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County Basketball Scoreboard

1/15/21 Fayetteville girls 79 Calvert 28 Fayetteville 14 28 22 15 – 79 Calvert 10 7 5 6 – 28 Fayetteville scoring: Emma Jurecka 18, Jeslyn Moralez 6, Kayme Schley 12, Brooklyn Jaeger 37, Rylie Dyer 2, Peyton Jurecka 4. Record: Fayetteville is 8-8 and 6-0 in district.

 

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Lady Leps Bash Sealy 8-0

The La Grange girls soccer team pounded Sealy 8-0 Friday at Leopard Stadium. Shelby Hofferek scored three goals, Megan Davis scored two and Jolie Gutierrez, Kaelyn Ortiz and Dulce Merlos each scored one goal.

 

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Farewell to a Legend

Saturday proved the memory – and the name – of David Husmann will live forever in Schulenburg. In an emotional two-hour memorial service at Shorthorn Stadium hundreds showed up to pay their respects to the legendary coach who died Dec.

 

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Lady Leps Remain Unbeaten in District

The La Grange girls basketball team improved to 5-0 in district play with a 75-16 victory over Austin Eastside on the road Friday. Maddi Fritz scored a team high 21 points for the Lady Leps.

 

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Leps Play at Giddings Tuesday

The La Grange boys basketball team was off Friday and plays at Giddings Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Leps are 9-5 overall and 3-1 in district..

 

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Lady Horns Win 10th in a Row, Clinch Basketball Playoff Berth

The Schulenburg Lady Shorthorn basketball team won their 10th consecutive game and clinched a playoff spot Friday night as they defeated Ganado high school 45-39. This win puts them at 14-3 overall and 7-0 in district.

 

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K-9 Unit Seizes 17.25 Kilos of Cocaine

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K-9 partner Kolt, stopped a Toyota Camry on Interstate 10 at the 658 mile-marker at approximately 10:35 a.m. for a traffic violation. After speaking to the driver Sgt. Thumann observed indications of narcotics trafficking. Thumann was given…

 

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Senator Lois Kolkhorst Takes Oath of Office

With the backdrop of COVID-19 and threats of civil unrest, the 87th Texas Legislature convened at noon on Tuesday in the Texas State Capitol. State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), joined by members of her family, took the Oath of Office administered by Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht.

 

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Carmine Classic Car Show Slated Feb. 13

The 7th annual Sweetheart Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 on the south side of Highway 290 in Carmine.

 

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Winchester Quilt Block Trail Now Online

The Quilt Block Trail in Winchester can now be seen at www.quiltblocktrail.com. Schedules of classes and class registration forms, pictures and a trail map are just some of the items available for viewing. A comment section is being developed. Quilt Block Trail maps are available at the Museum, Casino Hall, the Wendish Museum, quilt stores, and other businesses in Giddings, Smithville, and La…

 

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Actually, several of the gravestones shown in the picture just don’t belong. One day, after spending some time at the New La Grange City Cemetery, I noticed several graves in the newer section of the cemetery that seemed a little out of place. In a section where the burials dated to the 1970s and 1980s, I noticed three older gravestones with death dates of 1870, 1892/1904 (one marker shared by…

 

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Turtle Wing to Award Academic Scholarships

Turtle Wing Foundation is proud to award three academic scholarships this year to a high school senior or the equivalent thereof who resides in and/or attends school in Fayette, Colorado, or Lavaca counties.

 

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Deputies Investigate Several Burglaries in December

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports activities of Fayette County Sheriff Deputies for the month of December 2020. Deputy Ben Wilson responded to a residence off of Makinson Road for an inquest due to a terminal illness.

 

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Pine Oak Cemetery Upgrades Continue

Pin Oak Cemetery, one of our area’s historic cemeteries, is in the process of improving some of the historic graves. Namely the graves of two of the heroes of the Battle of Salado and one veteran of the Battle at San Jacinto, who’s graves, will be surrounded by new wrought iron fencing. The fencing is being crafted off site and will be installed when finished and the weather permits.

 

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Tapley Promoted to Colonel

Army Nurse Corp and Family Nurse Practitioner Lori Thurman Tapley recently celebrated a belated promotion ceremony at her home to the rank of full colonel in the U.S. Army. Colonel Tapley is the daughter of Ray and Twila Thurman of La Grange. She graduated from La Grange High School in 1994 and was commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps in December 1998. She has served 22 years on active duty and…

 

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