Fairfield Texas

Thu
30
Mar

FPD gets fitted for tactical plates

Megan Martin (left) is pictured with patrol officers Albert Gallegos (center) and Weldon Alexander (right). Gallegos is holding one the carriers for the tactical plates for which Martin raised funds.

After raising a total of $20,000, Megan Martin (far left) donated the funds to area law enforcement officers allowing them to purchase tactical plates for each patrol officer. Albert Gallegos (center) is holding one of the carriers in which the plate fits. Gallegos, who is president of the Fairfield Police Association and a patrol officer at Fairfield Police Department, said they are "very excited to have them."

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Thu
30
Mar

Grand opening at Texas Farm Credit in Fairfield

Texas Farm Credit Services celebrates the grand opening of its new Fairfield office at 435 W. Interstate 45 with a ribbon-cutting and open house on March 23, 2017. Attendees include, from left to right, Texas Farm Credit CEO Mark Miller, second row in brown jacket and light blue shirt; Regional President Mike Fuller, holding the ribbon in gray jacket and blue shirt; Board Vice Chairman James Dawley, on second row in dark blue shirt; Board Chairman Jerry Chappell, cutting the ribbon in black jacket and khaki pants; Director Bobby Hobson, on second row in brown jacket and light blue shirt; and members of the Fairfield branch staff — Loan Administrator Lisa Nichols, front row in white blouse; Relationship Manager J.P. Clopton, third row; Loan Administrator Joni Woodall, second row; and Branch Manager Danny Wren, in blue shirt holding the ribbon.

FAIRFIELD – Texas Farm Credit Services celebrated the grand opening of its new Fairfield office on March 23 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for customers, city officials and members of the business community.

The 3,000-square-foot building at 435 W. Interstate 45 was designed with a welcoming farmhouse style. Beneath the homey exterior are many energy-efficient and high-tech features, including high-speed fiber optic cable that will help the lender provide fast and efficient loan transactions for customers.

The lending cooperative made it a priority to use an East Texas architect and local building contractors for the project.

Wed
01
Feb

Lady Eagles destroy Athens to even district record

Lady Eagle multi-sport standout Dameka Shed soars high for a rebound and put back basket against the highly state-ranked Lady Mustangs for Madisonville. Fairfield lost 53-43, but came back for an impressive 49-27 win over Athens on Friday. They are now (14-13) for the season.

Photo by Sha-Wanda Ransom

Fairfield blew open what had been a close match through the first two quarters of play, a 16-14 Lady Eagle lead, to score 18 unanswered points after the lead had grown to 18-15, and all but settle the outcome after 3 periods!

They led 36-15 going into the final quarter, then rode the consistent play of Dameka Shed, Emily Knight, Brandi Carter, McKayla Thurman, Carrington Roberts, Kiera Birdow, and Joanna Zamora to a convincing and much-needed 49-27 victory!

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Wed
01
Feb

Glenna Green

Glenna Green

March 6, 1940

January 29, 2017

Wed
01
Feb

TxDOT open house planned

FREESTONE COUNTY – The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is developing plans to improve the traffic flow of I-45 frontage roads and ramps within the Fairfield area. An informal open house is scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Fairfield Elementary School. A proposed project layout will be available for viewing and TxDOT staff will be available to discuss the project. Since this meeting will be conducted as an open house, no formal presentation is planned. Attendees may come and go at their convenience.

 

 

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Wed
01
Feb

Packed house supports FMC

A large crowd packed the lobby of the new Freestone Medical Center last week during the open house event. Freestone Medical Center CEO Stace Holland introduced the staff and board. "It takes a great team to make a great hospital. ETMC left us a great team and a great hospital to do great things," he said. Attendees were offered tours of the hospital and refreshments were served. For more information about Freestone Medical Center, visit www.freestonemc.com.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
01
Feb

Kirgan earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Joe Lee Kirgan IV (right) awarded his grandfather, Joe Lee Kirgan, Jr. (left), with the Lifetime Achievement Award at last week's Fairfield Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Photo by April Walker

It was an emotional night for one family when their patriarch was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his selfless contributions to this community. “He has impacted me more than he will ever take credit for and more than I can ever describe,” Joe Lee Kirgan IV said about his grandfather.

Joe Lee Kirgan, Jr. took home this prestigious award from last week's Chamber of Commerce Banquet for his work in journalism and various other roles in the community.

“He doesn't speak of his accomplishments or contributions, which goes to show how selfless and humble he is,” said Kirgan's grandson.

Kirgan, who owned and operated The Fairfield Recorder from 1960-1985, said he was totally shocked and humbled. “No way I expected it,” said Kirgan in a phone interview. “I am very proud and didn't feel like I deserved it.”

Wed
11
Jan

Lady Eagles take out Jacksonville 50-38, fall to state-ranked Madisonville 61-49

Six foot sophomore Josie Richardson, 21, grabs one of her several rebounds in the Lady Eagles 50-38 victory over 5A Jacksonville, last week at home in the JAC. Richardson was one of a trio of Fairfield roundballers who had nine points in the game.

Photo by Avery Peterson

The Fairfield Lady Eagles had split results on the hardwood last week evening out their season record at (11-11), (0-1) in district play. Last Tuesday, Jan. 10, they hosted the Jacksonville Lady Indians and overcame their huge, 6-foot-3-inch post player, getting her into foul trouble in the second period, after she had blocked several shot attempts!

Fairfield finally began hitting some key shots, and their constant defensive pressure began to pay dividends with turnovers converted to points. A close game, 25-21 at the half, saw the Lady Eagles gradually pull away in the third and fourth quarters to a double digit victory.

Wed
11
Jan

Rose Gilbreath

Rose Gilbreath

January 12, 1956

January 8, 2017

Rose Gilbreath, 60, of Fairfield, passed away Sunday morning at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield. She was born January 12,1956, in Corpus Christi, to Thomas and Mildred Rayborn. Rose was a realtor and was very active in the real estate industry. She was active with and loved her church family. The door of her home was always open and the coffee pot going for anyone who stopped by. Over the years Rose served as an advocate of troubled women. She loved people and had a heart of gold. Rose enjoyed bird watching, listening to live music, sewing, cooking, and reading. She loved spending time with her husband, children, and her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

 

 

Wed
11
Jan

Freestone Medical Center opens 70 years after county hospital began in 1947

This article about opening of Freestone County Cooperative Hospital was published in the Fairfield Recorder on July 10, 1947. The original article was provided by Pat Robertson (aka Nurse Pat), and The Fairfield Record has authorized and approved re-publishing it. January 1, 2017 was the opening day of operation of the new Freestone Medical Center. This is a timely reminder that we have been fortunate to have local medical services for 70 years.

County Hospital Is Opened – Long Cherished Dream Realized When Badly Needed Institution In Operation

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