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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:00am

WEIMAR – Purple Cactus Lavender Farm, Colorado County’s only lavender farm, is set to open its doors to the public, and has set its grand opening as well as a

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:00am

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:00am

OAKRIDGE — The Oakridge Volunteer Fire Department has set May 4 for its spring chicken fried steak dinner fund-raiser, which will include a raffle and live auction.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00am

ALTAIR – More than a month after both a dark oily sheen and dead fish were found floating along the top of Skull Creek near Altair, the three state agencies

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Colorado County residents who suffered damage to their homes as a result of flooding in the wake of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey are potentially eligible to participate in separate reimbursement and assistance programs through the Texas General Land Office.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00am

WEIMAR - The Weimar Independent School District Board of Trustees agreed to purchase a facilities assessment plan and hire a new auditor Monday night, but Senate Bill 3, passed earlier in the day to give teachers a $5,000 pay raise, took center stage.

Around Columbus

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

Two major spring festivals have announced their entertainment lineups, with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s annual Magnolia Days Festival landing the Zack Walther Band for Friday, May 17 and Texas country music star Kyle Park for Saturday, May 18.

COLUMBUS — One of the first things Lavine Stancek will tell you about her life when you ask her is that she is glad her parents were able to ensure

Around the County

BRENHAM— Learn how to produce your own honey and help save the bees by attending the Central Texas Beekeepers School on Saturday, March 23 at Brenham High School in Brenham.

Colorado County residents who suffered damage to their homes as a result of flooding in the wake of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey are potentially eligible to participate in separate reimbursement and assistance programs through the Texas General Land Office. The Homeowner Reimbursement Program application was made available last week, the Texas General Land Office announced. An additional program, the Homeowner Assistance Program, has been available for some months.

Around Eagle Lake

EAGLE LAKE — The Eagle Lake City Council heard from Colorado County EMS Director Mike Furrh last Tuesday night, as Furr visited the council to deliver the service’s annual report for 2018.

Living Hope Church, Joe and Mercy Fling Pastors, invite the community to the Texas Historical Marker dedication ceremony for the Eagle Lake Christian Church, Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m. at the Church sanctuary at the corner of Church Street and North McCarty Avenue in Eagle Lake

Around Weimar

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

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Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

Weimar area news and events in brief. 

Sports

WEIMAR — The Weimar Wildcats faced off with the Flatonia Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 12 at Strickland/Veterans Field.

WEIMAR — The Weimar Ladycats traveled to Louise on Friday, March 8, for a district game against Louise. The Ladycats dominated over Louise 19 - 0. 

Viewpoints

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

Lent started on Ash Wednesday and we’re in our third week. It’s meant to mirror the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the desert after his baptism. During this

Two Fridays ago, Balfour, a high school memorabilia company, came to Columbus and distributed caps and gowns to everyone. For some, it was a wake-up call.

Youth & Education

Recipients of the prestigious Elizabeth Shatto Massey Endowed Scholarship have been announced. These full ride academic scholarships pay for all tuition, books, fees and computers for the full four years

HOUSTON—Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is known around the world as one of the largest and most prestigious stock shows, welcoming exhibitors and fans from around the world. In addition

Ag & Outdoors

COLUMBUS -- Members of the Colorado County Wildlife Management Association on Saturday were asked whether or not they would be willing to self-report turkey harvests in Colorado County to help

The Colorado County Beef and Forage Committee is hosting an educational program on Friday, April 5. Topics covered in the program will include Managing Animal Health, Feral Hog Management, Controlling

Arts & Leisure

WEIMAR – Purple Cactus Lavender Farm, Colorado County’s only lavender farm, is set to open its doors to the public, and has set its grand opening as well as a

COLUMBUS — A new exhibit highlighting the acrylic works of La Grange artist John Schaffer is set to open at Live Oak Art Gallery this Saturday, March 23.

Obituaries

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

Jackie Weishuhn, 83, passed away March 16, 2019 at Heritage Park in Katy. She was born in Houston on Oct. 28, 1935 to Lillian (Susil) and Edgar McCracken, where she

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

Grover McRae Gross of Columbus, 91, died peacefully at his home Sunday morning, March 17. Born Jan. 1, 1928 to Otto Louis and Meta Bock Gross, McRae attended elementary school