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Wed
06
Jul

Judge Grant talks the importance of reading

Freestone County Judge Linda Grant spoke to a group of kids during the library's summer program last week. The theme for the summer is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! and library director John Stevens plans to invite notable people from the community to speak at the program.
“Reading is very important in my life,” said Grant. “Being able to read well and understand what you read is the important part.”
Grant talked about what her job entails and how much reading she actually does

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Wed
06
Jul

Donations given to area fire departments, non-profit

Calpine Freestone Energy Center handed out donation checks last week to two area non-profits. Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG) received $500 from the corporation, while Southern Oaks Volunteer Fire Department (SOVFD) was also given a $500 check. Pictured is the FCSG group (front row) Spain Trask, FCSG; John Taylor, Calpine business manager; Pat Wiggins, FCSG; (back row) Bettye Trask, FCSG; Ty Pate, Calpine plant manager; and Janet Bulger, FCSG.

Photo by Tanya Lee

Wed
29
Jun

Various courthouse uses over the years

Written May 2006
Courthouse Uses
A recent inquiry from Molly Fryer at the Freestone County Museum on past uses of the courthouse and if there ever a concession stand in the courthouse hall? When advised her yes, she asked me to write on this and it’s other uses.
During the hard years of the Depression before all the government welfare programs that are available today, the Commissioner’s Court approved letting a disabled person operate a small stand. The cold drinks sold for 5 cents and candy bars for a nickel and some penny candy. Located on the first floor in the hallway near the stairs, the drinks were cooled in an old type drink box with block ice that was delivered by the iceman.

Wed
29
Jun

Wreck causes grass fire on I-45 south

No serious injuries were reported in a major accident last weekend on I-45 southbound at the 202 mile marker at 6:45 p.m. Sunday evening. A vehicle crashed into the center cable barrier and caught fire. Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) arrived to find the vehicle fully engulfed, which subsequently caused a grass fire. No occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the fire. Reports show Fairfield Engine 83 began extinguishing the vehicle fire while Brush 85 began extinguishing the grass fire.

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Wed
29
Jun

Pizza Hut joins Chamber of Commerce

Chamber members attended a ribbon cutting for Fairfield Pizza Hut last week. The business officially joined the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce after being open for more than 30 years. Pictured are (back row) Shane Tindall, Pizza Hut; Lisa Schick, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce; and Brenda Shultz, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce; (front) Gail Farish, Creations Flowers and Gifts; Alyah Beck, Pizza Hut; Carrie Rose, Community Relations for Carter Enterprises; Jessica Ramirez, Pizza Hut; Vicki Thompson, Pizza Hut; and Michelle Castillo, Pizza Hut.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
29
Jun

Fireworks show planned for July 4th

Residents are gearing up for the annual fireworks show at the W.L. Moody Reunion Fairgrounds. The fun begins at dark Monday, July 4. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets for fireworks, music, and good food. The chamber will have hot dogs, nachos, candy, pickles, and more goodies for sale during the event, as well as glow-in-the-dark necklaces.

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Wed
29
Jun

Pizza for Lexie earns $1K

Lexie Neptune (bottom left) and her family were given $1,000 by Carter Enterprises after the Pizza for Lexie fundraiser received record attention in Fairfield. Lexie was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011 which hasn't responded well to treatments. Pictured with Lexie is Carrie Rose, community relations for Carter Enterprises; Anah, sister; and Sarah Neptune, mom.

Photo courtesy of Carrie Rose

The family of Lexie Neptune can consider themselves pretty blessed for a lot of things – the community in which they live, their families, and now a generous donation. The Neptune's last week received $1,000 from Carrie Rose, community relations for Carter Enterprises, to help with medical care for the cancer stricken tot.
Carter Enterprises, which owns the Pizza Hut chain, chose to donate 25 percent – or $1,000 – to the family for Pizza with Lexie.
After word got out about the fundraiser at Fairfield Pizza Hut, orders spread like wildfire. “We had a record day,” said Rose. “Total sales just for Lexie were $3,220, but total sales for the day were more than $6,000.”

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Thu
23
Jun

Mildred Ward

Mildred Ward

Mildred Ward
December 28, 1932
June 19, 2016
After a long illness, Mildred Ward went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, in Fairfield. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Capps Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Stanaland officiating. Interment followed at Lake Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Ward was born December 28, 1932, in Bedias, to parents Pierce O. and Mildred Bradbury Williamson; she attended Carl Wunsche High School in Spring. On August 5, 1950 she married Fairfield native Billy Jack (Bill) Ward where they celebrated God’s covenant for almost 66 years. Much of this time they lived in Houston where they raised two sons, John F. Ward, of Houston, and Jesse Alan Ward. In 1981 she and Bill retired and returned home to Fairfield. Mildred, or Aunt Mickie as she was known by so many of her nieces and nephews, was a devoted wife, mother, aunt, cook, and homemaker.

Thu
23
Jun

CHC announces hospital change

Fairfield – The Fairfield Hospital District Board has approved a new name for the hospital in Fairfield, Texas — Freestone Medical Center. The new name marks the transition of hospital operations from ETMC to the Fairfield Hospital District which will occur in December 2016. “We appreciate the community’s involvement, patience, and support, and we’re excited to move ahead as we transfer hospital operations to the District,” said Fairfield Hospital District Board Chair George Robinson, adding, “Freestone Medical Center is a valuable community resource. We look forward to preserving and improving health care services as we move into the future.” Community Hospital Consulting (CHC Consulting) of Plano, Texas, is working with the Board and hospital leaders to help coordinate and smooth the transition process through the end of 2016.

Thu
23
Jun

Volume Buyer Buckle awarded

Greg Sustaire (center) was awarded the volume buyer buckle following Saturday's livestock sale at the fairgrounds. Sustaire spent $26,125 at the sale as part of GDR Holdings, LLC, owned by Sustaire and Rick Hare (not pictured). Sustaire is pictured with Sale Committee members Will McSwane (left) and Clint Minchew (right).

Photo submitted by Will McSwane

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