Fairfield Recorder

Wed
01
Feb

Packed house supports FMC

A large crowd packed the lobby of the new Freestone Medical Center last week during the open house event. Freestone Medical Center CEO Stace Holland introduced the staff and board. "It takes a great team to make a great hospital. ETMC left us a great team and a great hospital to do great things," he said. Attendees were offered tours of the hospital and refreshments were served. For more information about Freestone Medical Center, visit www.freestonemc.com.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
01
Feb

Local LEOs enjoy luncheon

Local boutique Brenda's Closet hosted a luncheon for the local law enforcement officials last week on the square in an effort to show them support. Joining the lunch were Larry Jones, David Utsey, Rich Howertson, and Kristy Lawrence.

Photo submitted by Jeremy Shipley

Wed
01
Feb

Council takes no action against accused city admin

Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Daniels accuses City Administrator Jeff Looney of verbally abusing his wife.

Photo by April Walker

The city council voted to take no action against City Administrator Jeff Looney after several complaints came in against him, sparking a public hearing. Tempers flared when Looney was accused by Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Daniels of being personally singled out by Looney, as well as verbally abusing his wife, Navlet, during a phone call.

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Wed
11
Jan

Texas icons cowboy boots

Wearing cowboy boots today? Unless you've been horseback riding, you're wearing those boots more because they are Texas icons than for practicality. Boots were specifically designed for saddle sitters: The narrow toes facilitate placing your feet in the stirrups, the high heels help keep them there, the strong soles make it easier to stand in the stirrups and the high tops protect your ankles in brush country. These days, of course, most Texans who wear boots pull them on because they represent us. Yankees expect their vision of a Texan to wear boots.

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Wed
11
Jan

Legislation proposes to regulate access to restrooms, locker rooms

AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.”

The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been filed in an effort to restrict access to restrooms, locker rooms and other sex-segregated facilities on the basis of sex or gender.

On Jan. 5, Texas Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, filed Senate Bill 6, titled the Texas Privacy Act. The legislation, she said, would address “the personal privacy concerns of many Texans.”

The legislation comes after a May 13, 2016, “joint guidance” from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice “to help provide educators the information they need to ensure that all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.”

Wed
11
Jan

Freestone Medical Center opens 70 years after county hospital began in 1947

This article about opening of Freestone County Cooperative Hospital was published in the Fairfield Recorder on July 10, 1947. The original article was provided by Pat Robertson (aka Nurse Pat), and The Fairfield Record has authorized and approved re-publishing it. January 1, 2017 was the opening day of operation of the new Freestone Medical Center. This is a timely reminder that we have been fortunate to have local medical services for 70 years.

County Hospital Is Opened – Long Cherished Dream Realized When Badly Needed Institution In Operation

Wed
11
Jan

Grease wows crowd

Danny Zuko (played by Josh Folsom) and Marty Maraschino (played by Jenna Swinburn) took a breather after the three-day performance of Grease Live! produced by the Teague High School Theater group.

Photo by Helen Pickett

Wed
11
Jan

FES, FIS named District UIL winners

With a total of 610 points, Fairfield elementary and intermediate school teams were awarded first place in the 2016-17 UIL Competition held in December against Athens, Palestine, Madisonville, and Mexia. Students competed in various events including Art, Chess Puzzle, and Creative Writing. Sonya Gibson was the UIL coordinator for the elementary school, while Andrea Roller served as the intermediate school coordinator. Winning teams are as follows:

 

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Wed
11
Jan

Breaking ground on new pantry

By mid-February a new food pantry will bless the residents of Freestone County. River of Life Pastor Robert Smith held a groundbreaking with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Monday on the 7,500 square foot building site. The church recently sold their downtown building. Kent Trucking is laying the dirt work and foundation, while S&S Construction is in charge of the construction. Pictured from left are Josh Bayless, NAPA Auto Parts; Gail Farish, Creations Flowers & Gifts; Brenda Finley, Brenda's Closet; Brenda Pate, chamber executive administrator; Lisa Schick, chamber of commerce; Roger Wilson, River of Life; Pastor Robert Smith; Louis Guzman, S&S Construction; Salvador Munoz, S&S Construction; Tim Allen, Kent Trucking; and Don Kent, Kent Trucking.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
29
Dec

Eagles seek 2nd tourney championship trophy

The ranked (11-4) Fairfield boys' basketball team will be going after their second tournament first place trophy of this season this week at the Houston County Holiday Classic in Crockett. The Eagles will be in Pool A with Crockett, China Spring, Pollock Central, and Palestine Westwood.

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