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Apr

First Armadillo art class a success

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Andy Emmons taught his first Art at the Armadillo class April 10. For the first project, his students painted a vase filled with tulips. Emmons plans to hold a class twice a month.
Photos by April Walker

If Andy Emmons’ first art class last week is any indication, his idea to give his students step-by-step lessons in painting looks promising.
His first class attracted 16 people in a relaxed setting in an unused part of the Parker Building that was redone for Emmons art class.
Emmons designed this course to work for people with all ranges

 

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Apr

Student interviews Holocaust survivor

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Matt Zeidler holds the butterfly – made by Brittani Oglesbee – that he will mail to Magda Herzberger and (behind him) the butterflies other students made. Zeidler plans to write a letter on the back before mailing it to Herzberger.
Photo by April Walker

Each year, Fairfield eighth graders choose Holocaust victims as a research project for their English class using www.graceproducts.com.
That website gives students biographies of children from the Holocaust - some lived, most did not.
This year, Matt Zeidler went a step further after discovering his Holocaust child was still alive.
Zeidler contacted 87-year-old Magda Herzberger who is

 

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Apr

Bunny bops bandit for stealing eggs

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The dastardly Easter Egg Bandit’s crime wave came to a just end when she was apprehended by the Easter bunny and Fairfield Police Officer David Utsey. All Easter Eggs were recovered just in time for the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 on the square.  

Photo by MaLinda Reddell

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Apr

Bomb threat halts courthouse activity

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A bomb detection dog is lead around courthouse by his handler, accompanied by Trooper Damian Conner and Sheriff Donnie Anderson, following a bomb threat April 9.
Photo by Mike Reddell

A bomb-detection canine brought in from Bryan searched through the Freestone County Courthouse, annexes and jail April 9 and found no explosive device.
The multi-building search by the German Shepard, his handler, Sheriff Donnie Anderson and DPS Trooper Damian Conner  defused an

 

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A winning throw

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Nine-year-old cancer survivor Colton Harvell throws out the first pitch of the Fairfield Little League season. Saturday, April 5, marked one year to the day that he had his bone marrow transplant - he has been cancer free for a year! There are 230 kids playing in Fairfield Little League this year.

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Wed
09
Apr

Trustees to resume search for new superintendent

Fairfield school trustees were to return to their task of picking a new superintendent at their regular meeting this week.
The superintendent and search were among the items were to take up in closed session Tuesday night.
Interim superintendent also was listed among closed session matters – along with other non-specified personnel positions.
April 21 is the deadline for the latest batch of applications.
The board restarted

 

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Wed
09
Apr

Prisoner grocery costs surprise court

Prior to approving the bills at their April 2 meeting, commissioners were surprised to see the Freestone County Jail spent almost $5,000 on groceries during March.
The bill register shows the jail spent $1,591 on March 5; $1,407 on March 12; and $1,763 on March 19 from Ben E. Keith Foods.
There was some debate over who orders the jail groceries.
Assistant County Auditor Katherine Jackson said she thought the food was

 

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Wed
09
Apr

April is Autism Awareness Month

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Teague City Administrator Judy Keally (left, sitting), Precinct 1 Commissioner Luke Ward (center, sitting) and Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill (right, sitting) signed a proclamation April 2, declaring April National Autism Awareness Month. Members of Big T’s Buddies Autism Support Group are (in no particular order): Shannon and Butch Margraves and their children, J.B. Hayden, Jenna Hayden and Ressie Margraves; Rev. Allan Van Hooser; Melissa Webster and her children, Bella Webster and Cooper Hagan; Bill Capers; Marilyn Murdock; Heather and Justin Hawkins and their daughter, Nicole Hawkins; Tsara Shelton and her son, Shay Shelton.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
09
Apr

Fairfield’s Most Wanted: Easter Egg Bandit!

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The Easter Bunny tries to stop the bandit from stealing Mary Small’s Easter eggs at her downtown shop Accessories, Etc. If you’ve seen the bandit stealing Fairfield’s Easter Eggs, please call the chamber at 903-389-5792. Consider this bandit eggstreemly dangerous to the upcoming Easter Eggstravaganza! The Bandit hopes to stop the Easter Bunny’s fun-filled day!

Photo by MaLinda Reddell

Wed
09
Apr

Black Red Black brings jazz to life

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Austin jazz trumpeter Ephraim Owens lends his considerable music talents to make “KD Jazz…Bring it Home” a success Friday night.

Photo by Mike Reddell

The Austin jazz trio Black Red Black gave the audience here great music to remember at the tribute to Fairfield native and jazz great Kenny Dorham Friday night at Depot X.
KD Jazz…Bring it Home was the Trinity Star Arts Council’s (TSAC) way to recognize the nationally

 

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