City of Fairfield

Wed
31
Jan

Market Days over? Director leaves after weekend event

Darlene Jones read an email from one of her many vendors at the Jan. 22 workshop to discuss the future of Market Days.
Photo by April Walker

Market Days Director Darlene Jones officially quit her position with the City of Fairfield following last weekend's monthly event. The City of Fairfield is now looking for someone to take control of the market. Things have been strained between Jones and the city, prompting several workshops and meetings to discuss its future. A workshop was held Monday, Jan. 22, with city council in which several vendors attended hoping to develop better marketing strategies from the council.

 

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Wed
19
Apr

Coonhunt this weekend

The sweet sound of coon dogs will fill Fairfield this weekend as the Texas State Coonhunters Association come to town. The annual hunt is Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds. Hunters will enter their dogs in bench shows and night hunts. The schedule for the weekend includes:

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Wed
17
Aug

Spray park met with community interest

Pictured is the splash pad met with the most community excitement. The city will find out in April 2017 if they were approved for the grant.

Photo by April Walker

Residents of all ages attended the public meeting last week regarding a possible spray park project for Fairfield. City Administrator Jeff Looney says Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) offer a matching grant for this project. “It's a 50/50 grant up to $500,000,” Looney explained. The city is planning fundraisers for the matching part of the grant.

With three variations, comments were made by attendees regarding the best splash pad for Fairfield. The one chosen is approximately 3,306 square feet with a spray area of 2,148 square feet and cost $300,000. The city will have to raise $150,000.

The pad features a variety of spray attachments. Looney said the city was hoping to build on the north end of the kiddie park. “That's probably the best because of the fence and existing water and sewer lines,” Looney explained.

Wed
20
Jul

Tax dollars at work in Fairfield

Texanna crews were busy pouring hot mix and asphalt on Moody Street in Fairfield Monday morning. Fairfield City Administrator Jeff Looney said the company will also be working on Jefferson, Carter, Reunion, and Dogan streets next. "It's necessary, but it also makes you proud to be able to do this for the community. This is their tax dollars really at work."

Photo by April Walker

Wed
13
Jul

Residents outraged over possible annexation

Approximately 100 Oak Forest residents attended Monday night's annexation discussion hosted by the City of Fairfield. Residents are outraged at possibly being forced into the city.

Photo by April Walker

Anger and outrage greeted the mayor and city council members Monday night during a town hall meeting to discuss annexation. Oak Forest residents were urged to attend the meeting to discuss an annexation plan after the City of Fairfield (CoF) recently purchased Westwood Utility Corporation, a company which provides water to residents on West FM 27.

 

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Wed
29
Jun

Fireworks show planned for July 4th

Residents are gearing up for the annual fireworks show at the W.L. Moody Reunion Fairgrounds. The fun begins at dark Monday, July 4. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets for fireworks, music, and good food. The chamber will have hot dogs, nachos, candy, pickles, and more goodies for sale during the event, as well as glow-in-the-dark necklaces.

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Thu
02
Jun

Roads closed due to flooding

This is the entrance to Steward Lane at the U.S. 84 and FM 27 intersection.

Photo by April Walker

City officials closed several roads in Fairfield today due to flooding issues. City Administrator Jeff Looney says the water is receding, which means the drainage is working, but urges people to take precautions when driving.
Closed roads include:
Bateman Street - these barricades are still up at the corner of Reunion and Renee streets. There is also a barricade up at the corner of U.S. 84 and Main Street, next to Dollar General.
Talford Street
Old Palestine Road
S. Texas 75 - TxDOT crews and City Police Officers are said to be on scene
Oak Street entrance to Thousand Oaks neighborhood
Several residents have reported flooding at the following:
FCR 540
FM 489 in Dew near CR 411
U.S. 84 East near Wildwood Addition
For more information, contact the City of Fairfield at 903-389-2633 or the Fairfield Police Department at 903-389-3901.

Wed
23
Mar

Museum says thanks

Dear Mayor Hill,

We greatly appreciate the assistance given to the Freestone County Historical Museum today by the Fairfield City Parks Department (Jerry Hughes) and the workers from the TDC Boyd Unit as supervised by Officer Mike Gaskin. The maintenance chores they completed are greatly appreciated and go a long way in providing for the continuing upkeep needs of our county museum's buildings and grounds. The preservation and maintenance of Freestone County history for public display and enjoyment would be difficult without this valuable support.

 

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