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Mon
09
Dec

Cold Night, Hot Drinks

An estimated 700-800 people braved the cold weather Thursday for the annual Schmeckenfest Christmas celebration in
downtown La Grange. Guests had the opportunity to walk around the square and sample various versions of homemade wassail, a hot cider drink, made and served by businesses and non-profit organizations 
 
Mon
09
Dec

Homemade Christmas Displays Brighten the Night in Ledbetter

The Ledbetter Volunteer Fire Department’s Christmas Lane of Lights kicked off Thanksgiving weekend and will continue Friday and Saturday evenings until Christmas from 6 to 9 p.m. Located at the corner of Hwy 290 and FM 1291 in Ledbetter,
the cost is $8 per person, and ages two and under are free.
 
Thu
05
Dec

School Kidnapping Didn’t Really Happen

When news broke that a 13-year-old girl was abducted during school at Flatonia ISD Monday and later assaulted and
left in a field, television crews from Austin converged on the small town and neighboring school districts went on high
alert. La Grange superintendent Randy Albers sent out an automated call to the hundreds of parents of LGISD students saying, in part, “La Grange schools are on alert this morning due to an incident at a neighboring school district.”
 
Thu
05
Dec

As Filing Deadline Looms, Political Winds Swirl

Cecil Webster, the chairman of the Fayette County Democratic Party, said he plans to resign that post on Monday, and
will likely run for a yet-to-be-determined elected county office. Webster’s decision comes at a critical time in the local party’s history, as over the last few months four local Democratic have announced they are switching to the Republican Party
 
Thu
05
Dec

Courthouse Dressed up for Christmas

Christmas decorations were set up at the Courthouse in La Grange Monday morning. Right, the county’s Christmas tree gets unloaded. Below volunteers from Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn spread some Christmas lights. Workers
from all four Fayette County precincts and well as City of La Grange employees all pitched in.
 
Thu
05
Dec

Surprise Find in Field

On Wednesday Nov. 27, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received call from a landowner neat Kirtley in western Fayette County. The landowner believed he had found marijuana growing on his land near Barton Creek
 
Mon
02
Dec

County To Begin Air-Raid On Skunks This January

The Texas Department of State Health Services is expanding a pilot program aimed at reducing the number of rabid
skunks in the state, according to Dr. Beverlee Nix, Zoonosis Control Veterinarian. Dr. Nix gave a presentation to county
commissioners last week explaining the program which is due to begin the end of January, 2014.
 
Mon
02
Dec

Historic Sawmill on the Move

Morris Zapalac’s home on the Colorado River near Ellinger may be unique – it is built entirely of pecan wood. And it’s all
because Hurricane Carla blew down “countless” pecan trees on the Zapalac ranch in 1961, according to his  granddaughter, Stephanie. “In fact, every single wooden board in Morris’s current house is pecan wood,” Stephanie Mueller
said last week. Mueller was taking a day off from her job as a curator at the Witte Museum in San Antonio to document the
transfer of the historic Zapalac sawmill to the Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange
 
Mon
02
Dec

St. Mark’s Rallies Around One of Its Own When Cancer Strikes

Every day, St. Mark’s Medical Center employees in La Grange reach out to their patients with kindness, respect and empathy. It’s not surprising then that when one of their own was diagnosed with breast cancer, saying they cared wasn’t
enough. “We wanted to show our support for Amanda by ordering special pink t-shirts for her and her family. We also asked
permission to wear our shirts on Thursdays at the hospital, the day Amanda goes for treatments. Then the idea  mushroomed from there,” said her lab coworker Sarah Weishuhn. 
 
Mon
02
Dec

LG Goes a-Wassailing

Schmeckenfest, La Grange’s wassail-tasting and Christmas celebration is coming up Thursday from 5-8 p.m. on the courthouse square. Above, square dancing on the street around the courthouse at last year’s event
 

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