Pictured with the hardbound book, Freestone County Past and Present, are Museum Board President Linda Mullen and Peggy Sessions.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Freestone County Historical Museum proudly announces the publication of former Sheriff J. R. “Sonny” Sessions, Jr’s book, Freestone Past and Present. The book was compiled by Museum Board President Linda Mullen. Book sales officially open Saturday, Dec. 1, at the museum with a book signing from 10... + continue reading
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Terry Jones killed this massive 4-and-a-half year old buck in Freestone County Tuesday, Nov. 6. Jones is having the deer processed at J&S Meats and said a Texas Parks and Wildlife officer aged the animal. "He is at the taxidermist now," said Jones in an interview earlier in the week.... + continue reading

Dr. John Beck, Jr., D.V.M., is pictured with Dr. Jess Adkins', D.V.M., longtime assistant Joey Briery at Adkins Veterinary Clinic in Fairfield. Beck joined the clinic in August and splits his time between his Corsicana practice and Adkins'.
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After owning and operating his own successful practice for 19 years, Dr. John Beck, Jr., D.V.M., is now splitting his time between his Corsicana office and Dr. Jess Adkins’, D.V.M., office in Fairfield. The veterinarian is a mixed-animal practitioner and officially started at Adkins’ office Aug. 1... + continue reading

Von Wade cradles his award from the FHS cheerleaders, an Eagle head on a wooden base. The award reads: "With appreciation and gratitude to Von Wade for his continual support of the FHS Cheerleaders. 42 consecutive Homecoming Pep Rallies 1977-2018."
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After attending a record 457 consecutive football games, Fairfield High School Principal Von Wade was awarded Friday night for his perfect attendance by six student representatives.  Wade was also awarded by the FHS cheerleaders at the Homecoming Pep Rally for attending 42 consecutive... + continue reading

A section of County Road 1051 is missing after flash floods washed through the Kirvin area Monday. The road has been closed by Pct. 4 Commissioner Clyde Ridge.
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Several county roads are closed and high-water rescues were performed in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 12, by area firemen after a line of heavy thunderstorms swept through the area. According to local “weatherman” Barney Leach, approximately 3.52 inches of rain was received at his home... + continue reading

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11/14/2018
Fairfield heads to the playoffs in Palestine Thursday night where they will compete against Wills Point High School after winning the battle of the Eagles in Salado last week. The final score of last week’s game was a rather close 28-15, bringing their final win-loss in district to 8-2. Because... + continue reading
11/14/2018
“Runners” still have time to train for the upcoming .5K race – about 1,637 feet – planned for Saturday, Nov. 17. The “run for those that don’t” kicks off at 9:30 a.m., with packet pickup at the energy station with coffee and donuts on the courthouse square. Participants can register for two... + 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

Pictured are TaTa Felder, alto; Parker Fautt, tenor; Taylor Montgomery, alto; and Kaleb Hook, alto.
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Saturday proved to be a successful day for four members of the Wortham High School Choir Program. Since July, students of the state of Texas in high school programs have been working on selections chosen by the Texas Music Educators Association for advancing students to the state level choirs.... + continue reading

This little cutie took home a first place ribbon with her incredible Wicked Witch pumpkin, which she entered in the Fairfield Lake State Park's first annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest.
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Warnings of tornadoes, hail, and strong winds are not enough to stop Halloween! Masked children took advantage of a break in a line of storms that moved through Freestone County late Halloween afternoon. Because of the weather the annual Boo on the Square event was moved into the Green Barn at the... + continue reading

Ty Baker shot his first buck on Opening Day.
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Hunters across the state took to the woods this weekend as they searched for the perfect buck for their wall – and freezer. General season opened Saturday, Nov. 3, for area hunters and ends Jan. 6. Hunters are allowed four deer, no more than two bucks and no more than two antlerless. According... + continue reading

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Eagles Head Coach John Bachtel cheers as his team recovers a fumble during last week's game against the Salado Eagles.
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Fairfield heads to the playoffs in Palestine Thursday night where they will compete against Wills Point High School after winning the battle of the Eagles in Salado last week. The final score of last... + continue reading

Eagles quarterback Chad Rushin hits the end zone for a two-point conversion with several Connally Cougar's hot on his trail during Friday night's Homecoming game.
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Fairfield's Varsity Lady Eagles were named District Champs for a ninth year in a row after a fabulous District meet in Fairfield recently.
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Dear editor, My uncle is head of the family, and we are blessed to have a very large ranch and have had it for several generations, fighting off Comanche’s, Mexican bandits, outlaws, rustlers, etc... + continue reading

History

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November 18, 1943 Ira’s – Banjo on my Knee starring Joel McCrea and Barbara Stanwyck; Law of the Northwest starring Charles Starrett and Shirley Patterson; It’s a Great Life starring Arthur Lake... + continue reading

Lurline (Chavers) Tisdale is pictured next to the historic 1904 piano which spent most of its existence at the historic Post Oak Baptist Church.
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