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Thu
08
May

County Kids Give Ag Day An A+

Approximately 300 fourth grade students from La Grange, Flatonia, Round Top-Carmine, Fayetteville and Schulenburg
schools got up close and personal with agriculture at the Fayette County Farm Bureau’s 17th annual Ag in the Classroom on Tuesday, May 5 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds
 
Thu
08
May

Flags Placed on Schulenburg Fire Fighters’ Graves

On May 4 the Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department conducted its annual Memorial Service. Each year on the first Sunday of May, active and retired members of the SVFD place memorial flags on the graves of deceased retired SVFD members in honor of their service.
 
Thu
08
May

Local Vets Special Guests on Honor Flight to D.C.

Honor Flight Fort Worth flew Ray Thurman, a Korean war veteran, and myself, a Vietnam war veteran, to Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 29, to honor us and other WWII and Korean war veterans for their military service to our country 
 
Mon
05
May

Painting a Cow – With a Purpose

Yes, that cow above is being spray-painted by Fayette County Extension Agent Scott Willey. He was doing so to illustrate to the huge crowd that showed up for Friday’s Fayette County Cow/ Calf Clinic and Trade Show about the bone structure of ca
cattle.
 
Mon
05
May

Four Times the Work, Four Times the Love

Forty tiny fingers, forty tiny toes, eight little eyes and eight little ears; Adam and Misty (Nelius) Archibeque of Round Top  welcomed home Fayette County’s first known set of quadruplets recently. Daniel Wyatt, Evelyn Marie, Waylon Thomas, and Ellie Dawn were born on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas
 
Mon
05
May

Fayette Up to 45th Best Bass Lake in the U.S.

Bassmaster Magazine’s third annual ranking of America’s 100 best bass fisheries has been announced, and out of thousands of candidates, Lake Fayette made the list at #45. This was the third year the magazine’s editors compiled
the list. The initial year the lake didn’t make the cut. Last year it squeeked in at #99
 
Thu
01
May

Firefighter Memorial Service Held

Tuesday the annual La Grange Fire Department Memorial Service was held to honor the 102 members of the local department who have died over the years (two of which occurred in the line of duty). All those names are inscribed upon a monument outside the firehouse.
 
Thu
01
May

Remembering Victims of Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and as part of that effort a parade was held at Hermes Elementary Tuesday with several local law enforcement and social service organizations participating 
 
Thu
01
May

Cocaine Found in Car Battery

Drug interdiction officer Randy Thumann and his canine partner Lobos found five kilos of cocaine worth an estimated
$200,000 stashed in a battery on a 2006 Ford pickup which was stopped for a traffic violation on I-10 Friday at 11:18 a.m.
 
Mon
28
Apr

From Eye-Sore to Eye-Shop

The former City Grocery on the La Grange courthouse square is gradually being transformed, in an historically accurate way, into new offices for Columbus Optical, now located two buildings away on the corner of Travis and Washington Streets. On Thursday, workers were putting a new roof on the building. George Burton, husband of Columbus Optical  Opthamologist Lori Learned-Burton, is doing most of the work himself 
 

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