Freestone County Texas

Wed
28
Nov

TxDOT traffic study planned

The intersection U.S. 84 West and Post Oak is a mess of traffic during peak times: 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. and 3 to 3:45 p.m. This photo was taken at 7:40 a.m. Monday morning.
Photo by April Walker

After numerous complaints from citizens and concerned parents, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has decided to conduct a Signal Warrant Analysis at the intersection of Post Oak and U.S. 84 West in Fairfield.

There have been accidents at the intersection over the years because of the current flashing caution light combined with a speed limit of 55 MPH. The study will be performed by the TxDOT Traffic Office during February.

“February is a date selected to ensure that school is in session outside of holidays and resources are available to conduct the study,” said Bobby Colwell, TxDOT public information officer.

Tue
20
Nov

Emma Jane Scott

Emma Jane Scott

Emma Jane Scott

March 25, 1923

November 9, 2018

Tue
20
Nov

Keeping busy at Faith Academy

Pictured are Bri Myers, Triston McAlpine, Laura Lindsey, Zechariah Smith, Lily Steward, Logan Smith, Deris Talbert, Evan Rikard, Logan Smith, teacher Kayla Lupo, and Julie Steward.
Courtesy photo

After opening their doors Sept. 4, Faith Academy of Freestone has welcomed nine students ranging from 3rd through 6th grade. The school opens each day with a Bible study class led by Vice President Jessica Henderson using the Apologia curriculum.

“Our intimate group is a safe place for the children to speak up, ask questions, and voice their concerns without ridicule,” said President Julie Steward. “As teachers, it is such a blessing to see the innocence and the thirst in each child to learn about God.”

On Friday mornings the classes host chapel time with worship at 8 a.m., where guests are welcome to volunteer their time to lead. Recently, the students attended

Wed
14
Nov

"The run for those that don't" is Saturday

“Runners” still have time to train for the upcoming .5K race – about 1,637 feet – planned for Saturday, Nov. 17. The “run for those that don’t” kicks off at 9:30 a.m., with packet pickup at the energy station with coffee and donuts on the courthouse square.

Participants can register for two levels: Underachiever and VIP. The Underachiever is $25 and includes a backpack, a .5K sticker, a race T-shirt, and refreshments. The VIP package is the crème de la crème. For just $50 this package offers couch potato transportation. Kids 12 and under can register for just $15.

VIP entrants will ride the race route via VIP Couch Potato Transportation along with a VIP completion medal and entry to the VIP tent area.

Wed
14
Nov

Prop A passes, re-elections abound

The 2018 Mid-Term Election is over and now the people of the country and affected counties will have to accept the voice of the people and move forward. In Freestone County, 55.14 percent of total voters turned out to the polls. According to the unofficial summary of the general election from Freestone County Court Clerk Linda Jarvis, only 6,592 of the 11,956 registered voters in Freestone County exercised their right to vote.

Wed
14
Nov

Sheriff Sessions' book on sale Dec. 1

Pictured with the hardbound book, Freestone County Past and Present, are Museum Board President Linda Mullen and Peggy Sessions.
Courtesy photo

Freestone County Historical Museum proudly announces the publication of former Sheriff J. R. “Sonny” Sessions, Jr’s book, Freestone Past and Present. The book was compiled by Museum Board President Linda Mullen. Book sales officially open Saturday, Dec. 1, at the museum with a book signing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies will be served while you wait. On hand for signatures will be Linda Mullen, transcriber Eric Wood, and possibly Peggy Sessions. Admission is free for the day. Freestone Past and Present contains seven and a half years of Sonny Sessions’ weekly historical newspaper columns written after he retired from office in 2003 until just before his death in 2010. Eric Wood, of the Freestone County Archives website, transcribed the majority of the articles, as Sonny had previously given permission to Eric to post them on the website.

Wed
14
Nov

Man kills massive buck

Terry Jones killed this massive 4-and-a-half year old buck in Freestone County Tuesday, Nov. 6. Jones is having the deer processed at J&S Meats and said a Texas Parks and Wildlife officer aged the animal. "He is at the taxidermist now," said Jones in an interview earlier in the week.

Courtesy photo

Wed
14
Nov

Dr. John Beck, Jr. joins Adkins' Fairfield clinic

Dr. John Beck, Jr., D.V.M., is pictured with Dr. Jess Adkins', D.V.M., longtime assistant Joey Briery at Adkins Veterinary Clinic in Fairfield. Beck joined the clinic in August and splits his time between his Corsicana practice and Adkins'.
Photo by April Walker

After owning and operating his own successful practice for 19 years, Dr. John Beck, Jr., D.V.M., is now splitting his time between his Corsicana office and Dr. Jess Adkins’, D.V.M., office in Fairfield. The veterinarian is a mixed-animal practitioner and officially started at Adkins’ office Aug. 1.

“I’m excited to be here,” said Beck in an interview Monday. “What drew me is it’s busier here, but I spend my time between both [offices].”

The Kerens native earned his D.V.M. at Texas A&M, graduating in 1997. From there he spent two years with a veterinarian in Jacksonville

 

Wed
14
Nov

Von Wade earns award

Von Wade cradles his award from the FHS cheerleaders, an Eagle head on a wooden base. The award reads: "With appreciation and gratitude to Von Wade for his continual support of the FHS Cheerleaders. 42 consecutive Homecoming Pep Rallies 1977-2018."
Photo by April Walker

After attending a record 457 consecutive football games, Fairfield High School Principal Von Wade was awarded Friday night for his perfect attendance by six student representatives.  Wade was also awarded by the FHS cheerleaders at the Homecoming Pep Rally for attending 42 consecutive Homecoming Pep Rallies from 1977-2018.

Wade, who has been with the district since 1977, received awards in the past for attending his 250th and 400th pep rallies.

“The 400th was actually for the state semifinal game,” he explained, smiling at the memory.

Wed
14
Nov

Roads closed, people rescued Monday

A section of County Road 1051 is missing after flash floods washed through the Kirvin area Monday. The road has been closed by Pct. 4 Commissioner Clyde Ridge.
Photo by Robin Woodall

Several county roads are closed and high-water rescues were performed in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 12, by area firemen after a line of heavy thunderstorms swept through the area. According to local “weatherman” Barney Leach, approximately 3.52 inches of rain was received at his home west of Fairfield. Teague VFD reported

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