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Thu
11
Sep

Texas Heroes Day Set for Sept. 20 at Monument Hill

Texas Heroes Day is Saturday, September 20. That is the day when Texans will honor the brave volunteers who fought
and died in the Dawson Massacre and the Mier Expedition in 1842 and 1843. The battlefield remains of these heroes were returned to La Grange and reburied in a stone crypt in 1848. The grave was further marked in 1936 by a 48- foot high obelisk complete with guardian angel 
 
Mon
08
Sep

Sheriff Urges The Use of 911 Address Signs

Sheriff Keith Korenek wants everyone in the county to clearly post their 911 address so emergency service first responders
can locate residences quickly in an emergency. He has these suggestions: • Post address at entrance to property • Make it visible from the public road • Clear brush, weeds or other items so they don’t block view of the sign
 
Mon
08
Sep

Honoring History & Country

Representatives from the local VFW Post 5254 and Auxiliary were recently on hand for the signing by a trio of  proclamations by La Grange Mayor Janet Moerbe. Moerbe proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day in La Grange. In part, the proclamation urged locals to hold a moment of silence at 8:45 a.m. “in remembrance and to teach the youth that living in the United States of America gives freedom that other countries do not have.”
 
Mon
08
Sep

More Than 600 Celebrate St. Rose School’s 125th Anniversary

Catholic Education proved to be the tie that binds as more than 600 guests visited St. Rose of Lima campus on Friday, 
Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 24 for the school’s 125th anniversary celebration. There were many stories shared, laughter, tears
and special memories relived as visitors of all ages from many places gathered to celebrate the history of Catholic Education
in the Schulenburg Community on the weekend of the feast day of its patron saint, St. Rose of Lima
 
Thu
04
Sep

Several Address Court On Proposed Tax Rate

At the first of two public hearings Tuesday, five speakers voiced opinions on the matter of leaving the county tax rate for next year the same as this year’s – $0.4193 per $100 value. That rate will generate close to $700,000 more revenue due to increased property values in the county
 
Thu
04
Sep

Tragic, Fiery Weekend

In what was a tragic weekend in northwest Fayette County, one resident died as a result of burns he sustained in one incident
and another woman lost her home and three dogs in a fire. Friday, Michael Moerbe of Plum died after a fire got out of control behind his home on Golden Valley Road
 
Thu
04
Sep

Park Rangers Revive Man Who Had Heart Attack at Monument Hill

There’s no good place to have a heart attack – but some places are better than others – put Monument Hill State Park in that category. A 63-year old Giddings man discovered that about noon on Labor Day when his heart quit beating just as he and his wife were leaving the park after a stroll around the upper trail. 
 
Mon
01
Sep

Victoria Hopson Crowned Fair Queen

By almost any measure, the just-completed 87th annual Fayette County Fair was one of the most successful ever. Good weather and big name entertainment brought larger than normal attendance to three of the four nights of the fair (only Friday was a little slower than normal, vendors reported).
 

 

Mon
01
Sep

U.S. Senator John Cornyn Introduces Merle Haggard

Among the thousands of folks who came out to the Fayette County Fair Saturday was one of the most powerful men in
American politics. U.S. Senator John Cornyn, the Assistant Minority Leader (second highest-ranking Republican in the senate), was in town as part of his re-election campaign – but also to hear a little music.
 
Thu
28
Aug

Warda Native Talks of Experiencing Last Week’s Earthquake

When the strongest earthquake in 25 years struck near Napa, California about 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning, Warda native Bill Karisch was in the cab of his 18-wheeler in Richmond about 35 miles away and he felt it. “The first time the truck swayed, it felt like a wind gust had struck, but then I thought, wait a minute, I’m sitting at a refinery, there shouldn’t be high winds.”
 

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