Fairfield Texas

Thu
08
Nov

Jolly's celebrates joining CoC

After recently renovating one of their three convenience stores, Jolly and Pinky Walia celebrated their success with a ribbon cutting Thursday, Nov. 1, with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. The newly christened Jolly’s Country Store & Deli officially opened in August and features a brighter floor plan, 12 flavors of gelato, and a deli that serves street tacos, burgers, and more.

The couple’s convenience store career began in 1998 when they operated a Shell station in Athens. In 2007, they bought the Valero – which they sold in 2014 – and settled in Fairfield where they began purchasing their other businesses.

The Walia’s currently own and operate

 

Wed
31
Oct

Now and Then

November 4, 1943

Weldon Bonner Prisoner In Italy – It is reported here that Mr. and Mrs. Wirt Bonner of Stewards Mill have been informed that their son, Weldon, is a German prisoner in Italy. Weldon, who has a wife and child, was living at Hillsboro when he joined the Army.

Winston Oliver Reported Missing In Italy – Ed Oliver, longtime resident of the Campbell’s Branch community north of Cotton Gin, has been notified by the War Department that his son, Winston Oliver, is missing in action in Italy. Oliver was a member of General Clark’s fifth army, which is seeing active and continuous service against the Germans in Western Italy.

Wed
31
Oct

Restaurants should stay open late for Eagles fans

By FHS freshman Makensy Isaacs

Wed
31
Oct

Eagles face Rockets Friday

Eagles quarterback Chad Rushin hits the end zone for a two-point conversion with several Connally Cougar's hot on his trail during Friday night's Homecoming game.
Photo by Shae Garcia

After taking a win during last week’s Homecoming game against Connally, Fairfield Eagles will face the Robinson Rockets Friday, Nov. 6, at the Robinson stadium. The Eagles beat the Connally Cougars Friday night 44-9, tying Fairfield’s win-loss record in District to 2-2.

“Robinson is 3-1 in district,” Head Coach John Bachtel said. “They had a big overtime win against Mexia last week. They are always explosive on offense. This year they are playing well on defense. The front four they have is causing opponents a lot of trouble.”

While Robinson’s overall score is 5-3, the team currently holds only one loss in district, making their record 3-1.

Wed
31
Oct

Share ideas in Our Town survey

An idea was sparked this summer during, of all things, a budget meeting at Fairfield City Hall. It began with percentages and statistics (yawn) and ended with an anecdote about using a life-long dream of parachuting to stage a publicity stunt. Although it may have sounded silly at first, the presenter explained that the idea met all the state’s requirements for using hotel/motel funds, as it had the expectation of bringing tourists to town, while at the same time promoting the local hotel/motel industry. This story was followed by the statement that the state requires at least one-seventh of hotel/motel revenues collected by Texas cities to be spent on advertising and promotion – a requirement backed by research that shows, for every

 

Wed
31
Oct

Donations needed for local family

Donations are needed for a local family after a weekend fire took their home in the Westwood Addition of Fairfield. Kaylee Crook, Greg Stewart, and their two children were not home at the time of the fire.

Fairfield Fire Chief Matt Foree reported Engine 83 arrived at the double-wide home and found heavy smoke and fire. As Foree’s crews began attacking the fire, Teague VFD, Dew VFD, and Wortham VFD arrived on the scene and began working to

 

Wed
31
Oct

We're all mad here: Consumer Science classes host Mad Hatter tea party

By Nereyda Espinoza, FHS junior and Eagle Beat reporter.

Photos contributed by Laura Craddick and Eagle Publications

The modern life often takes away from traditional meal-time customs. Family and consumer science teacher Laura Craddick holds an annual Mad Hatter Tea Party for her classes to just have a “polite conversation” without any technology. 

Craddick’s classes held this year’s Mad Hatter party on October 5. The skills developed for this party will apply to both social and private settings.

Wed
31
Oct

Lady Eagles head to state

Fairfield girls are advancing to the State cross country meet after winning regionals by a mere 50 points last week. The state meet is slated for Saturday, Nov. 3, at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Madison Smith came in second place of the 168 runners. Other placings were:

Wed
31
Oct

TSAC plans A Night at the Races

Pictured are TSAC patrons Amy Evans and Ashlee Daniel, event co-chairs; Kendra Young; Carrie Herren; Nicole and Kenny Hughes; and Beverly Awalt accepting a $500 donation from Incommons Bank Branch Manager Eli Pratt.
Photo by April Walker

There’s still time to get tickets to A Night at the Races, sponsored by Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC), which will benefit TSAC student scholarships and arts programs presented throughout the year in local schools and communities in Freestone County. Men and women are encouraged to sport their fanciest outfits and hats for this event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Twisted Vines. A Style Stakes competition will be held.

Prizes range from $100 to $400, raffles, and silent auction items donated by local businesses, said event co-chair Amy Evans.

Highlights of the evening include video horse races, food, music, and a cash bar. Guests can wager friendly bets on the horses using play money.

Wed
31
Oct

Plans begin for disc golf

Standing at right are Pastor Andrew Weitner and professional disc golfer Casey Wright. The two presented their disc golf plans to the city last week.
Photo by April Walker

Councilmembers gave the go-ahead to a group of local men wanting to design a disc golf course at the city park. Mayor Kenny Hughes told the group to plan the course and bring the design back for council approval at the next meeting.

Andrew Weitner, pastor of New Life Church in Fairfield, and business partner Casey Wright – who also happens to be a professional disc golfer – plan to build a tournament ready 18-hole disc golf course.

The duo explained there are four courses of nine holes or less within 45 minutes of Fairfield, but their dream is to design one that will draw competitions – and, ultimately, revenue – to Fairfield.

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