Lawson Abram

Friday, September 9, 2016
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The capital murder trial of a Teague man has been reset due to a key witness having a baby. Lawson Lee Abram's trial was slated to begin Aug. 29, but has been rescheduled until Monday, Oct. 3, says 77th District Judge Patrick Simmons. The witness, Erin Mason, delivered her baby via C-section and... + continue reading
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Freestone County Game Management Association (FCGMA) hosted a Hunters Education course last week to which 58 potential hunters learned a variety of hunting basics. One hundred percent of participants passed the class and are now able to get their hunting licenses. FCGMA catered a lunch for the 80... + continue reading

Gracie Awalt

Friday, September 9, 2016
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Fairfield senior Gracie Awalt was among 75 students named to the 2016 All-State Journalism staff by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). Awalt is the editor-in-chief of Eagle Beat, the high school's newspaper. Awalt has participated in newspaper, UIL, and ILPC events throughout her high... + continue reading

Harley York celebrated her eighth birthday last weekend with a beautiful cake donated by Nicole Hughes, owner of MommaCakes. The 8-year-old is a second grader at Fairfield Elementary School and didn't get to have a party after the sudden death of her mother, Becky York.

Photo courtesy of Janie Haydon

Friday, September 9, 2016
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In small communities such as Fairfield, residents often come together to aid one of their own. Last weekend was no different, as teachers and friends gathered to give one little girl a birthday party she would never forget. Aftre the untimely death of her mother, Becky, Harley York didn't get to... + continue reading

Accepting the check on behalf of the TSAC is George Boyd (third from left). Boyd accepted the check from Farmer's State Bank Vice President and Branch Manager Cindy Rachall (third from right). Also pictured is (from left) Dianne Murden, TSAC; Jordan Rushing, new accounts representative; Boyd; Rachall; LaShun Randle, teller; and Janie Richard, TSAC.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Farmer's State Bank in Fairfield donated $500 to Trinity Star Arts Council for the upcoming Fairfield Fall Arts Fest slated for Saturday, Oct. 1. Festival highlights include: n John R. Erickson – author of the Hank the Cowdog series n Aggie Wranglers n Le Theatre de Marionette n Tin Top... + continue reading

Lawson Abram

Gracie Awalt

Harley York celebrated her eighth birthday last weekend with a beautiful cake donated by Nicole Hughes, owner of MommaCakes. The 8-year-old is a second grader at Fairfield Elementary School and didn't get to have a party after the sudden death of her mother, Becky York.

Photo courtesy of Janie Haydon

Accepting the check on behalf of the TSAC is George Boyd (third from left). Boyd accepted the check from Farmer's State Bank Vice President and Branch Manager Cindy Rachall (third from right). Also pictured is (from left) Dianne Murden, TSAC; Jordan Rushing, new accounts representative; Boyd; Rachall; LaShun Randle, teller; and Janie Richard, TSAC.

Photo by April Walker

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08/17/2016
Citing personal reasons, Richard A. Edwards has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Fairfield Independent School District.  An Agreement has been reached which allows Mr. Edwards the ability to pursue other interests and permits the Board to pursue hiring another... + continue reading
08/17/2016
In a contest shortened by the threat of lightning, the Fairfield Eagle varsity football team turned in a suffocating defensive effort against Madisonville last Friday night, giving up only a handful of first downs and one long run, as they scored twice, while keeping the Mustangs out of the end... + continue reading

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Citing personal reasons, Richard A. Edwards has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Fairfield Independent School District.  An Agreement has been reached which allows Mr. Edwards the ability to pursue other interests and permits the Board to pursue hiring another... + continue reading

Pictured is the splash pad met with the most community excitement. The city will find out in April 2017 if they were approved for the grant.

Photo by April Walker

08/17/2016 - 0 comment(s)
Residents of all ages attended the public meeting last week regarding a possible spray park project for Fairfield. City Administrator Jeff Looney says Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) offer a matching grant for this project. “It's a 50/50 grant up to $500,000,” Looney explained. The city is planning... + continue reading
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The Fairfield High School cheerleaders help the crowd get ready for the Eagle football, volleyball, and cross country teams to come out of the big Eagle tunnel in Thursday night's Meet the Eagles spectacular! Fairfield residents turned out to meet the 2016-17 teams and welcome them to a new school... + continue reading
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Fairfield ISD Assistant Superintendent Melissa Cox (not pictured) welcomed 10 new teachers and coaches for the 2016-17 school year last week. Pictured are (back row) Johnny Ward, J.T. Brown, Jonathan Knowles, Amanda Leland, and Paula Cessna; (front row) Kaytie Story, Misty Towles, Gina Gilliam,... + continue reading
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Eagle running back Kam Ransom dances around the Madisonville defense, thanks to some good blocking, in last Friday's first scrimmage of the 2016 season.

Photo by Avery Peterson

08/17/2016 - 0 comment(s)
In a contest shortened by the threat of lightning, the Fairfield Eagle varsity football team turned in a suffocating defensive effort against Madisonville last Friday night, giving up only a handful... + 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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Few Texas women ever lived a harder life than Sarah Creath McSherry Hibbens Stinnett Howard. A lady with true grit and more, the way she came by her long name is one of Texas' more gripping tales... + 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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