
Dec

Christmas Delivery for Veterans

Several members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 102 of La Grange traveled to the Temple VA Hospital on Dec. 4. Items including Christmas cards, postage stamps, approximately 60 dozen cookies, a case of bananas and toiletries were delivered to the veterans of our armed forces who live in the dormitories and are being treated at the VA hospital and clinic
 
Thu
19
Dec

County Tries to Snag Some Road Funds

County commissioners took the first step toward establishing one or more “County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones,” Monday at a meeting called especially for that purpose.The court set a public hearing on the socalled CETRZ project for Dec. 26, an unlikely day right after Christmas, but necessary to meet a Feb. 14 deadline to complete the process
of establishing the entity and applying for funds to improve county roads damaged by oil and gas-related traffic.
 

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