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Wed
13
Aug

Bill Flores discusses deficit, immigration

The economy, spending and the deficit, and immigration were just a few of the topics covered at a town hall meeting held by Congressman Bill Flores Monday.
Flores, who represents the 17th District, outlined a possible border crisis solution, the House Republican Border Package.
“This is one of the hottest issues in this district and state,” said Flores.
This plan is designed to freeze DACA

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Dismissal motion filed in TCLEOSE case

A motion filed to dismiss the indictment against Freestone County Sheriff Don Anderson June 11, was not granted by the Travis County 147th District Court, records show.
According to the motion, Anderson’s attorney, Robert McCabe filed the dismissal due to misinformation given to the grand jury.
The motion states,

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Sheriff asks county for new vehicles

Freestone County Sheriff Don Anderson made a rare appearance to explain his budget at a commissioners meeting July 30.
Although Anderson received two new Tahoe’s as requested during 2013 budget discussions, he asked for

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Dew VFD holds annual fundraiser

The Dew Volunteer Fire Department held its annual barbecue lunch last Saturday. The department holds two fundraisers each year for equipment and other needs. Bottom left: Remembering Maegan and Mitch Atchley.

Photos by Patricia Pratt

Wed
06
Aug

Church welcomes new pastor

Pastor Troy Hendrickson (standing left) is pictured with his wife, Renee (sitting left), sons, Aaron (center), and Ryan, and daughter, Jordan.

Contributed photo

A welcoming/inauguration service is at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 10, to meet the new Fairfield Christian Center pastor and his family.
Members recently voted Brother Troy Hendrickson, of Little Elm, to fill the position.
He and wife, Renee will be relocating

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Westmoreland Coal hosts tour of Jewett mine

Employees, their families and other guests enjoyed lunch during the Westmoreland Coal Company’s celebratory mine tour. The company has mined 200 million tons of coal since 1985.

Photo courtesy of Carman Mannen

Texas Westmoreland Coal Company reached a milestone and held a mine tour celebrating the mining of 200,000,000 tons of coal since 1985 at the Jewett Mine.
More than 500 people attended the event July 30 and enjoyed

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Lucky J’s is now open in Dew

Chester’s International is proud to announce the recent opening of a new location in Teague in partnership with owner Jhaver Nordin, store manager Towhid Chowdhury and his

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Jeanne Robertson a hit Saturday night

A packed auditorium met comedienne Jeanne Robertson Saturday night.
The 6-foot-2 former 1963 Miss North Carolina discussed aging, family and her husband, Left Brain (also known as Jerry).
Robertson’s punchline, ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ was a hit with the crowd.
Total ticket sales for the show was 802.
Robertson held an

 

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Wed
30
Jul

County begins annual budget discussions

Budget workshops began July 23 and are slated to continue well into this week for the county.
Each office was given the chance to present its budget and make any special requests, such as cost-of-living raises, at the commissioners July 23 and July 25 workshops.
County offices are now required to purchase their own postage and supplies this fiscal year.
Some office holders had issues with that,

 

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Wed
30
Jul

Private exchange option discussed at commissioners court

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) has a new private exchange option for healthcare provided to Freestone County employees.
The private exchange allows an employee to choose the plan that works better for him/her.
There are several factors that can change employer

 

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