Fairfield Texas

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09
May

Now and Then

May 13, 1943

Twister Strikes New Providence; Three Injured – A twister swept through the New Providence community, west of Freestone, about 10:30 Monday morning, devastating a strip of three or four miles long. Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Wren and Mrs. Wren's mother, Mrs. Rogers, lost their homes and were seriously injured and are in a Teague hospital. Jim Rockey's house was completely demolished. Considerable damaged was done to homes and outbuildings on the farms of W.B. Bond, Green Miller, John Stephenson, and Ben Cockrum. Other damage was done throughout the path of the storm.

Wed
09
May

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
09
May

Back the Blue BBQ Saturday

The Fairfield Police Association is hosting its 2nd Annual Back the Blue BBQ Benefit - this year with a great new project for which to raise funds. The group decided to begin a scholarship fund, named after former city police officer Houston Flowers, and all proceeds will go to this project this year.

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Wed
09
May

Lyle Lovett stops by Rotary

Country singer songwriter Lyle Lovett stopped by Sam's Restaurant for lunch Tuesday, May 1, and popped in to say hello to the Fairfield Rotary Club during their meeting. Pictured are Landis Bayless, Ron Hunt, Dave Huffman, Lovette, Donna Tyus, Jason Hullum, Lynn Simpson, and Gene Chavers.

Photo submitted by Jason Hullum

Wed
09
May

Lemonade Extravagana a success

Raeanne Rossiaky (left) and Casey Couture (right) were awarded the Community Spirit Award Saturday.
Photo by April Walker

Fuzzy Friends Lemonade, owned by Raeanne Rossiaky and Casey Couture, took home the Community Spirit Award with their booth at Saturday's Lemonade Extravaganza. Twenty-two students from Fairfield Intermediate School set up on the square as part of the project. Each child was raising money for a certain organization, such as their church, animal shelters, American Red Cross, and nursing homes. Crazy Craft Girls, owned by Lydia Morgan and Jenna Haden, earned the Taste Test Award with their Honey Apple Lemonade, while the People's Choice Award was Briana Thurman, owner of Kountry Girl Lemonade. FIS teahcer Gina Martin said the school plans to be back next year with more stands and invites the public to support these wonderful youth business owners.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
09
May

"No comment" in Looney termination

Jeff Looney (far left) sits with City Attorney Linda Sjogren at the May 1 meeting in which city council members discussed his termination.
Photo by April Walker

During the executive session April 24, city council members chose to keep Jeff Looney in his position of city administrator; however, within one week a special meeting was called in which he was fired. According to an affidavit to Mayor Roy Hill and City Attorney Linda Sjogren, Looney was instructed in the April 24 session to write a letter of resignation for his file in case "this ever happened again."

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Wed
09
May

Mayor Hughes, Councilman Tyus

Mayor Kenneth Hughes

The City of Fairfield has a new mayor after a 14-year consecutive run by Roy Hill, who announced his decision to not seek another term in March. Kenny Hughes earned the seat with 307 votes to opponent Luke Ward, Jr.'s 117 votes. Hughes said in a phone interview Tuesday morning that he was "super excited" to be elected.

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Fri
04
May

Taco Bell to open next week

The newly rebuilt Taco Bell boasts a modern design with clean lines and an outside patio. Employees are under a tent in front of the restaurant taking applications til 5 p.m. today, May 4.
Photo by April Walker

Taco Bell has confirmed an opening date of early next week. The actual day and time, however, is not yet set in stone. A representative with the company said the contractors are just waiting on a building inspection. This newly rebuilt location will now be serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. with lunch beginning to be served at 9 a.m. Taco Bell will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The company is still hiring and interested persons can apply online at www.smi-tex.com.

Wed
02
May

Capt. F.B. Lancaster reported dead by War Dept.

F.B. Lancaster

Published in the May 6, 1943 edition of the Recorder.

Wed
02
May

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

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