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Thu
18
Jun

Fayette Co. Declared Federal Disaster Area

President Obama signed a declaration on June 11 designating Fayette County as a disaster area eligible for individual assistance due to the Memorial Day flooding and tornado damage. When a property owner who sustained damage during the May flood (and subsequent tornadoes) registers with FEMA, the property owner becomes eligible for a Damaged Housing Inspection.

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Mon
15
Jun

Camp Invention Lights Fire of Learning

La Grange ISD’s Camp Invention was held last week and the largest group of campers ever, 97, participated in five days of intense experimentation for first through sixth graders

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Mon
15
Jun

Clinic Remains a Source of Debate

Extra chairs had to be brought out several times Wednesday to accommodate a growing crowd of attendees for the first of three planned public meetings on the proposed new health clinic at the old Fayette Memorial Hospital.

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Mon
15
Jun

COPS State Convention

La Grange Police Chief Jackie Skelton speaks to some of the more than 100 attendees at last
week’s state Citizens on Patrol Convention, which was held Thursday through Sunday in La Grange
at the Randolph Rec. Center

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Mon
15
Jun

Leps Kick-Off Public Part of Stadium Renovation Campaign

About 75 people showed up at Leopard Stadium Tuesday at the first public effort to raise private funds for renovations to the stadium. “This is a special place for me,” said Cliff Gage, who is one of the members of the LEPS Foundation, which was formed in August of 2014, and whose first task was tackling the issue of stadium improvements.

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Fri
12
Jun

Monument to Sheriff Jim Found Hiding in Plain Sight

By ANDY BEHLEN

ZZ Top’s tour stop in La Grange during the Fayette County Fair later this year has renewed some memories locally about the Chicken Ranch. ZZ Top immortalized the Little Ol’ Brothel in their 1973 hit song “La Grange.” A year later, in 1974, Fayette County Fair Association erected a monument to Sheriff Jim Flournoy and County Judge Ike Petras near the entrance to the fairgrounds. It was moved some time later.

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Fri
12
Jun

Round Top’s Merc Puts Dippel Back to Work

By H.H. HOWZE

Veteran Fayette County haberdasher Harvey Dippel, who sold men’s clothing on the La Grange square for 53 years with his partner James Zapalac, is back in the trade. This time Dippel is managing lines of clothing and footwear at the newly expanded and remodeled Round Top Mercantile.

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Fri
12
Jun

Heated Meeting

Extra chairs had to be brought out, and at times tempers flared Wednesday night during a discussion both for and against the proposed health clinic that is being considered for the old Fayette Memorial Hospital Building in La Grange.

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Fri
12
Jun

Fayette to Join ATXFloods.com Website

By ANDY BEHLEN

The next time major flooding hits Fayette County, residents will have an additional tool to help them cope with rising floodwaters. Fayette County Commissioners agreed to join the ATXfloods. com website, which provides real-time information about low water crossing closures for much of central Texas.

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Fri
12
Jun

Emancipation Day Proclaimed

Fayette County Commissioners Court signed a proclamation on Monday, June 8, designating June 19th as Emancipation Day in Fayette County.

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