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Mon
14
Apr

Riding With a Purpose

One guy (A.J. Grieg of Austin) rode the entire way on a unicycle. The Houston Astros mascot, Orbit, rode the whole way in full
costume. Two other folks (David and Hope Griffin) got married Saturday morning at 6:15 a.m. in Houston, hopped on a tandem bike and spent the first night of their honeymoon in La Grange
 
Mon
14
Apr

Willow Springs Residents Mobilize To Help With College Movie Project

When Ron and Jo Ellen Hubert first bought some property in Willow Springs six years ago, little did they know what a
warm welcome they’d receive from their new neighbors in the northeast corner of Fayette County
 
Thu
10
Apr

Trees, Tents & Tombstones all Toppled

In the span of just a few minutes Monday night, winds in La Grange went from blowing just five miles per hour to gusting at speeds of up to 47 miles per hour (according to the National Weather Service) as a fast moving thunderstorm barrelled through. In a city still cleaning up downed branches from an ice storm a month ago, a whole new round of limbs and trees were downed, and a few dozen power outages even occurred within the city.
 
Thu
10
Apr

Water Wars from the West Likely Won’t Make it Here

Should Fayette County residents be worried that waterdeficient, or potentially waterdeficient, neighbors to the west in Travis, Williamson, Hays and Bexar Counties (and also the LCRA,) have designs on the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer which underlies part of this and several other Central Texas counties in a broad north-south band?
 
Thu
10
Apr

120 Quilts Made in LG Sent To Warm the Needy Around the World

Lutheran World Relief Project has a mission – to work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering. In the United States, Lutheran churches in at least 20 states mobilized to help in Europe. 
 
Mon
07
Apr

Officials Seek Help In Unsolved Incidents

Fayette County Crime Stoppers met recently and heard from Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek and Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie about the following unsolved cases: Case #072 (2-3-14): Theft of copper wire from a cell phone tower site on State Highway 95 just South of Cistern. 
 
Mon
07
Apr

MS 150 Turns 30

The 30th Annual BP MS 150, benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will unite an estimated 13,000 cyclists from around the world on April 12-13 and bring them into La Grange for an overnight stay Saturday on their way from Houston to  Austin.
 
Mon
07
Apr

Jersey Barnyard Bovine Back In The Commercial Spotlight

Nevermind Matthew McConaughey and John Malkovich, who were seen shopping at Marburger Farm during the antiques
shows – the real local media darling last week was a Jersey cow named Peanut who was starring in her third commercial
 
Mon
07
Apr

Ton of Drugs Found Under Watermelons

Guess what came down the road on a load of watermelons last Thursday? Sheriff Keith Korenek reported that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit stopped a Kenworth truck pulling a trailer loaded with watermelons at 2 p.m. and mixed in with the melons were large bundles of marijuana 
 
Thu
03
Apr

Folks Wake Up Early, Line Up For First Crack at Some Antiques

As the local antiques shows hit their peak this week, the Big Red Barn, between Round Top  and Carmine, celebrated their
own Grand Opening on Wednesday. There were no chickens in this 30,000 square foot barn, but rather a long line of visitors  waiting patiently for the doors to open at 9 a.m. 
 

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