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FPP Lauded for Ash Recycling Program

The Fayette Power Project  recently received a Coal Combustion Products Partnership Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its coal ash recycling efforts. Coal ash, the residue of burning coal for power generation, has been blamed for polluting ground water and streams across the United States, but FPP has a positive story to tell about the coal
ash it generates
 
Mon
02
Jun

One of LHS’ Largest Classes, 155 Strong, Get Diplomas

Every graduation is special, especially the La Grange High School graduation ceremony held Thursday, May 29 at Leopard Stadium. This year marked one of the largest graduating classes for La Grange – a total of 155 seniors, now graduates, walked across the stage to receive their diploma.
 
Thu
29
May

A Close Harmony

Above: ROTC Lt. Lorenza Crosby Jr. and Myrtle Eddie Adams, who met at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas, graduated with Bachelor of Education degrees in 1956. Both their mothers had taught in  East Texas one room schools. An outstanding  high school student, Miss Adams won a valedictorian scholarship 
 
Thu
29
May

Remembering Our Heroes

Flags were raised on a special day – a Memorial Day  Ceremony was held Monday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange. The ceremony was held to remember and honor courageous troops (World War I,
World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan veterans) who risked their lives for our freedoms. 
 
Thu
29
May

Stars Come Out in Fayetteville

A crowd of over 100 attended the premier of locally made feature film, Dawn of the Crescent Moon, at the re-born Dawn Theater on the Fayetteville square Saturday night. Re-born because the appropriately- named venue closed in the 1960s and is now part of the Red & White Gallery owned by Joan and Jerry Herring.
 
Mon
26
May

Field Day Fun

It’s the last week of the school year for Fayette County students and the days are getting a little more unconventional.
Thursday, students at Hermes Elementary held their Field Day. 
 
Mon
26
May

As Drought Enters 7th Summer, Water Rights Get More Heated

In another blow to downstream water users in the lower basin of the Colorado River, the Texas Commission on  Environmental Quality Friday raised the bar for agricultural water releases from the Highland Lakes reservoirs.
 
Thu
22
May

LG Grad Making a Difference in Ethiopia

One hundred and forty five million children in the world do not have access to education. La Grange High School graduate Pastor Brad Otto of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Cypress is trying to change that 
 
Thu
22
May

Under Construction

TxDOT area engineer Rodney Svec outlined plans for four years of road and bridge work in Fayette and surrounding  counties for county commissioners last week 
 
Mon
19
May

A Colorado River Monster

Four local men caught this massive 7-foot, 5-inch alligator gar while bow-fishing on the Colorado River south of La Grange Sunday May 11. It is believed to be one of the largest ever caught in the river here and is estimated to be about 70 years old. The state record for an alligator gar caught via bow-fishing is an eight-footer caught in the Trinity River in 2001.

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