Fairfield Texas

Wed
11
Apr

Fender bender ends in arrest

Pictured is the line up the vehicles were in when the accident occurred on Texas 75 North by Napa Auto Parts Tuesday, April 3.
Photo by Mickey Ward

A three-car wreck yielded no injuries, but one woman was arrested for DWI and marijuana possession. Fairfield Police Department, after responding to a small fender bender on April 3, arrested Mekeisha Nash, of Fairfield.

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Wed
04
Apr

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Last Thursday night I was out of town and was not able to attend the called session of the City Council meeting.

I understand, from talking to people, that it was another nearly four hour pony show that the mayor put in place.

I understand that over three hours of this meeting was in executive session.

If the Mayor and City Administrator would look in the TML rule book I truly believe that the things going on behind closed doors are against the rules.

I really don’t feel like they ever look in the book.

I wished that the Mayor would take in consideration the people who are connected to our City.

I have noticed in the long meetings that it appears to me that the 88-year-old City Councilman is worn out.

I can see the fatigue on his face.

What I have to say to the Mayor is shame...shame..shame on you.

Wed
04
Apr

Lady Eagles remain undefeated

Lady Eagles Rightfielder Carsyn Cox takes down an opponent during their recent game.
Photo by Ashlyn garcia

Although Mexia was expected to be the Lady Eagles' toughest competition, they were proven wrong after seven innings of play in the March 30 District competition, leaving the Lady Eagles undefeated. Senior Abby Garcia pitched 6.1 innings, striking out three and throwing 25 first-pitch strikes. Freshman Carsyn Cox closed the game with two strikeouts on only six pitches. Sophomores Bailey Jones and Margo Measles both had three hits resulting in runs on the board. Other hitters included senior Banner Monico, sophomore Rebecca Dunlap, and junior Katie Henrichs.

Wed
04
Apr

Mary Claridge

Mary Claridge

Mary Claridge

November 20, 1936

March 26, 2018

Wed
04
Apr

Active shooter course planned

As a sign of the times, Freestone County Sheriff's Office is hosting a free active training course for civilians in two weeks. Teaching the course is Sgt. Darrell Coslin, of the Smith County Sheriff's Office, who has 33 years of law enforcement experience. The course is slated for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Fairfield High School auditorium, 631 Post Oak Road in Fairfield. This subject is graphic and some portions of the training may not be suitable for children. Parents are strongly encouraged to not bring children younger than 13 to the training. The training, 'Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events,' teaches what happens during such an event. The human response both physical and psychological, common actions of the actor, law enforcement response, and actions civilians can take to help themselves or loved ones survive the attack.

 

Wed
04
Apr

Spring Book Giveaway planned

Freestone County Retired Teachers Association (FCRTA) recently elected officers for the 2018-19 term. Officers are:

Wed
04
Apr

Fairfield Fest dates set

Amy Ralstin and partners David Butler and David Fairly have set the dates for the newly formed Fairfield Fest. Ralstin is in charge of the Downtown Market, while both David's are heading the Flea Market. Both are slated for the third weekend of each month, with Ralstin's as a one day event and the other as a two day.

Dates are set through November:

 

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Wed
04
Apr

March rainfall above normal, temps below

By Barney Leach

March, normally our third wettest month of the year, was our wettest month of the year so far at 5.83 inches of rain. We had five days with measurable rainfall with a greatest one-day total of 3.60 inches on Wednesday, March 28. Normal rainfall for March is 4.33 inches. Total rainfall for the year now stands at 11.15 inches. Normal rainfall through March is 11.31 inches. March temperatures were slightly below normal with high temperatures only in the mid- to upper-70s during the latter part of the month. High and low temperatures of the month were 87 degrees on Saturday, March 17, and 32 degrees on Wednesday, March 14.

Rainfall by the month

 

Wed
04
Apr

Teen charged with evading after pursuit

Freestone County Sheriff's deputies arrested and charged Jordan Briggs, 19, with evading arrest after the suspect led officers on a high speed chase, ending in a crash on the FM 27 West bridge Friday, March 30.
Photo courtesy of FCSO

A Fairfield teen led officers on a high speed chase on a white 2001 Honda CBR 600 – with speeds reaching 163 MPH – before a crash took the suspect down and ended with him in Freestone County Jail. Nineteen-year-old Jordan Briggs was arrested by Freestone County Sheriff's Lt. Robert Willis at around 4 p.m. Friday, March 30, after leading deputies through a residential neighborhood, up and down service roads, and through traffic.

Once arrested, the teen allegedly told Willis he “did not stop because he didn't want a ticket.” Briggs was arrested for evading arrest with vehicle and is being held on $10,000 bail at Freestone County Jail.

Arrest affidavits show Willis attempted to stop the suspect on FM 27 West after observing him speeding at 72 MPH in a 60-MPH zone. Reports show the driver accelerated, turned down County Road 1171 in the Westwood Addition, before again accelerating and taking a right onto County Road 1220.

 

Wed
28
Mar

FCSO plans civilian course

As a sign of the times, Freestone County Sheriff's Office is hosting a free active training course for civilians in two weeks. Teaching the course is Sgt. Darrell Coslin, of the Smith County Sheriff's Office, who has 33 years of law enforcement experience. The course is slated for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Fairfield High School auditorium, 631 Post Oak Road in Fairfield. This subject is graphic and some portions of the training may not be suitable for children. Parents are strongly encouraged to not bring children younger than 13 to the training. The training, 'Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events,' teaches what happens during such an event. The human response both physical and psychological, common actions of the actor, law enforcement response, and actions civilians can take to help themselves or loved ones survive the attack. As witnessed in a number of tragic events, terrible acts of violence continue to affect our lives and the lives of those we love.

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