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Thu
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.
 
Thu
14
Nov

Heroes Honored at Several Events on Veterans Day

Nuemerous Veterans Day events were held throughout Fayette County Monday. Shown here are a couple. Students at Sacred Heart School in La Grange held a morning ceremony Monday to honor veterans and students were asked to invite veterans to the event. Above are students with the special veterans in their lives.
 
Thu
14
Nov

Newest Member of Fayette County’s Century Club Celebrates With Five Generations

Winchester’s Wanda Mitschke, second fron right – who lives in the same house she was born in – celebrated her 100th  birthday Nov. 2, just days before her great-great grandson Christian Chadwick of Giddings, above, celebrated his first  birthday. Joining them in the celebration of five generations are Wanda’s daughter LaVerne Weiser, Wanda’s grandson John Weiser, and Wanda’s great granddaughter McKalie Chadwick
 
Thu
14
Nov

Recently Turned 106, Fayette County’s Oldest Resident Still Going Strong

A member of the Fayette County Centenarian Club just celebrated her 106th birthday earlier this month. Albina Huebel has been living at Monument Hill Nursing Center for the past year and a half. She considers it her home, and the staff her family.
She wants everyone to call her “Grandma.” The staff rarely leave her room without being told that she loves them.
 
Mon
11
Nov

Author of Book About Chicken Ranch to Give Talk at Library

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the closure of the infamous La Grange brothel dubbed the “chicken ranch.” Writer/blogger Jayme Blaschke spent three years researching and writing a book about the place entitled, Ghosts of the Chicken Ranch. Modern photographs in the book are by his wife, Lisa Elliot Blaschke. On Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., Blaschke will read passages from his book at the Fayette Public Library. Copies of the book will be available to purchase.
 
Mon
11
Nov

Drought’s Over!? We’re Now Just ‘Abnormally Dry’

Hallelujah – Fayette County is only “abnormally dry,” according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor. (that is the only  category which doesn’t use the dreaded “D-word.”) It reflects the fact that for first time since December, 2010 Fayette County is no longer in a moderate, severe or exceptional drought. The change is a result of welcome greater-than-average rainfall in September and October. Travis County is also out of the drought category due to record-setting rains in October. 
 
 
Mon
11
Nov

Honoring Veterans in Praha

A huge crowd showed up Sunday in Praha for that community’s 51st annual event honoring veterans. Several other county events were planned on Monday, Veterans Day.
 
Mon
11
Nov

Local Dog/Handler Headed to Nationals

Ledbetter’s Annette Rogers and her four-year old Australian Shepherd “Buddy”, have qualified for the Inaugural American  Kennel Club (AKC) National Owner-Handler Series Finals to be held in Orlando Florida in December. 
 
Thu
07
Nov

Local “Changing the Face of Parkinsons”

By H.H. HOWZE.
Jim and Lyn Foley have been living quietly in Round Top for the last several years. Their jewelry creations are well known and the Foleys are fixtures in the local arts scene. But their lives have been much more adventurous than they seem now. As Lyn tells it, they met as hippie artists wrangling over selling space for their wares in downtown San Francisco in the 1970s.
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Thu
07
Nov

Tire Holding More Than Air

Fayette County Sherriff’s deputy Randy Thumann and his canine Partner Lobos discovered thirty pounds of marijuana concealed in this spare tire during a traffic stop in Interstate-10 Monday. Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana was 27-year-old Artemio Garcia Jr. of Roma, Texas.
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