Society

Thu
18
Jun

Woman Discovers Niche in Blinn’s Nursing Program

Samantha Gathright thought she wanted to spend her life caring for animals. Instead, she found her path caring for people. “I love animals. I adore them,” said Gathright, a 26-yearold Blinn College alumnus from Porter, Texas. “But there’s just something about interacting with people and bettering their lives that really gets to me.

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Thu
18
Jun

Quilt Guild to Hear from Houston Quilter

On Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m., Cynthia Collier, a quilter from Houston, will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Colorado Valley Quilt Guild. Cynthia Collier is an awardwinning quiltmaker as well as an antique quilt collector, teacher and pattern designer. She found her passion for quilting in 1986 after taking a sampler class and learning the basics from seasoned quilters in rural Tennessee.

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Mon
15
Jun

Round Top State Bank Joins FCTA

The pace of tourism in Fayette County is growing as summer arrives, and local businesses are
eager to serve them. Fayette County Tourism Association and its growing number of business
patrons aim at promoting the county as a visitor distination. Ronny Sacks, president and CEO of
Round Top State Bank, said tourism benefits not only lodging and restaurants, but businesses
across the entire economic spectrum.

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Mon
15
Jun

Main Street Flag Day Festivities

Here’s a look at some images from the Flag Day Festivities in downtown La Grange Saturday, which was sponsored by Main Street

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Fri
12
Jun

Cool Off in Fayette County’s Public Pools

By WILLIAM DOMINIC ZELUFF

The public pools in Fayette County located in La Grange, Schulenburg and Flatonia have opened their doors for the summer, offering simple and affordable family fun. Each is conveniently located at a city park. Each of the pools provides features for all age groups to enjoy the summer, and folks will not have to travel far to address the “dog days” heat or summer boredom. Families can picnic in the parks at each of the pools.

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Mon
08
Jun

New Clinic Supporters Surprised by Backlash

The backlash that some citizens have expressed to the plan to turn the old Fayette Memorial Hospital into a clinic has surprised some of the principal organizers of the project. “It’s morphed into perhaps issues that were not on our radar at all,” said La Grange superintendent Randy Albers.

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Mon
08
Jun

LG Hosting State COPs Convention This Week

You better be especially good this weekend.There’s going to be a lot of extra law enforcement personnel in town Thursday through Sunday as La Grange hosts the 2015 Texas Citizens on Patrol state convention. La Grange Police Chief Jackie Skelton, one of the organizers of the event, said he is preparing for about 125 attendees from 20 Citizens on Patrol groups from around the state as far away as Beaumont and Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Thu
04
Jun

The Dreams of Flip Solomon

Noble Swede Gallery owner Cooper Dalhart calls this a “summer of amazing art”. In addition to his own gallery, Dalhart has been curating the walls of Bistro 108, Red Vault Bistro in Flatonia, and the newest venue, the Back Door Café in Smithville. Cooper is a charming character, creative and artistic; brimming with enthusiasm for the intriguing artists whose work he has brought to La Grange

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Thu
04
Jun

Emma O’Brien Weds Dustin Spung May 30

Emma Lydia O’Brien, daughter of Tim and Wanda O’Brien of Montgomery, and Dustin Paxson Spung of Conroe were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Saturday May 30, 2015 at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Plantersville.

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Mon
01
Jun

Baptism at the Remnant

The Remnant Church in La Grange has a special baptism service several times per year. Recently,
ten people were water baptized, making a public commitment of their decision to follow Jesus. The adults baptized were Sharon Hollmann, Jennifer Berry, Walter Sutton, Dustin Burton,
and Shandrae Wright.

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