Fairfield Recorder

Thu
29
Dec

Decor winners named

The beautifully decorated home of Perry and Lindy Neill, 502 Private Road 1280, was awarded first place in the Chamber of Commerce's annual Residential Decorating Contest, netting them $500.

Photo courtesy of Chamber of Commerce

Perry and Lindy Neill, of Fairfield, took home the grand prize for their awesome Christmas decorations in the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce's annual Residential Decorating Contest. The Neill's won first place and $500 for their display. Taking second place in the contest was Jason Schick, while Dr. Joseph and Alicia Berger took third. Schick was awarded $300 and the Berger's $200. Creations Flowers & Gifts won first place in the Store Front Decorating Contest, while Brenda's Closet took second and Randall's Barber Shop took third.

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Thu
29
Dec

Communication key for new DA

Communication will be key for the newly elected county attorney who is slated to be sworn in in January. Brian Evans, who won the election with more than 2,000 votes, is possibly the youngest to take that position. “My top priority will be to ensure that my office is on the same page with our surrounding law enforcement agencies,” said the 31-year-old. “Establishing a strong sense of communication and support between my office and these agencies is paramount to effective prosecution.” Evans beat current District Attorney Chris Martin, who has held the seat for the past eight years. Evans says his approach to serving the county will be centered around upholding the integrity of the position to the best of his ability.

 

 

Thu
10
Nov

Eagles lose "clawing" battle 25-16

Akeem Jackson, 15, heads up field for some of his 91 yards rushing last Friday night in Lorena. Helping pave the way for him are Jacob Gomez, 50, and Austin Hale, 79.

Photo by Avery Peterson

The Lorena Leopards are the (7-3) (5-0), undefeated District 9-4A, DII Champions of 2016, but last Friday night in Lorena, they barely hung on in a fierce "clawing battle" with our underdog Fairfield Eagles! As has often been the case this season, with this young and oft injured group of Eagles gridiron warriors, they fell quickly into a 12-0 hole to start the game.

However, instead of wilting, they clawed back fiercely and outplayed the champs on their own home turf for the remainder of the game - three plus quarters of hard-hitting action!

Those first 12 points were obtained despite a great game plan and start by Fairfield. The Eagles took the opening kickoff, and methodically used 4:27 of game clock, as they earned three first downs and gobbled up 56 yards of football real estate, before turning the ball over on downs at the Leopards 20 yard line.

Thu
10
Nov

Dr. Grayson Glass

Grayson Glass, 87, of Texas City, was born May 22, 1929, in Streetman, to Jack Glass and Belle (Steel) Glass.
 The family relocated to Old Ocean, Texas where he attended Sweeney High School. After graduation, he attended the University of Corpus Christi where he majored in music and met his future wife, Patsy Evelyn Waskow, from Damon, Texas.

After a brief courtship, the coupld married on September 4, 1951. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. During college, Grayson felt the call to preach and became pastor of First Baptist Church, Collegeport, Texas. This would be the beginning of a 65-year ministry.

Thu
10
Nov

Volunteers needed for local meal program

Freestone County Senior Services is in need of volunteers for Meals on Wheels. This program delivers meals to seniors in the Fairfield area. No experience is necessary -- just a desire to give back and impact the community.

"Volunteers are the backbone of our program, and without them, we can't serve the seniors who need a homecooked meal," said Meals on Wheels Coordinator Rachael Richardson.

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Thu
10
Nov

VFW Chili Cook-Off

The Fairfield VFW and Ladies Auxiliary are hosting their annual Chili Cook-Off at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Fairfield Conference Center.

 

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Thu
10
Nov

Cat Spec. to host job fair

Cat Spec. Limited, a stronghold company, is hosting a job fair for potential candidates for upcoming work in January 2017 and throughout the year. The fair is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at the Truman Kimbro Center, 111 W. Trinity Street in Madisonville. Cat Spec. Ltd specializes in catalyst change outs, mechanical turnarounds and shutdowns in oil and gas refineries across the United States. No experience is necessary. Qualified candidates should possess and/or be willing to obtain the following:

Thu
10
Nov

Mercantile owners visit Rotary Club

Dry Gulch Mercantile owners Mike and Christie Harper (center) and Janis Glass (far left) visited with Fairfield Rotary Club last week and entertained the group with stories of unique finds. The group is pictured with Rotary Club President Angela Oglesbee.

Wed
29
Jun

Family fights to save historic Oakwood property

Moses and Betty Daniels Henry's descendants are pictured in front of the Freestone County courthouse (from left) Zavinah Washington, Las Vegas, fifth generation; Angela Luckey, Grand Prairie, third generation; Cecilia Canada, Seattle, fourth generation; Kyana Saline, Seattle, sixth generation; and Lateef Saleem, Seattle, sixth generation.

Photo by April Walker

What if you were told that you were heir to more than 100 acres of land of which you had never heard? And what if this land – which you knew nothing about – was being taken by the State of Texas for back taxes? Family members of Moses and Betty Daniels Henry were told just that. Now, the family is fighting back.
“We are prepared to pay the base tax amount as a family,” said Angela Luckey, of Grand Prairie. Luckey is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Moses.
“We're hoping the judge will grant us a TRO on the tax lien to allow our family attorney to look at tax records,” she continued. A TRO – or Temporary Retaining Order – will grant the family the time it needs to come up with the money.
The total amount owed on the property is $104,000 – just $40,000 of which is taxes. The remainder is from penalties and interests.

Wed
29
Jun

Pizza for Lexie earns $1K

Lexie Neptune (bottom left) and her family were given $1,000 by Carter Enterprises after the Pizza for Lexie fundraiser received record attention in Fairfield. Lexie was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011 which hasn't responded well to treatments. Pictured with Lexie is Carrie Rose, community relations for Carter Enterprises; Anah, sister; and Sarah Neptune, mom.

Photo courtesy of Carrie Rose

The family of Lexie Neptune can consider themselves pretty blessed for a lot of things – the community in which they live, their families, and now a generous donation. The Neptune's last week received $1,000 from Carrie Rose, community relations for Carter Enterprises, to help with medical care for the cancer stricken tot.
Carter Enterprises, which owns the Pizza Hut chain, chose to donate 25 percent – or $1,000 – to the family for Pizza with Lexie.
After word got out about the fundraiser at Fairfield Pizza Hut, orders spread like wildfire. “We had a record day,” said Rose. “Total sales just for Lexie were $3,220, but total sales for the day were more than $6,000.”

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