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Thu
09
Jan

Falling Tree Crushes Worker

Tuesday at 10:50 a.m. a worker with a tree-cutting crew working behind a home on Camp Lone Star Road was crushed when a massive tree he was cutting down fell on top of him. The man’s injuries were not life-threatening, but were significant enough that he had to be life-flighted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin. Above, members of Fayette County EMS, the La Grange Volunteer Fire Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department work to help the man.
 
Mon
06
Jan

A Look Back at 2013

As 2014 dawns, a look back at some of the big stories from the pages of the Fayette County Record in 2013.
January
When it rains it pours. City of La Grange employees work to repair a broken eight-inch water main in the 200 block of N. Washington Street. The cast iron pipe had split lengthwise along the bottom. City Manager Shawn Raborn said the pipe dates back to the 1930s when the square was paved
 
Mon
06
Jan

Glass Artists Draw Crowd

A crowd of over 200 people came to the Red & White Gallery in Fayetteville to see the work of six local glass artists. All  current or former students at Fayetteville High School, the six young women were introduced to the audience by school superintendent, Rich Elsasser. 
 
Thu
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
 

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