Matt Dillon and Erick Gilbert took first place in the 9th Annual Jay Alderman Memorial Scholarship 42 Tournament held at First Baptist Church FLC on April 2. Photo submitted by Helen Pickett
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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The 9th Annual Jay Alderman Memorial Scholarship 42 Tournament and bake sale fundraiser was a wonderful success. It was held on April 2, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to Teague High School seniors. Congratulations to this year's first... + continue reading
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Fairfield High School has been named the District Academic champion once again after UIL recent competitions. FHS has taken this title for the past 25 of 26 years. Fairfield Academic Regional competitors will travel to Huntsville to compete at Sam Houston State University Saturday, April 23.Placing... + continue reading

The banners are installed around town on FM 27 and U.S. 84, and are blue and purple with a Bluebonnet. Photo by April Walker
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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Parks Department Director Jerry Hughes, with the help of Roger Reeves and Byron Jones, installed new “Welcome to Fairfield” banners throughout the area last week. Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz ordered the new banners to help guide people to the downtown. “Thanks to... + continue reading

A Fairfield firefighter chops their way through the back of the house after safely extinguishing the fire. Photo by April Walker
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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A structure fire, which happened last week on Texas 75, is now under investigation by the Fairfield fire department. The building – which no one was living in – was not fully involved and it may have started in one room.Fairfield Fire Chief Matt Foree said the departments prepared an... + continue reading

Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz (standing) and Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill (seated) signed a proclamation last week declaring April 28 Pay It Forward Day. Photo courtesy of Brenda Shultz
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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Changing the world one good deed at a time, Fairfield is now on the list of cities involved in the annual campaign. Mayor Roy Hill (seated) signed a proclamation last week declaring Thursday, April 28, Pay It Forward day. Individuals are encouraged to pay it forward by paying for someone's cup... + continue reading

Matt Dillon and Erick Gilbert took first place in the 9th Annual Jay Alderman Memorial Scholarship 42 Tournament held at First Baptist Church FLC on April 2. Photo submitted by Helen Pickett

The banners are installed around town on FM 27 and U.S. 84, and are blue and purple with a Bluebonnet. Photo by April Walker

A Fairfield firefighter chops their way through the back of the house after safely extinguishing the fire. Photo by April Walker

Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz (standing) and Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill (seated) signed a proclamation last week declaring April 28 Pay It Forward Day. Photo courtesy of Brenda Shultz

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04/06/2016
Heavy March rain more than made up for January and February rainfall deficits pushing the total for the year to 10.94 inches or 1.52 inches above normal. Total March rainfall was 8.58 inches with all but 0.44 inches falling on five consecutive days (March 8-12). The remaining 0.44 inches fell on... + continue reading
04/06/2016
Brenda Shultz is working to make Fairfield a better place, as well as bring in new residents and retailers. Shultz, who became the economic director for the City of Fairfield about two years ago, recently earned a certification from the Community Development Institute for economic development work... + continue reading

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New Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley (left) shakes hands with opponent Robert Willis. Facebook photo
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Jeremy Shipley (left) shakes hands with opponent Robert Willis (right) at last night's primary election. Shipley won the spot of Freestone County sheriff with 2,525 votes, while Willis had 1,062. Incumbent Don Anderson was voted out of office, netting only 951 votes. Opposing candidate Monte... + continue reading
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Big T Bash is just around the Corner. In past years, this event was held in the month of August; however, this year the cook-off will be April 8-9, 2016 at the W.L. Moody Reunion Fairgrounds in Fairfield.The cook-off is brisket only and price for entry is $300 per 3-man team. Cook teams will begin... + continue reading

These adorable toddlers spent time filling their Easter baskets at the Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday. Once children turned in their eggs. they got to take home a bag of goodies. Photo by April Walker
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Easter is right around the corner and the chamber is readying for the 7th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza event held on the courthouse square. This year's event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, and will feature the usual activities for the family.Attendees will have a chance to win a... + continue reading
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There is only one more week to get your tickets to the George Strait Tribute, sponsored by the Fairfield History Club. The event is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the FHS auditorium, with a meet-and-greet scheduled to follow at the Moody Bradley House.Impersonator Derek Spence, of... + continue reading
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Senior girls Little Dribblers are (back row) Keazia Thurman, Jenny Pina, Teyalla Simpson, Sarah Autrand, Meeyah Davis, and Harli Hunt; (middle) Coach Kayela Busby, Kayelee Adams, Lauren Hall, Hannah Warren, and Coach Keyshaun Cunningham; (front) Jada Clark. The team recently competed in District competitions and is now headed to Nationals. Photo submitted by Kayela Busby
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The girls and boys Little Dribblers All-Star teams competed last weekend in the 2016 Little Dribblers, Inc. Regional Tournament with great results. For the Fairfield girl’s teams, the Junior,... + continue reading

Lady Eagle Claire Partain zeroes in on a high-fly ball in last week's game with Madisonville. Fairfield's lanky centerfielder made the catch for the final out of the inning. Photo by Roy Peterson
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Congratulations to these victorious Lady Eagle powerlifters, and Coach Kevin Childers. They placed second in the 4A Division of the Regional Power Lifting meet held last weekend in Fairfield. From left are Lacey Boney, Kali Butler, Coach Kevin Childers, Ashlyn Garcia, Jamie Wilkinson, and Bethany Pruitt. Not pictured is Sarah Richmond and Haley Walls. Courtesy photo
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You know how it is when you’re a kid — especially stinky little ol’ boys — and someone has something just a little different about them, little ol’ boys will tease the... + continue reading

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Information courtesy of Sessions Reflections, usgwarchives.net, and Patricia PrattIn the area between Dew and Cross Roads (Butler, as it is known today) on FM 489 in the Plum Creek area there was a... + continue reading

This historical marker, discussing Bennett's life and army career, is in Montgomery County. Photo courtesy of findagrave.com
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