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For many of Fairfield’s top athletes, including football players, a full schedule of multiple sports grinds away the school year. Once June comes, the Eagles’ roster is tuckered out, ready for a month long vacation full of rest and video games. So how do they get the motivation to hop back in... + continue reading
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The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce welcomed The Little Green Snow Machine into their family July 26 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Based out of Teague, The Little Green Snow Machine provides sno-cones to customers at Brookshire Brothers in Teague, and is also available for events throughout... + continue reading
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Star, left, and Donna Foster provide watermelons for hungry customers outside of Bobby Jo’s Donut Palace, providing a taste of summer in Fairfield.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Star, left, and Donna Foster provide watermelons for hungry customers outside of Bobby Jo’s Donut Palace, providing a taste of summer in Fairfield.   To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Fairfield%20RecorderID278/ + continue reading
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Despite some fierce competition and the risk of brain freeze, Jesse Lee of Fairfield took home first place at Saturday morning’s ice cream eating contest at the Fuzzy Peach Festival.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
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The love of peaches and community brought Fairfield citizens together over the weekend for the 2019 Fuzzy Peach Festival. Held on the Freestone County Courthouse square, the two-day event was the brainchild of the city and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, looking to bring back peach-related... + continue reading
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MeLennan County detective Joe Scaramucci presents a program July 12 about human-trafficking.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
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The topic of human trafficking throughout Texas and the Freestone County area was brought to the attention of Fairfield citizens this past week. McLennan County detective Joe Scaramucci, representing trafficking awareness program Unbound, was a guest speaker July 12 at Enforcer Educational... + continue reading

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Liquidation sales have begun at Fred’s discount store in Fairfield, as the Memphis-based retailer closes hundreds of stores in several states. In April, management announced that 159 of its 557 stores would be closed, but the Fairfield store would remain open. However, by mid-July, the... + continue reading
08/01/2019
Freestone County commissioners selected a county property-tax rate proposal during their July 29 meeting. In a 3-2 vote, the commissioners voted to increase the rate from 35.9 cents per $100 valuation to 40.9 cents. Commissioners will vote to make the proposal official during the Aug. 21 meeting... + continue reading

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Combined efforts of McLennan County and Freestone County Sheriff’s Offices have led to the arrest Wednesday, Jan. 2, of a Mexia teacher, accused of trafficking a child online to people in Morocco. Amber Parker, 37, is employed as an eighth-grade reading teacher, according to the Mexia ISD... + continue reading
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MeLennan County detective Joe Scaramucci presents a program July 12 about human-trafficking.

Photo by Thomas Leffler/The Fairfield Recorder

07/18/2019 - 0 comment(s)
The topic of human trafficking throughout Texas and the Freestone County area was brought to the attention of Fairfield citizens this past week. McLennan County detective Joe Scaramucci, representing trafficking awareness program Unbound, was a guest speaker July 12 at Enforcer Educational... + continue reading
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ABOVE: Melinda Richardson checks on her bees she keeps in hives on her property in Teague.

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LEFT: Melinda Richardson fills her smoker with fuel. The smoke from the device helps remove bees from structures.

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Attics are popular with bees, and one of those areas tough to remove them from.

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Most people would be at least a little nervous, if not downright terrified, if surrounded by thousands upon thousands of bees. Melinda Richardson is not like most people. A single mother of three, Richardson thrives in the bee-infested areas in which others fear to trek. She began Richardson... + continue reading
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Simpson Fireworks owner Evan Simpson, center, poses behind the stand’s biggest collection, described as a “fireworks show in a box.” The assemblage contains 18 items that set off 782 separate explosions of color and sound. With Simpson are Jera Keithley and Riley Simpson.

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Fireworks stand owner Evan Simpson knows the biggest rush is yet to come. The trailer parked beside his fireworks stand at the intersection of FM 27 and Interstate 45 in Fairfield is full of boxes yet to be unpacked. Although his inventory still needs constant replenishing as customers drop by,... + continue reading

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For many of Fairfield’s top athletes, including football players, a full schedule of multiple sports grinds away the school year. Once June comes, the Eagles’ roster is tuckered out, ready for a... + continue reading
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This fantasy footballer discovers the pain of finishing last in the league.

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Settle

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Kelm

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“The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay takes to the skies against Lance Archer at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax 29 Night One.

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State Capital Highlights AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded a federal court ruling allowing the state to proceed with redistricting legislation without asking the federal... + continue reading

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From the files of The Fairfield Recorder. July 3, 1941 Frank Dunbar Still Unconscious In Teague Hospital – Frank Dunbar, injured Monday of last week when his horse fell on him, is still... + continue reading
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The first winners of an RCA Victor Portable Color TV set is the E.M. Bowers Family. L to R are wife, Janie; daughter, Caroline, and E.M. Bowers. The prize had a special significance because - as Janie said - "it came to us just before Christmas, and just before my birthday, and just before our 61st wedding anniversary." Fairfield winners was Warren D. Awalt Family.
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