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Thu
25
Oct

1st Responders honored

Area First Responders and their families enjoyed a special dinner in recognition of all they do for this city.
Photo courtesy of Vanessa Kohler

Area First Responders were honored Friday night, Oct. 19, with a dinner sponsored by several area churches. Attending the dinner were EMS, police, sheriff’s deputies, game wardens and park rangers. Members of Jones Chapel Church, First Baptist Church, and Alpha Omega Church fed the area responders and awarded door prizes, also sponsored by area businesses. Fairfield Police Chief Kenny Bulger accepted a statue depicting an angel protecting an officer on behalf of the Fairfield Police Department. On hand and leading the dinner was greeter Muriel Morton and Master of Ceremonies and former sheriff Ralph Billings. Elder Conrell Lockett, of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, led the prayers and blessings, while Akewa Tieman sang the National Anthem.

Thu
25
Oct

Joint meeting held, no action taken

Pictured are both Fairfield (right) and Teague (left) city councils at Thursday night's meeting to discuss the impending lawsuit filed by the City of Teague against the City of Fairfield. Heading the discussion meeting were Fairfield Mayor Kenny Hughes and Teague Mayor James Monks. The meeting was held at Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards.
Photo by Shelly Pope

Both Fairfield and Teague city councils met in a joint council meeting Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Tri-County Golf Club. This meeting was designed to open dialog between the two cities regarding the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Department (TDCJ) Boyd Unit and the Interlocal Definitive Agreement (IDA) signed by the two parties.

"We agreed to take part in a group discussion," Fairfield Mayor Kenny Hughes said. "We believe there have been some misunderstandings but we are in the process of litigation and I'm not sure what we can discuss openly."

Wed
17
Oct

TSAC hosts "Night at the Races"

Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC) is gearing up for “A Night at the Races,” a fun-filled evening benefitting TSAC scholarships and arts’ programs for Freestone County schools and communities, is planned with great food, music, prizes, and friendly wagering on the ponies. This unique event allows attendees to experience all the thrills of a Derby atmosphere while watching real horse races on a big screen. Race Night is slated for Saturday, Nov. 10, at Twisted Vines. Tickets are $25 each or a Reserved Grandstand Table (preferred seating) for eight is $400. Right out of the gate,  guests will enjoy a social gathering starting at 6:30 p.m. with an opportunity to view raffle prizes and enter the Style Stakes (prizes will be awarded; so dress to impress: hats, bow ties and seersucker encouraged). Six races and drawings for prizes will follow.

Wed
17
Oct

Cities plan to meet

The Fairfield and Teague city councils will meet in a joint public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Tri-County Country Club to discuss pending litigation.

Fairfield city council met Tuesday, Oct. 9 to hear from city department heads.

Public Works Director Clyde Woods reported on issues regarding the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Boyd Unit water and wastewater facility over the holiday weekend.

Wed
17
Oct

What's happening at Fairfield Library

Pictured is Mary King, Library Director Gary Wiggins, Jimmy Lee, and Jennifer Kilkenny. The FHS Class of 1959 donated $190 to the library in honor of classmate Don Carroll, who recently passed away.
Photo courtesy of Pat Wiggins

By Pat Wiggins

Fairfield High School Class of 1959 recently donated $190 to Fairfield Library in memoriam of classmate Don Carroll who recently passed away. Representing the class was Jimmy Lee, owner of L&M Trophies, who presented the check to Library Director Gary Wiggins.

Wed
17
Oct

DAR awards Good Citizens

Chosen for the DAR's Good Citizens Awards was Jashaughn Hatcher, Fairfield; Ty Stephen Hale, Groesbeck; and Haylee Young, Teague. The students are pictured with DAR Regent Nancy McSwane.
Courtesy photo

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, awarded three area students with this year’s DAR Good Citizens Award at their recent meeting. Taking home $50, a certificate, and a U.S. Constitution Handbook were:

Wed
17
Oct

CNB donates to FCSG event

Community National Bank of Fairfield donated to the upcoming Freestone Cancer Support Group’s Fall Style Show slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Depot X in Fairfield. Pictured are CNB employees (from left) Gena Robinson, Shari Dickens, Dawn Hutchins, Heather Davis, Vice President Teresa Duke, FCSG members Janet Bulger, Diana Lewis, and Jeannette Cornett.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
17
Oct

Board tours FHS kitchen

Piper Niswanger, Chloe Carter, and Ariana Thurman take a moment from serving school board members Tuesday, Oct. 9, to take a photo with teacher Laura Craddick.
Photo by April Walker

FISD school board trustees were treated to an array of appetizers during last week’s tour of the newly renovated culinary arts department. Laura Craddick, head of the department, and her students prepared the tasty spread which featured roast beef sandwiches, hot seafood dip, macaroons, and more served in an Alice in Wonderland themed room.

Craddick said the remodel began in May with new countertops, new sinks and handwashing stations, a gas range with grill, convection oven, commercial refrigerator, stainless steel table, and an exhaust and fire suppression system.

Wed
17
Oct

Night of the twisters

A low shelf cloud settled over Fairfield last Tuesday night, Oct. 9. This photo was taken between the Fairfield junior high and high school campuses at around 7:30 p.m. that night after a day filled with rainstorms and high winds.
Photo by April Walker

A line of storms moved in Saturday evening, Oct. 13, bringing several confirmed tornadoes in both Freestone County and Corsicana. Reports began rolling in about 4 p.m. Saturday of a tornado sighting about eight miles northwest of Buffalo, southeast of Teague, moving at 30 miles per hour. Dew ISD officials opened the campus for area residents to take shelter. A tornado also reportedly touched down in Limestone County north of Mexia. Fairfield residents Kelly and John Salter were out running errands during the height of the storm warnings Saturday. While in Wal-Mart in Corsicana, they were instructed to take shelter. “Walmart made us go to the middle of the store for about 10 minutes,” Kelly Salter said. “I was actually a little perturbed to start with, ya know? If I wanna take a chance and get my stuff and get out of there it should be my choice.

Wed
17
Oct

Night of the twisters

A low shelf cloud settled over Fairfield last Tuesday night, Oct. 9. This photo was taken between the Fairfield junior high and high school campuses at around 7:30 p.m. that night after a day filled with rainstorms and high winds.
Photo by April Walker

A line of storms moved in Saturday evening, Oct. 13, bringing several confirmed tornadoes in both Freestone County and Corsicana. Reports began rolling in about 4 p.m. Saturday of a tornado sighting about eight miles northwest of Buffalo, southeast of Teague, moving at 30 miles per hour. Dew ISD officials opened the campus for area residents to take shelter. A tornado also reportedly touched down in Limestone County north of Mexia. Fairfield residents Kelly and John Salter were out running errands during the height of the storm warnings Saturday. While in Wal-Mart in Corsicana, they were instructed to take shelter. “Walmart made us go to the middle of the store for about 10 minutes,” Kelly Salter said. “I was actually a little perturbed to start with, ya know? If I wanna take a chance and get my stuff and get out of there it should be my choice.

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