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Stink Weed

Fayette County Narcotics Deputy Randy Thumann and his canine partner, Lobos, found  nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana
in the tank of a septic vacuum truck stopped on Interstate 10 Wednesday, Jan. 28.
 
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LGISD Art Contest Winners Selected

La Grange I.S.D. held its annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art judging contest on January 17. Art teacher 
Gretchen Ledwik announced the winners, which are listed to the right with pictures of their work.
 
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Prowling the Pacific With the Black Cat Squadron

By ELAINE THOMAS

When Cleve Friddell volunteered for the U.S. Navy Air Corps 10 months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, he never dreamed that one day he’d be part of the Black Cat Squadron. Cleve spent his first two years in the service overhauling Pratt & Whitney airplane engines at Alameda Naval Air Station across the bay from San Francisco.
 
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29
Jan

DUI Suspect Crashes Into Schulenburg Apartment

By ANDY BEHLEN

A retired Schulenburg couple got a rude awakening late Saturday night when a teenager suspected of drunk driver crashed his pickup into their apartment. Amazingly, no one was injured. The crash happened about 11:15 p.m. on January 24. The 
couple’s apartment lies in the 1000 block of Hilljie Avenue, near the Schulenburg Civic Center.
 
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26
Jan

Massive Search On After Infant Skull Found in La Grange

Dozens of team members from Texas Search and Rescue combed through the north side of La Grange Sunday morning, 
January 25, looking for the remains of an infant child. La Grange Police Chief  Jackie Skelton ordered the search after a landscaping crew found the skull of a baby in an empty lot on North Jefferson Street, a short distance south of Taqueria Rio Verde. They found the skull last Saturday, Jan. 17.
 
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26
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Amtrak Trains Hit Two Cars in 5-Day Span

A Schulenburg couple narrowly escaped injury when an Amtrak train hit their car Wednesday night. The accident occurred
around 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 21. According to a report from Schulenburg Police Chief Troy Brenek, the driver was Cynthia Cedillo.
 
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26
Jan

Local Education Leaders Gather To Talk Challenges, Opportunities

Two concepts resonated as Dean of Blinn College-Schulenburg, Becky Garlick, gave members of the current class of Leadership Fayette County an overview of higher education opportunities available at her institution last week.
 
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22
Jan

Money Train Coming to Fayetteville?

The City of Fayetteville has been offered big money by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Texas Department of  Transportation to allow the closure of three of five railroad crossings in the city limits. (Older maps show seven crossings, but two were closed previously.) UP is offering $100,000 per crossing closure and TXDot’s offering an additional $75,000 per
 
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22
Jan

Fayetteville Homecoming Royalty

Fayetteville High School held its homecoming pep rally Monday. From to right, here are the members of the Homecoming Court: Kadin Schmitt - King, Shelby Orsak - Queen, Logan Spanihel - Prince, Romy Ruijs - Princess. Kadin and Shelby were also named Basketball Beau and Basketball Sweetheart respectively
 
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22
Jan

Beck Steer Tops at Flatonia Livestock Show

Riley Beck won Grand Champion Steer at the Flatonia FFA & 4-H Livestock Show, held Jan. 15-17 at the Carl Smith Pavilion in Flatonia. Beck’s steer brought $7,000 at auction. Buyers were DTW Consulting Services - Scott Vinclarek, Alex Clampitt Dozer & Gravel Service, Harlans Supermarket - Harlan Jochen, Joe & Roxanne Orsak, Flatonia Livestock Commission, Flatonia National Bank, Pilat’s Fencing - Justin Pilat, Doc & Lauren Clampitt, Kleiber Tractor, Milton’s Furniture & Appliances, Jackalope Construction & Aggregates, Balzer Feed Mill, Colorado Valley Telephone Coop., Hengst Printing, The Outhouse Co., and Tiffany & Lee Roy Ott Jr. David and Justin Janecka of J&J Farms donated the buckle award.
 

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