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Texas Blacksmith Conference, Antique Gas Engine Reunion Planned Jan. 29-30

Plans for the first annual Texas Blacksmith Conference and the Hume L. Baker Texas Antique Gas Engine Reunion have been finalized. The events will be held Jan. 29-30 at the Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center (TCHCC) Village grounds in La Grange, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.

 

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Round Top Student Makes Blinn College Chancellor’s List

The Blinn College District has named 2,486 students to its academic honors lists for the Fall 2020 semester. Blinn named 1,112 students to its Chancellor’s Scholars List, including 585 with 4.0 grade point averages.

 

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How This Newspaper Gets to Your Mailbox/Newsstand

The process by which this newspaper ends up inside over 5,000 mailboxes every Tuesday and Friday is quite a feat. For 99 years The Fayette County Record has been printed and delivered in different forms and fashions.

 

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2021 Round Top Family Library Annual Chili Cook-Off Canceled

Due to COVID enforcement by the County and State of Texas and in consideration of the safety of our community, the Round Top Family Library has canceled its annual chili cook-off for 2021. This would have been the 17th year for this fun community event. The tradition will continue in 2022 in a big way.

 

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Husmann Memorial Donations Sought

Memorial donations for Coach David Husmann are being accepted through the Shorthorns Forever Association, a 501 (c) 3 organization where donations are tax deductible. Donations may be mailed to Shorthorns Forever Assoc., P.O.

 

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$18,000 Raised to Move Bastrop Confederate Monument

The Bastrop Advertiser • The Bastrop County Monument Relocation Committee raised $18,000 after an online concert on Monday evening showcased three hours of music and messaging virtually advocating for the removal of a pair of Confederate monuments on the Bastrop County Courthouse lawn. The concert was part of a fundraising initiative to relocate the monuments to a new home.

 

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A Lehmann’s Household Tips for January

Household tips for January: • If you have a decal on a mirror or somewhere it isn’t wanted anymore, just take a rag with some warm vinegar on it and it should wipe away quite easily. • A good way to make sure the package gets where it is supposed to go: put the address on the package with a large black marker and then put pieces of clear wide tape over the address and a few inches beyond.

 

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Fire Destroys Home In Schulenburg Sunday

A wood-frame home in Schulenburg burned late Sunday night, Jan. 17.

 

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County Raises Cost of Blue Trash Bags

Fayette County’s blue trash bags went up in price from $2 to $3 last week. Fayette County Recycling Center Manager Paul Zapalac said the increase was due to rising disposal fees for solid waste.

 

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Fayette Co. Fire Calls

The Fayette County Firefighter’s Association reports the following calls for the week of Jan. 10-16: Medical - 4 Accidents - 4 Structure Fires - 2 Electrical Fire - 1 Gas Leak/Odor - 1 Fire Alarm - 1 Rr Tie Fire - 1.

 

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FOR THE RECORD

Feed The Need Feed the Need Missions, a non-profit organization based in Bastrop whose mission is to feed people physically and spiritually, will provide free burgers every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 901 Mode Lane beginning Monday, Jan.

 

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Regional Vaccine Hub Gets 600,000 Calls in First Few Hours

People who tried to get a coronavirus vaccine from the state’s regional subHUB at the Washington County Fairgrounds had a hard time scheduling an appointment. But those who were able to register described a very efficient operation in Brenham this week.

Up to 30 Vehicles Burned in Fire Last Week

The fire near FM 609 and Slo John Road last Friday destroyed two homes, two barns and up to 30 vehicles, including two fully restored classic cars. Flatonia Fire Chief John Burleson told the Record on Monday that he had not yet calculated the cost of the damages, but he estimated it would at least amount to tens of thousands of dollars.

 

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LGISD School Board Talks COVID Rates, Track & Turf

Superintendent Bill Wagner received word from the state commissioner of education that from August to December, only 2% of students in public schools across the state tested positive for COVID-19 and 5% of staff. These low percentages indicate that schools are doing a good job of enforcing safety protocols and the protocols are working.

 

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Christmas Day Robber

An arrest warrant has been issued for 19-year-old Untorius Carr, whom police say tried robbing a hotel in Schulenburg at gunpoint on Christmas Day. Schulenburg Police released security camera footage from the America’s Best Value Hotel on Christmas Day which showed the attempted robbery taking place that morning.

 

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