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Several Leaders Sworn In Friday at the Courthouse

Last Friday, Nov. 13, County Judge Joe Weber (right) administered the oath of office to (from left) Sylvia Mendoza, who was reappointed as Fayette County Tax Assessor-Collector, and the first leaders of the newly-incorporated City of Ellinger, City Commissioner Joe Lamer, Ellinger Mayor Matt Mikulenka and City Commissioner Kenneth Stojanik.

 

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Founders Park Plan Gets Some Feedback from Public

At last Thursday’s Commissioners Court meeting, Fayette County Judge Joe Weber heard some support for the plan to install restrooms at Founders Park on the courthouse square in La Grange, but he took a little push back against his idea to also close-in the space and convert it into office space for future county offices of tourism and economic development.

 

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La Grange Woman Injured in Wreck

A La Grange woman suffered serious injuries in a wreck on SH 237 last Sunday, Nov. 8.

 

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Is Local VA Clinic Failing Our Veterans?

Local veterans who get healthcare from the VA clinic in La Grange can’t call their doctor, not directly anyway. They can walk into the clinic and get assistance.

 

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County Considers More Purchasing Oversight

Fayette County Commissioners discussed setting a new purchasing policy that would require approval by the commissioners court for purchases over $10,000. State law requires counties to go out for bids for purchases of new equipment that exceeds $50,000 in most cases.

 

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Long Way to Go to Achieve Civility Much Less Unity

To the Editor: First of all, kudos to The Fayette County Record for inviting the leaders of both major county political parties to offer comments regarding the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I am glad that both had the opportunity to provide local perspectives on this historical event.

 

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Don’t Claim ‘Freedom’ to Do Harm to Others

To the Editor: To coin your phrase, “Oh, Ms. Armstrong” in your letter last week, how dare you profane our sacred Constitution and the sacrifices made by our soldiers to defend it in your veiled rebuttal by using our Constitution to disclaim any personal obligation to respect and protect the lives and livelihoods of your fellow Americans by wearing a mask.

 

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Election Results Look Look Suspicious

To the Editor: Contention of election results has monopolized the news for several days. In a close race, an accurate count should be a mandate.

 

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Saving Lives Is Not Political

To the Editor: I feel that most folks in Fayette County and beyond want the same results when it comes to the pandemic. We all want to save lives and return to normal.

 

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Protect Our Historical Treasures, Old Cemetery

To the Editor: Your laudable editorial about Beefhead Ditch and Founders’ Park, have created some questions in our minds. Since our research indicates that La Grange has already covered up a portion of the original ditch, can they do so again, considering that the time of its original construction may make it historical? Does the Fayette County Historical Society have any interest in the…

 

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Outcome Won’t Change

To the Editor: According to the far right Heritage Foundation voter fraud database, there have been 1,298 proven instances of voter fraud since 1979. Even if we assume that we doubled that number (rampant voter fraud) in 2020, and even if we assume they all came in one single state, it would sway the election by exactly ZERO electoral votes.

 

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What We Say—What We Mean

We folks here in the South have our own way of talking. We are known for our colloquialisms...our way of speaking that sets us apart from our neighbors to the North, East, and West After hearing the term “unprecedented” for the zillionth time in reference to the coronavirus, the mind plays tricks inside my head. Though I am not making light of this serious pandemic, I just have a desire to …

 

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Rural Texas Struggles With Digital Divide

If broadband is a lifeline, then rural Texas is in danger of dying. In its first report to the Texas Legislature, the Governor’s Broadband Development Council called for the creation of a state broadband plan and a state broadband office.

 

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Let There Be Light

The day I not only worked like a mule but also like a gopher! Not too long ago, I watched an old movie on TV called “The Great Escape.” It was during World War II where the POW’s dug a long tunnel in order to escape from the German POW camp. It made me recall a time when I also had to dig a tunnel for myself; not to get out but to get in.

 

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Paul Crume, The Mark Twain Of Texas

“Big D,” a popular fixture on the front page of the Dallas Morning News for nearly a quarter of a century, appeared in print for the last time on Nov. 13, 1975.

 

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