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Fri
01
May

$10,000 is Pledged For Compress Preservation

By ANDY BEHLEN
The Fayette County Record
Questions about the future of the historic cotton compress in Schulenburg have spurred a preservation effort. That effort got a big boost this week from Mrs. Lila Clark and family of the late Tommy Brown, who pledged over $10,000 toward preserving the compress. The compress company operated from 1882 to 1968. The Brown and Clark families have intimate ties to the compress. Clark’s late husband, I. E. Clark, was the grandson of an early owner of the Schulenburg Compress Company, Dr. I. E. Clark. Chuck and Larry Brown are the sons of the compress company’s last owner, Tommy Brown, who passed away in January. Tommy Brown’s father, Oscar Brown, purchased the compress company from Dr. I. E. Clark in 1927.

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Fri
01
May

County Looking to The Power Plant for More Road Material

By ANDY BEHLEN
The Fayette County Record
Fayette County Commissioners are hoping to get a better deal on more road building material sourced from their own backyard – coal ash from LCRA’s Fayette Power Project (FPP). Commissioners authorized the county auditor to advertise bids for ash rock, ash road rock, fly ash, and pit ash at their meeting on Monday, April 27. Commissioners hope to use the material as a cheap road base for an upcoming grant-funded road repair project.

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Mon
27
Apr

Kubecka Pleads Guilty

Fayette County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Kubecka pled guilty Wednesday in District Court to Theft of Property by a Public Servant. As a part of the plea agreement Kubecka – who had been temporarily removed from office since January, pending the case involving his alleged theft of county tires – agreed to resign immediately, serve four years of probation and pay $2,923 in restitution and court costs. Kubecka’s resignation triggered the end of Wilbert Gross’ service to the county as interim Precinct 3 Commissioner.
 
Mon
27
Apr

Chovanecs Approach Half-Century Running Fayetteville’s General Store

By H.H. HOWZE
 
Jerry Chovanec greets friends and customers with a high-pitched, unforgettable laugh – part whoop and 100 percent Czech. Chovanec and his wife Shirley have been holding court at their namesake grocery and hardware store on the square in Fayetteville for 50 years come August. Chovanec’s is two buildings. The grocery is on the corner and through a doorway is the hardware section.
 
Mon
27
Apr

La Grange Relay For Life

The La Grange Relay for Life event was held Saturday night at Leopard Stadium as 14 teams and hundreds of people walked around the track from 6 p.m. to midnight in an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. The main message of the night was spelled out in those lights shown above that hung from the bleachers.
 
Thu
23
Apr

Sales Tax Still Surging, But How Much Longer?

By LARRY JACKSON
 
April’s sales tax check to La Grange showed another solid month of growth, but the town’s long string of increases may be coming to an end. Texas cities get checks in April for sales made in February and reported by merchants to the state in March. That means La Grange may have one more good month before the consequences of Halliburton’s shut-down here shows up.
 
Thu
23
Apr

Local Man An Example of the Enduring Legacy of the GI Bill

By ELAINE THOMAS
 
Otto L. Fuchs Jr. of Carmine was serving in the U.S. Army on the frontlines in Europe during World War II when he heard about something called the GI Bill of Rights. Right away, he recognized the program offered the exact opportunity he was seeking.
 
Thu
23
Apr

For $1 Lease, Old Hospital Could Get Two New Tenants

By REGINA KEILERS & LARRY JACKSON
 
Ever since it was donated to the La Grange school district back in December 2005, most of the old Fayette Memorial Hospital has sat empty and deteriorating. Now there’s a proposal to return the unused portion of the building to community health care.
 
Mon
20
Apr

Tannich-Brovec Reunion Held in Weimar

The 49th Tannich-Brovec Reunion was held on March 1 at the New Bielau Hall south of Weimar. There were thirty-three people in attendance. New faces were welcomed. Some were disappointed that some old faces were not there. After a blessing by Lee Roy Petersen, all enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch.
 
Mon
20
Apr

Schulenburg Veteran Rescues Man

By ANDY BEHLEN
 
A New Wave Communications worker fell from a stepladder in Schulenburg on Tuesday, April 7 and suffered serious injuries. Schulenburg Police Chief Troy Brenek identified the worker as Robert Dudley. The accident happened around noon near the Schulenburg Civic Center on Hillje Avenue.
 

 

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