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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. 
 
Thu
02
Oct

Local Resident Talks of Contracting Rare Disease

There are “love bugs” and then there are “kissing bugs.” The former are those conjoined critters that occasionally hatch in large numbers and mess up windshields. Kissing bugs are insects which have extended their range from Latin America, robably due to a warming climate, and are now prevalent in the southern part of the United States including Fayette County
 
Thu
02
Oct

Fayetteville Grad, Rusty Keen, Promoted to Air Force Colonel

In a ceremony usually held in large arenas on military bases in big cities, Fayetteville High School graduate Rusty Keen
opted for a much different type of event Saturday. At the Fayette Regional Airport, in the shadow of a plane that bears his name, Keen was promoted to the rank of full Colonel in the U.S. Air Force in front of dozens of members of his family and friends
 
Thu
02
Oct

Purple Ties and Scarfs All Around

Family Crisis Center Executive Director Sherry Murphy gave purple ties to the men and purple scarfs to the ladies of the La Grange City Council (left) and Fayette County Commissioners Court (right) last week as part of the 2014 campaign against domestic violence.
 
Thu
02
Oct

New Fall Exhibit is Quilt Museum’s Largest Ever

The fall exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange will feature a stunning, once-ina- lifetime display of contemporary
art quilts from one of the country’s most renowned privately- held fabric art collection in “Art Quilts from the John M. Walsh III Collection.”
 
Mon
29
Sep

Boom Times Evident In Sales Tax Numbers

Just how much sales tax gets collected is always a hot topic when the semi-annual Antiques Weeks roll around. But even before this fall’s stalls opened for business, the town of Round Top was already at the top of Fayette County’s sales tax gains.
 
 
Mon
29
Sep

This is Only a Test

La Grange played host to nearly 100 firemen and emergency instructors from around the state over the weekend for a three-day series of classes designed to teach the proper technique for extracting victims from extreme auto accident situations. Ron’s Auto Repair in La Grange donated equipment and the space for several of the sessions. Though all the classes were in La Grange, some of the firemen taking the class had to stay in surrounding towns because hotel and motel rooms were filled
up with the local antiques festival-goers 
 
 

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