Fairfield Texas

Wed
02
May

Lemonade Extravaganza Saturday

Several young entrepreneurs are heading to the courthouse square to sell lemonade. The students are learning what it takes to earn a dollar with this pilot program. The Lemonade Extravaganza is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Booths will be set up around the square and at the following locations:

  • Kennedy's Korner
  • Something Different
  • Napa
  • Brookshire Bros.

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Wed
02
May

FCRTA seeks help for rally

Pro Public Education signs are for sale now. Contact Alicia Smith at als75840@yahoo.com or call 903-388-0950.

Freestone County Retired Teachers Association (FCRTA) is hoping to gather a group of individuals to share the cost of a bus as they ready for the upcoming Celebration of Public Education slated for 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Houston. Retired teacher and FCRTA member Alicia Smith is planning to fill a bus with anyone willing to stand up for the appropriate funding for 5.4 million public school children.

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Wed
02
May

Successful Family Game Night at Fairfield Library

Stop by the Fairfield Library for one of the many events.

Courtesy photo

The Fairfield Library is celebrating the success of the second Family Game Night on Friday, April 20. Open to all in the community, a Friday evening will be scheduled quarterly – typically on a third Friday – for families to come and play together, bringing their own games from home or playing with those at the library. The Xbox in the teen area is available, as well as the Lego table, checkers and chest in the main area, and tables set up for small group play in the Community Room. We were excited to see two new families being introduced to the library. We may need to formally appoint 6-year-old Harper Nevill, daughter of Sara and Joni Nevill, as our official greeter/hostess because her winning smile and friendly contact definitely won some hearts!

 

Wed
02
May

You Don't Know Me: The Cindy Walker Songbook slated for May 19-20 at THS

Members of the Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC) accepted a $500 Cherokee Maiden donation from Chris Christensen Systems for their upcoming musical, The Cindy Walker Songbook. The production will showcase over 20 songs written by Walker, a native of Mexia, who was often called the 'greatest songwriter of country music.' The musical tribute is slated for May 19-20 at Teague High School theater. For tickets and more information, visit www.trinitystarartscouncil.org. Pictured (front) Operations Manager Jennifer Davis, TSAC member Janie Richards, TSAC member George Boyd, and TSAC member Jeff Harrison; (back) TSAC members Jane Morrison and Rachel Bossier.
Photo by April Walker

You Don't Know Me: The Cindy Walker Songbook, a new and original musical tribute to the country songwriter, will be performed for the first time onstage at the Theatre at Teague High School May 19-20. Making its debut, the show, created by Jeff Harrison and produced by Trinity Star Arts Council, will be directed by George Boyd. Featured will be Harrison’s band accompanying vocal artists from the area.

Wed
02
May

Petition filed against clerk

County Clerk Linda Jarvis

A civil suit citing racial discrimination and wrongful termination was filed April 12 by a former employee of the county clerk's office. Dianne Manning, former chief deputy, filed the petition against County Clerk Linda Jarvis and a hearing is slated for Wednesday, May 9, in the 87th District Court. The petition is to investigate claims for depositions to see if there is sufficient evidence for a lawsuit.

Jarvis said she had no comment on the matter Monday morning and Dianne Manning was unavailable for comment.

87th District Court Judge Deborah Oakes Evans recused herself from the case. Judge Dwight Phifer, senior judge of the 2nd District Court in the 10th Administrative Judicial Region, has been assigned.

Wed
02
May

Council fires Looney

Fairfield City Council members discuss firing City Administrator Jeff Looney at Tuesday night's meeting. Looney is seated at the table to the left with City Attorney Linda Sjorgren.
Photo by April Walker

After one four hour executive session in which councilman voted to keep Fairfield City Administrator Jeff Looney, councilmen voted 3-2 last night to fire him. Place 1 Councilman/Mayor Pro-Tem Joe Lee Kirgan and Place 4 Councilman Landis Bayless voted against the firing, while Places 2, 3, and 5 chose to fire him.

After allegations of workplace abuse surfaced against the man public outcry was made to have him removed from the position. An unknown citizen began circulating a petition after the first meeting on April 24.

City Secretary Misty Richardson and Public Works Director Clyde Woods filed formal complaints against Looney. An Open Records Request for those complaints has not yet been answered. Looney worked for the City of Fairfield since 2009 as city administrator.

The full story will be published in the May 10 edition of the Recorder. Make sure you pick up a copy!

Fri
27
Apr

Now and Then

April 28, 1943

Native Citizen of County Dies Tuesday – Henry York, 61, lifelong resident of this immediate section died Tuesday. Burial was in Steward's Mill cemetery Wednesday afternoon under direction of Burleson Funeral Home, after religious services conducted by the Rev. H.L. McKissack. Near surviving relatives are three children, Mrs. Irene Beck of Houston; and Edward York in the armed services; two sisters, Mrs. Madison Henderson and Mrs. Wealthy Smith of Fairfield; and a brother, Jim York of Fairfield.

Fri
27
Apr

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

I had predicted that when the Mayor, City Administrator, and the Cartel had changed everything up on Market Days that it would truly be a big flop. They felt like if they got rid of my wife as Market Days Coordinator that I would quit writing to the editor. I truly feel like they did not like to hear the truth about our city business.

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Fri
27
Apr

Maurice Hall

Maurice Hall

Maurice Hall

December 19, 1925

April 22, 2018

Fri
27
Apr

City of Teague researches agreement with Fairfield

*The headline "Teague to end 30-year agreeement with Fairfield" in this week's Recorder was misleading. It should have read "City of Teague researches agreement with Fairfield."

Teague's Board of Alderman received information on April 16 from Teague City Administrator Theresa Prasil that City Attorney Linda Sjogren, attorney for Bojorquez Law Firm in Austin, wants to address the council to present them with a new Interlocal Definitive Agreement for Teague to step out of a new bond that the City of Fairfield wants to take out.

 

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