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Thu
28
Aug

Former LG Resident Shot to Death

Trent Conner, 41, formerly of La Grange, was shot to death Sunday night in a Houston apartment on the southeast side
of town. According to the Houston Police Department, the shooting happened along MLK near Van Fleet around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Norma’s Plaza Apartments.
 
Thu
28
Aug

Fair Parade Begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday

The 2014 Fayette County Fair Parade will be this Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. The parade already had well over 100 entries three days before the deadline. It will follow the same route as in years past, beginning at the old La Grange middle school, proceeding up North Jackson St., crossing Business 71/Travis St. and making a left on Colorado Street.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Flurry of Recent Fires Prompts Burn Ban

By H.H. HOWZE
 
After grass fires erupted on both ends of the county Wednesday and Thursday of last week, county judge Ed Janecka put a county-wide burn ban in effect Thursday at 5 p.m. A formal declaration Restricting Outdoor Burning was added to this week’s commissioners court agenda. Bone-dry conditions on the ground were worsened by stiff south winds that made the situations more dangerous.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Round Top Chamber Calling in Trolleys To Fight the Antiques Traffic This Fall

By H.H. HOWZE
 
Have you ever been stuck in one of those antiques market traffic jams that turn the usual 60-mile-per-hour cruise on SH 237 into a Houston rush-hour, slow-and-go nightmare? It is especially congested during the second and third three-day weekends after the vendors start arriving the first weekend and it’s frustrating for shoppers and commuters alike.
 
Mon
25
Aug

St. John’s Cooking up a Huge Party in Fayetteville

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville will be holding their annual huge church feast Sunday, Aug. 31 on the church grounds in Fayetteville. The Mass with polka music begins at 10 a.m. in the Catholic Church, with new pastor, Rev. Nock Russell officiating. Local musicians will be part of the Mass, playing their instruments and singing.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Statewide Economy Slowing, But Local Numbers Still Strong

By LARRY JACKSON
 
Sales tax growth in Texas is beginning to sputter, much like other economic indicators in the country. La Grange is still ahead of the state average, but growth is no longer skyrocketing.
 
Thu
21
Aug

Finances at Center of Latest County Meeting

In the first of two public hearings on the 2015 county budget Monday, commissioners examined revisions to the Fayette County Personnel Policy Manual and then adopted the revised version
 
Thu
21
Aug

Lincke Era Comes to an End at LGISD, Roberts Sworn In

An era has come to an end. Gale Lincke served the La Grange ISD as a school board member for the last time Monday
night. Superintendent Dr. Randy Albers presented her with an appreciation plaque and a hand-lathed gavel he made
himself
 
Thu
21
Aug

As It Nears 75th Birthday, River Bridge Gets a Close Inspection

To determine how the old pre-World War II steel truss bridge over the Colorado River on Business 71 in La Grange
bridge is holding up after almost three-quarters of a century, this week a team of contract bridge inspectors working for TxDOT are in town to look it over
 
Thu
21
Aug

County’s 87th Annual Fair Less Than a Week Away

With one of its most anticipated musical lineups in years (The Triumphs headline Friday, Merle Haggard Saturday and
Kevin Fowler Sunday) Fayette County Fair organizers are prepping for the possibility of record crowds at the four-day event
which begins Aug. 28 in La Grange.
 

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