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State & area jobless rates drop in Aug.

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In August, Texas saw a decrease in the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate to 6.8 percent from 8.0 percent in July, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Horns face second Hwy. 90 rival Friday

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For the second straight week, the Shorthorns will have a rivalry game as well as face a foe from District 13 of Class 2A Division I.

$13 million drainage project outlined

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The scope of a $13 million project, which would be funded by a Community Development Block Grant, was outlined to the Schulenburg City Council at its regular meeting Monday night, Sept. 21.

Hard-fought win in Flatonia

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T.J. Speed (No. 21) uses the block of Trevor Beyer for a 6-yard gain in the fourth quarter of the Shorthorns’ 21-18 win in Flatonia last Friday. Speed switched his No. 51 jersey to move to the backfield late in the game as Schulenburg dealt with several injuries to hold off the Bulldogs in the district opener. For more, see Page 4. Sticker Photo By Layne Vyvjala

Two deaths added to county list

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On Friday, Sept. 18, Fayette County Emergency Management Coordinator Craig Moreau reported that two additional deaths were confirmed.

SHS grad, Kea, named UT distinguished alumna

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Arleas Upton Kea, salutatorian of the Schulenburg High class of 1975, has been selected by the University of Texas Exes Association as a Distinguished Alumna for 2020. Since its creation in 1958, the Distinguished Alumnus Awards have been the Texas Exes’ highest honor, reserved for an elite group of alumni whose professional successes and service to the University is both extraordinary and outstanding.

Horns start district play in Flatonia Fri.

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Two of the three undefeated teams in District 13 of Class 2A Division I will square off this Friday night as the Shorthorns travel to Flatonia for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Homecoming honorees

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Schulenburg High Homecoming honorees were announced at halftime of last Friday’s Shorthorn-Yorktown football game. They included: • LEFT PHOTO – (back, from left) Morgan Marburger, Homecoming queen; T.J.

Mendoza appointed interim tax assessor-collector

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After an executive session lasting a little over an hour at the meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, the Fayette County Commissioners Court unanimously appointed Sylvia Mendoza as the interim tax assessor-collector for Fayette County.

Tracker enables deputy to locate stolen skidsteer

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A report about an active theftin-progress of a skidsteer was received by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center on Monday, Sept. 14 at approximately 4:38 p.m., according to Sheriff Keith Korenek.