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Girl Scouts collect donations for Food Pantry

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Schulenburg Girl Scout Troop 824 donated 85 pounds of non-perishable food to the Schulenburg Area Food Pantry collected through its recent food drive. Shown are (front row, from left) Selby Harrell, Girl Scout; Phoenyx Rogers; Londyn Matthews, Girl Scout; (back row) Kylee Gibson; LaTrenda Rogers, Girl Scout leader; Kaysen Wick, Girl Scout; and Jessica Wick, Girl Scout leader.

OEM explains reporting of coronavirus deaths

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Fayette County Office of Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau issued the following press release on Monday, Nov. 23: “Fayette County is committed to providing the most accurate and verified information as soon as it is available.

SHS hoops teams win openers

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The Shorthorns and Lady Horns got their basketball seasons underway with successful outings at home on Friday, Nov. 20.

State & area unemployment rates decrease in October

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Texas’ private sector added 136,300 jobs over the month and the Texas unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in October from 8.3 percent in September, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The Texas unemployment rate for October 2020 is in line with the National unemployment rate of 6.9 percent.

Additional benefits for City staff nixed 3-2

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A proposal to add dental and vision benefits for City of Schulenburg employees in lieu of pay raises was voted down 3-2 by the City Council at last week’s regular meeting. Alderman Larry Veselka supported the measure when City Administrator Tami Walker brought it up on Sept.

Aldermen sworn in

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Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Dan Mueller (right) gives the oath of office to Schulenburg City Council members elected to two-year terms on Nov. 3. They are: (from left) newly-elected Place 4 Alderman Clarence Ahlschlager, incumbent Place 5 Alderman Larry Veselka, and incumbent Place 3 Alderman Ben Herzik.

Limbaugh paces 2A Region IV field

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Lady Horn senior Taylor Limbaugh (right) stays ahead of competitors en route to a first-place finish at the Class 2A Region IV Cross Country Meet, held on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. She came in with a time of 12:29.91 to earn her third straight trip to the U.I.L.’s state cross country meet. Limbaugh will run her final race for Schulenburg High on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock starting at 9 a.m. Last year, she finished 18th at state in Class 3A. For more, see Page 5. Photo By T.J. Medina

School sees rise in COVID-19 cases

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While the treats from Halloween should be long gone, one trick has lingered for Schulenburg ISD. Superintendent Duane Limbaugh told the Board of Trustees at its regular meeting Monday, Nov.

In-home tests now available

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Fayette County officials have ramped up their defense to the coronavirus by offering free inhome testing beginning Nov. 16. Funding provided by a private grant will allow residents to be tested for COVID-19 without having to leave their homes.