Fairfield Texas

Fri
27
Apr

Public meeting planned Tues.

A public information meeting is slated for Fairfield residents after testing showed "low concentrations of dry cleaning solvents in groundwater believed to originate from a former dry cleaner business" near Fairfield property at 402-418 E. Commerce Street in Fairfield. The meeting is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Community Center in Fairfield.

Michael Whitehead, of Whitehead Environmental Services, says this is not uncommon. "It's very common in Dallas, Houston," he said. "There have been thousands of these in Texas. It's been there for years and nobody knew."

Whitehead also said the solvents are not in the drinking water. "It's just in the groundwater, which is about 200 feet deep. This meeting is just to get to the next stage of the process for TCEQ to come in and they will decide if it's any hazard."

Thu
26
Apr

2018 FHS Prom

Fairfield students enjoyed a night of dancing at the junior-senior prom held Saturday, April 21. Pictured are Adri Moore, Rachel Chavers, Lucas Porter, and Christina Ferguson. See more prom photos throughout this week's paper.

Courtesy photo

Thu
26
Apr

Area students awarded by DAR

Fairfield senior Brittani Oglesbee (center) was awarded 2nd place in the DAR Good Citizens contest. She is pictured with chapter member Pat Wiggins (left) and Registrar Billie Bournias (right).
Courtesy photo

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the DAR had a full agenda at the April 14 meeting. In addition to the regular meeting, program, and Good Citizen and Scholarship awards, Diana Pagett McDonald presented winners of the annual DAR American History Essay contest.

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter encourages students from 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in Limestone and Freestone counties to participate in the American History Essay contest. Students in a public, private, and parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible. The title of the 2018 essay is “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars.”

The students were given the following information with which to write their essay:

Thu
26
Apr

Recycle event slated at FHS Saturday

Medications, electronics, and more will be accepted at this month's One Stop Recycle Drop at Fairfield High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Normally accepted items include paper, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, plastic, and glass. Accepted recyclables this month are:

n Medication – Freestone County Environmental Health officers will accept medications for responsible disposal. Unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication is accepted. No liquids or needles

n Textiles – clothing, coats, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, etc. All items must be clean and dry. Items in good, reusable condition are donated to families in need in Freestone County. Items no longer usable are recycled to benefit the Fairfield Fire Department

Thu
26
Apr

Juniors bring home trophy in Nationals

Junior team members are (in no particular order) Nevaeh Green, Keira Alexander, Aaliyah Nash, Samayah Wiley, Kaylee Williams, Jacelynn Schmidt, Kole Brackens, Blayke Brackens, Jamaria Bass, Ke'Larria Johnson, and Mikhaila Rodriguez. The team is coached by Amanda Williams, Bridgett Carroll, and Constance Alexander.
Photo submitted by Amanda Williams

Competing in the April 18-21 National Tournament in Franklin was the Lady Eagles All-Star teams, with the Junior girls beating five games to take home the first place win in the championship. The Junior girls are back to back champions. The girls won each game against Hampshire-Fannett, Grimes County, Bullard, Brownsboro, and Bullard.

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Wed
18
Apr

Now and Then

April 22, 1943

Freestone Co. Sailor Officially Announced Dead – TEAGUE – Eugene Debs French, aviation machinist's mate, second class, was officially announced as dead today by the Navy in its latest casualty list, which brings to 24, 797 the total casualties announced up to date. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.S. French of Teague.

Wed
18
Apr

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
18
Apr

Charles (Chuck) Dwayne Lyles

Chuck Lyles

Charles (Chuck) Dwayne Lyles

Wed
18
Apr

Councilman attend aviation conference

Three men recently attended an aviation conference in Galveston to learn more about what it takes to secure an airport grant. City Administrator Jeff Looney and City Councilmen Place 1 Joe Lee Kirgan and Place 4 Landis Bayless spent three days at the 36th Annual Texas Aviation Conference, hosted by TxDOT and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

The Fairfield Recorder submitted the following questions to Looney who, after clearing it with the city council, returned these answers:

Wed
18
Apr

Full weekend of events slated for area residents

Fairfield and Freestone County residents have their choice of numerous activities this weekend in the city. Annual and new events are being held throughout town beginning Friday, April 20.

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