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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.

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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.
 

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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.

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Thu
02
Apr

Blinn Rider Approved in House Budget, College Asks Raney for More Time

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
The Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1, the State Budget Bill, on Monday, March 31. That bill included a version of Rep. John Raney’s (R-Brayn) House Bill 1903 as a rider that would tie the funding of Blinn College’s campuses to the number of students on each campus. Under Raney’s legislation, the Blinn campus in Bryan would receive largest amount of funding. Fayette County’s newly seated State Rep. Leighton Schubert opposes that measure.
 

 

Thu
02
Apr

Disposal of Historic Newspapers Sparks Archives Controversy

By H.H. HOWZE
 
A decision two years ago by an archivist at the Fayette Museum and Archives to dispose of a large portion of the institution’s collection of original copies of 20th century newspapers has stirred controversy among members of the local historical community. La Grange genealogist Neale Rabensburg, acting on a tip, discovered that the papers had gone missing and initiated a flurry of emails to other interested parties, lamenting the decision.
 

 

Thu
02
Apr

Halliburton to Close Doors in La Grange

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
The oilfield service giant Halliburton is in the process of closing its office in La Grange, located on South Reynolds Street. The company provided few details about the closure, but said that some employees were offered transfers to other Halliburton facilities.
 

 

Thu
02
Apr

Sign Language

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
Signs tell a story. Some are works of art. Some sell a product. Some do both. The word “Texpunk,” with letters made of used tires painted in bright colors, stands in a field on Hwy. 237 in Warrenton. It’s one of the icons of the Antiques Show. Vendor and artist David Kay built the sign.
 

 

Mon
30
Mar

Leopard Stadium Renovations Will Likely Wait Until After 2015 Season

The La Grange Education Program Support (LEPS) Foundation reported at the LGISD board meeting
Monday that they are halfway to their goal of $1 million for the stadium renovation.

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