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La Grange’s Orona Competing to be Starting Kicker at Texas State

Alan Orona is competing to be the starting kicker for the Texas State University football team. The La Grange High School graduate is among three kickers, including two returnees, in camp, according to Nick Whitworth, Texas State special teams coordinator.

 

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2020 Memorial Scholarship Presentations by La Grange Catholic Daughters

Court Annunciation No. 1962 La Grange, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, awarded 13 Memorial Scholarships of $400 each to graduating high school seniors of 2020 who are children of members and members of the Court’s Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas (JCDA). Also awarded were two Memorial Scholarships at $150 each to graduating seniors who were Outstanding Members of JCDA Court…

 

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Painted Bunting in Muldoon

Cheyenne Sayger has enjoyed watching this painted bunting living near her back yard. The bird comes to the bird bath and teacup feeder in the afternoons. She thought the bird might be of interest to readers because painted buntings are decreasing in population. Sayger and the painted bunting live on FM 609 in the Muldoon area.

 

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Looking at the Different Types Of Tropical Weather Patterns

With Hurricane Hanna making landfall just over a week ago there have been a few requests to clear up the confusion of other terms such as typhoons, cyclones and other terms for ocean storms. Cyclones, hurricanes, or typhoons what’s the difference? It’s all based on the location of the storm across the globe. Hurricane is the term used for a strong tropical storm in the ocean waters surrounding…

 

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NVCC Opens for Games, Closes Again Due to COVID-19

Navidad Valley Community Connections (NVCC) resumed its domino games on Monday and Wednesday. A total of eight players joined for several hours and had a great time.

 

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Joy Hostetter Celebrates 80th Birthday

Birthdays Joy Hostetter celebrated turning 80 with her family on the weekend. Pimy and Michael Saunders hosted a little family get together with Mike Hostetter, Madison and Julio Castellano, Wanda Saunders and Bobby and Donna Saunders.

 

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Brinley Adeline Richard Baptized in Carmine

Brinley Adeline Richard, daughter of Alan and Sierra Richard, was baptized on July 25 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jen Kindsvatter. Her sponsors are Courtney Kunkel, Mindy Conger, Carl Matthies and Ryan Phillips.

 

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How The Old Historic Oak Received Its Scars

Part I of II Back on September 15, 1842, Nicholas Mosby Dawson organized his ill-fated company under the branches of a large oak tree on the square in La Grange. They planned to come to the aid of San Antonio by repelling an invasion by Mexico.

 

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Winchester Barn Board Quilt Trail Now Online

The quilt block trail in Winchester can now be seen at www. quiltblocktrail.com. Schedules of classes and class registration forms, pictures and the trail map are just some of the items available for viewing. A comment section is being developed. Quilt Trail maps can be found at the Museum, Casino Hall, the Wendish Museum, quilt stores and other businesses in Giddings, Smithville and La Grange…

 

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7-9

With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

 

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Kyler Buzek Awarded La Grange Rotary Vocational Scholarship

La Grange High School graduate Kyler Buzek was selected to receive a $5,250 vocational scholarship from Rotary District 5870. The Rotary District consists of 23 counties in central Texas and only seven students are chosen to receive scholarship funds. These scholarships fund vocational education and training that prepare students for jobs, careers at various levels from a trade to a craft, or a…

 

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High-Flying Flag

This massive flag is flying hundreds of feet in the air, hung from the top of a crane-fully extended at Ray’s Crane Service on Highway 77 North of La Grange. Several readers have commented on the beauty of the patriotic display that is visible from a long way off.

 

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Colorado County Citizen Mourns Death of Owner

The Banner-Press Newspaper • Owner of The Colorado Citizen and founder of Granite Publications, Jim Chionsini, 74 of San Angelo, passed away suddenly on July 21. Chionsini also owned The Progress-Anahuac, Bandera Bulletin, Boerne Star, Elgin Courier, The Vindicator-Liberty, The Navasota Examiner and Taylor Press.

 

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Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives Frequently Asked Questions During COVID-19

Is the Museum and Archives open? We’re currently open to visitors by appointment only. Call 979-968-3765 or email archives@ cityoflg.com to schedule an appointment, which are available on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 to 3 and Saturdays from 10 to 1.

 

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Firefighter Calls for Service Last week

Calls from July 26 through August 1 responded to by county firefighters (info courtesy of Fayette County Firefighters Association): GRASS FIRE - 1 ACCIDENTS - 5 FIRE ALARMS - 2 POWER LINE HAZARD - 1 MEDICAL - 2.

 

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