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Fri
27
Feb

New Antiques Venues Going Up

By H.H. HOWZE

A new crop of antiques and special event venues is popping up in the pastures along State Highway 237 in northern Fayette County. The twice-yearly migration of vendors and shoppers is not far behind. The vendors begin arriving early next month, some venues open March 20 and the circus is finally over the first weekend in April.
 
Fri
27
Feb

LG Police Bust Illegal Gambling

By JEFF WICK
 
Six gaming machines and thousands of dollars were seized at the Bar-G Exxon at 1926 Hwy 159 in La Grange Monday after a month-long investigation into illegal gambling.
 

 

Mon
23
Feb

‘Sew’ Many Coming for Quilt Show

With every passing year the Colorado Valley Quilt Guild’s Best Little Quilt Show in Texas seems to get bigger and bigger.
It now draws more than 1,000 attendees. This year’s event, the 18th annual, runs Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange. Meanwhile, quilts are also displayed in store windows all around downtown La Grange. There are also quilt exhibits at Winedale, the Faison Home in La Grange and the Copper Shade Tree in Round Top. And of course there’s the Texas Quilt Museum in Downtown La Grange.
 
 
Mon
23
Feb

National Lutheran Leaders Gather Here

Camp Lone Star hosted a conference last week put on by the National Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Association (NLOMA), a group comprised of Lutheran-affiliated summer camps. “We believe that outdoors ministry is one of the most effective ways of spreading the Gospel,” said Keith Lund, director of Camp Lone Star and executive director of Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas. Lund said the conference gave Lutheran camp leaders from across the nation the opportunity to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities they face.
Mon
23
Feb

Judge Objects to Planned Male Exotic Dance Show at Antiques Fair

By ANDY BEHLEN
While many Fayette County residents will spend Holy Week in church seeking spiritual renewal, others might be worshipping at a different altar. According to a promotional poster circulating on Facebook, an all-male erotic dance troupe 
calling itself “American Cowboy Las Vegas Revue” is scheduled to perform at a venue in Warrenton during Antiques Week.
 
Thu
19
Feb

A Personal Touch to Report Card Day

By JEFF WICK

FAYETTEVILLE – Long before parents of Fayetteville ISD students see their kids’ report cards, another set of eyes has already scrutinized the grades – and marked up the report card in blue ink.
 
Thu
19
Feb

Big Plans Ahead at Brasher-Gunn

BY H.H. HOWZE

In an effort to comply with current General Motors branding strategy, Brasher Gunn, the landmark automotive dealership on the corner of Colorado and Jefferson Streets in La Grange is undergoing a complete renovation.
 
Thu
19
Feb

Flu Really Impacts Local School Finance

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
At the La Grange I.S.D. school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 16, district business manager Clay Goehring told the board that a dip in attendance rate in the first semester may lead to a $31,000 general fund deficit by the end of the school year.
 

 

Thu
19
Feb

Schubert Wins House Run-Off

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
Caldwell attorney Leighton Schubert pulled off a 14-percentage point win over former Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski in the Texas House District 13 runoff election, held on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
 

 

Thu
19
Feb

The New Face of the Corps of Cadets

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
Fayette County native has made history at Texas A&M University. Alyssa Michalke, daughter of Rodney and Nicole Michalke of Schulenburg and a 2012 graduate of Schulenburg High School, will become the first female Commander of Texas A&M’s Corps of Cadets.
 

 

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