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Mon
01
Sep

Victoria Hopson Crowned Fair Queen

By almost any measure, the just-completed 87th annual Fayette County Fair was one of the most successful ever. Good weather and big name entertainment brought larger than normal attendance to three of the four nights of the fair (only Friday was a little slower than normal, vendors reported).
 

 

Mon
01
Sep

U.S. Senator John Cornyn Introduces Merle Haggard

Among the thousands of folks who came out to the Fayette County Fair Saturday was one of the most powerful men in
American politics. U.S. Senator John Cornyn, the Assistant Minority Leader (second highest-ranking Republican in the senate), was in town as part of his re-election campaign – but also to hear a little music.
 
Thu
28
Aug

Warda Native Talks of Experiencing Last Week’s Earthquake

When the strongest earthquake in 25 years struck near Napa, California about 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning, Warda native Bill Karisch was in the cab of his 18-wheeler in Richmond about 35 miles away and he felt it. “The first time the truck swayed, it felt like a wind gust had struck, but then I thought, wait a minute, I’m sitting at a refinery, there shouldn’t be high winds.”
 
Thu
28
Aug

Former LG Resident Shot to Death

Trent Conner, 41, formerly of La Grange, was shot to death Sunday night in a Houston apartment on the southeast side
of town. According to the Houston Police Department, the shooting happened along MLK near Van Fleet around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Norma’s Plaza Apartments.
 
Thu
28
Aug

Fair Parade Begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday

The 2014 Fayette County Fair Parade will be this Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. The parade already had well over 100 entries three days before the deadline. It will follow the same route as in years past, beginning at the old La Grange middle school, proceeding up North Jackson St., crossing Business 71/Travis St. and making a left on Colorado Street.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Flurry of Recent Fires Prompts Burn Ban

By H.H. HOWZE
 
After grass fires erupted on both ends of the county Wednesday and Thursday of last week, county judge Ed Janecka put a county-wide burn ban in effect Thursday at 5 p.m. A formal declaration Restricting Outdoor Burning was added to this week’s commissioners court agenda. Bone-dry conditions on the ground were worsened by stiff south winds that made the situations more dangerous.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Round Top Chamber Calling in Trolleys To Fight the Antiques Traffic This Fall

By H.H. HOWZE
 
Have you ever been stuck in one of those antiques market traffic jams that turn the usual 60-mile-per-hour cruise on SH 237 into a Houston rush-hour, slow-and-go nightmare? It is especially congested during the second and third three-day weekends after the vendors start arriving the first weekend and it’s frustrating for shoppers and commuters alike.
 
Mon
25
Aug

St. John’s Cooking up a Huge Party in Fayetteville

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville will be holding their annual huge church feast Sunday, Aug. 31 on the church grounds in Fayetteville. The Mass with polka music begins at 10 a.m. in the Catholic Church, with new pastor, Rev. Nock Russell officiating. Local musicians will be part of the Mass, playing their instruments and singing.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Statewide Economy Slowing, But Local Numbers Still Strong

By LARRY JACKSON
 
Sales tax growth in Texas is beginning to sputter, much like other economic indicators in the country. La Grange is still ahead of the state average, but growth is no longer skyrocketing.
 
Thu
21
Aug

Finances at Center of Latest County Meeting

In the first of two public hearings on the 2015 county budget Monday, commissioners examined revisions to the Fayette County Personnel Policy Manual and then adopted the revised version
 

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