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10
Oct

Dogan Bi-Annual 5K Walk-A-Thon slated for Saturday

Dogan Alumni Association is hosting their 3rd Bi-Annual 5K Walk-A-Thon Saturday at the Fairfield High School football field. The event kicks off with registration from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Dogan cafeteria. Late registrants can pick up a packet. Alumni are also hosting a reunion, kick off party, most creative sign, banner, or poster contest, and a basket raffle.

 

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Wed
10
Oct

Freestone County coalition supports Prop A

FAIRFIELD – Freestone County residents have formed a grassroots coalition to stop cities from forcibly annexing property. Freestone County resident coalition spokesman Ed O’Neill said his group is encouraging voters to support Proposition A on the November 6 ballot, which would change Freestone County to a Tier 2 county. Cities in Tier 2 counties must get approval from the impacted residents before they can annex property, according to the Texas Annexation Right to Vote passed in 2017 by the state Legislature. Freestone County is currently a Tier 1 county, which means cities can forcibly annex property, subjecting people to increased taxes and regulations.

Wed
10
Oct

Carter Enterprises donates to FCSG

Carter Enterprises last week donated to the upcoming Fall Style Show, sponsored by the Freestone Cancer Support Group. The Style Show is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Depot X. Pizza Hut employees are Christian Stanley, Ricardo Ramirez, Vicki Lane, Arlie Jones, Hillary Diaz, Jose Tula, and Manager Luis Vera pictured with FCSG members Jeannette Cornett, Diana Lewis, and Janet Bulger. FCSG members also accepted a donation from Texas Burger employees Melissa Zuniga, Manager Constance Alexander, and Stacey Vaughn.

Photos by April Walker

Wed
10
Oct

Freeport goods exemption considered

FEDC Director David Fowler presents commissioner's with information regarding the freeport goods exemption.
Photo by April Walker

Commissioners are considering exempting freeport goods in Freestone County in an effort to attract manufacturing companies. Fairfield Economic Development Corporation Director David Fowler presented the information to the court last week and said he is also working with the school district and the City of Fairfield to obtain a triple freeport exemption.

“This will attract businesses to come here, build a warehouse, create jobs here because it’s an incentive for them to come,” said Fowler. “The City of Fairfield has exempted. I have met with FISD and are pretty sure they will approve it in November.”

Wed
26
Sep

Black pre-trial Thursday

A pre-trial is slated for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, for the man accused of killing local DPS Trooper Damon Allen last Thanksgiving Day during a traffic stop on I-45 near Dew. Dabrett Black and his lawyer, Susan Anderson, will face 77th District Judge Patrick Simmons in court. Black is still held in jail on capital murder charges for the death of Allen, as well as aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest or detention, both in Smith County, and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle in Anderson County.

Wed
26
Sep

Teague, Fairfield lawsuit update

The City of Teague, represented by the municipal law firm of Messer, Rockefeller & Fort PLLC, filed a lawsuit against the City of Fairfield Tuesday, Sept. 18 as well as a temporary restraining order against the Fairfield City Council meeting that was to take place that same evening.

This lawsuit has been filed in the District Court of Freestone County 87th Judicial District to be heard by District Court Judge Deborah Oakes Evans.

This suit spells out breaches in a 1990 facilities agreement and 1992 Interlocal Definitive Agreement (IDA) between the cities and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Wed
26
Sep

Dew Bulldog runners set new personal best at meet

The Dew Bulldogs Cross Country team traveled to Fairfield Saturday, Sept. 7. The Bulldogs did well in both races as each runner set new personal records for themselves. The fastest boy was Aaron Valentin with a time of 15:13.

Next but not far behind was Joshua Owens with a time of 16:56.

Wed
26
Sep

Barker's donate to children's home

Dale and Eunice Daniel Barker blessed Pleasant Hills Children’s Home with a donation of exercise equipment. Eunice (pictured) donated a treadmill to the facility. She is the niece of founder J.B. Daniel, as seen in the wall photo.

Courtesy photo

 

Wed
26
Sep

Dew 4-H elects officers

Dew 4-H held their first 2018-19 meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11, and selected new officers. Meetings are slated for 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Dew ISD cafeteria. Pictured are (from left) Secretary Makenna Eppes, Treasurer Marissa Eppes, President Cooper Craddick, Vice President Lucky Jones, and Reporter Mahala Newsom.

Photo courtesy of Haley Newsom

Wed
26
Sep

9/11 remembered by area veterans

September 11, 2001 is a day that will live forever in the memories of those who watched and were a part of the tragedy that struck this country.

"This is Patriot Day," Senior Vice Commander of Fairfield VFW Post No. 5872, Arne Henderson said. "This is the day we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11 and of every hero who has given their life since that day to protect our safety and our freedom."

The Teague Senior Center hosted a flag folding ceremony as a memorial to 9/11 Tuesday Sept. 11 during the lunch hour.

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