The Christmas tradition in my home town of Hallettsville is the lights strung from the top of the 19th Century Lavaca County Courthouse to the stores all around the square. From afar, it appears as though a giant Christmas tree rises above the town.   Over the years, the once colored lights have given way to all white and the courthouse itself is draped too.  Add the lighted children’s floats and wagons, and surrounding towns and counties showcasing their best for the parade around the square, continuing with a Christmas pageant….it could be straight out of a Hallmark channel special.  

It was even better this year because Rachel Estrada of KTRH Connected took it in too, along with her Uncle and Aunt who have retired to the little H.  Of course, she did a Facebook Live right there…where I grew up, never dreaming of such a thing.

With Rachel Estrada of KTRH Connected.

With Rachel's aunt and uncle at Hallettsville city hall lighting

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