Sherry Brackens (standing) shows off one of several tapestries she purchased on a shopping trip in Haiti. Brackens bought back numerous souveniers, including carved wood statues, a T-shirt, and wall hangings.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Returning from an eight-day mission trip, Sherry Brackens hosted a breakfast at Jones Chapel UMC Saturday morning to show pictures and talk about the mission and the host church. Brackens was one of 20 members of Concord Baptist Church of Dallas to attend the trip to Haiti from June 22-29. The... + continue reading
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PEARL HARBOR – A 2009 Teague High School graduate and Teague, Texas native is serving in the U.S. Navy and is participating in the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC). Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobbie Bell is a damage controlman aboard... + continue reading

The newly installed football field (pictured above) is ready for the 2016-17 football season thanks to Hellas Construction.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Despite an unbudgeted setback with the track and field at Fairfield High School, trustees gave the go ahead to Hellas Construction to replace the track and asphalt after it was found that water damage had caused cracks under the surface. The project will cost a total of $179,800. “It has a good... + continue reading
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Texanna crews were busy pouring hot mix and asphalt on Moody Street in Fairfield Monday morning. Fairfield City Administrator Jeff Looney said the company will also be working on Jefferson, Carter, Reunion, and Dogan streets next. "It's necessary, but it also makes you proud to be able to do this... + continue reading

Fairfield Hospital District board members Jeff Taylor (left) and George Robinson (right) presented Dr. James Orms (center) with a plaque thanking him for his service to the district and hospital at last week's meeting. Orms will be leaving his practice - but not the area - to pursue other possibilities with his career.

 

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Bill Rohloff, of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), provided the hospital board with an update at last week's meeting regarding the transition process from ETMC to Freestone Medical Center. “We have four candidates for the emergency services,” Rohloff explained. “The current Schumacher Group... + continue reading

Sherry Brackens (standing) shows off one of several tapestries she purchased on a shopping trip in Haiti. Brackens bought back numerous souveniers, including carved wood statues, a T-shirt, and wall hangings.

The newly installed football field (pictured above) is ready for the 2016-17 football season thanks to Hellas Construction.

Photo courtesy of Hellas

Fairfield Hospital District board members Jeff Taylor (left) and George Robinson (right) presented Dr. James Orms (center) with a plaque thanking him for his service to the district and hospital at last week's meeting. Orms will be leaving his practice - but not the area - to pursue other possibilities with his career.

 

Photo by April Walker

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07/20/2016
Gridiron clashes don't come any tougher or more revealing than Fairfield's opening game in a little over a month from now! The strengths and weaknesses of Eagle football fortunes for 2016 will be on display before the first breezes of September sweep across the fields. <a href="http://www.... + continue reading
07/20/2016
Fairfield Junior HIgh School is hosting orientation for incoming sixth graders at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in the cafeteria. All incoming 6th graders and their parents are encouraged to attend. Any 6th graders unable to attend the orientation will be able to pick up their class schedules any day... + continue reading

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This is the entrance to Steward Lane at the U.S. 84 and FM 27 intersection.

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06/02/2016 - 0 comment(s)
City officials closed several roads in Fairfield today due to flooding issues. City Administrator Jeff Looney says the water is receding, which means the drainage is working, but urges people to take precautions when driving. Closed roads include: Bateman Street - these barricades are still up at... + continue reading
07/13/2016 - 0 comment(s)
Pamela Henderson, an 11th grader at Fairfield High School, earned a position on the Texas state National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyoming, July 17-23 to compete at the 68th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the pole bending... + continue reading

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Estephany Escobar, Reporter/KXXV.com The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a report with guidelines for family doctors to screen teens for suicide risks. This comes after new information shows suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens ages 15 to 19, according to the... + continue reading
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Beloved Gifted and Talented teacher Rachel Bossier is set to portray Morticia in the upcoming Addams Family Musical beginning this month in Palestine. Bossier, who has lived in Freestone County for 30 years, is active in the community teaching Gifted and Talented students at FISD, attending the... + continue reading
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07/20/2016 - 0 comment(s)
Gridiron clashes don't come any tougher or more revealing than Fairfield's opening game in a little over a month from now! The strengths and weaknesses of Eagle football fortunes for 2016 will be on... + continue reading

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In more than half a century in the news business (and still counting), it seems inescapable that the general public is drawn to “bad news.” It just seems to be in our nature to gawk and almost revel... + continue reading

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This is not a researched history of the lakes, but as related to me by various individuals and personal knowledge. Red’s Lake is located several miles east of Fairfield on U.S. 84; this is a small... + continue reading

The choral theater group was comprised of prisoners of war at Camp Mexia.

Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration/Arnold Krammer

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