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Thu
25
Jun

The Tricks of a Nurseryman’s Trade

For decades, Bennie Beale ran a nursery in Flatonia, accumulating a wealth of practical knowledge along the way. In his 50-plus years in the trade, he grew shade trees and ornamental shrubs from cuttings, grafted fruit trees and propagated certain varieties of pecans and roses using a technique called t-budding.

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Thu
25
Jun

Bennie Beale

In addition to offering nonchemical approaches to controlling garden pests, Bennie Beale of Flatonia watches the weather.

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Mon
22
Jun

La Grange Celebrates Juneteenth

The Randolph High School Class of 1968 float makes it’s way around the Courthouse Square in the
Juneteenth Parade, held on Saturday. June 20. This

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Mon
22
Jun

Friday Blaze Destroys Hay Barn in Holman

A fire that was started by sparks from a welder Friday afternoon, June 19, in Holman destroyed a hay barn and consumed 550 round bales.

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Mon
22
Jun

Kolkhorst Touts Gold Depository Bill

On Friday, June 12, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 483 by State Representative Giovanni Capriglione (RSouthlake) and Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) to establish a state gold bullion depository.

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Thu
18
Jun

Tropical Storm Bill Blows Through Fayette

Tropical Storm Bill caused quite a mess as it blew through Fayette County Tuesday night, with nearly 40 mph wind gusts. The storm dumped three to five inches of rain across the area. No one reported any injuries related to the storm, according to Fayette County EMS Director Sharon Muzny. Bill’s biggest effects came from the strong wind gusts that blew trees and limbs into power lines and onto roadways throughout the county.

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Thu
18
Jun

Commissioners Consider New Fayette Co. EMS Headquarters

County commissioners began the planning process for a new Fayette County EMS headquarters at a special session Monday. EMS director Sharon Muzny told commissioners that her staff is using “every nook and cranny,” of the current offices and training facility at 750 E. Camp St. in La Grange. That location is “bulging at the seams,” Muzny said.

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Thu
18
Jun

SWIFT Welcomes Summer 2015 Tutors

SWIFT Tutoring Program once again brought a large group of summer members from area high schools and twelve different public and private colleges and universities state-wide to serve in Schulenburg and Weimar Summer Schools. Each tutor was sworn in as an AmeriCorps member after a week-long pre-service training held in space generously donated by Blinn College’s Schulenburg Campus.

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Thu
18
Jun

Weimary Vineyard Releases Its Second Wine of the Year

With a whirlwind start to their summer, Sue and Patrick Gibson, owners of The Weimary, just released their second wine and label of the year in a “Pinot & Pearls” event which featured a Boutique Vendor Fair and Live Music by Briana Adams. Titled “Encore”, this new wine is a Pinot Grigio and the label reflects a picture of Sue’s Aunt, Frances Cohen, a professional dancer and instructor for over 70 years.

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Thu
18
Jun

Fayette Co. Declared Federal Disaster Area

President Obama signed a declaration on June 11 designating Fayette County as a disaster area eligible for individual assistance due to the Memorial Day flooding and tornado damage. When a property owner who sustained damage during the May flood (and subsequent tornadoes) registers with FEMA, the property owner becomes eligible for a Damaged Housing Inspection.

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