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New Little Free Library Location

The Michalke and Alberthal families of La Grange set up a new “little free library” at the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter in La Grange last week. The Michalkes and Alberthals stocked the library with childrens book, especially books with themes about animals and pets. Pictured (from left) are Shelter Director Teresa Stanley-Brown, Katy Michalke, Hope Michalke, Paige Michalke, Kash Alberthal, Weston Alberthal, Sydni Alberthal and Josh Alberthal. The little free library at the animal shelter is the fifth one in La Grange. The others are located at Lindemann Real Estate, Valley View/Fritsch Auf, Randolph Rec Center and on North Main Street near the railroad tracks. Photo by Andy Behlen

Schulenburg Grass Fire Thursday

The Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department put out a grass fire on Interstate 10 at the 674 mile marker on Thursday.

RT-C Class Reunion Postponed

The Round Top-Carmine class of 1950 would be celebrating their 70th reunion this year. However, due to the virus, this event has been postponed until later this year.

That’s a Hefty Tomato

Robert Svrcek stopped by the Record office last Monday morning to show off an example of the one-pound tomatoes he’s growing on property near the airport. Svrcek said the tomato variety is called “Big Boy,” and it appears to live up to its name. Svrcek said he sold 45 lbs. of these tomatoes at the La Grange Farmer’s Market last Saturday. Photo by Andy Behlen

Recreation Center Gets Donated Computers

The Randolph Recreation Center in La Grange has a half-dozen new computers thanks to (from left) Nicolas England, Greg Walker and Landon von Minden. Kids attending the city’s summer camp will now be able to use the machines to check homework, take virtual tours or do research. Before these machines arrived, staffers were bringing their personal computers for campers to use. The computers came from La Grange Computers 4 All, a volunteer group that rehabs old computers and gives them to people or groups that need them. (See more about the program here: bit.ly/lgcomputers4all.) They need computers and we need people who like to fix computers. If you have machines or time to donate to the cause, write lgcomputers4all@gmail.com or call Bill Bishop at (979) 338-9233.

Details About Round Top’s 4th of July Celebration

Round Top is again poised to celebrate our Nation’s birthday on Saturday, July 4, 2020. This is a milestone year, in that this will be the 170th consecutive time that this monumental celebration of our Nation’s founding will take place.

Zbranek Graduates From Stephen F. Austin

Lauren Ashley Zbranek graduated from Stephen F. Austin on May 9 with a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies, early childhood through 6th grade. She will be employed as a second grade English Language Arts And Reading teacher at Thomas J. Rusk Elementary School in Nacogdoches. Lauren is the daughter of David (Zeebo) and Shelly Zbranek of La Grange.

Krause Wins Scholarship

The Round Top Area Historical Society is pleased to present their 2020 scholarship winner Megan Krause, daughter of Suzanne and Calvin Krause. Megan’s family has lived and worked the land in the Round Top area since the 1900s and the contribution this family has made to the area is immense. Best of luck to Megan as she continues her education at Blinn College.

‘Bible Verses Written on the Joists’

Luther Harrison, the leader of North American operations for Samaritan’s Purse, was in town last week for the blessing of the Castaneda home in Hope Hill. It was the first home built in the neighborhood for local survivors of the 2017 Hurricane Harvey flood. At the ceremony, Harrison said that his organization is “not a commercial contractor, but an evangelical Christian organization building a home.”
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