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38th Annual Lickskillet Fest Offers Food, Fun This Weekend

Lickskillet Days have returned to Fayetteville with every moment a tribute to this historic community. The fun kicks off  Saturday, October 18 with the annual 5K Lickskillet Painted Fun Run/ Walk at 8:30 a.m. This event starts and ends at the Fayetteville School, on 618 North Rusk. Every participant will receive a prize after completing the run. For information, e-mail
 
Mon
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Oct

Barn to be Designated as Texas Czech Ag Museum on Saturday

This Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m., a new barn in the Czech Village of the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La
Grange will be dedicated to the Texas Czech Farmer. The public is invited to a short ceremony in front of the barn followed by a tour of the new barn. 
 
Mon
13
Oct

New Gospel Stage Play Here Saturday

In the aftermath of a very successful gospel stage play held earlier this year that drew 700 spectators to the La Grange 
ISD auditorium, a new play put on by the same folks is being staged Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. back at the school auditorium.
 
Thu
09
Oct

Groundwater Stays Here Official Says

Water marketers haven’t inquired about tapping Fayette County aquifers yet, but an oil company sought permission to drill a well in the county and pipe the water to its oil well in an adjacent county, according to Fayette County Groundwater Conservation District general manager David Van Dresar. Van Dresar told the company to look closer to home.
 
Thu
09
Oct

Big Changes Coming on South Side of Courthouse Square

The end of an era for one prominent La Grange business nears and another plans a move, as an exciting new chapter for a third local company begins. The owners of D&Z Man’s Shop (245 W. Travis St. on the south side of the courthouse square) have finalized the sale of their building to Katy Sweet Confectioners, the candy company that currently operates west of La Grange on Highway 71.
 
Thu
09
Oct

Old Flatonia Clinic Bought at Curbside Auction

The former Flatonia Community Clinic building at 113 W. South Main Street in that city, was auctioned at a Sheriff’s sale on the courthouse square in La Grange Tuesday morning. The building, its fixtures and the land it sits on – everything except medical records – were purchased for $35,000 by the only bidder, Abe Ajrami, CEO and owner of TLC Staffing in Victoria.
 
Thu
09
Oct

Local Celebrates 70 Years of Being a Nun

The Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery in Lisle, Illinois recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of monastic profession of Sister Mary Agnes Kallus, Order of St. Benedict. Kallus is a native of Hostyn
 
Mon
06
Oct

Czech Out The Muziky Festival Oct. 17-18

The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange will be hosting the Heritage Festival & Muziky on October 
17-18. The fest will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon with the vendors and craft booths open in the village. At 5:30 p.m. chicken and dumplings will be served while it lasts in the Hanslik Banquet Hall. 
 
Mon
06
Oct

Organized Chaos

Fayette County and the City of Austin have at least one thing in common. Both are hosts to events which bring in huge 
numbers of people, many of them from elsewhere, for days or weeks at a time. There, it’s the South by Southwest and Austin City Limits music festivals plus UT football games and a lot of other things.
 
Mon
06
Oct

View Solar Eclipse at Local Observatory

The Blinn College – Schulenburg campus will offer area residents the opportunity to safely view a partial solar eclipse, then take a tour of the constellations at the Schaefer Observatory located behind the campus. On Oct. 23, astronomer Gordon
Houston will be on campus with multiple telescopes specially equipped with solar safe film, as well as a projection
telescope – the safest possible method to view a solar eclipse. 
 

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