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Wed
23
Jul

DAEP/ABP changes campuses

Each DAEP/ABP student must pass through the metal detector when they arrive at school. Attendance and the lunch count will be taken here as well.

Photo by April Walker

In effort to remain as cost-effective as possible, Fairfield Independent School District (FISD) has moved the DAEP/ABP students from the old Dogan school to the former pre-k wing of Fairfield Elementary School, which hasn’t been used in several years.
DAEP/ABP stands for Disciplinary Alternative Education Program and Adaptive Behavior Program. ABP is for students who can’t function in a regular classroom.
ABP teacher and administrator

 

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Wed
23
Jul

Juls by Jul named Business of the Month

Julee Emmons, owner of Juls by Jul, was named Business of the Month by the chamber. She is pictured here with just a small fraction of her wares.

Fairfield Recorder file photo

Juls by Jul – soon to celebrate its 20th anniversary – was named July’s Business of the Month by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.
The business’ namesake and owner, Julee Emmons began creating jewelry as a side income in 1994 while attending college.
During college, Emmons

 

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Wed
16
Jul

Fish fry at Behind the Veil

Behind the Veil Worship Center will have a fish fry at 11 a.m. at the church at 1150 S. Fairway in Fairfield. Plates of fish, fries, salad and a dessert are $7; delivery is available. All proceeds will benefit Pastor Sam and Co-Pastor Lurna Cumby's Appreciation Program. To place an order, call Karen Daniels at 903-644-6449, or Linda Hoskins at 903-851-0543.

Wed
16
Jul

Hayter to aid in sludge removal

Fairfield city council approved Hayter Engineering, Inc., of Paris, to improve sludge disposal at the city’s wastewater treatment plant by filling dewatering bags with sludge.
The dewatering bags will be removed by the city’s trash contractor.
The city injects a polymer into the sludge before pumping it into a geotextile bag.
Polymer is a

 

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Wed
16
Jul

Jackson representing Texas 4-H Nov. 27

On Nov. 27 Morgan Jackson will represent Texas 4-H at the 2014 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta.
This is the flagship event of the 4-H program and a youth leadership development conference.
The program is built on the belief that young people can be

 

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Wed
16
Jul

Local places 3rd in world title

Harli Hunt, of Fairfield, and Heza Lees Delight, aka Casper, placed third in the world title top five with 21 horses in her Halter Aged Geldings class at the American Youth Paint Horse World Show. Hunt received a $500 scholarship, a top 5 show jacket, monogram halter and a top 5 show buckle. She was also interviewed by the Paint Horse Journal, which will be published later this year.

Photo submitted by Erin Hensley

Wed
16
Jul

Council joins in bridge dedication

“This is a huge thing for our community,” said City Administrator Jeff Looney about the beautiful new bridge built by Nicolas Vasquez and donated by the Fairfield Women’s United Eagles Soccer Team. On the bridge are (left to right): Adan Vazquez, Elizabeth Partain, Alma Diaz, Nadia Rosales, Karina Rosales, Crystal Roasles, Eagle Mascot, Maritza Sanchez, Claire Partain, Taylor Thorn, Gloria Barjas, Itzel Rosales, Diana Rosales, Byron James, Mark Taylor and Jerry Hughes. Standing on the stone work in front of the bridge is (from left): Joe Lee Kirgan, Jr., David Stewart, Kenny Hughes, Roy Hill, and Jeff Looney. (Not pictured is Randy Measles). City workers at left are: front row (l-r): Gary Crook and Clyde Woods; back row (l-r): Rey Villarreal, Clinton Taylor, and Brandon Tomanek.

Photo by Sherry Schoeneberg and courtesy of Freestone County Times

Wed
16
Jul

Lide, Gates head to All-Star game

Chris Lide (left) and Bryson Gates were chosen to play in the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) All-Star game in San Antonio July 21-22. Lide was chosen for the football team, while Gates will play basketball. The two were chosen from athletes throughout Texas. Both said they are honored to have been chosen. The games begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.thsca.com.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
16
Jul

StoneLeaf breaks ground

Celebrating the groundbreaking of the soon-to-be-built StoneLeaf housing development were (front row, from left) StoneLeaf Principal Victoria Sugrue; Place 3 Councilman David Steward; Place 5 Councilman Kenny Hughes; Place 1 Councilman Joe Lee Kirgan; Mayor Roy Hill; Place 4 Councilman Jerry Don Sanders; City Administrator Jeff Looney; Opal Oliver and Public Works Director Clyde Woods; (back row) City Secretary Jana Taylor; StoneLeaf Principal Mike Sugrue; Debbie Nesbiit; Ralph Hughes; and Fairfield Police Officer David Utsey. Building will commence soon on the apartments. For more information, visit www.stoneleafhomes.com.

Photo by Patricia Pratt

Wed
16
Jul

Jury finds LaDonna Brackens not guilty

LaDonna Brackens hugs her father after being found not guilty Friday. Brackens lawyer, David Moore stands in the background.

Photo by April Walker

LaDonna Brackens was found not guilty by a Freestone County jury Friday, July 11, on two charges of indecency with a child and one sexual assault of a child. Brackens was accused of watching while former Fairfield Pastor Anthony Thibodeaux sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female in June 2012.
The jury deliberated about four hours before finding the former high school coach not guilty.
Opening testimony began Tuesday with District Attorney Chris Martin minimizing damages

 

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