Freestone County Texas

Wed
26
Sep

Barker's donate to children's home

Dale and Eunice Daniel Barker blessed Pleasant Hills Children’s Home with a donation of exercise equipment. Eunice (pictured) donated a treadmill to the facility. She is the niece of founder J.B. Daniel, as seen in the wall photo.

Courtesy photo

 

Wed
26
Sep

Dew 4-H elects officers

Dew 4-H held their first 2018-19 meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11, and selected new officers. Meetings are slated for 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Dew ISD cafeteria. Pictured are (from left) Secretary Makenna Eppes, Treasurer Marissa Eppes, President Cooper Craddick, Vice President Lucky Jones, and Reporter Mahala Newsom.

Photo courtesy of Haley Newsom

Wed
26
Sep

9/11 remembered by area veterans

September 11, 2001 is a day that will live forever in the memories of those who watched and were a part of the tragedy that struck this country.

"This is Patriot Day," Senior Vice Commander of Fairfield VFW Post No. 5872, Arne Henderson said. "This is the day we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11 and of every hero who has given their life since that day to protect our safety and our freedom."

The Teague Senior Center hosted a flag folding ceremony as a memorial to 9/11 Tuesday Sept. 11 during the lunch hour.

Wed
26
Sep

Local teen dies in fire

Pictured is an older photo of Victoria Smith (left), her mother Diana Smith, and a younger sister.
GoFundMe photo

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family of a young woman who died in a house fire Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Clay Hill community of Freestone County. Victoria Smith, 19, died in the home while firemen attempted to break through an exterior wall into the bathroom where she was trapped.

It is not yet known how the fire began or why the teen was unable to get out of the house. Texas State Fire Marshals are investigating.

Thu
20
Sep

1943-44 Term of Dew-Lanely School Opened Sept. 13

In October, almost seventy-three years ago, the first school opened at the present site of Dew, in a little hewn, log house, with split log benches and no desks. Among the first teachers were Miss Molly Ruff and Mr. Thyman, with a teacher load of twenty-five pupils this being the largest number of pupils attending school at this time. The opening of the Dew School this year was quite different. With a faculty of six teachers and an enrollment of one hundred and sixty pupils. Dew has one of the most modern schools in Freestone County. A beautiful main building of rock equipped with all modern equipment Science room, library, six class rooms, and an auditorium with a seating capacity of three hundred. On the school campus we have a teacherage and a lunch room equipped to serve hot lunches to the children in cold weather. Our faculty consists of Mr. Gibson, superintendent; Mrs. B.B.

Thu
20
Sep

Case Eldridge Robinson

Case Robinson

Case Eldridge Robinson

May 2, 2007

September 10, 2018

Thu
20
Sep

CoT suing CoF

Messer, Rockefeller and Fort, PLLC, on behalf of the City of Teague, will file a lawsuit in Freestone County district court against the City of Fairfield for breaches of an interlocal agreement and facilities agreement between the cities regarding management of funds from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act, and for declaratory and injunctive relief.

Thu
20
Sep

Jonathan Hardin Chapter begins new year

DAR Regent Nancy McSwane (left) is pictured with new member Sherrie Clark Wilson, who gave a presentation on her new book at the recent DAR meeting.
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Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, started their new year of meetings with reports from various chairs and members. After hearing the treasurer’s report – from newly elected Chapter Treasurer Diane Pullin – the Chapter Executive Board approved the 2018-19 budget.

The opening program was presented by author, speaker, and new chapter member Sherrie Clark Wilson. In her program, entitled “Courageous Leadership, Distinctions of Powerful Leaders,” she shared her experiences as the first female firefighter and paramedic in the Dallas Fire Rescue Department, as well as how she eventually became a successful leader and business owner in a field related to her 34 year career with DFRD. Her most recent book is “Faith on Fire.”

Thu
20
Sep

Teague man arrested for possession

David Glover

Fifty-eight year-old Teague resident David Jose Glover was caught riding dirty early Sunday morning at approximately 1:27 a.m. Teague Police Officer, Jason Morgan, performed a routine stop as Glover was riding a bicycle without a headlamp. "In the city limits, it is required that a rider has to have a headlamp on any mode of transportation after dark," Teague Police Chief DeWayne Philpott said. After witnessing the rider without a headlamp, the individual then proceeded to disregard a stop sign on 4th Avenue and Main Street.

Thu
20
Sep

DAR promotes Constitution Week

DAR members witnessing Judge Linda Grant's proclamation signing are (from left) Carol Anne Biggar, DAR member; Kathleen McKee, DAR recording secretary; Dianne Pullin, DAR treasurer; Judge Linda Grant (seated); Patti Gauntt, DAR member; Nancy McSwane, DAR chapter regent; and Billie Bournias, DAR registrar.
Photo by April Walker

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the U.S Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today.

Freestone County Judge Linda Grant recently signed a proclamation promoting Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life. The annual celebration began Monday, Sept. 17, across the United States.

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