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Little Green Snow Machine joins chamber

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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 Fairfield. The owner, Michael Burns, is in his second year of business. Pictured from left to right: Brenda Pate, Chamber executive director; Karen Leidy, Lanette Burns, Michael Burns, owner of The Little Green Snow Machine; Randon Devillier, Ashley Devillier, Avyn Devillier, Adisyn Devillier, Lisa Nichols.

 

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FISD taking a ‘Snapshot’ this year

Fairfield ISD will implement an eighth-grade through 12th-grade training program this fall that is designed to reduce high-risk behavior and teach emotional intelligence skills to both students and school employees, helping increase safety and confidence at all levels for children and adults.

The program, “Snapshot,” has been used for many years in Texas schools, and several area school districts are starting the training this fall.

Subtitled “Reading and treating people right the first time,” the Snapshot program aims to teach emotional intelligence skills that can be used by anyone in any situation. It trains students and staff such communication skills as how to reduce conflict, how to lead and motivate, and the best way to interact with another person. This all points to the most important task – violence prevention.

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Council weighs City Hall finance options

Further details for the new City Hall project were fleshed out at the July 23 meeting of Fairfield City Council.

During the meeting, the council took several steps in advancing the prospects of the project to turn Navarro College’s Fairfield campus into a working City Hall, including looking at financing and design-team options. Negotiations are ongoing with Navarro to purchase the six-building, 23,000-square-foot property.

A motion to authorize publication of notice of intention to issue certificate of obligation was passed 4-1, giving the city the needed funds to complete the Navarro project, as well as other “high priority” jobs throughout Fairfield.

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A taste of summer

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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.

Photo by Thomas Leffler/The Fairfield Recorder

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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Commissioners propose tax-rate increase to balance next budget

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. The effective tax rate, the rate that will bring in the same revenue as the previous year, is 37.7834 cents. So, the proposed rate of 40.9 cents falls under the rollback rate of 40.9293 cents. Hitting the rollback rate would have required voter approval.

Weighing between choosing the 40.9¢ rate and a second option of 37.7¢, court members were presented with the proposed 2020 county budget. When plugging in the lower rate the budget came out to about $400,000 short of balancing, increasing the need for a higher rate.

Pending further budget review before the Aug. 21 meeting, the proposed number may either increase or decrease.

 

 

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Fred’s is closing

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 announcement was made that Fairfield would be added to the expanded list.

 

 

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Salaries, tax rate discussed at commissioners’ budget workshop

A budget workshop headlined the July 17 meeting of Freestone County Commissioners Court, held at the Freestone County Courthouse.

During the workshop, the court recognized a need for information on elected officials’ salaries, as well as proposed tax rates. A special meeting was called for July 23 to further investigate these, and other, budgetary matters.

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FISD residents may see decrease in property taxes

Taxpayers in Fairfield Independent School District are looking at a tax cut this coming year, as state funds roll into district coffers thanks to the passage of House Bill 3 by the state legislature earlier this year.

Although numbers are preliminary and will not be finalized for a few weeks, Superintendent Dr. Jason Adams was able to predict, at minimum, a 10-cent drop in the total tax rate, despite a loss in appraisal values.

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Life’s a peach

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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.

Photo by Mary Cryer Awalt/The Fairfield Recorder

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 festivities to the area.

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Council OKs negotiationing with Navarro

The mission to transform Fairfield’s Navarro College campus into a workable City Hall took its first steps July 19 during a special City Council meeting.

During the meeting, the council approved 4-1 to begin negotiations with Navarro College for purchasing the six-building, 23,000 square-foot property. The college has set the purchase price for the property at $500,000, plus closing costs.

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