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Wed
02
May

FCRTA seeks help for rally

Pro Public Education signs are for sale now. Contact Alicia Smith at als75840@yahoo.com or call 903-388-0950.

Freestone County Retired Teachers Association (FCRTA) is hoping to gather a group of individuals to share the cost of a bus as they ready for the upcoming Celebration of Public Education slated for 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Houston. Retired teacher and FCRTA member Alicia Smith is planning to fill a bus with anyone willing to stand up for the appropriate funding for 5.4 million public school children.

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Wed
02
May

Successful Family Game Night at Fairfield Library

Stop by the Fairfield Library for one of the many events.

Courtesy photo

The Fairfield Library is celebrating the success of the second Family Game Night on Friday, April 20. Open to all in the community, a Friday evening will be scheduled quarterly – typically on a third Friday – for families to come and play together, bringing their own games from home or playing with those at the library. The Xbox in the teen area is available, as well as the Lego table, checkers and chest in the main area, and tables set up for small group play in the Community Room. We were excited to see two new families being introduced to the library. We may need to formally appoint 6-year-old Harper Nevill, daughter of Sara and Joni Nevill, as our official greeter/hostess because her winning smile and friendly contact definitely won some hearts!

 

Wed
02
May

You Don't Know Me: The Cindy Walker Songbook slated for May 19-20 at THS

Members of the Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC) accepted a $500 Cherokee Maiden donation from Chris Christensen Systems for their upcoming musical, The Cindy Walker Songbook. The production will showcase over 20 songs written by Walker, a native of Mexia, who was often called the 'greatest songwriter of country music.' The musical tribute is slated for May 19-20 at Teague High School theater. For tickets and more information, visit www.trinitystarartscouncil.org. Pictured (front) Operations Manager Jennifer Davis, TSAC member Janie Richards, TSAC member George Boyd, and TSAC member Jeff Harrison; (back) TSAC members Jane Morrison and Rachel Bossier.
Photo by April Walker

You Don't Know Me: The Cindy Walker Songbook, a new and original musical tribute to the country songwriter, will be performed for the first time onstage at the Theatre at Teague High School May 19-20. Making its debut, the show, created by Jeff Harrison and produced by Trinity Star Arts Council, will be directed by George Boyd. Featured will be Harrison’s band accompanying vocal artists from the area.

Wed
02
May

Petition filed against clerk

County Clerk Linda Jarvis

A civil suit citing racial discrimination and wrongful termination was filed April 12 by a former employee of the county clerk's office. Dianne Manning, former chief deputy, filed the petition against County Clerk Linda Jarvis and a hearing is slated for Wednesday, May 9, in the 87th District Court. The petition is to investigate claims for depositions to see if there is sufficient evidence for a lawsuit.

Jarvis said she had no comment on the matter Monday morning and Dianne Manning was unavailable for comment.

87th District Court Judge Deborah Oakes Evans recused herself from the case. Judge Dwight Phifer, senior judge of the 2nd District Court in the 10th Administrative Judicial Region, has been assigned.

Fri
27
Apr

City of Teague researches agreement with Fairfield

*The headline "Teague to end 30-year agreeement with Fairfield" in this week's Recorder was misleading. It should have read "City of Teague researches agreement with Fairfield."

Teague's Board of Alderman received information on April 16 from Teague City Administrator Theresa Prasil that City Attorney Linda Sjogren, attorney for Bojorquez Law Firm in Austin, wants to address the council to present them with a new Interlocal Definitive Agreement for Teague to step out of a new bond that the City of Fairfield wants to take out.

 

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Fri
27
Apr

Public meeting planned Tues.

A public information meeting is slated for Fairfield residents after testing showed "low concentrations of dry cleaning solvents in groundwater believed to originate from a former dry cleaner business" near Fairfield property at 402-418 E. Commerce Street in Fairfield. The meeting is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Community Center in Fairfield.

Michael Whitehead, of Whitehead Environmental Services, says this is not uncommon. "It's very common in Dallas, Houston," he said. "There have been thousands of these in Texas. It's been there for years and nobody knew."

Whitehead also said the solvents are not in the drinking water. "It's just in the groundwater, which is about 200 feet deep. This meeting is just to get to the next stage of the process for TCEQ to come in and they will decide if it's any hazard."

Thu
26
Apr

2018 FHS Prom

Fairfield students enjoyed a night of dancing at the junior-senior prom held Saturday, April 21. Pictured are Adri Moore, Rachel Chavers, Lucas Porter, and Christina Ferguson. See more prom photos throughout this week's paper.

Courtesy photo

Thu
26
Apr

Area students awarded by DAR

Fairfield senior Brittani Oglesbee (center) was awarded 2nd place in the DAR Good Citizens contest. She is pictured with chapter member Pat Wiggins (left) and Registrar Billie Bournias (right).
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The Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the DAR had a full agenda at the April 14 meeting. In addition to the regular meeting, program, and Good Citizen and Scholarship awards, Diana Pagett McDonald presented winners of the annual DAR American History Essay contest.

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter encourages students from 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in Limestone and Freestone counties to participate in the American History Essay contest. Students in a public, private, and parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible. The title of the 2018 essay is “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars.”

The students were given the following information with which to write their essay:

Thu
26
Apr

Recycle event slated at FHS Saturday

Medications, electronics, and more will be accepted at this month's One Stop Recycle Drop at Fairfield High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Normally accepted items include paper, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, plastic, and glass. Accepted recyclables this month are:

n Medication – Freestone County Environmental Health officers will accept medications for responsible disposal. Unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication is accepted. No liquids or needles

n Textiles – clothing, coats, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, etc. All items must be clean and dry. Items in good, reusable condition are donated to families in need in Freestone County. Items no longer usable are recycled to benefit the Fairfield Fire Department

Thu
26
Apr

Juniors bring home trophy in Nationals

Junior team members are (in no particular order) Nevaeh Green, Keira Alexander, Aaliyah Nash, Samayah Wiley, Kaylee Williams, Jacelynn Schmidt, Kole Brackens, Blayke Brackens, Jamaria Bass, Ke'Larria Johnson, and Mikhaila Rodriguez. The team is coached by Amanda Williams, Bridgett Carroll, and Constance Alexander.
Photo submitted by Amanda Williams

Competing in the April 18-21 National Tournament in Franklin was the Lady Eagles All-Star teams, with the Junior girls beating five games to take home the first place win in the championship. The Junior girls are back to back champions. The girls won each game against Hampshire-Fannett, Grimes County, Bullard, Brownsboro, and Bullard.

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