Freestone County Texas

Thu
10
Aug

Tax free holiday slated for this weekend

Get ready to head back-to-school shopping -- the annual Texas state sales tax holiday is Aug. 11-13. Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar reports, as in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

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Thu
10
Aug

I-45 tied up after wreck

One man was killed when the vehicle (a 2017 Nissan Rogue pictured above) clipped the end of a tractor trailer, rolled several times, and flipped on I-45 Sunday.
Photo by Richard Nelson

A one-car fatality stopped interstate traffic late Sunday afternoon after a driver reportedly rear-ended a tractor trailer at the 193 mile marker on I-45 outside Fairfield. Four people were traveling northbound in a 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by 49-year-old Farideh Khajeai of Norman, Oklahoma. Accident reports show Khajeai and two other passengers were injured, while a fourth passenger, 61-year-old Dannil Sherif, was ejected from the vehicle and killed. His cause of death was reported as blunt force trauma to the head. Reports show Sherif was not wearing a seat belt and was riding in the back seat. According to information taken at the scene, Khajeai said she was “nervous while approaching the tractor trailer” and went off the road into the center median.

Wed
19
Apr

Style Show April 25

Tickets are available now for the upcoming Style Show, sponsored by the Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG). Clothing from 11 boutiques will be modeled, including Peacocks and Ponys, Maggie Grace Boutique, and Native Soul. Doors open for the show at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Calvary Baptist Family Life Center.

Tickets are $15. Other styles will be modeled by:

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Wed
19
Apr

2017 parade theme announced

This year's theme for the 2017 parade is "Take the Plunge-Kick Up Your Heels-And Get Ready To Rock!" Fair week is slated for June 12-17, with the fair and rodeo kicking off at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12.

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

Thu
29
Dec

Joe Curtis Pate

Joe Curtis Pate was born to R.E. Pate, Sr. and Lorine Scott Pate, in Donie. He grew up in Donie, and attended Donie and Teague public schools. He was a member of the New Spring Seat Baptist Church of Donie. Joe was employed with Turner Feed and Buffalo Creek Ranch, all of Donie, and M.D. Construction, of Fairfield.

 

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Thu
29
Dec

Communication key for new DA

Communication will be key for the newly elected county attorney who is slated to be sworn in in January. Brian Evans, who won the election with more than 2,000 votes, is possibly the youngest to take that position. “My top priority will be to ensure that my office is on the same page with our surrounding law enforcement agencies,” said the 31-year-old. “Establishing a strong sense of communication and support between my office and these agencies is paramount to effective prosecution.” Evans beat current District Attorney Chris Martin, who has held the seat for the past eight years. Evans says his approach to serving the county will be centered around upholding the integrity of the position to the best of his ability.

 

 

Wed
06
Apr

9th Annual Jay Alderman Memorial tourney a succes

Matt Dillon and Erick Gilbert took first place in the 9th Annual Jay Alderman Memorial Scholarship 42 Tournament held at First Baptist Church FLC on April 2.

Photo submitted by Helen Pickett

The 9th Annual Jay Alderman Memorial Scholarship 42 Tournament and bake sale fundraiser was a wonderful success. It was held on April 2, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to Teague High School seniors. Congratulations to this year's first place team, Matt Dillon and Erick Gilbert. They received High Ho silver belt buckles. Congratulations also to this year's second place team, Billy and Carol Henderson. They received custom ivory domino sets.

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