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County at 37 Active/Probable Cases

The number of confirmed active cases of coronavirus in Fayette County fell to 21 as of Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 12.

 

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Truck Burns on Interstate

Flatonia Fire and Rescue put out a truck fire on Interstate 10 Tuesday with assistance from Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department. The fire took place around 1 p.m. in the westbound lanes west of Flatonia. Schulenburg VFD sent a water tanker to assist. The truck-tractor burned to the ground. There were no injuries. The burning truck ignited a small grass fire, which firefighters were able to put…

 

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Back in Action

For the first time in five months, high school sports were back at La Grange High School. Since pandemic precautions back in March abruptly halted high school sports, there have been no games at LHS.

 

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Fayetteville Sweeps Tidehaven

The Fayetteville volleyball team opened its season Monday, downing Tidehaven in three sets, powered by a 23-kill night by sophomore Brooklyn Jaeger. The Lady Lions advanced to the regional finals last season and have high hopes for another big season in 2020.

 

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Schulenburg Bashes Gonzales in Opener

The Schulenburg volleyball team began its season in strong fashion Monday, sweeping Gonzales 25-19, 25-18, 25-16. Erica Otto and Jordan Sommer each had eight kills and Meredith Magliolo had five.

 

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Flatonia Falls to Hallettsville

The Flatonia volleyball team lost its season opener Tuesday against Hallettsville 25-21, 25-19, 25-22. The Lady Bulldogs return several key players from last year’s team which was fourth in their district and advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

 

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La Grange Noon Lions Launch Patriotic Flag Program

The Noon Lions are launching an annual subscription-based flag program that will place an American flag in your yard on each of four flag holidays throughout the year (Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day). The first placements will be made on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. See subscription flier below or contact Lion Sam Wilson at Sam@OFFLN.com or (713) 408-3317.

 

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Star Players, Star Students

The Schulenburg Lady Horn Volleyball Team is proud to announce that they are a recipient of the 2019-2020 United States Marine Corps - American Volleyball Coaches Association (USMC/AVCA) Team Academic Award. It is the seventh consecutive year that the Lady Horns have received the award. Team members include: Kambri Adams, Claire Antosh, Taylor Demel, Alexandria Galipp, Julie Guentert, Brynlee…

 

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Friends of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill Kick-off August Membership Drive

The Friends of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites kicked off their August membership drive earlier this month. The Friends Board of Directors, in cooperation with Sites staff, recently adopted a new membership structure and benefits.

 

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Deputies Stop Driver Going Wrong Way On Hwy. 71

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Wednesday night around 10:15 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a white vehicle traveling eastbound on State Highway 71 in the westbound lane of traffic.

 

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National Bank & Trust Elects New Chairman of the Board

National Bank and Trust (NBT) is excited to announce Michael Corker has recently been elected Chairman of the Board. Michael has served as a director for National Bank & Trust since 2001.

 

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Back To School Safety Tips For Motorists and Kids

Just as the summer is starting to really heat up in Texas, it is time for children to go back to school. This year with COVID-19, going back to school will look a bit different. For those children who will be going back to in-person classes, it will be important to take precautions to make sure each trip is a safe one. Whether going to school as a pedestrian, bicyclist, bus rider, vehicle…

 

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La Grange Police Report

La Grange Police Chief David Gilbreath reports on the following incidents his department responded to during the week of Aug. 2-9.

 

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Fayette County Sheriff Investigating Burglary of a Residence Near Cistern

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports activities of Fayette County Sheriff Deputies for the month of July 2020. Deputy Terry Guentert responded to a residence in the Cistern area for a reported burglary.

 

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Julie Korenek Awarded $4,000 Meadows Foundation Scholarship

Julie Korenek, a 2020 graduate of Fayetteville ISD, received the Meadows Foundation Scholarship of $4,000 that was awarded by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation. She was able to submit an application because she placed last year at state in UIL Ready Writing. She will be attending Texas A&M and majoring in poultry science. Julie is the daughter of Aimee and James Korenek.

 

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