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

A bomb detection dog is lead around courthouse by his handler, accompanied by Trooper Damian Conner and Sheriff Donnie Anderson, following a bomb threat April 9. Photo by Mike Reddell
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A bomb-detection canine brought in from Bryan searched through the Freestone County Courthouse, annexes and jail April 9 and found no explosive device. The multi-building search by the German Shepard, his handler, Sheriff Donnie Anderson and DPS Trooper Damian Conner  defused an  ... + continue reading
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Nine-year-old cancer survivor Colton Harvell throws out the first pitch of the Fairfield Little League season. Saturday, April 5, marked one year to the day that he had his bone marrow transplant - he has been cancer free for a year! There are 230 kids playing in Fairfield Little League this year... + continue reading

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

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

A bomb detection dog is lead around courthouse by his handler, accompanied by Trooper Damian Conner and Sheriff Donnie Anderson, following a bomb threat April 9. Photo by Mike Reddell

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Brazen thieves stole a Caterpillar road grader off a work site northwest of Fairfield last week – and apparently tried to take another road construction machine, Freestone County Sheriff’s Department reports show. The $45,000 road grader belonged to TxDOT and was parked in a muddy... + continue reading
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Online identity theft cases continue to plague Freestone County residents. There have been seven more identity theft complaints filed since the Freestone County Sheriff’s Department reported eight on Feb. 25, said investigator Sgt. Jeremy Shipley. The sheriff’s department continues... + continue reading

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Teague City Administrator Judy Keally (left, sitting), Precinct 1 Commissioner Luke Ward (center, sitting) and Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill (right, sitting) signed a proclamation April 2, declaring April National Autism Awareness Month. Members of Big T’s Buddies Autism Support Group are (in no... + continue reading
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The Easter Bunny tries to stop the bandit from stealing Mary Small’s Easter eggs at her downtown shop Accessories, Etc. If you’ve seen the bandit stealing Fairfield’s Easter Eggs, please call the chamber at 903-389-5792. Consider this bandit eggstreemly dangerous to the upcoming... + continue reading

Austin jazz trumpeter Ephraim Owens lends his considerable music talents to make “KD Jazz…Bring it Home” a success Friday night. Photo by Mike Reddell
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The Austin jazz trio Black Red Black gave the audience here great music to remember at the tribute to Fairfield native and jazz great Kenny Dorham Friday night at Depot X. KD Jazz…Bring it Home was the Trinity Star Arts Council’s (TSAC) way to recognize the nationally   To... + continue reading
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Lady Eagles in action at District 19-3A meet in Palestine April 9-10. Photos by Mike Reddell
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Fairfield Lady Eagles captured the District 19-3A track meet last week in Palestine and will send 16 team members to the 2014 area track meet Wednesday in Carthage. The area meet begins at noon... + continue reading

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 in 1951 Fairfield had a Piano Company?  Web Hughes, local piano tuner, and E.A. Treadaway opened the Treadaway-Hughes Piano Company on the south side of the square.  They... + continue reading

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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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Northeast of Fairfield is the Grange Hall community.   Gen. Joseph B. Johnson, a wealthy large plantation owner, built a mansion of native sandstone rocks.   It is reported it took 100... + continue reading

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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