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Mon
09
Mar

Students Show Off Their Style

Hundreds of spectators turned out Saturday afternoon as the Sacred Heart gymnasium was transformed into the 2015 La Grange Cosmetology Style Show. Cosmetology students used what they’ve learned during the school year to style hair and apply make-up to dozens of local volunteer models in four groups – daytime, prom, evening and fantasy (shown above). Then the models showed off their looks for the crowd.
 
Thu
05
Mar

Three Injured in Interstate Rollover

The Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 10 east of Schulenburg shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
 

 

Thu
05
Mar

It’s Official: Current Drought Is the Worst Since the 1930s

Preliminary 2014 data shows the drought gripping the Highland Lakes is now the most severe drought the region has experienced since construction of the lakes began in the 1930s.
 

 

Thu
05
Mar

Blaze Destroys Carmine Home

A Carmine firefighter sprays water on the mangled remains of a home in Carmine. About the only thing left standing was the brick fireplace.

 

Thu
05
Mar

Is Border Surge Robbing County of Needed Officers?

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
Highway Patrol troopers from across the state have been rotating in shifts to staff the border for an operation the Department of Public Safety calls “Strong Safety.” The operation has left DPS stations understaffed.
 

 

Mon
02
Mar

Renaissance at Winedale

By H.H. HOWZE
 
Last year U.T. Briscoe Center for American History Director Don Carleton came in for some criticism from longtime supporters of Winedale for the condition of the grounds and several of the historic structures there. (Winedale is a division  of the Center.) The fuss was kicked off by a critical article in the Houston Chronicle and kept alive by letters to the editor in that paper and The Record. Carleton subsequently defended his stewardship of Ima Hogg’s pet project in northern Fayette County in an interview with this reporter. 
 
 
Mon
02
Mar

Woman Dies in Highway 77 Rollover

An 80-year-old woman from Schulenburg died in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. Anne Emerson, who lived 
at The Retirement Villas, in Schulenburg was traveling south about four miles south of town on Highway 77 when she lost 
control of her 2007 Chevy Blazer. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert and the vehicle overturned several times.
 
 
Mon
02
Mar

More Bones Found Near Infant Skull Site

By ANDY BEHLEN
Investigators found additional bones at the site where an infant skull was found last month. La Grange Police Sgt. Travis Anderson, who is heading up the investigation, said a volunteer named Jonna Johnson from Montgomery County Search and Rescue visited the site on Feb. 10 and 11 and made the discovery.
 
 
Fri
27
Feb

County to Pay $290,000 To Digitize Old Records

By ANDY BEHLEN

At the Commissioners Court meeting on Monday, Feb. 23, Commissioners unanimously approved a $290,000 contract with DataBank IMX Inc. to create digital backups of the County Clerk’s deed records and probate case files.
 
Fri
27
Feb

Victoria Man Found Dead in Schulenburg

By ANDY BEHLEN

Schulenburg Police found a 22-year-old Victoria man dead in his pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24. Police received a call shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday from family members in Victoria who were concerned about the man’s welfare.
 

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