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Wed
23
Apr

E-recycle

If there are a lot of items around the house, or office, that you’ve been planning to discard, Nicole Crawford has a better idea for those items this weekend.
A community recycle event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 25, and 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Fairfield High School bus loop off Post Oak Road.
Textiles, electronics, expired medications

 

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Wed
23
Apr

County looks at ways to save

County Treasurer Kay Taylor plans to bring in a new food vendor, as well as the person who orders the Freestone County Jail groceries, to speak with the court to save money on the jail’s grocery bill.
The jail spent approximately $5,000 in March on groceries.
During her research, Taylor contacted a vendor who orders food for jails in Navarro and Limestone counties, and

 

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Wed
23
Apr

E-recycle

If there are a lot of items around the house, or office, that you’ve been planning to discard, Nicole Crawford has a better idea for those items this weekend.
A community recycle event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 25, and 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Fairfield High School bus loop off Post Oak Road.
Textiles, electronics, expired medications

 

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Wed
23
Apr

Easter bonnet winner

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MaKenzi Willard won the Eggstravaganza’s bonnet contest with her beautifully decorated “bonnet” - made by her dad, DJ Willard, also pictured - and a matching basket. She won a stuffed bunny and candy.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
23
Apr

Agony & Ecstacy

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The faces of the racers tell it all during the Eggstravaganza’s sack races Saturday, April 19. One winner was chosen from each race and they received a bag of Easter candy.
Photos by April Walker

Wed
23
Apr

History Club adds kid activities to Pilgrimage

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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

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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

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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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Wed
16
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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