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Celebrating Juneteenth

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A sign declaring “Juneteenth - June 19, 1965 - Freedom!” (above) adorns one of the floats in last Friday’s Juneteenth Parade down North Main Street. Starting at 1 p.m., it was led by Police Chief Troy Brenek (at right), who was accompanied by Mayor Elaine Kocian.

Elementary principal, band director resign

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Schulenburg ISD will be looking for a new band director for the 2020-21 school year but will fill the elementary principal position without adding to the staff.

Pageant slated July 18

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The annual Schulenburg Festival Pageant has been scheduled for Saturday, July 18 starting at 6 p.m.

Attempt to rob ATM at local bank unsuccessful

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Schulenburg Police Chief Troy Brenek reported that at approximately 4:27 a.m. on Sunday, June 14, three men attempted to burglarize the automated teller machine (ATM) at Prosperity Bank in Schulenburg but were unsuccessful.

Public hearing for tax abatement postponed

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A public hearing to consider potentially entering into a tax abatement agreement with 7V Solar Ranch was postponed until July 23 by the Fayette County Commissioners Court at its meeting on Thursday, June 11.

Emancipation Day in county proclaimed

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The Commissioners Court signed a proclamation on Thursday, June 11, declaring June 19 as Emancipation Day in Fayette County. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, declaring “that all persons held as slaves are and henceforward shall be free.” Due to the Civil War, the news did not reach Texas until 1865. The Commissioners Court “recognizes the great contributions that its African-American citizens have made to Fayette County by proclaiming Emancipation Day in Fayette County and hereby proclaim the year 2020 as the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.” Present for the proclamation signing were: (from left) Precinct 4 Commissioner Tom Muras, Precinct 3 Commissioner Harvey Berckenhoff, County Judge Joe Weber, Precinct 2 Commissioner Luke Sternadel and Precinct 1 Commissioner Jason McBroom.

Moreau gives update on COVID-19 testing

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Fayette County, in cooperation with the National Guard and Texas Division of Emergency Management, continues to advocate for more COVID-19 testing for those who wish to be tested, according to Emergency Management and Homeland Security Chief Craig Moreau.