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Cravens Crowned New Schützenkönig

The 148th annual Round Top Schützenfest proved to be an exciting and entertaining day for the members of the Round Top Rifle Hall and their families. The annual shooting contest for Round Top Rifle Association members was held on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Bus Compartments Hold a Surprise

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports on Sunday at 1:55 p.m. Reserve Drug Interdiction Investigator Jeremy Ellison conducted a traffic stop on a bus traveling west on I-10 for a traffic violation. The driver gave inconsistent stories about his travel pattern and other criminal indicators were observed. Consent to search the bus was given and during the search concealed compartments were located. Deputy Terry Guentert assisted at the scene along with Flatonia P.D. Officer Chris Kucera. Ellison located several vacuumed sealed packages in a sealed compartment, which contained $186,070 in U.S. currency. Drug Interdiction Investigators David Smith and Sgt. Randy Thumann also responded and assisted. Arrested and transported to the Dan R. Beck Justice Center was 55 yr. old Jose Luis Salazar of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Salazar was charged with money laundering. There were four passengers on the bus who were released.

Sales Tax Holding Steady For Most Towns in Area

Despite the effects of COVID-19, most towns in or near Fayette County are holding relatively steady in their revenue from sales taxes. Nine months into the unprecedented year of 2020, three Fayette County towns are up a little while the other three are down a little.

School Construction 90% Done

The La Grange Independent School Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting Monday, with a lot on their plate. Here’s a roundup of some of their actions: Superintendent Contract The board approved the 2020-2021 contract for Superintendent William Wagner with a 4% annual increase of $5,480 and an automobile allowance of $6,600.

Czhilispiel Parade Still A Go Even Though Fest Cancelled

Most of Czhilispiel 48 in Flatonia has been cancelled this year because of coronavirus precautions, but the Grand Parade will continue beginning at noon on Sunday, October 25. The parade is sponsored by the Women’s Action Guild.

Two Power Outages Strike LG Area

More than 1,000 Fayette Electric Cooperative customers lost power after an 18-wheeler struck a power pole on the West side of La Grange Friday afternoon, Sept. 18.

Food Manager Certification Training Course Offered

Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, one in six Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness.

St. John Roast Beef and Sausage Dinner Oct. 11

St. John Lutheran Church, located at the corner of W. Fayette St. and Grover St., will be sponsoring its annual fall fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 11. There will be a limited number of tickets available for the roast beef and sausage dinner. It is advised that you purchase tickets by calling the following numbers: Lucille Koehl - (979) 966-7710; Maxine Brugger - (979) 966- 3225; or Sheila Brugger (979) 966-3174. You may also contact any church member. Plates will cost $10; there will be a drivethru lane from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu will include roast beef and sausage, buttered potatoes, gravy, pinto beans, cole slaw and dessert. The meal will be catered by Peters BBQ.
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