Fairfield Recorder

Wed
31
Jan

21 indicted by Freestone County Grand Jury

Freestone County Grand Jury members returned 21 true bills against individuals on Friday, Jan. 26, for charges of possession, evading, and child endangerment. Indictments were returned against:

  •  Ali Rivera – 28-year-old female, of Garland, out on bond; charged with possession of controlled substance, pg 1, <1G; date of offense: Nov. 27
  •  Jorge Zapata – 24-year-old male, of Fairfield, out on bond; charged with possession of controlled substance, pg 1, <1G; date of offense: Oct. 26
  •  Douglas Hart – 49-year-old male, of Denton, released to Denton County on Jan. 9; charged with evading in motor vehicle; date of offense: Sept. 12

 

Wed
31
Jan

Girls take 4th, boys 10th at Emory Rains Invitational

Coaches Kevin Childers, John Bachtel, and Joel Kuehl congratulate A.J. Polk for making his lift during last weekend's powerlifting competition.
Photo by Shae Garcia

Fairfield was well-represented Saturday, Jan. 27, as the powerlifting team competed against 15 other schools at the Emory Rains Invitational Powerlifting Meet. Girl powerlifters placed 4th, while the boys placed 10th overall.

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Wed
31
Jan

Candidates slated to speak at Monday night forum

Twenty-one candidates are slated to speak at a forum sponsored by the Freestone County Retired Teachers Association (FCRTA). The group has planned a chili supper to be at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 6 p.m. forum on Monday, Feb. 5, at the Fairfield High School cafeteria, 631 Post Oak Road in Fairfield. Candidates slated to speak are:

 

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Wed
31
Jan

J.R. Corne retires after 25 years, honored with plaque

The board room at Freestone Medical Center is now known as the J.R. Corne Meeting Room. Corne is pictured next to his honorary plaque.
Photo by April Walker

After 25 years of faithful service, J.R. Corne announced his retirement from the Fairfield Hospital District board last week. Corne was honored by a private ceremony at Freestone Medical Center Thursday, Jan. 25, during which time the board officially recognized him and revealed his name plate and bronze portrait that will forever identify the boardroom with his name. Board President George Robinson, now the longest serving board member, said Corne has always promoted the hospital and been concerned with the health and well-being of the community.

 

Wed
31
Jan

Brittani Oglesbee named Student of the Year

Senior Brittani Oglesbee earned the Student of the Year award from FISD Superintendent Tony Price.

Fairfield Superintendent Tony Price named four teachers of the year and a student of the year who is on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet held last Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Depot X -- a business which was awarded Business of the Year.

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Wed
10
Jan

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
10
Jan

2017 ends with normal rainfall, temperatures

Total rainfall for 2017 was slightly above normal at 45.60 inches. We did have a three-month drought period – September through November – for which we received only 5.24 inches of rain and only five days with measurable rainfall. Normal rainfall for that period is 12.23 inches. August was the wettest month of the year with 5.41 inches, while November was the driest with only 1.17 inches of rain. Rainfall for 2017 was 1.79 inches above normal. We did have some frozen precipitation with a trace of sleet on Dec. 6, as well as a trace of snow on Dec. 7 and Dec. 31. December closed out the year with 5.13 inches of rain and nine days with measurable rainfall. Normal rainfall for December is 3.97 inches. Temperature-wise, 2017 was our hottest year since 2011 with 25 triple-digit temperature days.

 

Wed
10
Jan

FJH seeking community votes for National Education Contest

Fairfield Junior High's Digital Media class, taught by Tammy Gawryszewski, has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of 13 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the most unique and inventive K-12 program. In addition to completing an online application for the annual Follett Challenge, FJH Digital Media students also submitted a short video to promote its program that teaches the 21st century skills needed to be prepared for life.

 

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Wed
10
Jan

CPB seizes liquid meth valued at nearly $300K

CPB officers at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport seized these bottles containing over 85 pounds of liquid methamphetamine shipped from China.

Courtesy photo

DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport seized over 65 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated value of $297,000, Jan. 2. The narcotic was shipped from China to Memphis, Tenn. and destined for Fort Worth. “Intercepting illegal drugs from entering our country is a top priority for CBP,” said Dallas Area Port Director Cleatus P. Hunt, Jr. “CBP officers targeted and seized a large amount of dangerous narcotics, preventing those drugs from ending up in the hands of our community.” Two boxes of unlabeled bottles were shipped and manifested as “printing ink” with a declared value of $90.

Wed
10
Jan

Lady Eagles earn champion title

The Lady Eagles softball team was named champions in the Small School Division of the 19th Annual Round Rock Invitational pre-season tournament last weekend. Competing high schools included Burnet, Dripping Springs, Frenship, Gateway, Grandview, Lake Travis, Lubbock Coronado, and Round Rock. The Lady Eagles played five games on Saturday, Jan. 6, including two pool games, and then two games on Sunday, Jan. 7. The team won all bracket games, affording them the opportunity to continue playing into the championship. This pre-season team is coached by Craig Dunlap and Brent Judd, both of which have daughters currrently playing.

Photo by Shae Garcia

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