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MaKenzi Willard won the Eggstravaganza’s bonnet contest with her beautifully decorated “bonnet” - made by her dad, DJ Willard, also pictured - and a matching basket. She won a stuffed bunny and candy. Photo by April Walker + continue reading
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The faces of the racers tell it all during the Eggstravaganza’s sack races Saturday, April 19. One winner was chosen from each race and they received a bag of Easter candy. Photos by April Walker + continue reading

Community National Bank’s Jason Hullum presents a $3,000 check to Fairfield History Club (FHC) President-elect Nicole Hughes Friday morning. Also in the photo are: Gene Chavers, with the bank, Donna Tyus, FHC vice president-elect; and Teresa Vandiver, also with the bank. The check represents the bank’s 12th year of sponsoring the Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage. Photo by Mike Reddell
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The Fairfield History Club plans more children’s activities for its 44th Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage. The Pilgrimage will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Moody-Bradley House. Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This year’s Pilgrimage will... + continue reading

Nelson Pachardo lays tile on the floor of his new restaurant, set to open this June. Photo by April Walker
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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After buying the former Dahlia’s restaurant Jan. 21, Nelson Pachardo made huge strides in renovating the building. “If I want to make it work, I have to make it better than ever before,” said Pachardo. Looking around, it’s easy to see the pride he takes in his work.... + continue reading

Big Brown: No plans call for closing or laying off workers. Photo by April Walker
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While there are discussions about a balance-sheet restructuring of Energy Future Holdings (EFH) and its subsidiary, Luminant, there are no plans to close plants or lay off employees, an EFH spokesperson said Tuesday. “No decisions have been made and the board   To read the entire... + continue reading

Community National Bank’s Jason Hullum presents a $3,000 check to Fairfield History Club (FHC) President-elect Nicole Hughes Friday morning. Also in the photo are: Gene Chavers, with the bank, Donna Tyus, FHC vice president-elect; and Teresa Vandiver, also with the bank. The check represents the bank’s 12th year of sponsoring the Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage. Photo by Mike Reddell

Nelson Pachardo lays tile on the floor of his new restaurant, set to open this June. Photo by April Walker

Big Brown: No plans call for closing or laying off workers. Photo by April Walker

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04/23/2014
County Treasurer Kay Taylor plans to bring in a new food vendor, as well as the person who orders the Freestone County Jail groceries, to speak with the court to save money on the jail’s grocery bill. The jail spent approximately $5,000 in March on groceries. During her research, Taylor... + continue reading
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If there are a lot of items around the house, or office, that you’ve been planning to discard, Nicole Crawford has a better idea for those items this weekend. A community recycle event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 25, and 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the... + continue reading

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Andy Emmons taught his first Art at the Armadillo class April 10. For the first project, his students painted a vase filled with tulips. Emmons plans to hold a class twice a month. Photos by April Walker
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If Andy Emmons’ first art class last week is any indication, his idea to give his students step-by-step lessons in painting looks promising. His first class attracted 16 people in a relaxed setting in an unused part of the Parker Building that was redone for Emmons art class. Emmons... + continue reading

Matt Zeidler holds the butterfly – made by Brittani Oglesbee – that he will mail to Magda Herzberger and (behind him) the butterflies other students made. Zeidler plans to write a letter on the back before mailing it to Herzberger. Photo by April Walker
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Each year, Fairfield eighth graders choose Holocaust victims as a research project for their English class using www.graceproducts.com. That website gives students biographies of children from the Holocaust - some lived, most did not. This year, Matt Zeidler went a step further after... + continue reading
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The dastardly Easter Egg Bandit’s crime wave came to a just end when she was apprehended by the Easter bunny and Fairfield Police Officer David Utsey. All Easter Eggs were recovered just in time for the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,... + continue reading
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The three senior standouts on this year's Lady Eagle basketball team - from left sitting, Tiara Tatum, Bree Bossier and Ainsley Richardson - signed with three colleges during a ceremony that drew... + continue reading

Lady Eagles in action at District 19-3A meet in Palestine April 9-10. Photos by Mike Reddell
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Lady Eagles meet on the pitcher’s mound to confer during the Groesbeck game last week.. Photo by Mike Reddell
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Lady Eagle Caitlynn Stone stretches horizontally as she clears the bar in the pole vault at the Fairfield Invitational meet Thursday, March 27. Stone came in first in pole vaulting in the six-team competition. Photo by Mike Reddell
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Did you know the dial telephone system was put into operation in Fairfield in December of 1951? The telephone company at that time was Three States Telephone Company. The transformation took... + continue reading
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Ralph K. Davies (left), Deputy Petroleum Administrator for war, and William R. Boyd, Jr. (right), Chairman of the Petroleum Industry War Council, carrying telegrams, circa 1942, from the Executive office of the White House regarding the progress of the Rubber Stockpile Drive which they and Secretary Harold Ickes have just exhibited to the President. Photo from Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum
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 William Rufus Boyd, Jr., banker and chairman of the War Council of the Petroleum Industry during World War II, the son of Judge William R. and Lizzie (Self) Boyd, was born in Fairfield,... + continue reading

This undated photo shows people at what appears to be the Johnson Cemetery with the Rock House in the background. The house is gone and the Johnson Cemetery remains were removed to the Fairfield Cemetery. Photo from USGenWeb
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This photo shows replacement troops for the army air forces in the Marianas boarding the Freestone. These September 1945 photos from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer show the first troops to go overseas from the Seattle Port of Embarcation since Japan’s surrender the prior month. Copies of the newspaper are from the Freestone County Historical Museum.
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Ferries made it possible to cross the Trinity River at several locations in Freestone County. Bonner’s Ferry, above and below, was one of the principal ferries - operating until it was replaced by a one-lane span in 1927 at Bonner’s Ferry location on US 84 and 79 today. Photos from Freestone County Historical Museum
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