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Life and Breath

I’m in my car in the parking lot of Round Top Mercantile where business looks good. It’s the beginning of the Fall Antique Shows.

 

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The Mask Debate

To the Editor: In the recent issue of The Fayette County Record, Judge Weber defended the mandate set forth by the Governor and that the actions would be determined to be legal or not by the Supreme Court. So I’m trying to understand what constitution Judge Weber is trying to defend.

 

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State Resumes Requiring Job Searches To Get Benefits

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will need to show an active effort to find a job starting Nov. 1.

 

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The Limits of Free Speech

October 19-25 is Free Speech Week. The First Amendment written in 1791 states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

 

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The Most Famous Padre Island Treasure

One of the many articles that have kept alive the legend of hidden riches on a narrow strip of sand off the Texas Gulf Coast ran in the Harlingen-based Valley Morning Star on Oct. 27, 1966.

 

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Dante’s Inferno: The Saga Continues

One of the sweetest fruits of friendship is the inside joke. When a buddy cuts a one-liner in company, and you are the only one to belly laugh, those on the outside are made to feel…well, outside. He is drawing from a shared history that not everyone has access to. The same thing is true with reading. Great authors like Dante often assume, or demand, that their readers have read certain works and…

 

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I Have a Plan: If I Were Campaigning

It seems that every candidate for any office today has a plan. I remember years ago every candidate for president had a plan to reduce the oil imports that was crippling our economy. President Carter created the Department of Energy. One of its duties was to make America less dependent on OPEC oil imports. This plan did not work. Every presidential candidate until the last election had a plan to…

 

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that little voice

I’m writing more about the Day of the Dead celebrations held in Mexico and Latin America countries annually on November 1-2; two days of reverence I have come to appreciate and respect. It is important to know Day of the Dead festivities are not a version of Halloween, but rather a time to honor life and death and welcome back the spirits of those who have died.

 

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Red & White Reopens with William Anzalone Legacy Pastel Figure Drawings

After being closed since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the Red & White Gallery is reopening on Saturdays for the foreseeable future from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. The gallery will not hold formal openings until it becomes safer, so the public can now view shows in a less crowded environment.

 

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Agrilife Shares Tips for Halloween Safety

Halloween is coming soon, and this year COVID-19 will surely make it different for many trick-or-treaters. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family and Community Health Educator Sally Garrett, Fayette County reminds motorists, parents and children of the following safety tips to keep in mind during Halloween and all year long.

 

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High School Volleyball in Its Final Week of Regular Season

Back in August nobody knew how long high school volleyball season was going to last with all the uncertainty of the coronavirus. But here were are in the final week of the regular season – and all five Fayette County volleyball teams are poised to make the playoffs, with Schulenburg and Round Top-Carmine already clinching district titles and La Grange two wins away from a share of their district…

 

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LG’s Natalie Blackwell is Newest Fayette County Player of the Week

Natalie Blackwell is a senior volleyball player at La Grange high school who has led her team to a 14-13 overall record and a 9-1 record in district, along with a chance to clinch a share of the district title if they win their final game this Saturday.

 

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La Grange vs. Gonzales

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: La Grange Records: LG is 3-4 overall and 0-2 in district.

 

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Shorthorns, Bulldogs Off This Friday

In the aftermath of injuries and COVID precautions, Schulenburg and Shiner St. Paul are no longer going to play football this Friday (the Cardinals are going to play Houston Kinkaid instead for homecoming), leaving the Shorthorns with just one more regular season game, Oct,. 30, when the Shorthorns host No. 1-ranked Shiner in what is now a must-win game if the Shorthorns are to make the playoffs…

 

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LG Subvarsity Football Recaps

La Grange JV Gold 30, Navasota 6 The JV Gold won 30-6 versus the Navasota Rattlers bringing their district record to 2-0. Highlights included touchdown runs by Garrison Bage and CJ Davis along with a successful 2 pt conversion by Anthony Weikel and safety forced by the defense.

 

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