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Bealls/Gordman’s Files for Bankruptcy

Stage Stores, Inc. (the owner of the former Bealls location in La Grange that was transitioning to Gordman’s) announced Sunday that the company has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The Company will simultaneously solicit bids for a going concern sale of the business or any of its…

 

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SLM Offering Parking Lot Worship Services

The congregations of the Shared Lutheran Ministry are planning to gather for a parking lot worship on Sundays, May 24 and 31 at 10 a.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Warrenton parking lot. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

 

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Bluebonnet Electric Annual Meeting Held Without Public Attendance

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative conducted its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 12, without public attendance in adherence to coronavirus-related guidelines from federal and state public health officials.

 

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Ellinger VFD Announces Raffle Winners

On Wednesday, May 6, the Ellinger Volunteer Firemen held the drawing for the raffle it sponsored. The drawing was to be part of the 29th Annual Feast and Fundraiser that was scheduled for Sunday, April 26. The Fundraiser was cancelled due to health risks involving Covid-19. The cost of each ticket was $20 and there were 20 prizes.

 

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The Wild Adventure of a Man Named Shirley

Last week, we left Shirley G. Wilkins of La Grange in the small detached office of a store in Catoosa, Indian Territory on the night of February 7, 1895. His friend, Sam Irvine, had just been shot in an attempted robbery by Jess Cochran. Wilkins had returned fire and killed Cochran. Out of ammunition, he slid his shotgun on the floor next to Irvine and hid behind a bureau as Cochran’s partner,…

 

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Turtle Wing, PAT Offering Early Childhood Workshop

Turtle Wing Foundation will again be partnering with Schulenburg/Weimar Area Parents as Teachers to provide quality training for early childhood educators, daycare providers, their staff and all parents of young children.

 

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LCRA Donates $104,000 To Local Food Banks

The Lower Colorado River Authority has donated $104,000 to 52 food banks throughout the LCRA service area to help support communities during these challenging economic times.

 

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Fireworks May Have Sparked Ellinger Fire

Ellinger firefighters put out a small grass fire in a pasture off Power Plant Road on Sunday, May 10. Ellinger Volunteer Fire Department got the call around 3 p.m. on Sunday. They quickly got the fire under control. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reported that two roman candle fireworks were found in the pasture. No one else was at the scene when firefighters arrived.

 

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LG Police Help Find Runaway Child

La Grange Police helped retrieve a nine-year-old autistic child who ran away from his mother in the Tractor Supply parking lot last week.

 

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Fake License Plates – Times Two

Schulenburg Police arrested a Flatonia man for displaying a set of fake license plates on his vehicle last week.

 

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Corrections

• In a headline in Tuesday’s edition above the story about local Girls State participants we included an incorrect description of the sponsoring entity. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 102 is the group that coordinates local participants.

 

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Round Top Christian Fellowship Resuming Services

Round Top Christian Fellowship services are resuming. Three individuals tested for COVID-19 out of precautionary measures and all received a negative report which led to this decision. Worship services will resume on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Chairs will be spaced for couples and families and there will be no refreshments. The Lord’s Supper will be served in manufactured sealed containers. Those who…

 

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