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A&M-Kingsville Announces Graduates

A Virtual Commencement was held Friday, May 15 for Texas A&M University Kingsville.

 

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Fruit Tree Field Day Postponed

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be postponing the Multi-County Fruit Tree Field Day in Windale that was scheduled for May 22. This event traditionally is one of the largest fruit tree events in the state annually and therefore we don’t make this decision lightly. We are evaluating our options and will try to reschedule for a fall meeting.

 

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La Grange Police Chief Reports on Recent Activity

La Grange Police Chief David Gilbreath reports on the following incidents his department responded to during the week of May 10-17.

 

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Supplies and Goodbyes' at LGISD

Wednesday night was the first of two days of “Supplies and Goodbyes” pick-ups at La Grange Hermes and Intermediate Schools. The staff made it a festive-type atmosphere as teachers were also able to say goodbye to their students. The students and their families drove up to the school and were able to pick up the school supplies and anything else they left behind way back at the end of Spring Break…

 

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Fayette County Firefighter Calls

Members of the Fayette County Firefighters’ Association responded to the following calls for the week of May 3 through May 9:

 

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Local Camps Navigate Options After Governor Allows Them to Reopen

After Governor Abbott announced that summer camps in Texas will be allowed to open this summer as the state allows more businesses to resume operations during the coronavirus pandemic, Fayette County summer camps are deciding what will work best for them.

 

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Folks Returning to Church Pews

Member churches of the Tri-County Cooperative Ministries, ELCA had their first “in church” communion services this past Sunday, May 17 at Faith Lutheran Church, Weimar at 10 a.m. and Zion Lutheran Church, Moulton at 10:45 a.m.

 

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KJZT Society No. 31 Meets, State Functions Cancelled

On May 14, the second quarterly meeting of Society No. 31 of La Grange, St. Frances of Rome, KJZT Family Life was held at 4:30 p.m. by teleconference.

 

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Holy Cross Worship Services Resume Sunday

Holy Cross Lutheran Church will tentatively resume in-person services on Sunday, May 24 in accordance with State guidelines. Sunday School will not re-open, but Bible Class will resume in-person in the sanctuary. Members 65 and older and those with underlying health conditions are encouraged to continue to worship from their homes. Beginning May 27, a mid-week service restricted to those 65 years…

 

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RTC Graduation Details Set

From RT-C ISD Superintendent Brandon Schovajsa:

 

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Accidental Planting Looks Better Than Planned Effort

A little over a month ago I accidentally began an experiment in no-till gardening.

 

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After Bizarre Deer Kill in Waldeck, Speculation About Big Cat Surfaces

David and Linda McCall of Waldeck woke up to a gruesome sight Sunday morning. About 50 yards from their back door laid a deer with its guts ripped out. A trail of bloody, matted grass indicated where the deer had been dragged around the yard.

 

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What the Neighbors Are Talking About

Yoakum Herald-Times

 

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Battery Hides Heroin

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Tuesday May 19, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner Kolt, stopped a Ford F-350 on Interstate 10 at the 660 mile-marker at approximately 5:47 pm for a traffic violation. After speaking to the driver Thumann became suspicious that the vehicle was involved in transporting illegal narcotics. Thumann was…

 

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That Little Voice

Oh, my gosh, the longer I’m in self-isolation the more addictions I discover I harbor.

 

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