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Thu
16
Jan

Economic Growth Slows – Except in Fayette County

For sales tax revenue, 2014 is starting off as a disappointing year for Texas towns – unless they’re in Fayette County.
Of the 15 towns in surrounding counties tracked by the Record, two-thirds got smaller checks from the state this month
than they did in January 2013.
 
Thu
16
Jan

Gas Leak at Demolition Site

The building demolition occurring on the 500 block of East Travis Street in La Grange took a dangerous turn Wednesday morning about 11 a.m. when a 3/4-inch gas line was ruptured. Members of the La Grange volunteer fire department, above, responded to the incident and were able to stop the leak temporarily until a CenterPoint energy crew came to fix line
 
Thu
16
Jan

We’re All Friends Here, Right?

Veteran journalist Larry Jackson of the Fayette County Record, center, shares a laugh with Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka, right, and his challenger in the Republican primary, Lee Fritsch, left, as they go over the ground rules before Tuesday night’s candidate forum in Flatonia
 
Mon
13
Jan

Tenth Annual RT Chili Cookoff is Saturday

The Round Top Family Library will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its Red Hot Chili Cook Off on Saturday, Jan. 18 at noon, in downtown Round  Top. Ten years ago the first thirteen teams gathered on the town square to compete, raising $2,135.
Steadily the number of teams and money increased, culminating in 32 teams raising $22,217 in 2013.
 
Mon
13
Jan

Downtown Demolition

On Thursday morning, Jan. 9, the former Bloom N’ Junction, Break Away and Sandy Kana Accounting Office building began being torn down. The building has been vacant for at least five years. A new 4,000- 5,000 square foot metal building will be constructed in its place by the owners of La Grange Tire, the business adjacent to the location being demolished. This new building will be made available for other businesses to lease 
 
Mon
13
Jan

Quilt Museum Heads Into 3rd Year Exceeding Expectations

In just two years of existence, the Texas Quilt Museum has attracted more than 20,000 visitors from all 50 states and 38 countries as well as more than 300 bus groups to its home in La Grange. Museum founders say those figures have even exceeded their expectations
 
Mon
13
Jan

Interstate Overturn

Members of the Schulenburg volunteer fire department responded to the scene above when this 18-wheeler lost control on Interstate- 10 Wednesday evening around 5 p.m.
 
Thu
09
Jan

Fate of Local Oil Field May Hinge on Flea

Can a flea shut down an oil field? Possibly – if it’s a tiny crustacean known as a water flea and can’t survive in the
wastewater discharge from oil wells. The Environmental Protection Agency uses water fleas to test toxicity in water because
they are very sensitive to water chemistry.
 
Thu
09
Jan

52 Area Firemen Fight Massive Blaze

A huge house fire Friday south of Schulenburg kept 14 fire trucks and 52 firemen from four area departments busy for
hours, and finally required about 13,000 gallons of water to extinguish. The Schulenburg volunteer fire department was called to the structure fire at 5:41 p.m. to 3873 FM County Road 226. 
 
Thu
09
Jan

Falling Tree Crushes Worker

Tuesday at 10:50 a.m. a worker with a tree-cutting crew working behind a home on Camp Lone Star Road was crushed when a massive tree he was cutting down fell on top of him. The man’s injuries were not life-threatening, but were significant enough that he had to be life-flighted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin. Above, members of Fayette County EMS, the La Grange Volunteer Fire Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department work to help the man.
 

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