Fairfield Texas

Thu
10
Aug

2% raise OK'd for county employees

A 2 percent raise for county employees was okayed at last week's commissioner's meeting. Amending his original motion, Pct. 1 Commissioner Andy Bonner said he would like to exclude all elected officials from receiving a raise.
Although the motion passed, all commissioners except Michael Daniels, precinct 3, agreed.
County Clerk Linda Jarvis wasn't happy with excluding elected officials either. Each elected official receives a travel allowance. Jarvis, who logs her mileage, does not and said, “I hate to see elected officials not get one [a raise] because of the travel allowances which goes into their salary. That needs to be considered.”
The Fairfield Recorder reported on issues with travel allowances in the July 13 edition. Travel allowances are being “paid” to several elected officials – with exception to Jarvis – at an exorbitant amount annually.

Thu
10
Aug

No one injured in garage fire

A family's summer vacation was interrupted after a fire began in the garage behind their home on North Mount in Fairfield. No one was in the garage when the fire began. Melinda Peterson reported her daughter had just finished mowing and stowed the mower in the garage when they heard an explosion. What caused the fire has not been confirmed. Her husband, Jerry, was at his automotive repair shop, MAP Services, when the fire began. Fairfield and Teague fire departments arrived on the scene to put out the fire. Melinda also reported the garage held 4-wheelers and the lawn mower.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
10
Aug

Children enjoy library grand opening

Children of all ages spent the day enjoying the new activity tables at the recently renovated Fairfield Library. The library held its grand opening event Saturday.
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Thu
10
Aug

Watch your speed!

With the new school year looming, a speed radar has been deployed by Fairfield Police Department to allow students to safely commute to school. City council approved the purchase of this equipment several weeks ago in an effort to curb speeding on Reunion Street and other residential areas. Police Chief Kenny Bulger says the radar will be “regularly deployed in school areas.” The radar can track speeds up to two blocks away. An officer will be stationed near the radar when deployed.

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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
19
Apr

Style Show April 25

Tickets are available now for the upcoming Style Show, sponsored by the Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG). Clothing from 11 boutiques will be modeled, including Peacocks and Ponys, Maggie Grace Boutique, and Native Soul. Doors open for the show at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Calvary Baptist Family Life Center.

Tickets are $15. Other styles will be modeled by:

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Wed
19
Apr

1950s are making a comeback

Fourth graders Lillie Robinson, Larissa Young, Elizabeth Pillans, Kylie Story, and Morgan Roberson dressed to impress for the annual Sock Hop to celebrate the end of the six weeks at Fairfield Intermediate School. Among the activities were a photo booth, ice cream sundaes, and prizes.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
19
Apr

2017 parade theme announced

This year's theme for the 2017 parade is "Take the Plunge-Kick Up Your Heels-And Get Ready To Rock!" Fair week is slated for June 12-17, with the fair and rodeo kicking off at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12.

Wed
19
Apr

Good Citizens awarded by DAR

Haley DeFriend (left), of Groesbeck, placed first in the DAR Good Citizen contest, while Kyle Kirgan (right), of Fairfield, placed second. The students are pictured with Jonathan Hardin Chapter Regent Aleece McBay.

Courtesy photo

Jonathan Hardin Chapter Regent Aleece McBay introduced the recipients for the DAR Good Citizen Award at the recent meeting. This program recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities.

This year's winners were:

  • Haley DeFriend – Groesbeck; first place; $100
  • Kyle Kirgan – Fairfield; second place; $75

The program is open to all high school seniors in Limestone and Freestone counties enrolled in public or private schools accredited by the state board of education. The students are then selected with having qualities of dependability, truthfulness, honesty, and punctuality. The student must also demonstrate service, cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, leadership, and unselfish loyalty to American ideals.

Each year the students have an essay topic which is given to them from DAR.

 

Thu
30
Mar

Family Fun Night planned

Looking for something to do Friday night? Take your family to Family Fun Night at Fairfield Elementary School cafeteria! Cost is $20 per family, or $5 per person. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 31. Activities include bounce houses, inflatable obstacle courses and slides, and much more! This event is sponsored by the Fairfield elementary PTO group.

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