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Horns slip by Thorndale

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Bryce Wilson drives past a Bulldog to score in the fourth quarter, helping the Shorthorns edge Thorndale 51-47 in Monday night’s bi-district game in Brenham. Schulenburg advanced to the second round against Deweyville with the game scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in Crosby. For more, see Page 4. Sticker Photo By Darrell Vyvjala

City, school board seats unopposed

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The City of Schulenburg and Schulenburg ISD will not have to conduct elections on May 1 since all the candidates who filed for open positions are unopposed. With the filing period ending on Friday, Feb.

FEC deals with 233 outages, high usage will impact bills

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Crews from Fayette Electric Cooperative were finally seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel” on Friday when the sun came out and the temperatures began rising above the freezing mark. The brutal weather caused weather related power outages for members of Fayette Electric prompting FEC’s line crews, four contractor crews and employees to work around the clock until power was restored to all of the members on Friday afternoon at 2:45 p.m.

Precinct 4, SVFD personnel make some special deliveries

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With the water shortage last week, two local entities utilized their resources to provide the precious commodity to those most in need. At the request of Fayette County Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau, the Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department sent one of its trucks to Monument Hill Nursing Center outside of La Grange to fill up barrels.

Local P. O. lives up to motto

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The first part of the well-known motto “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” certainly applied last week. The Schulenburg Post Office remained open for service every day.

City hit in all departments, inundated with water issues

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With storage tanks emptied, wastewater equipment failures, and customers’ pipes cracking, water was a major issue for the City of Schulenburg during last week’s sub-freezing weather. The unprecedented winter storm affected electric and garbage service as well, in the midst of rolling blackouts instituted by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

City Council recognizes Black History Month

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The presentation of a resolution for Black History Month was on the agenda for the Schulenburg City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Snowy recreation & wintry tribulation

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The winter storms that began making their way through Texas starting this past weekend brought a rarity to these parts with enough accumulation to allow for some snowy fun. The Guentert sisters – (from left) Blair, Julie, and Jenna – took advantage of the opportunity to build a snowman on Monday, Feb. 15. However, the precipitation and freezing temperatures day after day also proved problematic. Along with ERCOT announcing statewide rolling blackouts to conserve energy consumption, the Sheriff’s Department reported a downed line in Schulenburg early Monday morning and Fayette Electric Cooperative was addressing numerous outages in its service area.

$500,000 in cocaine seized near Engle

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The Fayette County Sheriff's Office Narcotics K-9 Unit seized five kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near Engle on Wednesday, Feb. 10, according to Sheriff Keith Korenek.