Fairfield Texas

Thu
15
Mar

Taize event at FUMC

Rebecca Garrett Pace is slated to be the special guest at the Taize event slated for 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. Pace has been singing, drumming, and creating art since before she could walk and has been participating in Fellowship events for the last 27 years, beginning as a tiny tot at Lake Junaluska Music & Worship Arts Week with her mom. She holds a Master of Sacred Music degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a Bachelor of Music from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. At White Rock UMC, Pace leads chancel choir, folk band, and children’s worship arts. In addition, Pace leads TAIZE’ services throughout Dallas each month with a team of worship leaders from the Dallas area.

Wed
07
Mar

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
07
Mar

February damp, cold in Freestone County

February came in and went out on the damp and chilly side with above normal rainfall and below normal temperatures. We had eight days with measurable rainfall for a total of 4.58 inches with a trace of sleet on Sunday, Feb. 11. Normal rainfall for February is 3.36 inches. Total rainfall for the year now stands at 5.32 inches. Normal rainfall at this point in the year is 6.98 inches. The 2018 Farmer's Almanac did predict below normal temperatures and above normal rainfall in February for East Texas. February temperatures, for the most part, were slightly above normal with a low of 20 degrees on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and a high of 82 degrees on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The coldest three months of the year are now behind us and spring is just around the corner.

 

 

Wed
07
Mar

FJH named 2nd in Follett Challenge

Fairfield Independent School District (FISD) was named the second place People's Choice winner – with a total of 3,520 votes – of the recently held Follett Challenge, bringing home $8,000 from the foundation for books to libraries and classrooms. Through the national contest winners could receive up to $60,000 in prizes. In December Fairfield Junior High School students, led by Digital Media teacher Tammy Gawryszewski, entered a five minute video and five written components describing how the district's innovative program prepares students for the demands of the 21st century.

Wed
07
Mar

Jarvis holds position, Keeney new treasurer

Candidates and family members gathered at the Green Barn in Fairfield Tuesday night for election results.
Photo by April Walker

County Clerk Linda Jarvis held her position in the local government, winning with 1,727 votes against Renee Gregory Reynolds' 1,174 votes. The new Freestone County treasurer is Jeannie Keeney, who won with 1,444 votes while her opponent Tammy Harris came in with 1,329. A runoff election will be held in May for Democrat Pam Whitt and Republican Incumbent Debra L. Hamilton for justice of the peace precinct 2. Whitt had 100 votes and Hamilton totaled 493. Former Teague Police Chief Dan Ramsey came in second in the republican race against Hamilton with 150 votes.

 

Wed
28
Feb

City, school elections underway

The filing deadline to seek election for the Fairfield ISD school board, as well as Fairfield city council ended Friday, Feb. 16, with four individuals filing for school board and ??? filing for city council. There are two places on FISD's board of trustees and the following individuals have filed for election:

  • n Incumbent Eric Chavers
  • n Kirby Capps Flandry
  • n Willie Dowell
  • n Tony Leadbetter

Fifteen year incumbent Blake Robinson announced he will not seek re-election this year. After Mayor Roy Hill announced the end of his mayoral career, two men vye for the seat.

Wed
28
Feb

FMC volunteers finish 6th week of service

The Blue Birds of Freestone Medical Center (FMC) recently completed their sixth week of volunteer work. Sherry Brackens, who formed the group, said the patients and the community are really enjoying the program. Responsibilities include:

  • n Taking patients to the lab or x-ray department
  • n Helping patients in wheelchairs or greeting them at their cars
  • n Learning the PBX system to transfer calls in the clinic or hospital
  • n Filing paperwork, if needed, for various departments

Brackens said she is especially proud of the two high school freshman who have joined the group. Both girls have learned the PBX system and assist with patients.

 

Wed
28
Feb

FIS honors birthdays

Fairfield Intermediate School Birthday Book Club celebrated February birthdays with lunch and birthday snacks in the library. These students' families donated a book to the library in honor of their birthday. The members celebrating this month are Reese Beaver, Madelyn Morrison, Sariah Henderson, Bethany George, Lyndsee Green, and Elian DeVillier. The Fairfield Intermediate School is very grateful to these families for their donations.

Photo courtesy of Theresa Minze

Wed
28
Feb

2015 graduate named to Dean's Honor Roll

Caitlynn Stone

Fairfield graduate Caitlynn Stone was recently named to the Dean's Honor Roll at Texas A&M University where she is working towards her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Stone is currently carrying a 3.7 GPA at the university. Students named to the Dean's Honor Roll must achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher. The university said in a letter to Stone that this prestigious designation is “particularly noteworthy considering the rigorous and demanding nature of the engineering curriculum.” Stone is expected to graduate Texas A&M in May 2019. She graduated Fairfield as valedictorian in 2015. She is the daughter of Steve and Cheryl Stone, of Fairfield.

Wed
28
Feb

Donations given to FCSO

Sheriff Jeremy Shipley (far right) shows his appreciation to Modern Outfitters for their donation of patrol rifles. Deputy Scott Shaw (far left) and Rick Manning (left center), who was instrumental in the donation, are also pictured.
Courtesy photo

Freestone County Sheriff's Office has been busy this past month grabbing donations and awarding deputies. Recently, Fairfield resident Rick Manning and several business associates donated seven Modern Outfitter 300 Blackout rifles to the department. Commissioner's accepted the donation of guns – worth $6,371 – at the Feb. 14 meeting.

Sheriff Jeremy Shipley said Manning and the group have donated in the past to both Dallas SWAT and Las Vegas SWAT teams.

“These are very good looking guns,” said Shipley. “This will be a huge improvement over what we carry.”

Shipley has a description and serial numbers for each gun.

“Donations such as this allows our office and our county an opportunity to acquire needed equipment and be able to use our available funds in this year's budget on other equipment that is needed or needs to be upgraded,” said Shipley in a Facebook post.

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