Wed
27
Apr

Blue lives matter

Pay It Forward is getting an early start this year at a local diner. A regular at Something Different Restaurant paid the check of three local DPS officers. “They left behind a note that read “Blue lives matter,” said Owner Sandra Bragg. “Although he chose to remain anonymous, this small jester of good will means so much to the men and women that are willing to give up everything to keep our community safe. I want to say thank you on behalf of Something Different to allow us to witness such a wonderful act of kindness.”

Photo courtesy of Facebook

Wed
27
Apr

Pilgrimage revives Trinity Star pageant

Competing for the first Pilgrimage pageant in many years are 18 of Freestone County's most beautiful. There are two age groups competing for the Trinity Star crown. Vying for Trinity Star Princess (ages 7-10) are (back row) Emery Camille Black, Kayden Dallas, Kynzee Payne, and Nadie Bancroft; (front row) Emmie Hill, Parker Ivy Black (seated left), Monica Diaz (seated right), and Payton Villanueva. Little Miss Trinity (ages 3-6) are Kinley Shaw, Zorie Daniels, Zoey Johnson, Kloie Reese Chambers, Ava Campbell, Rylie Lindsey, Gabrielle Duke, and Emma Davis-Crump, Paige McKinley, Alleigh Roller, and Audrey Roller.

Photos by April Walker

Thu
21
Apr

Wal-Mart donates to Righty Run

The 3rd Annual Righty Run is slated for Saturday, April 30, at Fairfield Lake State Park. Wal-Mart donated $1,000 to the event. All proceeds go to Cook Children's Stroke Program, Emily's Smile Boxes, Brendan's Smile, and the Alex Ward family. See more information about the upcoming event in next week's edition or the Recorder!

Wed
20
Apr

1950s theme of Sock Hop

Celebrating the end of the fifth six weeks, students enjoyed a Sock Hop for their Eagle Buck parties. Students earn Eagle Bucks for various things throughout the six weeks. This time, girls and boys were encouraged to dress in 50's clothing for the Sock Hop theme. This group of fourth grade girls nailed the 50's look with their poodle skirts, penny loafers, and hairstyles! Pictured are (from left) Kayden Dallas, Abby Freeman, Linsey Cockerell, and Kalli Richardson. Art teacher Janie Haydon volunteered her time painting students' faces.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
20
Apr

Rain slows construction on upcoming O'Reilly's

O'Reilly's is coming to Fairfield! The company broke ground last week and – depending on the weather – hope to be open by the end of August or early September. “We're just waiting on the weather,” said O'Reilly's developer Tony Alvarado in a phone interview last week. “It may delay us a bit.”

Alvarado said they should begin laying the foundation next week. He chose Fairfield for the new business after visiting the town and analyzing the market. “I was impressed with what Fairfield has going on at that time,” he said. “I think O'Reilly's can do well in terms of sales.

 

Wed
20
Apr

PTO, counselors honored at meeting

Fairfield High School Principal Von Wade (center) awarded FHS counselors Cindy Kirgan (left) and Lindy Neill (right) certificates for their selfless support of the students and the district.

Photo by April Walker

Local principals recognized several people associated with the school district at last week's board meeting for selfless acts to make the district a better place. Fairfield High School Principal Von Wade honored FHS counselors Cindy Kirgan and Lindy Neill for their work with students, including social and curriculum counseling, administering the STAAR, TSI, ACT, and many other tests, plus much more.

I trust them completely. That doesn't come easily for me,” said Wade. He went onto say the women were good sounding boards and did unbelievable jobs as counselors.

Also recognized for their fund raising efforts were Fairfield Elementary School PTO members Bekah Ballard, Wendy Zachary, and Linda Nesbitt. The Parent-Teacher Organization recently held a Mother-Son Dance fundraiser to pay for the upcoming May 27 Beach Bash.

Wed
20
Apr

Lady Eagles blast Mexia 15-0

The Fairfield Lady Eagle softball team ended their regular season as District Co-Champs, with a league record of (7-1). Pictured is Coach Kerry Hand (far right) and assistants Josh Stephenson (kneeling front) and Kayse Kirgan (far left). Players are (back row) Kara Doyle, Jennifer Reed, Abby Knight, Abby Garcia, Claire Partain, Kaci Bachtel, Lauren Cole, and Lauran Adcock; (front row) Katie Henrichs, Meaghan (Pete) Peterson, Kealie House, Alexis Rodriguez, and Banner Monico.
Photo by Roy Peterson

The Fairfield varsity softball team finished the regular season like a runaway freight train, steamrolling Groesbeck and Mexia last week by a combined score of 31-5, and ended up on a six game winning streak, to finish tied for the district title with Madisonville at (7-1).

The Lady Eagles went limping into district play at a struggling (4-10) and came out smoking hot on the diamond with perhaps the best .500 team (11-11) in all of 4A softball! Every Fairfield starter was on base at least once, all but two scored runs and all but one had RBI's, in this mercy-ruled shortened, three inning offensive juggernaut that saw the Lady Eagles swat eight hits and draw eight walks!

Fri
15
Apr

Veteran teacher named Employee of Month

Karla Keaton was named Fairfield Intermediate School's Employee of the Month.

Photo by April Walker

After being named the Teacher of the Month at the intermediate school, Karla Keaton said she is very honored to see that people recognize the hard work. “There are lots of deserving people,” she said. Keaton has taught for 27 years – all at Fairfield ISD. She received her degree at Texas A&M and went on to get her master's at Stephen F. Austin.

She teaches fourth grade math – her favorite subject – and says her favorite part is seeing how the students progress through the year.

 

Wed
13
Apr

Showing them how it's done!

Fairfield boys showed their moms a thing or two on the dance floor at the hugely successful A Night in Gotham dance held last weekend at the elementary school cafeteria. Fairfield PTO members sponsored the mother-son dance to raise funds for the May 27 Beach Bash. The PTO was recognized by the school board for their fundraising efforts.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
13
Apr

JK Construction takes 1st at Bash

Big T Bash 2016 named Diamond JK Construction as First Place winners in this year’s BBQ Brisket Cook-off held April 8th and 9th at the W.L. Moody Reunion Fairgrounds in Fairfield.

This year’s event was scaled back due to the recent setbacks in the oilfield, but still had a great turn out.

Four teams entered to face-off in the competition; Diamond JK Construction – Kent Phillips and Justin Broussard; Mustang Gas/Braswell Paint – Terry Braswell and Donnis Lewis; Coyote Chemical – Lloyd Lane, Tom Bonner, and Dane McBroon; and Common Ground – Jason Bosley, Justin Hawkins, and Michael Grissett.

Second place went to Mustang Gas/Braswell Paint, and third to Coyote Chemical.

Trophies, created by Trey Hall of Twizted Creationz and painted by Clark Barker of Full Throttle Hydro Graphics, were given for first through third place.

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