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Mon
08
Sep

More Than 600 Celebrate St. Rose School’s 125th Anniversary

Catholic Education proved to be the tie that binds as more than 600 guests visited St. Rose of Lima campus on Friday, 
Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 24 for the school’s 125th anniversary celebration. There were many stories shared, laughter, tears
and special memories relived as visitors of all ages from many places gathered to celebrate the history of Catholic Education
in the Schulenburg Community on the weekend of the feast day of its patron saint, St. Rose of Lima
 
Thu
04
Sep

Several Address Court On Proposed Tax Rate

At the first of two public hearings Tuesday, five speakers voiced opinions on the matter of leaving the county tax rate for next year the same as this year’s – $0.4193 per $100 value. That rate will generate close to $700,000 more revenue due to increased property values in the county
 
Thu
04
Sep

Tragic, Fiery Weekend

In what was a tragic weekend in northwest Fayette County, one resident died as a result of burns he sustained in one incident
and another woman lost her home and three dogs in a fire. Friday, Michael Moerbe of Plum died after a fire got out of control behind his home on Golden Valley Road
 
Thu
04
Sep

Park Rangers Revive Man Who Had Heart Attack at Monument Hill

There’s no good place to have a heart attack – but some places are better than others – put Monument Hill State Park in that category. A 63-year old Giddings man discovered that about noon on Labor Day when his heart quit beating just as he and his wife were leaving the park after a stroll around the upper trail. 
 
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.
 

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