La Grange

Schmeckenfest Window Contest La Grange’s Annual Schmeckenfest Window Contest is quickly approaching. Judging will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3. All merchants around the Fayette County Courthouse Square are encouraged to participate in the festivities, that will see one merchant receiving the coveted Traveling Trophy.

From the Chef’s Corner

Pina Colada Icebox Pie

Looking for an easy icebox pie? This one is a keeper. A little tropical flair, I’m talking a delicious pineapple-coconut filling here! Try it. You’ll like it! Note: Press the crumb mixture all the way up the sides of the pie plate before baking; otherwise, you’ll end up with a thick, uneven crust that’s too shallow to hold the filling. […]


Archie “PeeWee” Vizena

July 2, 1944 - November 18, 2013

Archie “PeeWee” Vizena, 69, of Lexington, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Tanglewood Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Lexington Cemetery with military honors. Pastor David Atwood officiated. Archie was born July 2, 1944 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Abay and Ethel (Willis) Vizena. He married Vera Nell Crawford on […]

Ronnie Lee Jones

May 13, 1950 - November 17, 2013

Ronnie Lee Jones passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at his home in Rockdale, reaching the age of 63. Ronnie was born May 13, 1950 in Austin to Barnie Lee and Dorothy Arlene (Romine) Jones. He had been a lifelong resident of Rockdale and graduated from Rockdale High School in 1968. Ronnie worked as an Electrician with Russell Jones Electric […]


Alcoa Retirees Meeting Alcoa retirees will gather for their annual Christmas meeting Thursday, December 12 at the Alcoa Lake Training Center. Doug Williams, spokesman, said setup is at 4 p.m. with doors opening at 5 and the meal served at 6, after the meeting.


Christmas Fest The 29th Annual Carmine Chamber of Commerce Christmas Fest will be held Sunday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m unto 4 p.m. at the Carmine Hall at 300 Haupstrausse. Shoppers will be able to find unique Christmas gifts at the many special booths. Cowboy Santa will be there from 12 to 3, so bringing the children is a “must […]


Harvest Arts Fest The Bastrop Association for the Arts is hosting their Harvest Arts Fest 2013 on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30, in downtown Bastrop. Awesome art will be on display and for sale, including paintings, photography, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, fused glass and more. The event promises to provide a wide selection of unique gifts for family […]


Tree of Angels Ceremony The Milam County and District Attorney’s Office will sponsor the annual Tree of Angels ceremony at 7:30, Thursday, Dec. 5, immediately following the Cameron Christmas Parade, at the Milam County museum located at 112 West First Street. The Tree of Angels program is celebrated each year across Texas and enables survivors of violent crime and victims’ […]

Giddings Library News Corner

If it is variety you are looking for, come by the Giddings Public Library. Nothing is better than to hold a good book in your hands. Read and enjoy.

The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of Edward IV of England. Coup d’ Etat by Harry Turtledove captures how war makes for the strangest of bedfellows. A freethinking Frenchman fights side by side with racist Nazis. Judgement at Protues by Timothy Zahn […]