Fairfield Texas

Wed
06
Sep

FCSO has no leads in missing man case

Kevin Long

Texas Rangers are assisting Freestone County Sheriff's Office in the search for a missing 61-year-old man who has a history of Bi-Polar Disorder. Kevin Long was reported missing from his home on FCR 275 about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.
FCSO, with the help of Texas prison system Beto Unit K-9 and horses, searched the residence and surrounding area to no avail. FCSO initially received information that Long had spoken with his mother by telephone the day before.

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Wed
06
Sep

Aztec sponsors Show of Wheels

Aztec Express Lube & Tire sponsored the trophies for the 20th Annual Show of Wheels slated for Saturday, Sept. 9, on the courthouse square. Trophies will be awarded to a variety of class winners. Pictured are (from left) Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Pate; Amy Freeman, Navarro SBDC; Aztec Manager Jerry Dotson; Aztec owner Barbara Dotson; Gail Farish, Creations Flowers & Gifts; and Josh Bayless, NAPA Auto Parts.
Photo by Richard Nelson

Wed
06
Sep

Event center opens

Jennifer Daniel entertains guests at the grand opening of Twisted Vines Event Center in Fairfield. She and her husband, Sonny, opened the event center in August and already have a packed schedule of events.
Photo by Richard Nelson

Gilbert "Sonny" and Jennifer Daniel have spent a lot of time together over the past 26 years. From high school sweethearts through college, 20 years of marriage and raising six children. Now they're officially in business together as owners of Twisted Vines Event Center. The couple purchased the old VFW building in January, started remodeling in March and finished in August. "We've wanted a large venue for parties and caterings for several years. When the VFW approached us about buying their building we jumped at the opportunity," said Sonny Daniel.

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Wed
06
Sep

Company quarantined after haz-mat crews visit

Local law enforcement vehicles lined the roadway Thursday, Aug. 31, after Chris Christensen Systems were forced to call in a HAZMAT team from Waco to investigate a mysterious black powder that made employees ill. No hazardous materials were found.
Photo by April Walker

Several Chris Christensen Systems employees fell ill after coming in contact with a mysterious black powder last week and were taken to Freestone Medical Center where they were stripped and quarantined by haz-mat crews.
Haz-mat officials, who have not returned phone calls or emails left by The Fairfield Recorder, announced it was some form of a gas in the truck’s trailer making the individuals sick. Reports show there was a black powder on victims’ clothing when they were taken to the hospital. City Administrator Jeff Looney released the following Tuesday:
“Waco HAZMAT inspected the building and the freight truck, but was unable to determine any hazardous materials. However, the HAZMAT team did find traces of the fine black powder substance that came out of the freight truck.
“That material was tested and did not indicate that it was hazardous.”

Thu
10
Aug

2% raise OK'd for county employees

A 2 percent raise for county employees was okayed at last week's commissioner's meeting. Amending his original motion, Pct. 1 Commissioner Andy Bonner said he would like to exclude all elected officials from receiving a raise.
Although the motion passed, all commissioners except Michael Daniels, precinct 3, agreed.
County Clerk Linda Jarvis wasn't happy with excluding elected officials either. Each elected official receives a travel allowance. Jarvis, who logs her mileage, does not and said, “I hate to see elected officials not get one [a raise] because of the travel allowances which goes into their salary. That needs to be considered.”
The Fairfield Recorder reported on issues with travel allowances in the July 13 edition. Travel allowances are being “paid” to several elected officials – with exception to Jarvis – at an exorbitant amount annually.

Thu
10
Aug

No one injured in garage fire

A family's summer vacation was interrupted after a fire began in the garage behind their home on North Mount in Fairfield. No one was in the garage when the fire began. Melinda Peterson reported her daughter had just finished mowing and stowed the mower in the garage when they heard an explosion. What caused the fire has not been confirmed. Her husband, Jerry, was at his automotive repair shop, MAP Services, when the fire began. Fairfield and Teague fire departments arrived on the scene to put out the fire. Melinda also reported the garage held 4-wheelers and the lawn mower.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
10
Aug

Children enjoy library grand opening

Children of all ages spent the day enjoying the new activity tables at the recently renovated Fairfield Library. The library held its grand opening event Saturday.
Facebook photo

Thu
10
Aug

Watch your speed!

With the new school year looming, a speed radar has been deployed by Fairfield Police Department to allow students to safely commute to school. City council approved the purchase of this equipment several weeks ago in an effort to curb speeding on Reunion Street and other residential areas. Police Chief Kenny Bulger says the radar will be “regularly deployed in school areas.” The radar can track speeds up to two blocks away. An officer will be stationed near the radar when deployed.

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Wed
19
Apr

Coonhunt this weekend

The sweet sound of coon dogs will fill Fairfield this weekend as the Texas State Coonhunters Association come to town. The annual hunt is Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds. Hunters will enter their dogs in bench shows and night hunts. The schedule for the weekend includes:

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Wed
19
Apr

Style Show April 25

Tickets are available now for the upcoming Style Show, sponsored by the Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG). Clothing from 11 boutiques will be modeled, including Peacocks and Ponys, Maggie Grace Boutique, and Native Soul. Doors open for the show at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Calvary Baptist Family Life Center.

Tickets are $15. Other styles will be modeled by:

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