Fairfield Texas

Wed
10
Oct

Dogan Bi-Annual 5K Walk-A-Thon slated for Saturday

Dogan Alumni Association is hosting their 3rd Bi-Annual 5K Walk-A-Thon Saturday at the Fairfield High School football field. The event kicks off with registration from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Dogan cafeteria. Late registrants can pick up a packet. Alumni are also hosting a reunion, kick off party, most creative sign, banner, or poster contest, and a basket raffle.

 

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Wed
10
Oct

Freestone County coalition supports Prop A

FAIRFIELD – Freestone County residents have formed a grassroots coalition to stop cities from forcibly annexing property. Freestone County resident coalition spokesman Ed O’Neill said his group is encouraging voters to support Proposition A on the November 6 ballot, which would change Freestone County to a Tier 2 county. Cities in Tier 2 counties must get approval from the impacted residents before they can annex property, according to the Texas Annexation Right to Vote passed in 2017 by the state Legislature. Freestone County is currently a Tier 1 county, which means cities can forcibly annex property, subjecting people to increased taxes and regulations.

Wed
10
Oct

Carter Enterprises donates to FCSG

Carter Enterprises last week donated to the upcoming Fall Style Show, sponsored by the Freestone Cancer Support Group. The Style Show is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Depot X. Pizza Hut employees are Christian Stanley, Ricardo Ramirez, Vicki Lane, Arlie Jones, Hillary Diaz, Jose Tula, and Manager Luis Vera pictured with FCSG members Jeannette Cornett, Diana Lewis, and Janet Bulger. FCSG members also accepted a donation from Texas Burger employees Melissa Zuniga, Manager Constance Alexander, and Stacey Vaughn.

Photos by April Walker

Wed
10
Oct

Freeport goods exemption considered

FEDC Director David Fowler presents commissioner's with information regarding the freeport goods exemption.
Photo by April Walker

Commissioners are considering exempting freeport goods in Freestone County in an effort to attract manufacturing companies. Fairfield Economic Development Corporation Director David Fowler presented the information to the court last week and said he is also working with the school district and the City of Fairfield to obtain a triple freeport exemption.

“This will attract businesses to come here, build a warehouse, create jobs here because it’s an incentive for them to come,” said Fowler. “The City of Fairfield has exempted. I have met with FISD and are pretty sure they will approve it in November.”

Wed
26
Sep

Letter to the editor

To the citizens of Freestone County,

Wed
26
Sep

Teague, Fairfield lawsuit update

The City of Teague, represented by the municipal law firm of Messer, Rockefeller & Fort PLLC, filed a lawsuit against the City of Fairfield Tuesday, Sept. 18 as well as a temporary restraining order against the Fairfield City Council meeting that was to take place that same evening.

This lawsuit has been filed in the District Court of Freestone County 87th Judicial District to be heard by District Court Judge Deborah Oakes Evans.

This suit spells out breaches in a 1990 facilities agreement and 1992 Interlocal Definitive Agreement (IDA) between the cities and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Wed
26
Sep

Eagles get close win

Fairfield Eagles took to the field Friday night in Palestine for their hard-fought win against the Wildcats. The Eagles secured their fifth win of the season with a score of 17-14. KD Walker was responsible for two interceptions against the Wildcats, one resulting in a touchdown.
Photo by Shae Garcia

In a relatively close victory, Fairfield Eagles beat Palestine Wildcats Friday night, securing their fourth win of the season with a final score of 17-14. The game against Palestine started poorly for Fairfield, with Palestine gaining a quick lead in the first quarter. “Palestine was big and fast,” said Bachtel. “They did a lot of blitzing off the edges. We are going to work on the challenges that gave us. We caused four turnovers which helped us out during the game. In the future, we need to make their mistakes hurt them more.” A stalemate ensued between both teams throughout the rest of the first half, as well as the better part of the second half.

“We came across a team we underestimated,” said senior Cody Ferguson. “We had to play the best football we could to help my team come out on top.”

Wed
26
Sep

Barker's donate to children's home

Dale and Eunice Daniel Barker blessed Pleasant Hills Children’s Home with a donation of exercise equipment. Eunice (pictured) donated a treadmill to the facility. She is the niece of founder J.B. Daniel, as seen in the wall photo.

Courtesy photo

 

Wed
26
Sep

9/11 remembered by area veterans

September 11, 2001 is a day that will live forever in the memories of those who watched and were a part of the tragedy that struck this country.

"This is Patriot Day," Senior Vice Commander of Fairfield VFW Post No. 5872, Arne Henderson said. "This is the day we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11 and of every hero who has given their life since that day to protect our safety and our freedom."

The Teague Senior Center hosted a flag folding ceremony as a memorial to 9/11 Tuesday Sept. 11 during the lunch hour.

Wed
26
Sep

Local teen dies in fire

Pictured is an older photo of Victoria Smith (left), her mother Diana Smith, and a younger sister.
GoFundMe photo

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family of a young woman who died in a house fire Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Clay Hill community of Freestone County. Victoria Smith, 19, died in the home while firemen attempted to break through an exterior wall into the bathroom where she was trapped.

It is not yet known how the fire began or why the teen was unable to get out of the house. Texas State Fire Marshals are investigating.

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