Fairfield

Wed
09
Mar

A brief history of the Butler Church Bell

Butler Church Bell

The Freestone County Museum observed its 40th anniversary since opening in 1967. It is now located in the third jail building built about 1885 and used until the fourth, which was located on the courthouse square was built in 1911 and used until 1974. There are many early things to been here, with the planned expansion from a gracious local grant there should be much more. 
On the outside grounds there are more displays with two early Freestone County log houses, an early church building, and an old church bell with an interesting history. Didn't realize until recently how much the Trinity River played in the early development and settlement of Freestone and the other counties joining it. 
Bill Young's informative research and articles in the Corsicana paper have brought much out. 
Wed
09
Mar

What makes someone a Texas barbecue aficionado?

What’s the best barbecue “joint” in Texas? (I’m a language purist and won’t use bar-b-q unless it’s part of the establishment’s name.)

Of course, I don’t have the answer. Thousands of Lone Star wannabe aficionados do not either. I can state one thing with a certainty: Texas barbecue beats Louisiana’s version all hollow.

Wed
09
Mar

Smart Driver course offered

An AARP driver safety course will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Calvary Baptist Church, at 200 N. Church Street in Fairfield. This refresher course focuses exclusively on the needs of drivers 50 years of age or older; however, any licensed driver may attend. Many car insurance companies offer a reduced rate for individuals that complete the course. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register or for more information, please contact Richard O’Dell at 903-389-8134 or email him at aarp.richard@gmail.com.

 

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