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Wed
28
Jan

Owner of E-Z Tax indicted

TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales has announced that a 37-year-old Palestine man has been charged with federal income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
Jefferson Kincade appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell and was released on an unsecured bond.
Kincade was indicted on Jan. 21, and charged with

 

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Wed
28
Jan

Hats off to Crowns Thursday, Saturday

Crowns, the Gospel Musical, debuts at the Teague High School theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31.
Stunning hats from the collections of
 

 

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Wed
28
Jan

Local scout achieves Eagle, ceremony Feb. 14


Dakota Thornburg

A local Boy Scout recently earned a rank that only three percent of scouts achieve.
Fairfield junior Dakota Thornburg earned the rank of Eagle Scout and a special Court of Honor is slated for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at First Baptist Church in Fairfield.
The ceremony will be in

 

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Wed
28
Jan

FCSG accepts donation

Freestone Cancer Support Group recently accepted a donation from Community National Bank. Pictured are Community National Bank employees Jason Hullum and Teresa Vandiver; Spain Trask, FCSG member; and Gene Chavers, Community National Bank.

Photo submitted by Teresa Vandiver

Wed
28
Jan

Guild donates to nursing home

In December, the Freestone Quilt Guild donated approximately 56 bibs and 56 pillowcases to Fairview Manor residents. Guild members are (from left) Carol Chappell, Paula Wade, Loy Newberry, Sandy Smith, Diane Hall, and Gloria Smith. Also pictured are three Manor residents.

Photo submitted by Paula Wade

Wed
28
Jan

TCJS closes cells in county jail

After a surprise inspection from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) last week, the Freestone County Jail has been labeled noncompliant for the third time in a year.
TCJS Executive Director

 

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Wed
28
Jan

Teachers, residents honored at banquet


Beth Ireland (left) was named Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. She is pictured with Brenda Isaacs. Photo by April Walker

A large crowd turned out to view the numerous accolades awarded to residents and organizations at the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet last week.
Fairfield Superintendent Rick Edwards awarded

 

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Wed
21
Jan

Council talks land clearing, 2015 mitigation plan

A very productive evening was had at last week’s city council meeting, with all points approved by the councilmen and Mayor Roy Hill.
The agenda included discussion on funding the clearing of the city park, funding an awning for the civic center, and a possible replot of 199 Talford Street.
Approval on clearing the

 

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Wed
21
Jan

Storm Spotter training slated for Thursday evening

By North and Central Texas standards, 2014 was an extremely quiet severe weather season.
For the second time in three years, April 3 was the big day, with tornadoes and extremely large hail from Denton to near Sulphur Springs causing over $500 million worth of damage.
The National Weather Service in Ft. Worth wants to help prepare residents for the

 

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Wed
21
Jan

Parkview clinic now open

Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia opened the doors of the Parkview Medical Clinic of Teague, 101 Anthony Drive, on Jan. 19, and now offers the full spectrum of primary care Monday through Friday.  
“I’m excited about this opportunity to again serve the community,” stated Michael Herr, Parkview’s chief operating officer.
“Returning the Medical Clinic to Teague provides the

 

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