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Thu
25
Sep

New Fair Stage Area In the Works

By JEFF WICK
 
Growing pains are a good problem to have. And the Fayette County Fair certainly experienced some growing pains this year as folks flooded the grounds – especially for Merle Haggard’s Saturday night performance. The Fair hopes to continue to bring big-name acts, and has a plan for easing the congestion
 
Mon
22
Sep

Flatonia Officer Assaulted

A Flatonia police officer has been placed on sick leave after being injured in a fight with a resident. On the evening of Sept. 12,
Flatonia police officer Joe Gonzales was attempting to issue Timothy Muras a criminal trespass warning at his residence on
the 300 block of East 4th St. in Flatonia.
 
Mon
22
Sep

A Historic Salute

One of the largest crowds ever to  attend Texas Heroes Day showed up Saturday morning at Monument Hill State Park in La Grange to enjoy the festivities. Clockwise from top: Three different cannons kept the echoes booming across the Colorado River Valley, a stagecoach proved popular with the kids , the keynote speaker was Dr. Richard McCaslin from the University of North Texas, and a pile of wreaths await their placement on the tomb of the Texas heroes buried at the park
 
Mon
22
Sep

Raymonds Give Round Top Family Library $200,000 Gift

The Round Top Family Library is the beneficiary of a major gift from philanthropists Frank and Jean Raymond of Round Top. The family, who have been Fayette County residents for almost twenty years, are donating $200,000 to the Round Top Library Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit and have dedicated the money to two funds.
 
Mon
22
Sep

Daytripper Back in Town

Chet Garner, the popular host of the PBS show “Daytripper” which profiled La Grange back in 2012, was back in town earlier
this month chowing down, and filming, at Weikel’s Bakery for a new show called Food Finder TX, which also appears on PBS
stations
 
Thu
18
Sep

Burn Ban Lifted As Rain Soaks County

Sometimes optimists get it right. After discussions with Abe Pace, chief of the Fayette County Firefighters Association and La Grange fire chief Frank Menefee, Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka unilaterally lifted the burn ban Monday, Sept. 15. County commissioners are scheduled to make it official at next Monday’s regular meeting
 
Thu
18
Sep

Blinn Professor to Run Across Entire County

Before the sun rises on Saturday, Sept. 20, Blinn College Government Professor Brian  Cravens will slip on his running 
shoes and embark on a more than 45-mile trek across Fayette County. Cravens has been running  ultramarathons, races of
more than 26.2 miles, for three and a half years, but this race has a special meaning to the social sciences professor
 
Thu
18
Sep

That Pole’s on Fire

City of La Grange workers and members of the La Grange fire department responded to this utility pole fire Monday morning on Washington Street.
 
Thu
18
Sep

Patriots & Precipitation

The Patriot Day Ceremony on the La Grange courthouse square was held in misty conditions, but that did not damper the spirit of the people who turned out to salute local first responders. The crowd consisted of members from various fire departments, police departments, and EMS.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Stage is Being Set For Thousands of Antiquers

By H.H. HOWZE.
 
If the fall antiques shows are here, can it not be fall? A welcome weather change last weekend set the stage for thousands of visitors who will converge on Fayette County during the remainder of the month and the first week of October. Tents are already up all along SH 237 awaiting vendors’ arrival which began last weekend and then increasing crowds of shoppers for the next three weeks.

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