Valerie McCeig, 1998 Fairfield High School graduate, recently earned her nursing degree and accepted a position with an Ohio hospital.
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
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A 1998 Fairfield High School graduate, Valerie McCeig served five years of service in the United States Navy during the brink of the war in Afghanistan. McCeig’s aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman was the first to send bombing planes in counter-attack efforts after September 11 to dismantle... + continue reading

From left are classmates John Sanders, Wanda Sanders, Mary Jane Alexander, Preston Bonner, June Slagle, Joe Neal Baker, Emma Jean Vande Streek, Jeanette LaFrentz, and Buddy Aultman.
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
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The graduating class of 1958 celebrated the 60th anniversary of its graduation on April 7. The group met for lunch at Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield, and traveled out to Chambers Creek Reservoir to the lake house of Mary Jane Alexander’s great-niece. There they spent an afternoon of coffee and... + continue reading
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The "old" and the "new" pose together after the crowning last Tuesday night. Miss Freestone 2018 Emi Bonner, Miss Freestone 2017 Peyton Daniel, Miss Teen Freestone 2017 Morgan Coleman, and Miss Teen Freestone 2018 Kennedee Stroade. Photo by Ashlyn Garcia + continue reading
Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Pictured are the winners of the Freestone County Home & Garden event. Exhibits included photography, artwork, food, quilts, and more. Winning the prestigious Go Texan award for quilting was Carolyn Hughes. Her husband, Pete, was awarded the Best in Division ribbon, as well as first place in the... + continue reading

Fairfield FFA member Logan Todd poses with his grand champion market steer and buyers NIP Ranch, who purchased the animal for $14,000 at Saturday's livestock sale.
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
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The weather cooperated this year for the annual livestock sale held Saturday for Freestone County youth and buyers who came to support them. Gross purchases totaled $385,425 with an additional $120,000 in add-ons for the event, bringing the days total to $505,425. Logan Todd once again sold his... + continue reading

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06/21/2018
A two-vehicle accident was responsible for closing the interstate last Thursday, June 14, in Freestone County. The roadway was closed for hours, with traffic being rerouted to Texas 75 and Fairfield Police Department busy directing the flow through Fairfield. No injuries were reported and both... + continue reading
06/21/2018
Teague's Fourth of July UPRA-CPRA Rodeo is celebrating its 89th year June 28-30. The Teague Fourth of July Rodeo and Rodeo Parade will begin on Thursday, June 28. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. with the parade starting at 6 p.m. The rodeo parade will come down Main Street and march their way to the... + continue reading

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The newly rebuilt Taco Bell boasts a modern design with clean lines and an outside patio. Employees are under a tent in front of the restaurant taking applications til 5 p.m. today, May 4.
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Taco Bell has confirmed an opening date of early next week. The actual day and time, however, is not yet set in stone. A representative with the company said the contractors are just waiting on a building inspection. This newly rebuilt location will now be serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. with... + continue reading
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Dawson Grissett and Avery Waters earned awards at the Saturday, May 26, Teague Young Farmers Goat Show. Grissett (left) was awarded Grand Champion, while Waters (right) took home the Reserve Champion title. Photo courtesy of Mitchell Pate + continue reading

Hugh Thornburg, of Freestone County, takes part in the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for children's cancer research.
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Freestone County resident Hugh Thornburg has taken the Great Cycle Challenge and will be biking 200 miles during the month of June. What began as just a way to stay fit, bicycling became a passion and has now turned into a way to help kids across the country. <a href="http://www.etypeservices... + continue reading

Pictured is Calpine Plant Manager Ty Pate, PHCH Development Director Martha Thomassen, and Capine Business Manager John Taylor.

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Calpine Freestone Energy Center made several donations totaling $21,500 last week to various organizations in Freestone County. Calpine Plant Manager Ty Pate and Calpine Business Manager John Taylor presented the donations. Accepting the $500 check for Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was Chief... + continue reading

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Lady Eagles pitcher Abby Garcia winds up for a pitch.

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The Lady Eagles lost to Gatesville last Friday, April 26, with a relatively low score loss of 5-6. The game was a post-season match at the Gatesville dugouts. Top scorer’s for the Lady Eagles were:... + continue reading

Lady Eagles Rightfielder Carsyn Cox takes down an opponent during their recent game.
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Abby Garcia teaches one camper the correct way to hold the bat.

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Sophomore Bailey Jones, 3rd basemen for the Lady Eagles, attempts a catch during the District games last week.
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05/09/2018 - 0 comment(s)
Dear editor, This letter is in response to the article, “Both Sides of Annexation.” This issue is not all about annexation. It isn’t about fire hydrants, waste water services, police protection,... + continue reading

History

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May 13, 1943 Twister Strikes New Providence; Three Injured – A twister swept through the New Providence community, west of Freestone, about 10:30 Monday morning, devastating a strip of three or... + continue reading