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The Classics Still Ring True

“Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straitforward pathway had been lost.” -opening lines of Dante’s Divine Comedy (Longfellow’s translation) At the outset of the Divine Comedy careful readers are presented with questions. Where did this story start? How did he get off the strait pathway? Did he not realize he was entering a creepy forest? Dante teases…

 

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Comanches Debate Fate of Texas Peacemakers

Three white peacemakers nervously waited for the Comanche council to decide whether they lived or died on Aug. 10, 1843.

 

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Longmire Sells Lyric Theater, Buys Bohlmann Construction Property

James Longmire sold the Lyric Theater along with the rest of the Foster Building in downtown Flatonia last Friday, July 31. The new owners are Freyburg-based artist Terry Ehler and her husband and muralist John Knotts. The couple plans to keep the theater operating.

 

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Pandemic Leads to Local Biking Boom

Life’s just like riding a bike, right? And no one knows that better than Bob McCowen. Mc- Cowen, 72-years-old, has been in the bicycle business for the past 38 years and has seen firsthand how the coronavirus has impacted the bicycle business, in a surprisingly positive way.

 

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New Yearbooks Distributed

Members of the La Grange High School yearbook staff worked hard this week at a drive-through event, handing out the yearbooks to people who had pre-ordered them. The crew is shown above posing with the books, and lower left, in action. This year’s high school book “Living XLG” weighed in at a whopping 240 pages. The cover is shown, upper left. Photos by Jeff Wick

 

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Fritsch Graduates From Texas A&M

Blake-Ann Fritsch graduated in May from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural communications and journalism and a minor in recreation parks and tourism. She was a member of the Texas A&M Softball team. Blake-Ann was on the SEC Athletic honor roll, AD honor roll, Dean’s list and is a National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar. She was the softball…

 

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Volleyball Season Arrives: LG Teams Picked After Two Days of Tryouts

With masks on, coaches just need to yell a little louder. That was one conclusion that was clear Monday as volleyball practice officially began at La Grange and many other high schools around the state.

 

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Football Practices Begin, With Distancing a Focus

Football’s back. The first official football practice of the new school year was Monday, and La Grange head coach Matt Kates said about 90 high school football players reported for workouts, a little down from previous years, but not unexpected because of a small freshman class.

 

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FOR THE RECORD

Fayette County Democratic Meeting The Fayette County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting will be held on Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.

 

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LG’s Sacred Heart to Get New Priest After Carbajal Resigns

Father Alberto Carbajal, who has been the pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange for the past year resigned his position as pastor last week. The church congregation was informed over the weekend.

 

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La Grange Residents Reporting Businesses for Mask Violations

Since the ordinance was passed requiring face masks in public amidst the pandemic, La Grange Police Chief David Gilbreath said he and his department have gotten calls about violations of the ordinance.

 

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Young Farmers Hay Show Cancelled

The Schulenburg Young Farmers Hay Show and Sale scheduled for Sept. 3 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Ellinger Gets New Holding Pens

New Holding Pens Flatonia Livestock has new holding pens for the Ellinger area. The pens are located at the juncture of Kasmiersky Road and Schumacher Road north of Ellinger.

 

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Fayetteville Bike Ride Rescheduled

Bike Ride Rescheduled The Fayetteville Good Old Summertime Classic Bicycle Ride has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 15.

 

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Feeling the Beat - From Six Feet

Members of the La Grange High School marching band percussion section were practicing outside the school Monday afternoon, with masks on and plenty distancing between performers. Photo by Jeff Wick.

 

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