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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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Wed
30
Jul

Change in emails

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Wed
30
Jul

Freestone County Jail non-compliant

After receiving a second letter from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS), commissioners approved hiring two full time jailers for the Freestone County Jail at the July 23 meeting.
The jail currently has eight full time jailers, but

 

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Wed
30
Jul

Status hearing for murder suspect reset to October 10

The status hearing of accused capital murderer Larson Edwin Moore, III, of Teague, was reset to October 10, according to court records.
Moore was charged with

 

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Wed
30
Jul

Local FFA members attend 86th convention

Brooke Johnson (left) received the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 86th Annual Texas FFA State Convention earlier this month. See more pictures on page 10.

Photo courtesy of Barker Photography

Receiving the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 86th Annual Texas FFA State Convention were Brooke Johnson, Mattey Mannen and Justice Oates, all of the Fairfield.
The convention was held in Ft. Worth July 14-18, and recorded more than 11,000 guests.
The Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have received the chapter degree, been active FFA members for the last two years, completed

 

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Wed
23
Jul

Rabies test positive on dogs

Dr. Jess Adkins reported Monday two eight-week-old puppies recently tested positive for rabies.
The puppies, too young for vaccinations, were found north of Fairfield,

 

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Wed
23
Jul

Luminant settles with Freestone

Luminant announced Monday that the company reached an agreement with the Freestone Central Appraisal District for the taxable valuation of Big Brown power plant for 2012-2014.
The two agreed that Big Brown’s taxable value for all three years be set at $245 million per year.
Under the settlement,

 

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Wed
23
Jul

Area 8 Workshop, programs discussed at DKG meeting

In preparation for the upcoming year, the Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International discussed the 2014-15 calendar programs, time and meeting places, as well as the Area 8 Workshop slated for Aug. 16 in Waco at a recent board meeting. Attending the meeting was (from left): Second Vice-President Ronda Brewer, of Mexia; Recording Secretary Vicki McDougal, of Donie; and Yearbook Chairman and Newsletter Editor Goldia Liles, of Mexia. President Alicia Smith, of Fairfield, conducted the meeting. Others in attendance, but not pictured, were Anna Pat Alpert, of Mexia; Treasurer Martha Kirgan, of Kirvin; Virginia Riddle, of Mexia, past president; First Vice-President and Program Chairman Dr. Lisa Rogers, of Groesbeck; and Wynona Lipsett, of Mexia.
 

Wed
23
Jul

FIDC hires new president

FIDC President Brent Ballard

Fairfield Industrial Development Corporation (FIDC) hired Brent Ballard, formerly of Olney, Texas, as the new president, replacing former president Dave Zuber.
From 1994 through 2005, Ballard was employed in the wireless telecom business.
Prior to accepting this position,

 

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