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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.
 
Mon
22
Sep

Daytripper Back in Town

Chet Garner, the popular host of the PBS show “Daytripper” which profiled La Grange back in 2012, was back in town earlier
this month chowing down, and filming, at Weikel’s Bakery for a new show called Food Finder TX, which also appears on PBS
stations
 
Thu
18
Sep

Burn Ban Lifted As Rain Soaks County

Sometimes optimists get it right. After discussions with Abe Pace, chief of the Fayette County Firefighters Association and La Grange fire chief Frank Menefee, Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka unilaterally lifted the burn ban Monday, Sept. 15. County commissioners are scheduled to make it official at next Monday’s regular meeting
 
Thu
18
Sep

Blinn Professor to Run Across Entire County

Before the sun rises on Saturday, Sept. 20, Blinn College Government Professor Brian  Cravens will slip on his running 
shoes and embark on a more than 45-mile trek across Fayette County. Cravens has been running  ultramarathons, races of
more than 26.2 miles, for three and a half years, but this race has a special meaning to the social sciences professor
 
Thu
18
Sep

That Pole’s on Fire

City of La Grange workers and members of the La Grange fire department responded to this utility pole fire Monday morning on Washington Street.
 
Thu
18
Sep

Patriots & Precipitation

The Patriot Day Ceremony on the La Grange courthouse square was held in misty conditions, but that did not damper the spirit of the people who turned out to salute local first responders. The crowd consisted of members from various fire departments, police departments, and EMS.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Stage is Being Set For Thousands of Antiquers

By H.H. HOWZE.
 
If the fall antiques shows are here, can it not be fall? A welcome weather change last weekend set the stage for thousands of visitors who will converge on Fayette County during the remainder of the month and the first week of October. Tents are already up all along SH 237 awaiting vendors’ arrival which began last weekend and then increasing crowds of shoppers for the next three weeks.

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Tue
16
Sep

St. Mark’s Takes ALS Challenge to New Level

By JEFF WICK.
 
The folks at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange took the ALS Icebucket challenge to a whole new level. Thursday three members of the staff at the hospital were doused by 150 gallons of water mixed with eight bags of ice – all dumped from the front end loader of a John Deere tractor.

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Tue
16
Sep

LG’s Water Well Gift Helps African Students Still Plagued by War

By VIRGINIA LEECH.
 
Civil unrest in Southern Sudan earlier this year caused teachers and orphans to flee to the bush from their school named Gumriak, a place 120 orphans have called home or school for the last six years. Calmer conditions have allowed them to return to Gumriak to continue their studies that have given them some of the highest academic scores in Southern Sudan.

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Tue
16
Sep

Second Tax Hearing Held

By H.H. HOWZE.
 
The second and last of two public hearings on keeping the 2014 county tax rate of $0.4193 to fund the budget for 2015 was held prior to the regular meeting of the Fayette County commissioners’ court Sept. 8. One person spoke in favor of leaving the tax rate the same and one spoke against. Commissioners will vote on the rate at their regular meeting Sept. 22.

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