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History Club adds kid activities to Pilgrimage

Community National Bank’s Jason Hullum presents a $3,000 check to Fairfield History Club (FHC) President-elect Nicole Hughes Friday morning. Also in the photo are: Gene Chavers, with the bank, Donna Tyus, FHC vice president-elect; and Teresa Vandiver, also with the bank. The check represents the bank’s 12th year of sponsoring the Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage.
Photo by Mike Reddell

The Fairfield History Club plans more children’s activities for its 44th Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage.
The Pilgrimage will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Moody-Bradley House.
Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This year’s Pilgrimage will feature face painting, a train, cupcake walk

 

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Wed
23
Apr

Details come first for new Mexican restaurant

Nelson Pachardo lays tile on the floor of his new restaurant, set to open this June.
Photo by April Walker

After buying the former Dahlia’s restaurant Jan. 21, Nelson Pachardo made huge strides in renovating the building.
“If I want to make it work, I have to make it better than ever before,” said Pachardo.
Looking around, it’s easy to see the pride he takes in his work.
The walls are painstakingly painted and tiled

 

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Wed
23
Apr

Restructuring plans discussed

Big Brown: No plans call for closing or laying off workers.
Photo by April Walker

While there are discussions about a balance-sheet restructuring of Energy Future Holdings (EFH) and its subsidiary, Luminant, there are no plans to close plants or lay off employees, an EFH spokesperson said Tuesday.
“No decisions have been made and the board

 

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Wed
16
Apr

Thieves drive TxDOT grader off work site

Brazen thieves stole a Caterpillar road grader off a work site northwest of Fairfield last week – and apparently tried to take another road construction machine, Freestone County Sheriff’s Department reports show.
The $45,000 road grader belonged to TxDOT and was parked in a muddy area so the tracks could be followed

 

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Apr

ID theft remains a problem

Online identity theft cases continue to plague Freestone County residents.
There have been seven more identity theft complaints filed since the Freestone County Sheriff’s Department reported eight on Feb. 25, said investigator Sgt. Jeremy Shipley.
The sheriff’s department continues

 

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Wed
16
Apr

First Armadillo art class a success

Andy Emmons taught his first Art at the Armadillo class April 10. For the first project, his students painted a vase filled with tulips. Emmons plans to hold a class twice a month.
Photos by April Walker

If Andy Emmons’ first art class last week is any indication, his idea to give his students step-by-step lessons in painting looks promising.
His first class attracted 16 people in a relaxed setting in an unused part of the Parker Building that was redone for Emmons art class.
Emmons designed this course to work for people with all ranges

 

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16
Apr

Student interviews Holocaust survivor

Matt Zeidler holds the butterfly – made by Brittani Oglesbee – that he will mail to Magda Herzberger and (behind him) the butterflies other students made. Zeidler plans to write a letter on the back before mailing it to Herzberger.
Photo by April Walker

Each year, Fairfield eighth graders choose Holocaust victims as a research project for their English class using www.graceproducts.com.
That website gives students biographies of children from the Holocaust - some lived, most did not.
This year, Matt Zeidler went a step further after discovering his Holocaust child was still alive.
Zeidler contacted 87-year-old Magda Herzberger who is

 

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Wed
16
Apr

Bunny bops bandit for stealing eggs

The dastardly Easter Egg Bandit’s crime wave came to a just end when she was apprehended by the Easter bunny and Fairfield Police Officer David Utsey. All Easter Eggs were recovered just in time for the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 on the square.  

Photo by MaLinda Reddell

Wed
16
Apr

Bomb threat halts courthouse activity

A bomb detection dog is lead around courthouse by his handler, accompanied by Trooper Damian Conner and Sheriff Donnie Anderson, following a bomb threat April 9.
Photo by Mike Reddell

A bomb-detection canine brought in from Bryan searched through the Freestone County Courthouse, annexes and jail April 9 and found no explosive device.
The multi-building search by the German Shepard, his handler, Sheriff Donnie Anderson and DPS Trooper Damian Conner  defused an

 

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Wed
16
Apr

A winning throw

Nine-year-old cancer survivor Colton Harvell throws out the first pitch of the Fairfield Little League season. Saturday, April 5, marked one year to the day that he had his bone marrow transplant - he has been cancer free for a year! There are 230 kids playing in Fairfield Little League this year.

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