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Wed
08
Aug

Miss Texas entertains during Fairfield visit

Miss Texas Madison Fuller entertained a group of kids during a second Story Time last week. Fuller sang, read a book, and joined in a photo session.
Photo by April Walker

Princes and princesses alike enjoyed a program by Miss Texas Madison Fuller Friday at the Fairfield Library. The library held a second Story Time for Fuller to read Beverly Billingsly Takes a Bow by Alexander Stadler before performing a skit with her puppets.

Children also enjoyed making their own puppets and a photo op with Fuller. The homegrown queen performed her ventriloquist act with 5-year-old Leo the Lion and 3-year-old Frisco the Frog, singing “I’ve Been Everywhere” and “Great Balls of Fire.”

Wed
08
Aug

Accident takes life

Natalie Harris

A 2-vehicle accident ended in the death of a 25-year-old Fairfield woman Thursday, Aug. 2, on U.S. 84 East near Teague. Accident reports show the victim, Natalie Harris, was traveling east when she rear-ended a tanker truck right outside the Teague city limits. According to reports, the 18-wheeler was stopped on U.S. 84 at approximately 1:20 p.m. waiting to make a left turn. Driver Clifford Jones, 71, reported his blinker was on while he waited to turn.

 

Wed
01
Aug

FCRTA social planned

It’s back to school season for area students, but not retired school employees and they are hosting an evening out on the town to celebrate. Freestone County Retired Teachers Association (FCRTA) is inviting all retired school employees and a guest to a social/reunion at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Los Ranchos in Fairfield. FCTRA has reserved the meeting room; tea or water and light food will be provided. Guests are welcome to buy their favorite socializing beverage from the bar or stay and have dinner with friends. Invited are retired friends and colleagues from Fairfield, Teague, Dew, and Wortham ISD’s. Come and visit with those you spent so much time with back in the day. Renew friendships or meet new people.

Wed
01
Aug

FHS reunion slated

Graduates from the Fairfield High School Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985 are invited to attend a reunion to reconnect with old friends and classmates, relive old memories (embellishments allowed), and rediscover your Eagle pride this fall at the Depot X in Fairfield.

Past Our Prime Prom is slated for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15; tickets are $50 each and may be purchased on the FHS Past Our Prime Prom Facebook page or through Paypal at FHSPOPprom@gmail.com.  Tickets are available via advanced purchase only and will not be available at the door. Tickets are limited to the first 200 people

 

Wed
01
Aug

Back to School events slated

With back to school just around the corner, area businesses and churches are hosting various school supply drives to help ease the burden of school shopping.

Caney Baptist Church

Wed
01
Aug

ABC Daycare joins CoC

Celebrating their joining the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce are several children and (from left) Whitney Wills, Ashley Salvato, owner Kellie Croft, Asst. Director Darian Batey, Director Dacia Phillips, and Chamber Executive Director Brenda Pate.
Photo by April Walker

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a blessing from him.” – Psalms 127:3. This is the mission of a newly opened daycare in the area. Academy for Blessed Children (ABC) is currently enrolling students, whose goal is to provide an early childhood program with superior care for all children.

Owner Kellie Croft runs the center Director Dacia Phillips and Assistant Director Darian Batey.

“We just did it to instill a Christian background and teach them,” said Croft.

Wed
01
Aug

Where do the two cities stand?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first part of a two-part series to help our readers get up to speed on the ongoing TDCJ project between the City of Fairfield and the City of Teague. The second part will be published next week.

An agreement between the Cities of Teague and Fairfield is being discussed during nearly every meeting either of the city governments have had for the past couple of months.

“We are asking for records and information,“ City of Teague Administrator, Theresa Prasil, said. “We are trying to get caught up on everything that has been going on with this facility for the last 28 years.”

Wed
01
Aug

Tax rate increase proposed, 2% raise given

County Treasurer Jeannie Keeney (right) was sworn in Monday morning by County Judge Linda Grant.
Courtesy photo

A proposed tax rate increase has been suggested by Freestone County Judge Linda Grant and was approved by commissioners during budget talks Wednesday, July 25. An increase of two cents is proposed, which would bring the tax rate to 0.3594 per $100 valuation if passed. Each one cent the tax rate is raised equals $235,000.

The county received preliminary values in April from the Freestone Central Appraisal District (FCAD), which reported a possible 6.74 percent decrease in taxable value; however, Judge Grant said the certified values ended up being “not that much.”

Wed
01
Aug

Bosley takes empty council seat

Fairfield Mayor Kenny Hughes, right, administers the oath of office to newly appointed City Council member Jason Bosley Tuesday, July 24, during the regular meeting of the Fairfield City Council.
Photo by Shelly Pope

Fairfield resident Jason Bosley was appointed to the empty seat at the table Tuesday, July 24, by the Fairfield City Council. The council met Tuesday evening in a regular scheduled meeting to take nominations and hear about three bids to replace air conditioning in the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department. Interested citizens for the position on the council were Gary Toothman, Sissy Ivy, and Bosley. Each individual had an opportunity to introduce themselves and answer questions from the council. Toothman, retiree and former council alderman said, “I would like to help make Fairfield the best it can be. We are the county seat and we need to take advantage of that.” He continued with the fact that he has served on the council before and knows just how much work it can be. Ivy introduced herself as a resident rooted in the community. “I love Fairfield and the people,” she said.

Wed
25
Jul

CoF talks future projects

In anticipation of August budget discussions, city council members hosted an informal workshop at Sam’s Restaurant last week to discuss upcoming projects. Residents were invited to attend the July 17 meeting although no action could be taken on matters.

Council members talked about various upcoming projects including the automated meter readers. Place 2 Councilman Randy Johnson said he is interested in moving forward with the project. “It would help us to be more efficient.”

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