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104 Ice-Related 911 Calls in Less Than Nine Hours Here

Fayette County first responders had their busiest day of the year so far on Sunday as snow and ice blanketed area roadways. Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said the county’s 911 dispatch center answered 104 calls for service between 1 and 9:30 p.m.

 

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COVID Threshold Reached

Fayette County Judge Joe Weber announced in a press release Tuesday several new restrictions due to the high hospitalization rate associated with COVID-19 in the area. “Fayette County is part of Trauma Service Area O (TSA O), that has had seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity within TSA O exceeds 15%.

At Least Six Visiting Fishermen Burglarized

Six vehicles belonging to fishermen in town for a tournament at Fayette Lake were burglarized early Saturday morning, Jan. 9.

 

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Geyser Erupts in Downtown LG

A City water line on College Street near Tejas Healthcare broke Monday afternoon, which sent an impressive geyser of water shotting out of the ground for a few minutes. “We’ve got some pretty good system pressure in that vicinity,” remarked La Grange City Manager Shawn Raborn.

 

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Part of MS 150 Will Start from La Grange

The Texas MS 150 will be a one-day event this year, scheduled to take place on May 1. The annual fundraiser for the fight against multiple sclerosis normally takes place over two days with an overnight stop in La Grange. Organizers are planning several changes to the event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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All Towns in County See Sales Tax Gains

Yes, 2021 really is a better year than 2020, January city sales tax revenues show. All six towns in Fayette County currently collecting the optional local tax had strong gains this month compared to the first month of last year.

 

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Airport Stayed Busy in 2020

2020 was a strange year. Planned activities were either postponed, cancelled or changed to virtual - all EAA meetings were cancelled - B-17 visit/rides were cancelled - Oshkosh was cancelled - Texas Aviation Conference was postponed and then went virtual Even with the slowdown of the economy the airport stayed busy with flying club members working on ratings and practicing social distancing.

 

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Year Like No Other for Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security’s goal for 2020 was to focus on evaluating needs for emergency response and disaster recovery even in the midst of the longest declared disaster in our county, and our nation’s history. The Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 became a household word and affected the life of virtually every citizen, and ended the life of at least 15 of our Fayette…

 

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County Commissioners Court Lists 2020 Action

Action taken by the Fayette County Commissioners’ Court in the year 2020 included: • The Court approved to increase the 65 or over with Homestead exemption to $10,500.00 and authorized the Judge to sign an Order to that effect. The exemption will begin for the 2020 year.

 

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County Road and Bridge Year-End Reports

Precinct One (submitted by Commissioner Jason McBroom) This year we reworked 5.6 miles of paved road, seal coated 2.07 miles of paved road, added gravel to 3.53 miles of road. St.

 

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Lady Leps Continue Strong 2021 Soccer Start

The La Grange Girls varsity soccer played in the Blue Bell Tournament in Brenham Thursday through Saturday and went a combined 2-1-1 over the four matches played. The two wins and one loss were against 5A teams Brenham, Jersey Village and Magnolia West, respectively; while the tie was against 4A Little Cypress-Mauriceville.

 

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La Grange Boys Grab Second at Their First Ever Home Soccer Tournament

The La Grange varsity boys soccer team grabbed second place at their home tournament over the weekend. The Leps won two games, lost one and tied one.

 

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La Grange Swims at El Campo Meet

La Grange High school competed in a swim meet with El Campo, Columbus and Needville on Jan 5, 2021. The team placed second overall.

 

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LG Grabs Road Basketball Wins

The La Grange boys and girls basketball teams both grabbed victories on the road Friday. The Leps went to Austin Achieve and won 61-52 to stay atop the district standings with a 9-4 overall record and a 3-0 district mark.

 

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