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High-Flying Flag

This massive flag is flying hundreds of feet in the air, hung from the top of a crane-fully extended at Ray’s Crane Service on Highway 77 North of La Grange. Several readers have commented on the beauty of the patriotic display that is visible from a long way off.

 

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Colorado County Citizen Mourns Death of Owner

The Banner-Press Newspaper • Owner of The Colorado Citizen and founder of Granite Publications, Jim Chionsini, 74 of San Angelo, passed away suddenly on July 21. Chionsini also owned The Progress-Anahuac, Bandera Bulletin, Boerne Star, Elgin Courier, The Vindicator-Liberty, The Navasota Examiner and Taylor Press.

 

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Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives Frequently Asked Questions During COVID-19

Is the Museum and Archives open? We’re currently open to visitors by appointment only. Call 979-968-3765 or email archives@ cityoflg.com to schedule an appointment, which are available on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 to 3 and Saturdays from 10 to 1.

 

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Firefighter Calls for Service Last week

Calls from July 26 through August 1 responded to by county firefighters (info courtesy of Fayette County Firefighters Association): GRASS FIRE - 1 ACCIDENTS - 5 FIRE ALARMS - 2 POWER LINE HAZARD - 1 MEDICAL - 2.

 

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Students Make Baylor Dean’s List

More than 5,300 Baylor University students have been named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the Spring 2020 semester. Students honored on the Dean’s List are Baylor undergraduates with a minimum semester gradepoint average of 3.7 with no grade lower than a “C” while enrolled in a minimum of 12 graded semester hours.

 

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County Scratches to Find $2K in New Budget

An episode during the Fayette County Commissioners Court’s most recent deliberations over the 2021 Budget shows just how tight next year’s finances might be for the County. Every year the Commissioners set aside money for several non-profit agencies that provide crucial services for the community, such as the Meals on Wheels program and agencies that provide support for abused children and…

 

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July Was Busiest AMEN Food Pantry Month Ever

AMEN food pantry has made changes due to the coronavirus impact. The pantry hours have changed to Monday mornings 9 a.m. to noon as a drive-thru format only. This change was made due to the heat in the afternoons. The volunteers build food bags and disperse by family head count to the clients. There are no plans to switch back to clients entering the building, a decision will be made month to…

 

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Old AMEN Building Being Renovated for Optimists, Habitat

Now that the AMEN Food Pantry in La Grange has completed its move from their Mode Lane facility to their new, much bigger complex on Reynolds St., the Mode Lane building is being transformed into a new home for the La Grange Optimist Club as well as a base of operations for Fayette County Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers from both organizations began the process of remodeling the food pantry over…

 

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REMEMBER WHEN?

August 4-7, 1970 Fayette County Commissioners awarded the contract for the new courthouse roof to Adolph Matocha Jr., a La Grange building contractor. His bid of $11,200 was the lower of the two proposals offered.

 

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New County Budget Lower, But More for Law Enforcement

Fayette County Commissioners officially proposed the 2021 County Budget. Overall spending in the budget came in at $25,189,671.

 

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Co. Tax Rate to Stay Flat

Fayette County Commissioners Court voted 4-0 last Thursday to propose the same property tax rate as last year, $0.464 per $100 value of taxable property. Pct. 1 Commissioner Jason McBroom was absent from the meeting.

 

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New Priest in Hostyn and Plum Installed Saturday

There’s usually a strong breeze atop the hill at Hostyn’s Holy Rosary Catholic Church – one of the highest points in Fayette County. Father Bob Knippenberg is used to it.

 

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LG’s Sacred Heart To Lead the Way as Schools Set to Open in Fayette County

Sacred Heart Catholic School in La Grange will be one of the first schools in Fayette County to resume fall classes, when their students return to the classroom Thursday Aug. 13.

 

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Ellinger Voters to Again Decide Whether to Incorporate

Voters in Ellinger will decide in November whether to incorporate as a town. The town tried incorporating in 2015 and failed overwhelmingly by a vote of 90 against and 26 in favor.

 

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Impressed With Weber, Moreau

To the Editor: I have not sided with Judge I have not sided with Judge Weber on all issues since he has held the office of County Judge. However, something happened during the shutdown and quarantine measures.

 

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