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January 23, 1930

Embezzlement Case In 77th Court Delayed – The O.P. Arrington embezzlement case which was docketed to start at Groesbeck, has been delayed on agreement of the counsel. Arrington, a prominent official in Mexia, was indicted some months ago on a charge of embezzling school funds.

Child Dies Of Bright’s Disease – Alford, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Hagen, died of Bright’s Disease at the home of the family near Steward’s Mill, Saturday. Burial was in the Dew Cemetery, Sunday.

Stock Freeze – Several head of livestock have been reported frozen to death near Fairfield during severe cold.

January 27, 1944

Fairfield Marine In Training – Removing his pack after a hard drill at the Marine Corps base, San Diego, Calif., where he is taking recruit training, is Private Harry A. Manahan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Manahan of Fairfield.

Completion of Road to Wortham May Come Soon – Jno. F. Wallace of Teague was here Tuesday, and stated that while in Austin recently he visited the Highway Department, and was assured that application would be sent to Washington in the near future asking permission for the completion of the farm to market road between Kirvin and Wortham, and was told if permission was granted the road would be built as soon as possible.

January 23, 1969

Hwy. 45 North Gets Austin Approval – Construction of an expressway facility on a 12.2 mile section of Interstate Highway 45


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