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Wed
09
Apr

New window puts old jail on correct historical pathway

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Mark Tracker, left, and Tom Woody show off historically correct window for old county jail.
Photo by Patricia Pratt

The first new historically correct window was installed in the old Freestone County Jail – built in 1879, which is now part of the Freestone County Historical Museum, by Mark A. Tracker and Tom Woody April 1.
Tracker is a preservation architect with Sinclair & Wright Architects, of Tyler, and Woody is a preservation contractor with M&M General Contractors, of Weatherford.
The windows had to be replaced because of

 

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Wed
09
Apr

Spring Style Show raises $1,700

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Above: These two cuties won over the crowd while modeling matching cheerleader outfits from Wild Spirit boutique at the Spring Style Show April 1. Pictured are Emily Meyers (left) and Danica Grecu.
Photo by April Walker

The crowd was so large at the annual Spring Style Show that Freestone Cancer Support Group members (FCSG) had to bring more chairs for the 175 guests.
The show raised $1,700 to benefit Freestone County cancer patients with

 

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Wed
02
Apr

FSB Travelers visit George W. Bush Museum at SMU

The Farmer’s State Bank (FSB) Travelers visited the new President George W. Bush Museum on the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus in Dallas March 25.
The group viewed “We the People,” a 360 degree video showing Americans from all walks of life.
The video ends with the 44 men

 

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Wed
02
Apr

Time short to buy ‘KD Jazz tickets’

Time’s running out to buy tickets for the Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC) KD Jazz…Bring It Home event April 4 at the Depot X.
Open seating tickets are $40; reserved tables for eight are $400.
Tickets are available at Armadillo Emporium, The Teague Chronicle and online at TrinityStarArtsCouncil.org.
The annual TSAC Jazz Fest benefits a Freestone County graduate who will further their education in the arts. TSAC and

 

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Wed
02
Apr

Grand jury indicts for capital murder

Larson Edwin Moore III, 23, was indicted on a capital murder charge March 26, by the Freestone County grand jury.
The suspect is accused of the murder of 66-year-old Marjorie Pevehouse, of Teague. The suspect is still in the Freestone County Jail under a $250,000 bond.
Pevehouse was found on the floor of her

 

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Wed
02
Apr

First coloring contest entry

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The first entry in the Fairfield Recorder’s Easter coloring contest was three-year-old Anna Allen. She turned her coloring page into Mary Small, of Accessories, Etc. The winners will be announced at the Easter Eggstravaganza April 20, on the courthouse square.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
02
Apr

FHS places 1st in UIL

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Winners of the UIL Academic Spring Meet gathered at Fairfield High School for a group shot.

Photo by MaLinda Reddell

Fairfield High School placed first in Computer Science, Journalism, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Social Studies and Speech at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academics Spring Meet last week.
The following students will compete in the Regional Academic Meet at

 

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Wed
02
Apr

‘Alamo’ days are numbered as FBC plans for children center

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The front entrance of the ‘Alamo’ today.

Photo by Mike Reddell

What’s known locally as the Alamo – the former First Baptist Church sanctuary built in 1948 – is being dismantled to make way for a new children’s building.
First, the church has to remove asbestos – although only a small amount has been discovered – then will proceed with demolishing the structure.
That work includes the sanctuary and nursery building,

 

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Wed
02
Apr

Performers dazzle for Talent Show

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Kierra Streefkerk gives her first-place performance of “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele at the 44th Annual Rotary Club Talent Show Friday night, March 28.

Photo by April Walker

Kierra Streefkerk, of Fairfield, took home trophies for first place and Best of Show for her show stopping performance of “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele.
Best of Show runners-up were

 

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Wed
02
Apr

Zuber gets a sendoff

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Retiring FIDC President Dave Zuber, far right, looks over a proclamation presented to him at a reception last Thursday. Joining him were (front): Grace Wathen, FIDC administrative assistant; Joyce Zuber; County Judge Linda Grant; and Russell Devorsky, HOTCOG executive director. In the back, were chamber president Pam Chavers and Theresa Vandiver, with Community National Bank.

Photo by Mike Reddell

Dave Zuber received a warm sendoff to retirement in Florida last week as several local and regional business and government leaders were present to offer well wishes and acknowledge his work in Fairfield’s economic development.
Accompanied by his wife Joyce, Zuber was recognized for his work in helping create the Career Technical and Training Center in Fairfield as well as

 

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