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Navidad Valley Begins Lunch & Learn, Ladies Begin Making Mask Holders

Navidad Valley Community Connections (NVCC) continues with its careful reopening, using good handwashing, temperature checks and masks. NVCC is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Schulenburg. On Friday, Crafty Corner is open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the craft room on Kessler Ave. On Monday and Wednesday, members start the day with dominos, usually 42 and…

 

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Texas Heroes Day Going Virtual On September 19

Texas Heroes Day 2020 is going virtual. The Texas Historical Commission, in partnership with the Friends of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites, will host a series of internet-accessible programs and activities to commemorate the Texas History of Monument Hill. Monument Hill State Historic Sites memorializes Republic of Texas soldiers who died during the ill-fated Dawson and…

 

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Fayette County Deputy Arrests Weimar Hit and Run Suspect

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports on activities of Fayette County Sheriff Deputies for the month of August. Deputy Ben Wilson responded to mailbox damage call on State Highway 71.

 

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Co-ops To Celebrate Cooperative Month With Document Shred Day

National Cooperative Month provides an opportunity for cooperatives to celebrate the benefits of cooperatives with their members and the community. As a special thank you and to celebrate Co-op Month, Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative is teaming up with Fayette Electric Cooperative to host the 3rd Annual Shred Day on Friday, October 2 for their members.

 

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Crepe Myrtles to be Removed for New Bridge

The old bridge across the Colorado River in La Grange peeks out from behind the crepe myrtle trees along the road to the boat ramp. Many of those trees will have to be removed when TxDOT builds the new bridge across the Colorado River. La Grange City Manager Shawn Raborn informed the City Council about the planned tree removals at a meeting on Aug. 10. Raborn said most of the trees slated for…

 

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2020 Fayette County Fair Bar-B-Q Cook Off Top Winners

Overall Grand Champion Grand Champion overall at the Fayette County Fair BBQ cook off was the “BYOB” team including second from left to right, Charles Schulz, Ron Voss Jr. and Timmy Machala of La Grange.

 

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Woman Tumbles Down River Bridge Embankment

Above, a team of first responders carries a woman to an ambulance on a stretcher after she tumbled down the steep embankment on the west side of the Travis Street bridge across the Colorado River Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10. The woman was walking east toward downtown and was about to get to the pedestrian walkway on the bridge (pictured left) when she slipped and fell. She did not appear to have…

 

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Moreau Honored for COVID Response

State Representative Ben Leman signed a proclamation honoring Fayette County Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau (right) for his work handling the coronavirus pandemic response in Fayette County. County Judge Joe Weber (left) presented the proclamation to Moreau at a Commissioners Court meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10.

 

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Constitution Week Proclaimed

Fayette County Judge Joe Weber (right) signed a proclamation designating the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Fayette County. On hand for the signing was Kathy Schatte of the Smith McMillan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress with a resolution to designate this week of observance for…

 

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Judge Gives Blessing for Fall Antiques Show

Fayette County Judge Joe Weber said the County gave its blessing to a plan to conduct the Fall Antiques Show this year in Round Top and Warrenton. Weber said organizers presented the County with a plan that included requirements for mask wearing and social distancing.

 

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Barometric Pressure Important Part of Weather

This is an answer to a question from reader, Kent, about barometric pressure: Barometric pressure is a fantastically important number that affects everything in the atmosphere. Remember when your grandparents would tell you that their knee is acting up therefore a storm is coming, that is because of barometric pressure.

 

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Schulenburg Band Favorites

Schulenburg Band Beau and Band Sweetheart Jakob Kai Collins and Jazmin Velazquez were announced at Friday’s football game. Photo by Audrey Kristynik.

 

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COVID Cases Jump Here Amid Outbreaks in Nursing Homes, Jail

Fayette County’s coronavirus case numbers bumped up this week after an outbreak involving multiple long-term care facilities and the Fayette County Jail. According to Fayette County Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau, five guards and one inmate at the jail tested positive for COVID last week, along with 35 residents and staff at four of the seven long-term care facilities in Fayette County.

 

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Homecoming Royalty

Flatonia named the 2020 Homecoming Queen, Jessica Pope, and Homecoming King, Izick Hernandez, at Friday night’s football game, which the Bulldogs won 34-7. More on that game on Page B2 today.

 

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