News

Thu
16
Apr

Lightning Monday Sparks Oil Tank Fire

Lightning struck a large oil storage tank outside La Grange Monday morning and ignited a fire. La Grange volunteer firefighters were called out at 6:12 a.m. Monday to 4816 FM 2145 to the Willie Taylor estate, where the center tank of three oil storage tanks owned by Entervest Operations LLC was on fire.
 
Thu
16
Apr

Prep Work by Organizers, Volunteers Keep BP MS-150 Running Smoothly

By ANDY BEHLEN & H. H. HOWZE
BP MS-150 organizers were getting the Fayette County Fairgrounds ready Wednesday for 13,000 bicyclists, plus support
staff. The rolling pack of fundraisers will call La Grange home for the night Saturday on its annual halfway point stopover between Houston and Austin.
 
Mon
13
Apr

Roots of the Modern Day MS-150 Started in the Snow

By H. H. HOWZE
Before there were volunteers riding bicycles to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, there were volunteers on snowmobiles. That was back in 1980 in Minnesota according to Carmine resident Vicki LaRue who was there at the beginning.
 
Mon
13
Apr

Up From the Ashes

By H. H. HOWZE
The home of Bob and Marie Allen on Prairie Valley Road west of La Grange burned to the ground on Oct. 3, 2011. After
traveling widely, the Allens had just settled into the gracious 19th century home for their retirement. Their house and all the furnishings including personal items were lost in the blaze. After the fire, the Allens moved to a home on the Bluff.
 
Mon
13
Apr

Three Hospitalized After Violent Wreck Thursday in Hostyn Area

By ANDY BEHLEN
A wreck involving a flatbed truck and an 18-wheeler sent three people to the hospital and shut down US 77 for over an hour last Thursday. According to a report from DPS Trooper Darryl Tidwell, the wreck occurred about 3:30 p.m. on April 9, a short distance south of Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative.
 
 
Thu
09
Apr

MS-150 Prep Turns Fiery

A tractor and shredder caught fire and were completely destroyed Tuesday morning about 10:30 a.m. in the field south of St. Mark’s Medical Center. The tractor driver jumped off and appeared unharmed according to an eyewitness. 
 
Thu
09
Apr

Fayetteville Girl Sets an Example for Service to the Animal Shelter

Animal lovers all know that feeling – the one they get when  Sarah McLaughlin’s sad puppy commercial comes on the television. To the cynical adult, it’s a hopeless feeling. It’s simply impossible to save all the cute puppies and kitties, much less the tortured and neglected pets that turn mean.
 
Mon
06
Apr

A Soldier Comes Home

By JEFF WICK
 
During his first tour of duty in war-torn Iraq as a U.S. Marine, 2002 La Grange High School grad Korey Buscha knew full well the danger he was heading into. “I went over there not expecting to come home,” Buscha said. He said he felt the same way
each time he was deployed – three times to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan over the last several years.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

Mon
06
Apr

Dance, Show & Tell

By H.H. HOWZE
On a full moon Friday night in Warrenton last weekend, about 20 protesters carrying signs and dragging wooden crosses marched along SH 237. Meanwhile, in a low-ceilinged tent nearby several drugstore cowboys shimmied and shook to throbbing music in front of a smallish crowd of women and a few men seated on hay bales. Half a dozen Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies and Sheriff Keith Korenek stood watch outside, alert for any trouble. “We didn’t know what to expect,”
one officer said.
 

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

Mon
06
Apr

The Hunt is On

Hundreds of kids showed up for the annual Easter Egg hunt Saturday at The Jersey Barnyard outside La Grange. Shown here are the 3-4-year-old group. Kids also had a chance to bottle feed baby calves, take hay rides and hang out with all sorts of farm animals at the event.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News