Fairfield Texas

Wed
21
Mar

City starts audit negotiations, stops water discussion

To City Administrator Jeff Looney's own detriment the council shut down a discussion regarding commercial master meters for local RV parks and apartment complexes. Place 5 Councilman – and mayor candidate – Kenny Hughes said “for the council to even continue considering this would be a disservice” to citizens.

“I've researched and talked to people,” explained Hughes. “This would effect two elderly apartments and an economically challenged apartment.”

MJ and John Alford – former owners of Westwood Utility Corporation – asked the council to rethink this decision in February based on research done on their part. The Alford's own Primrose RV Park on U.S. 84 in Fairfield and said in a previous meeting that their “water supply doesn't overly burden the City of Fairfield.”

MJ also said last year the RV park used 216,200 gallons of water for a total cost of $2,357.

Wed
21
Mar

CC Farms grand opening

Jesse and Darlene Jones, owners of CC Farms, hosted a grand opening event and tasting Saturday, March 17, at Lazy Texan Trading Company in Teague. The Jones' have been in business for several years and recently opened a booth to sell their products at the Lazy Texan. Jams and jellies, pickled vegetables, dressings and salsa's make up the majority of their business. Find CC Farms on Facebook or stop by the Lazy Texan.

Photo by Mimi Brown

Wed
21
Mar

State meet

These four girls headed to the state powerlifting meet in Waco Saturday, March 17, with two competing and two as alternates. Senior Jamie Wilkinson lifted well and was in fourth place going into her deadlift when judges ruled she did not make her lifts. Sophomore Madi Isaacs placed 8th of 12 lifters in her weight class. Pictured are (from left) Daeja Harris, Madi Isaacs, Jamie Wilkinson, and Ashlyn Garcia.

Photo by Shae Garcia

Wed
21
Mar

Rotary attends PETS

Pictured are District 5870 Assistant Governor Landis Bayless and Fairfield Rotary President Elect Lynn Simpson at the Lone Star PETS (President Elect Training Seminar) in Dallas this month.

Two local Fairfield Rotary Club members attended a training seminar recently in which they were prepared for their upcoming roles in the club. District 5870 Assistant Governor Landis Bayless and President-elect Lynn Simpson enjoyed provocative plenary speakers, in-depth breakout sessions, and informal fellowship and networking at the Rotary Lone Star Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS). This event is a joint effort of 10 Rotary International districts in the State of Texas.

Wed
21
Mar

Teen hosts "walk out" at FHS

Fairfield High School students participated in a "walk out" Tuesday morning to show their support of the victims of the Florida school shooting. Students prayed and had a moment of silence. Pictured above is Morgan Treece, the student responsible for planning the event. Treece urged her fellow classmates to take a few moments each day to be kind and make an effort to talk to someone they don't know. "It's simple to be kind," said Treece. Look for a follow up story on this event in a future edition.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
21
Mar

FVFD boasts new gear

Fairfield VFD volunteer Cody Blair and Chief Matt Foree gave city council members a demonstration of their new gear at the March 13 meeting.
Photo by April Walker

Fairfield Fire Chief Matt Foree and fellow volunteer Cody Blair gave a presentation of their new gear at the March 13 city council meeting. The department finally received the gear after numerous council meetings to discuss the need versus the cost.

Foree explained the department changed the color of their jackets and pants to black in lieu of the previous beige. “Everybody's in favor of the darker gear,” said Foree. “But it still takes the same amount of heat.”

Foree said the department's motto is “Two minutes or less.”

“That's part of the training,” he explained. “Get dressed in two minutes or less. Some can do it in less than a minute.”

The jackets have a removable outer shell which can be cleaned in an extractor to remove chemicals and other health hazards. Each fireman received custom fit gear along with the new air packs.

Thu
15
Mar

James Kennith (Ken) Lambert

Ken Lambert

James Kennith (Ken) Lambert

February 25, 1937

March 7, 2018

James Kennith Lambert, 81, was born February 25, 1937, to parents William Frank and Gladys Lambert. Ken passed away after a battle with cancer and went to be with his mother and father in Heaven on Wednesday, March 7. Ken spent much of his childhood in Mexia. Ken later moved to Silsbee, Texas with his parents. There Ken graduated high school. Ken served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Hawaii. After the Air Force, Ken spent most of his adult life in Fairfield. Ken drove trucks and operated heavy equipment.

 

 

Thu
15
Mar

Jack Edward (Mr. Jack) Badertscher

Jack Badertscher

Jack Edward (Mr. Jack) Badertscher

August 8, 1932

March 8, 2018

Thu
15
Mar

Good fishing on Richland Chambers Lake

Fishing Friends,

We began our Spring Break week last Friday and Saturday with both boats out and some dads and sons on board. Normally we fish for the white bass and hybrid stripers during Spring Break but the large numbers of fish have not shown up yet as they are probably up the creeks finishing off their annual spawn. We've heard a couple of reports of fishermen catching a few white bass so it won't be long til everyone is! In the mean time, we continue to catch blue and channel catfish! We had a very good Friday with some nice cloud cover and south wind and then a little slower Saturday with the sunshine and calm breeze. The best bite is always associated with cloud cover and a nice south wind, but you can't have perfect conditions every outing! We still managed a nice ice chest of fish for all our customers!

 

 

Thu
15
Mar

Oversize load

Crews with Oversize Escorting Service – a pilot car company – along with a police escort stopped traffic briefly at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Mount Streets in Fairfield while an oilfield separator made its way through town Friday, March 9. The equipment separates the water from the gas.

Photo by April Walker

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