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SIX VYING FOR CROWN OF FAYETTE CO. FAIR QUEEN

Six contestants will compete to be named the 2021 Fayette County Fair Queen. Kayler Grace Burnett, daughter of Korin and Derrick Burnett. She is a junior at La Grange High School and is sponsored by Kyla Faith Memorial. Braidy Laine Fike, daughter of Staci and Alan “A.J.” Fike. She is...
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Six Vying for Title of Fayette County Fair Queen

Six young women will vie for the title of 2021 Fayette County Fair Queen. This week the fair announced the royalty contestants. Ticket sales begin July 1, season passes are $35 for all four days of the fair Online and in-person sales begin July 1. Scholarships are awarded to the winners (based on ticket sales) on the opening evening of the fair, Thursday, September 2 at 8 p.m. Entertainment…
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Pope Francis Names Fayette County Priests ‘Monsignors’

The Holy Father Pope Francis recently bestowed on the Revs. Tim Kosler and Daniel Kahlich the title of monsignor. The two priests received their certificates Wednesday morning, June 23, from Monsignor John Peters with Bishop Brendan Cahill there to congratulate them. Monsignor Kalich retired as pastor of Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn and Sts. Peter and Paul in Plum last year…
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Sheriff Korenek Reports on May Activities

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports activities of Fayette County Sheriff Deputies for the month of May. Deputy Ben Wilson responded to a disturbance between two persons at a residence off of Hallstedt Road. No charges were filed and the parties were separated. Wilson also responded to a theft of a trailer off of property located on FM 159. A report was taken and the investigation…
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MONDAY STORMS CAUSE OUTAGES FOR OVER 2,300 BLUEBONNET MEMBERS

Power is back online for over 2,300 Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members who lost power during Monday night’s storms in the area. The cooperative reported a total of 92 outages across Washington, Burleson, Fayette and Lee counties, affecting approximately 2,322 members. Power was restored to all members affected by storm-related outages by noon on Tuesday.
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Fayette County Workforce Matters Coalition organized recently

A newly formed coalition charged with finding solutions to local workforce issues hopes to strengthen existing partnerships and support community development. The Fayette County Workforce Matters Coalition – consisting of public, private, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, institutions, companies, and individuals – will address large, shared challenges facing local job-seekers and…
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Adopt me!

Available for adoption from the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter:. Brownie is a 3-year-old spayed female hound mix. She’s a tan and white medium-sized dog. Duke is a 1-year-old neutered male terrier/pitbull mix. He’s a tan in color and will be a large dog. To adopt these pets or others,...
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Statewide unemployment rate, along with those for Fayette & surrounding counties, drop slightly in May

In May, the seasonally-adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, down 0.2 percentage points from April 2021, according to the latest figures from the Texas Workforce Commission. Similarly, the rates for Fayette and surrounding counties (not seasonally adjusted) decreased slightly from April to May. The changes ranged from one-tenth of a percent for Colorado County to three-tenths of a…
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Local Sales Growth Pushes Tax Revenue to Near Record

La Grange has topped the million-dollar mark in city sales tax revenue for the first half of 2021, the highest level in six years. Only four times has the city passed $1 million in six months. The record was in 2015, when it hit $1,149,257 for January through June. This year it’s $1,098,679. All six Fayette County towns that collect the optional local sales tax have increased compared to last…
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Texas Women’s League Awards $127,925 in Grants

The La Grange-based philanthropic organization, Texas Women’s League, held its annual grant presentation ceremony on Wednesday, June 2, at the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange. Since 2004, Texas Women’s League has disbursed more than $1,000,000 to more than 70 qualifying nonprofit organizations located in or providing services for Fayette County. To qualify for funding,…
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Buckaroo Day Camp Theme “Got Grit” Was Enjoyed By All Campers

The fifth annual Buckaroo Day Camp at the Colorado River Cowboy Church (CRCC) ended Wednesday, June 10 with a total of 49 Buckaroos and 13 teen Wranglers present. CRCC is located just inside Fayette County at the border with Bastrop County on Highway 71. The theme of the event, “GOT GRIT,” was an all-out effort to reach children with the Good News of Jesus, while having lots of fun. Thanks to…
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Buckaroo Day Camp

The fifth annual Buckaroo Day Camp at Colorado River Cowboy Church ended Wednesday, June 10 with a total of 49 Buckaroos and 13 teen Wranglers present. CRCC is located right inside Fayette County right at the borderline with Bastrop County on Highway 71. For more about their event see Page B2.
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Tails & Tales

Hope Carr, education manager of the Austin Zoo, was the featured speaker at Wednesday’s Fayette Public Library summer reading weekly program. She brought along some friends, including Rosie, a massive redtailed boa constrictor, above, and a tarantula below. A huge group of kids and their parents showed up for the event. Photos by Jeff Wick.
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Record Travels to Branson, Missouri

The Fayette County Record made a road trip to Branson, Missouri when COVID was winding down. Enjoying the ride were Annette and Richard Martinek, Rhonda and Jerry Vaja, Carol Globke, Joe Fietsam, and Carol and Donnie Havemann. The highlights of the trip were the Titanic Museum, Branson Belle Showboat dinner cruise, Silver Dollar City, and Top of the Rock with nature trails, waterfalls, and…
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Shared Lutheran Ministry Offering Day Camp

The Shared Lutheran Ministry of Fayette County is offering Day Camp July 26-30 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Rutersville. The camp will be for grades K-5th grade; 6th-high school students will be needed as helpers. Children can be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. for breakfast. The cost is $50 and includes lunch and all supplies. Children may be signed up for…
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Traffic stop on I-10 results in two felony drug arrests

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that in the early morning hours on Saturday, June 12, Deputy A.J. Gonzales conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Interstate 10 near the 669 mile marker for an equipment violation. The stop took place about five miles west of Schulenburg. Deputy Gonzales became suspicious that occupants in the vehicle were involved in criminal activity. A consent…
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Segura wins at district 4-H horse show

Klare Segura, a Fayette County and Schulenburg 4-H member, competed in the District 11 4-H Horse Show on June 2 in Edna. Segura and her horse “Dollar” won trail and horsemanship, second in showmanship, third in pleasure, and junior reserve overall stockhorse. She advances to state competition in July.
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Footprints of Fayette

A Historical Column From The Fayette County Historical Commission. Memories of the Life of Joseph Krenek By Jan Kucera Submitted by Carolyn Heinsohn This biography of Joseph Krenek, written in Czech by Jan Kucera before he passed away in 1949, was translated into English by Bessie Walla Hruska of Ellinger in 1983. Jan Kucera was born in the same small Moravian village two years after the birth of Joseph Krenek, so they undoubtedly were lifelong friends…