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St. Rose Top Reader

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Schulenburg announced the Top Reader for the 2019-2020 School Year. Congratulations goes out to Reagan Dusek, daughter of Renee and Michael Dusek. Reagan is a 6th grader and earned a total of 535.9 AR points for the year.

 

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Colorado Valley Telephone Awards $60,000 In Local Scholarships

Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. recently awarded $60,000 in scholarships to twelve graduating seniors from eight area high schools. Each student received a $5,000 scholarship.

 

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House Fire on Valenta Road

Deputy Ken Kretz along with La Grange VFD and EMS Medic 3 responded to Valenta Rd. for a single story house fire. The call came in to 911 around 9 a.m. No one was at home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries, but the home was a total loss. Deputy Kretz requested that Red Cross respond to the scene to help the family.

 

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St. Rose Students Place In Tri-County Contest

The Navidad Valley Cattlewomen recently held a Father’s Day essay contest in which 6th graders from Fayette, Lavaca and Colorado Counties could enter. Two students from St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Schulenburg earned second and third places in the competition. Pictured from left to right are 6th graders Ty with his father Ronnie Lewis who won second place with his essay entitled “My…

 

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Ledbetter Fire Quickly Contained

Around 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a structure fire involving a building used to store hay was reported East of Deer Haven Road on US Highway 290 in the Ledbetter area. Fayette County Deputy Joe Gonzales responded along with Ledbetter and Carmine Volunteer Fire Department and Fayette County EMS. The fire was contained and the structure was saved.

 

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Winchester Residents Asked To Register Locks with VFD

If you have a combination lock of any type on the entrance to property or a residence, you should register that combination with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, that will insure that if first responders need to enter your property for an emergency, the Sheriff can communicate that combination, enabling the first responders an easy and speedy entrance. Also, please call the Sheriff’s Office…

 

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Remnant Church Graduates Honored

On Sunday, May 17, eight seniors from The Remnant Church in La Grange were recognized and honored. Pastors Kolbe and Rachel Hill led a prayer over them, with the entire church in agreement. They also received a Message translation of the Bible. They are Ally Galipp, Adrianne Carvin, Paige Highberg, Jasmine Gonzalez, Ethan Hill, Frank Haynie, Marcus Darden and Krissy Henderson.

 

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REMENBER WHEN?

May 22-29, 1970

 

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FOR THE RECORD

Food Pantry

 

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Crossbow Standoff, Gas Station Fight Highlight Wild Week for Local Officers

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office dealt with a bunch of strange things last week, even besides the suicide attempt at the jail (that’s detailed in the story on the right).

 

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Bars Reopen and Things Get Weird

Friday was the first day since two months ago that bars could open in Texas, albeit at 25% capacity. Tofel’s Place in Ammannsville hasn’t officially opened its doors just yet, but a few regulars with iceddown coolers gathered on the pecan-shaded concrete slab next door that afternoon. Store owner George Tofel (right) was there, along with a fellow from Florida (left) who drove up in a Porsche. He…

 

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LCRA, City of LG Award $8,300 to Quilt Museum

An $8,300 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of La Grange will help the Texas Quilt Museum replace deteriorating signage throughout its 19th-century period garden on the square in downtown La Grange.

 

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