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01
Jun

La Grange High School Class of 2015 Graduates

By JEFF WICK
During a week of otherwise wild weather and record rains, Mother Nature smiled on the La Grange High School Class of 2015 with clear skies long enough Thursday for all 136 graduates to get their diplomas in front of a near capacity crowd of thousands of on-lookers at Leopard Stadium.

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Mon
01
Jun

Coordination Key to Future Flood Response

By ANDY BEHLEN
Governor Greg Abbott issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation last week that included Fayette County among 70 Texas counties. “I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.”

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Mon
01
Jun

Governor Includes Fayette in Disaster Area

By H.H. HOWZE
May is typically the wettest month of the year in Fayette County – the long term average is 4.44 inches. But May, 2015 was a recordsetting month for rainfall all over the County. La Grange led the way with 11.91 inches through the 29th. Round Top was at 10.06 inches and Schulenburg tallied 8.63 inches in the same period.

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Mon
01
Jun

First Murder Trail Here in Years Begins This Week

By ANDY BEHLEN
The murder trial of former Weimar High School standout football player Ja’Kyle Harris began Monday, June 1, in the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. Harris stands accused of
first degree murder for the shooting death of 19-year-old Dustin Donovan Smith of New Ulm.

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Thu
28
May

Tracking the Tornado

The storm cell that generated the Memorial Day tornado seems to have started near Swiss Alp some time after 6 p.m. on Monday, May 25. Several witnesses shot video of the twister and posted them on social media. Footage shot by Gale Lincke of Swiss Alp shows the twister forming in the vicinity of Knape Road and Ohnheiser-Kaase Road. In the video the twister appears and disappears, dancing up and down in the sky.

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Thu
28
May

River Rises to 17-Year High

As locals closely monitored the rising waters of the Colorado River after heavy rains this week, Fayette County commissioners reported Monday on minor flood damage from Saturday’s heavy rains. Several culverts washed out and Commissioner Tom Muras stated his precinct has a bridge out on Gebert Road. By noon Wednesday, flood waters had reached an expected peak of 37.9 feet on the LCRA river gauge above La Grange.

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Thu
28
May

SAVAGE STORM

A wallet, camera, keys, and a few important papers are the only dry possessions Eric and Bridgette Worsham were able to save following the Memorial Day tornado that destroyed their home on West Radhost School Road, about seven miles south of La Grange. The home, or what’s left of it, is visible from US Highway 77, near Chamrad’s Body Shop.

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Mon
25
May

Paddling the Navidad River

Although the Handbook of Texas notes that the Navidad River “has limited recreational use,” it possesses a mystique based on early Texas legends of a Wild Man (or Woman) who lived in the bottoms.

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Mon
25
May

LG Band Enjoys Disney World

Members of La Grange High School “Mighty Leopard” Marching Band became stars of their own Disney show on May 14 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park. The group traveled from La Grange to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

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Thu
21
May

Opposition Arises to Fayette Memorial Hospital Re-Use Plan

Several local residents attended the La Grange School Board meeting on Monday night to speak about the use of the former Fayette Memorial Hospital building by Bluebonnet Trails and Tejas Healthcare.

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