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Confirmed COVID-19 Fatalities Here Rises To Fifteen

The Fayette County Office of Emergency Management has released more data related to COVID-19 deaths in Fayette County. Maybe most importantly, the new information confirms that 15 deaths here have been “directly related to COVID-19 infection.” That’s up from the 13 previously known.

Texas Ramp Project Celebrates Milestone

The Texas Ramp Project (TRP) celebrated building “100 Miles of Freedom” on Nov. 15. The statewide organization estimates that since TRP’s inception in 2006, its more than 3,500 volunteers have built 100 miles of ramps for people who use wheelchairs and walkers.

Collision Near Hostyn Sends Four to Hospital

A head-on collision on US 77 near the Hostyn cutoff sent four people to the hospital with injuries. All are recovering, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Fayette Co. Fire Calls

The Fayette County Firefighter’s Association reports the following calls for the week of Nov. 15-21: Medical - 7 Grass Fires - 2 Accident - 1 Accident - 1 Smoking Vehicle - 1 Fire Alarm - 1.

Hallettsville PD to Get New Tech Upgrade

Hallettsville Tribune-Herald • The Hallettsville Police Department will get new technology hardware after the city council approved the purchase. Peacemaker Technologies from New Braunfels was awarded the quote of $40,120 for the mobile data computers.

Flatonia Election Winners Sworn In

Flatonia Mayor Bryan Milson (above) and council member Mark Eversole (below, left) and Allen Kocian (below, right) took their oaths of office at a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17. Notary public Herminia Dale administered the oaths. Milson won re-election against challenger James Longmire in the Nov. 3 election. Eversole, an incumbent, and Kocian, a challenger, won the two open spots in a four-way, at-large election against incumbent Donna Cockrell and another challenger, Pamela Stolarski. Photos by Melanie Berger, Courtesy of The Flatonia Argus

Auto Accidents Keep LG Police Busy

La Grange Police Chief David Gilbreath reports on the following incidents his department responded to during the week of Nov. 15-22.

LG Council Hears Bridge Update

La Grange City Council granted final approval Monday night to the plat for the future La Grange Springs apartment complex. Developers plan to build four two-story buildings on the eight-acre property located at the intersection of US 77 and FM 2145.

Pickup Stolen at R&B Over the Weekend

A pickup was stolen from R&B Truck and Auto sometime over the weekend. La Grange Police Chief David Gilbreath said the pickup was a green and gray 2003 Ford F-250 King Ranch edition.
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