Crystal Rose Wilkins

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Responding to a request for a welfare check last month on a child alleged to be smoking marijuana with his mother, Freestone County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested the mother and stepfather and turned the child over to other relatives. According to reports, deputies arrived at the residence in... + continue reading

Jack Ezell

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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After a five hour tour of NASA in Houston, Jack Ezell has been interested in space exploration. The Fairfield junior was recently honored by being accepted as part of the Texas High School Aerospace Scholars Program – a first in the history of Fairfield High School. “I didn't realize I was the... + continue reading

Damon Allen

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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More than 200 people attended the Sunday night vigil for DPS Trooper Damon Allen, who was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving Day.   The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and in expectation of the large crowd, will be held at the Mexia Black Cat football stadium. A... + continue reading

State Troopers and other law enforcement officers lined up outside Bowers Funeral Home about 4 p.m. Nov. 24, to carry the body of Damon Allen into the funeral home.
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Friday, November 24, 2017
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The body of slain DPS Trooper Damon Allen was delivered to Bowers Funeral Home Nov. 24. Residents lined U.S. 84 in Teague to show their support for the fallen officer. Allen was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop at mile marker 194 on I-45 outside of Dew. After an hours-long... + continue reading

Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley practices tying a tourniquet on the leg of Keo Fujimoto, of Anchorage, Alaska, at the recent ALERRT training held at the Fairfield Elementary School.
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Friday, November 17, 2017
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Multiple agencies gathered in the old wing of the Fairfield Elementary School last week to earn TCOLE credits and practice specialized tactics against possible active shooters. ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) instructors hosted the training class for local and out-of-town... + continue reading

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11/29/2017
Letters to Santa Claus are now being accepted at The Fairfield Recorder, 101 E. Commerce in Fairfield, for publication in our annual Christmas issue. Letters from all Freestone County children will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 11, and will be published in our Dec. 21 edition. Letters may be... + continue reading
11/29/2017
Santa and Rudolph may be sporting "Band-aids," but Teague's Christmas in the Park will go on as planned, following vandalism Nov. 20 in Teague City Park. Teague Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call about a fire at the park about 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. After quickly extinguishing the... + continue reading

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State Troopers and other law enforcement officers lined up outside Bowers Funeral Home about 4 p.m. Nov. 24, to carry the body of Damon Allen into the funeral home.
Photo by April Walker

11/24/2017 - 0 comment(s)
The body of slain DPS Trooper Damon Allen was delivered to Bowers Funeral Home Nov. 24. Residents lined U.S. 84 in Teague to show their support for the fallen officer. Allen was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop at mile marker 194 on I-45 outside of Dew. After an hours-long... + continue reading

Keith Bonner

11/17/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Investigators have arrested a local man in connection with recent vandalism of a historic cemetery. Keith Floyd Bonner, of Fairfield, was arrested Nov. 10 by FCSO Deputy J. Steele at Cedar Creek Hospital after a cooperative confession was given by Bonner. <a href="http://www.etypeservices.com... + continue reading

Jeannie Keeney

11/17/2017 - 0 comment(s)
    Editor's note: The Fairfield Recorder will publish free-of-charge an introductory letter from each candidate running for local office. Story location within the paper is not guaranteed. Political advertising is offered at standard rates. My name is Jeannie Qualls Keeney and I... + continue reading

Jimmy Lane

11/08/2017 - 0 comment(s)
There's a new plumber in town – and he wants the chance to earn your business. Jimmy Lane, of Fairfield, has been a master plumber for more than 21 years and is now taking calls for Fairfield, Teague, Buffalo, and the surrounding tri-county area. Lane's offered services include, but are not limited... + continue reading

Sports

Fairfield Lady Eagle runners, Madison Smith (1489) and Morgan Coleman (1475) come out of the woods in first and second place during the Golden Eagle Run on Saturday morning on their own course in Fairfield.

Photos by Richard Nelson

10/11/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Fairfield's Lady Eagles cross country team ran off and left their competition Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Golden Eagle Run on their own course. The Eagles didn't do so badly, either, finishing second to... + continue reading

Fairfield Coach John Bachtel greets his kicker, Tyler Haynes (20) after the Eagles' first touchdown of the game.

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Head Coach John Bachtel signals instructions to some of his lineman as the first official football practice of 2017 gets underway at Eagle field Monday afternoon, April 7.
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10/11/2017 - 0 comment(s)
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and members of Lone Star State’s congressional delegation last week signed a letter seeking $18.7 billion in Texas-specific Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery funding in... + continue reading

History

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Fairfield Recorder newspaper – Sept. 2, 1887 edition Mad Dogs A dog belonging to Mr. J.I. Bonner, of our town, showed signs of hydrophobia Tuesday going about town biting every dog that came its... + continue reading