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29
Sep

Boom Times Evident In Sales Tax Numbers

Just how much sales tax gets collected is always a hot topic when the semi-annual Antiques Weeks roll around. But even before this fall’s stalls opened for business, the town of Round Top was already at the top of Fayette County’s sales tax gains.
 
 
Mon
29
Sep

This is Only a Test

La Grange played host to nearly 100 firemen and emergency instructors from around the state over the weekend for a three-day series of classes designed to teach the proper technique for extracting victims from extreme auto accident situations. Ron’s Auto Repair in La Grange donated equipment and the space for several of the sessions. Though all the classes were in La Grange, some of the firemen taking the class had to stay in surrounding towns because hotel and motel rooms were filled
up with the local antiques festival-goers 
 
 
Mon
29
Sep

Rash of Car Burglaries Solved

After a week-long investigation of a series of vehicle burglaries in the Cedar Creek and Fritsch Auf subdivisions by a multi-agency law enforcement team, Sheriff Keith Korenek on Friday announced the arrest of Gianni Herrera, 26, of La Grange. 
 
 
Thu
25
Sep

Stone Cellar Making A Big Move Across Little Town

By H.H. HOWZE
 
Jon Perez, owner of Round Top’s Stone Cellar Pub and selfstyled “Big Kahuna,” is making a big move. Perez is moving his popular pub and entertainment spot from Bybee Square to the Old Depot antiques venue on SH 237, formerly owned by Howard Konetsky. The site is located adjacent to the RTC elementary school property just inside the town limits.
 
Thu
25
Sep

Students Participate in Prayer Event

Students gathered around flagpoles at some Fayette County schools Wednesday morning for “See You At The Pole” an annual National Student led prayer movement.
 
Thu
25
Sep

Fayetteville Library Project Gaining Support

At Fayetteville Friends of the Library’s most recent meeting, Lisa Corn pointed out the results of the survey which indicated that over 90-percent of those participating supported the formation of a community library in Fayetteville.
 
Thu
25
Sep

New Fair Stage Area In the Works

By JEFF WICK
 
Growing pains are a good problem to have. And the Fayette County Fair certainly experienced some growing pains this year as folks flooded the grounds – especially for Merle Haggard’s Saturday night performance. The Fair hopes to continue to bring big-name acts, and has a plan for easing the congestion
 
Mon
22
Sep

Flatonia Officer Assaulted

A Flatonia police officer has been placed on sick leave after being injured in a fight with a resident. On the evening of Sept. 12,
Flatonia police officer Joe Gonzales was attempting to issue Timothy Muras a criminal trespass warning at his residence on
the 300 block of East 4th St. in Flatonia.
 
Mon
22
Sep

A Historic Salute

One of the largest crowds ever to  attend Texas Heroes Day showed up Saturday morning at Monument Hill State Park in La Grange to enjoy the festivities. Clockwise from top: Three different cannons kept the echoes booming across the Colorado River Valley, a stagecoach proved popular with the kids , the keynote speaker was Dr. Richard McCaslin from the University of North Texas, and a pile of wreaths await their placement on the tomb of the Texas heroes buried at the park
 
Mon
22
Sep

Raymonds Give Round Top Family Library $200,000 Gift

The Round Top Family Library is the beneficiary of a major gift from philanthropists Frank and Jean Raymond of Round Top. The family, who have been Fayette County residents for almost twenty years, are donating $200,000 to the Round Top Library Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit and have dedicated the money to two funds.
 

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