A large group attended the Metal Mart ribbon cutting event. Photo by April Walker
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Metal Mart opened in Fairfield last week and welcomed customers to their 43rd location at 440 West Interstate 45, next door to I-45 Restaurant in the old Haliburton building. Metal Mart is a retailer of metal buildings, metal components, residential metal roofing, and more.<a href="http://... + continue reading

Ned Burns (center) cut the ribbon at the center's grand opening event last week. The Advocacy Center has been a dream of County Attorney Chris Martin and many other people. Photo by April Walker
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"This has been a dream for a long time," said Freestone County District Attorney Chris Martin at a recent grand opening event for the Advocacy Center. Pastors, elected officials, and volunteers attended the event and enjoyed speeches and a tour of the facilities.<a href="http://... + continue reading

These nine Fairfield Eagle student-athletes make up the largest college scholarship signing class ever for FISD. From left are Cam Hicks, Trevor Simpson, Caleb Scires, Jeremy Wood, Colbie Cherry, Dani German, Coach John Bachtel, Ryan Coleman, Jarrett Carpenter, and Charles Oliver. Courtesy photo
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Nine student-athletes, an FISD most ever, gathered with their proud families, teammates, coaches, and school officials at the FHS auditorium, a crowd approaching 200, to sign their college letters-of-intent to play sports and be granted the opportunity to secure a college education.<a href=... + continue reading

Team members are (from left) Owen Awalt, Jacob Allred, Haley Stone, Banner Monico, Cole Schick, and Nick Mooneyham. Photo by April Walker
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Fairfield students have once again won the District CX Debate competition last week. The following teams placed:<a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/Fairfield%20RecorderID278/"><span style="font-size:110%; font-family: calibri, arial, sans, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);... + continue reading

A.K. Irteimeh and Danny Beldin (not pictured) were among those arrested during a prostitution sting in McLennan County. Both men are from Freestone County.
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By Stephen Adams, MMJ/ProducerWACO - An undercover sting operation, announced Tuesday, busted 46 people for sex crimes in McLennan County. Two detectives from the McLennan County Sheriff's Office posed as underage prostitutes, adult prostitutes, and 'Johns' to identify and arrest... + continue reading

A large group attended the Metal Mart ribbon cutting event. Photo by April Walker

Ned Burns (center) cut the ribbon at the center's grand opening event last week. The Advocacy Center has been a dream of County Attorney Chris Martin and many other people. Photo by April Walker

These nine Fairfield Eagle student-athletes make up the largest college scholarship signing class ever for FISD. From left are Cam Hicks, Trevor Simpson, Caleb Scires, Jeremy Wood, Colbie Cherry, Dani German, Coach John Bachtel, Ryan Coleman, Jarrett Carpenter, and Charles Oliver. Courtesy photo

Team members are (from left) Owen Awalt, Jacob Allred, Haley Stone, Banner Monico, Cole Schick, and Nick Mooneyham. Photo by April Walker

A.K. Irteimeh and Danny Beldin (not pictured) were among those arrested during a prostitution sting in McLennan County. Both men are from Freestone County.

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Twenty-two individuals were indicted Jan. 27 by a Freestone County grand jury. Indictments were handed down for crimes including, possession, burglary, and evading arrest. Indicted were:<a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/Fairfield%20RecorderID278/"><span style="font-size:... + continue reading
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Ralph Billings was the "celebrity" auctioneer at the fundraiser for Donny Tinsley held Saturday at the VFW in Fairfield. The fish fry, auction, and karaoke brought in over $5,000 for the family. Photo submitted by VFW Quartermaster Robbie Robertson + continue reading

All 24 of the 40-foot wide spillway gates at Richland Chambers Reservoir have been opened in recent weeks to alleviate the flooding. This is the first time they have been opened since January 2010. The water level is reported to be almost a full foot above normal. Buckley Butler says there is no threat of flooding at lakefront properties. Photo by Mickey Ward
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This vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Texas 75, pushing it into the Napa Auto Parts building. No injuries were reported. Photo by April Walker
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Here are some of the more than 20 Fairfield Stars players, that composed four teams to play the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball game last Saturday night. Much of the overflow crowd in the west stands is visible. Photo by Roy Peterson
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More than 20 hardcourt stars of yesteryear, mostly from Fairfield (one Teague coach) assembled at the Johnson Activity Center last Saturday night to challenge the world-famous Harlem Ambassadors to a... + continue reading

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Upon retirement from more than half a century of active editing and publishing community newspapers, all I wanted to do was relax. After a year, I realized that what I missed most was writing my... + continue reading

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During Freestone County's first 100 years "King Cotton" reigned supreme. The economy was based on cotton production, gathering and ginning. I was recently asked what part the cotton... + continue reading