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Wed
09
Apr

Trustees to resume search for new superintendent

Fairfield school trustees were to return to their task of picking a new superintendent at their regular meeting this week.
The superintendent and search were among the items were to take up in closed session Tuesday night.
Interim superintendent also was listed among closed session matters – along with other non-specified personnel positions.
April 21 is the deadline for the latest batch of applications.
The board restarted

 

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Wed
09
Apr

Prisoner grocery costs surprise court

Prior to approving the bills at their April 2 meeting, commissioners were surprised to see the Freestone County Jail spent almost $5,000 on groceries during March.
The bill register shows the jail spent $1,591 on March 5; $1,407 on March 12; and $1,763 on March 19 from Ben E. Keith Foods.
There was some debate over who orders the jail groceries.
Assistant County Auditor Katherine Jackson said she thought the food was

 

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Wed
09
Apr

April is Autism Awareness Month

Teague City Administrator Judy Keally (left, sitting), Precinct 1 Commissioner Luke Ward (center, sitting) and Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill (right, sitting) signed a proclamation April 2, declaring April National Autism Awareness Month. Members of Big T’s Buddies Autism Support Group are (in no particular order): Shannon and Butch Margraves and their children, J.B. Hayden, Jenna Hayden and Ressie Margraves; Rev. Allan Van Hooser; Melissa Webster and her children, Bella Webster and Cooper Hagan; Bill Capers; Marilyn Murdock; Heather and Justin Hawkins and their daughter, Nicole Hawkins; Tsara Shelton and her son, Shay Shelton.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
09
Apr

Fairfield’s Most Wanted: Easter Egg Bandit!

The Easter Bunny tries to stop the bandit from stealing Mary Small’s Easter eggs at her downtown shop Accessories, Etc. If you’ve seen the bandit stealing Fairfield’s Easter Eggs, please call the chamber at 903-389-5792. Consider this bandit eggstreemly dangerous to the upcoming Easter Eggstravaganza! The Bandit hopes to stop the Easter Bunny’s fun-filled day!

Photo by MaLinda Reddell

Wed
09
Apr

Black Red Black brings jazz to life

Austin jazz trumpeter Ephraim Owens lends his considerable music talents to make “KD Jazz…Bring it Home” a success Friday night.

Photo by Mike Reddell

The Austin jazz trio Black Red Black gave the audience here great music to remember at the tribute to Fairfield native and jazz great Kenny Dorham Friday night at Depot X.
KD Jazz…Bring it Home was the Trinity Star Arts Council’s (TSAC) way to recognize the nationally

 

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Wed
09
Apr

New window puts old jail on correct historical pathway

Mark Tracker, left, and Tom Woody show off historically correct window for old county jail.
Photo by Patricia Pratt

The first new historically correct window was installed in the old Freestone County Jail – built in 1879, which is now part of the Freestone County Historical Museum, by Mark A. Tracker and Tom Woody April 1.
Tracker is a preservation architect with Sinclair & Wright Architects, of Tyler, and Woody is a preservation contractor with M&M General Contractors, of Weatherford.
The windows had to be replaced because of

 

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Wed
09
Apr

Spring Style Show raises $1,700

Above: These two cuties won over the crowd while modeling matching cheerleader outfits from Wild Spirit boutique at the Spring Style Show April 1. Pictured are Emily Meyers (left) and Danica Grecu.
Photo by April Walker

The crowd was so large at the annual Spring Style Show that Freestone Cancer Support Group members (FCSG) had to bring more chairs for the 175 guests.
The show raised $1,700 to benefit Freestone County cancer patients with

 

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Wed
02
Apr

FSB Travelers visit George W. Bush Museum at SMU

The Farmer’s State Bank (FSB) Travelers visited the new President George W. Bush Museum on the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus in Dallas March 25.
The group viewed “We the People,” a 360 degree video showing Americans from all walks of life.
The video ends with the 44 men

 

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Wed
02
Apr

Time short to buy ‘KD Jazz tickets’

Time’s running out to buy tickets for the Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC) KD Jazz…Bring It Home event April 4 at the Depot X.
Open seating tickets are $40; reserved tables for eight are $400.
Tickets are available at Armadillo Emporium, The Teague Chronicle and online at TrinityStarArtsCouncil.org.
The annual TSAC Jazz Fest benefits a Freestone County graduate who will further their education in the arts. TSAC and

 

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Wed
02
Apr

Grand jury indicts for capital murder

Larson Edwin Moore III, 23, was indicted on a capital murder charge March 26, by the Freestone County grand jury.
The suspect is accused of the murder of 66-year-old Marjorie Pevehouse, of Teague. The suspect is still in the Freestone County Jail under a $250,000 bond.
Pevehouse was found on the floor of her

 

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