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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
 
Thu
21
Aug

Lincke Era Comes to an End at LGISD, Roberts Sworn In

An era has come to an end. Gale Lincke served the La Grange ISD as a school board member for the last time Monday
night. Superintendent Dr. Randy Albers presented her with an appreciation plaque and a hand-lathed gavel he made
himself
 
Thu
21
Aug

As It Nears 75th Birthday, River Bridge Gets a Close Inspection

To determine how the old pre-World War II steel truss bridge over the Colorado River on Business 71 in La Grange
bridge is holding up after almost three-quarters of a century, this week a team of contract bridge inspectors working for TxDOT are in town to look it over
 
Thu
21
Aug

County’s 87th Annual Fair Less Than a Week Away

With one of its most anticipated musical lineups in years (The Triumphs headline Friday, Merle Haggard Saturday and
Kevin Fowler Sunday) Fayette County Fair organizers are prepping for the possibility of record crowds at the four-day event
which begins Aug. 28 in La Grange.
 
Mon
18
Aug

Forum to Focus on the Texas Landscape in Art and Music

“Home on the Range” is the topic of this year’s Library and Museum Forum at Festival Hill in Round Top. The title comes  from an arrangement of the iconic Texas ballad attributed to Ballinger, Texas native David Guion. The Forum, on Saturday, September 20, will feature lectures and exhibitions on early Texas art and performances of Guion’s  music
 
Mon
18
Aug

The Hottest Ticket in Town

For several locals, staying up all night was a small price pay for a shot at getting reserved seat tickets to La Grange football
games. Monday morning any reserved seats for Leps games that were not renewed by the previous owners went on sale
to the general public at 8 a.m. at the school’s administration building.
 
Mon
18
Aug

School Board Members in the Spotlight

The La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the first “Meet your Officials” Tuesday evening at the Randolph Recreation Center. Members of the La Grange ISD School Board were special guests for the event. The evening began informally with refreshments and an introduction of each board member, wrapping up with a question and answer session. Questions and challenges concerning policy, education and procedures were discussed along with plans for the 2014-2015 school year.
 

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