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Coronavirus: The Battle Continues

At a meeting last Thursday, Fayette County Commissioners extended its COVID-19 disaster declaration for another 14 days.

679 in Nursing Homes Tested; Free Testing June 17

On June 11, five teams of military testing experts came to Fayette County and conducted coronavirus testing at all of the Fayette County nursing homes. In total 679 citizens were tested. Of those, 311 were residents of the nursing homes and 368 were staff at the nursing homes. Fayette County Chief of Emergency Management Craig Moreau said. “we are awaiting the results of the testing and will share the results once they are available.”

No Easy Answers About Returning to ‘Normal’

All over the world, organizations are having to make decisions on trying to balance COVID-19 precautions, with the resumption of normal life.

 

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Unexpected Positive Financial News for Fayette Co.

At last Thursday’s Commissioners Court meeting, County Auditor Kathy Kleiber reported a bit of surprising good news about the recent economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis: year-to-date sales tax receipts are actually up compared to the same time period last year.

 

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ATM Burglary Fails Sunday Morning in Schulenburg

Schulenburg Police are looking for three men who unsuccessfully tried breaking into the Prosperity Bank ATM early Sunday morning, June 14.

 

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Kleiber Retiring As County Auditor

Fayette County Auditor Kathy Kleiber will retire in October after 25 years of service to the County and 13 years at the helm of the auditor’s office.

 

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Moving Forward-Tackling Bias and Prejudice

Recent events call for our society to develop a path forward that will allow all residents of this great nation to partake in the promises of the Declaration of Independence.

 

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Storm Preparations Begin While State Continues to Battle COVID-19

AUSTIN — As Tropical Storm Cristobal moved north in the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula toward Louisiana, the weather system’s potential impact on East Texas grew and Gov. Greg Abbott on June 5 addressed the situation in a news conference.

 

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Lyndon Johnson Loses Supreme Court Fight

In a private meeting at the White House on Jun. 13, 1968, Earl Warren told Lyndon Johnson that after 15 years the time had come for him to leave the Supreme Court.

 

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Painting the Fence with Creosote

One day my Dad decided to tear down his dilapidated wooden corral and build a new one. He installed heavy cedar posts and planned to nail some heavy 2x6 boards to them. At the time, white or yellow pine lumber was not pre-treated like it is now. Untreated boards wouldn’t last but a few years. Therefore, before they were nailed, Dad placed them on the ground and had me paint them with creosote at…

 

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Town of Round Top Planning 150th Anniversary Celebration

The Round Top Sesquicentennial Committee, with endorsement of the Round Top Town Council, announced plans to host a 150th Anniversary Celebration, held in the town’s square on August 1. This all-day event kicks off at 10 a.m. and promises to honor the heritage and founding of Round Top with community spirit, historical presentations, live music, local food and family-friendly recreation.

 

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Splashpad, Playgrounds Now Open in La Grange

The City of La Grange continues to reopen facilities as the city emerges from the cornavirus shutdown. City Manager Shawn Raborn gave an update on the reopenings at the City Council meeting on Monday, June 8.

 

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New AMEN Set to Open June 29

AMEN Food Pantry in La Grange is announcing the move to the new renovated location on 851 S. Reynolds Street. The official opening date at the new location will be Monday, June 29, at 9 a.m. with the continuing of the drive-thru format. The pantry will cease operation at noon, Monday, June 22, after the drive-thru. All groceries and refrigeration units will be moved on Tuesday, June 23. This will…

 

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Summer Workouts Resume for Leopard Athletes

La Grange High School athletes were able to return to voluntary workouts Monday.

 

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