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Coronavirus Numbers Make A Large Drop in Fayette Co.

The number of active cases of coronavirus in Fayette County took a big drop over the past week. According to numbers provided by the Fayette County Office of Emergency Management, there were 90 active cases and 17 probable cases last Thursday, July 30.

 

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‘Princess Bride’ Comes to Round Top

Movie Nights The Round Top Lions Club’s Free Friday Outdoor Movies on Henkel Square continues this week with The Princess Bride. This week, Round Top Real Estate will be providing snacks for all movie-goers.

 

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Caldwell Board Meeting Zoom-Bombed

Burleson County Tribune The Caldwell City Council discussed taking action toward the completion of the city hall building at its July 21 meeting. The council spoke with Jerry Hill of Lufkin, the city’s project architect, about the lack of progress made with the building.

 

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Man Lying in Cemetery Investigated, Found to Be Tired Not Dead

La Grange Police Chief David Gilbreath reports the following incidents his department responded to from July 25- Aug. 2.

 

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Kimeys Add New Chapter to the Story of the Warda Store Location

Warda History Over the last two weeks, we’ve shared lots of history and stories on the old Warda Store and the Wardaburger. This week, we go from the past to the present.

 

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Exploration During the Time of COVID

To the Editor: During the months of this pandemic, my husband and I, who are in that stage of life known as “high risk’” have obediently stayed home. But once a week we drive around this beautiful county to explore unfamiliar roads.

 

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Election Workers Do a Fantastic Job

To the Editor: In her letter last week, “Republicans Saved the Day,” Deborah Frank called me out (the Democratic Party Chair) for not acknowledging the Republican’s participation in the May 14 Runoff election. I was not contacted by the FCR to provide information for an article about the election.

 

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Team Up For Mail-in Vote

To the Editor: I was so pleased to see the letter last week from Fayette County Republican Chairwoman Deborah Frank. She is certainly correct, the people who staffed the voting locations in the July 14 Democratic Party primary runoff deserve thanks and recognition.

 

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What Will it Look Like?

To the Editor: What is the Democratic party doing? People are very frustrated with all the protests and riots that are going on around the country and even here in the state of Texas. They are closing down sections of cities, burning government and private property and intimidating people.

 

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that little voice

I’ve been thinking about what I’ve introduced to the world, or even to myself, lately. What new thought? What new idea? What new person have I met? What new emotion have I felt? What new action have I taken? Frankly, living in my cocoon of isolation I’ve become lazy: mentally and physically.

 

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Stolen Jeep Recovered

La Grange Police recovered a stolen vehicle on Sunday, Aug. 2.

 

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Your Fall Garden Primer: Now’s the Time

Thank you Katie Hamborsky of West Point for the kind words about this column that you wrote in last Friday’s opinion page. Indeed, the heat of the summer has taken a toll on my garden. I get the feeling my family is tired of eating okra and eggplant at this point.

 

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Fall Planting Dates

I compiled the chart below with recommended planting dates for this area from Texas A&M University and the Farmers Almanac online planting date tool, which is calculated according to the historical first frost date by zip code (in this case La Grange) minus number of days it usually takes to grow the crop.

 

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How to Prepare a Garden Bed

If your ground is dry and hard, give it a good watering two or three days in a row before you begin the work. Once you have worked some moisture in the soil, pull all weeds in the bed. If this is a brand-new bed, you probably need to till the soil to a depth of eight to ten inches. The easiest way is to use a rototiller. Rent one or borrow one from a friend. DO NOT BUY ONE. The last thing anyone…

 

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Lyric Theater Sold

Flatonia’s theater has been sold to another local couple who plans to keep the movies going..

 

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