Freestone County Texas

Thu
20
Sep

Wortham man dies in motorcycle crash

Keith Harrup is pictured on the motorcycle he won from a Harley Davidson dealership in Waco just last week.
Courtesy photo

Two days after winning the prize of a lifetime a Wortham man passed away in a motorcycle accident on FM 80 North in Freestone County. According to DPS reports the motorcycle accident occurred at 11:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, while attempting to avoid a deer. Reports show Harrup was traveling north around a sharp curve when a deer ran into the roadway. Harrup allegedly swerved to the left and traveled into a wet barrow ditch toward a driveway when he hit a tree and died on impact. Reports say he

 

Wed
12
Sep

Bible Study Fellowship classes planned

First Baptist Church of Fairfield is hosting Bible Study Fellowship classes from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday, beginning Sept. 13. Classes will continue through Thursday, May 2, with breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the school’s Spring Break (March 11-15 following the school schedule in Waco). Bible Study Fellowship is a non-denominational study of God’s Word with classes all over the world, each studying the same subject and passages through 29 lessons. Bible Study Fellowship – People of the Promised Lane Part 1 begins with Joshua and the conquering of the Promised Lane. Lessons for the year take us through 1 Kings 11 and the undivided kingdom of Israel. This study is in-depth using the Scripture as the primary source material. The BSF study method incorporates individual daily study with

 

Wed
12
Sep

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,

Freestone County Commissioners Court hides behind the fact that they meet during the day when the people they should be representing are working. The court needs to meet on a specific night every month that does not change and set a specific time for citizens to get on the agenda, so the court can act on their requests. Call your commissioner and the judge and tell them you want this changed. Don't make Cinnamon bear this alone and do not do useless things like post "you go girl" that does nothing. Call, complain and participate in YOUR government!

Wed
12
Sep

Naioma Faye Compton

Naioma Compton

Naioma Faye Compton

Wed
12
Sep

FJH XC takes 1st

Fairfield Junior High School's girls and boys cross country teams took first place in the Grapeland event Saturday, Sept. 8, against six boys and seven girls teams. Top seven boys were Eli Castillo, 1st; Christian Serrato, 4th place; 

 

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Wed
12
Sep

Car enthusiasts fill square

Linda Mullen and husband, Marvin, took home 1st place in Original Trucks 1950-1964, as well as Fire Chief's Choice Award in the 21st Annual Show of Wheels car show at Fairfield.
Courtesy photo

Despite the threatening weather, the 21st Annual Show of Wheels was a huge success with live music, food trucks, and great looking rides! Show of Wheels participants also gained free entry into the Friday night Men’s Poker Run with awards being given to Best Poker Hand and Worst Poker Hand.

Taking the title of Best Poker Hand was Place 1 Councilman James Tyus, while winner of the Worst Poker Hand was Fairfield Library Director Gary Wiggins. The ladies enjoyed their own Poker Stroll Saturday morning with Shelli Geer winning Best Poker Hand and Shana Skeans winning Worst Poker Hand.

Wed
12
Sep

Classes begin at Faith Academy

Tuesday was an exciting day for Faith Academy, a newly formed Christian school in Fairfield. Students began their first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church of Fairfield. Pictured is teacher Kayla Lupo (left) accepting a copy of the U.S. Constitution from VFW Post 5872 Quartermaster Robbie Robertson. Robertson also led the children in the pledge of allegiance to both the U.S. and Texas. For more information about the school, contact Faith Academy via email at info@fafreestone.org or visit their website at www.fafreestone.org.

Photo courtesy of Jane Phillips

 

Wed
12
Sep

No injuries in house fire

A man rushes to help another man move a four-wheeler out of the way while black smoke billows from the roof.
Photo by April Walker

Firefighters fought a losing battle Wednesday, Sept. 5, on FM 2547 outside of Fairfield when a single story home went up in flames. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the roof when fire departments arrived. Fairfield VFD reported the fire began in the attic of the home. The home reportedly belonged to Kelly Allison and Josh DeLeon, who were not home when the fire began. Fire officials said the crew entered the home and began an offensive fire attack. Two firefighters were treated by Fairfield EMS for heat-related emergencies. Assisting in this fire was Teague VFD, Wortham VFD, Streetman VFD, Southern Oaks VFD, Dew VFD, Fairfield EMS, and Freestone County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Wed
12
Sep

FuelMaxx slated to open Sept. 18

FuelMaxx houses Checker's, Taco Corner, and Dickie's BBQ. Business owner Mahendi Maknojia said the new location will open Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Photo by April Walker

FuelMaxx General Manager Shoaib "Sam" Miaji said his company is still hiring for Dickie's BBQ and Checkers in Fairfield. "Between the two we will be hiring 25 employees with management opportunities once trained," said Miaji in a recent interview.

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Wed
05
Sep

Sherry Emiline Killough Schluneger

Sherry Schluneger

Sherry Emiline Killough Schluneger

August 21, 1947

August 31, 2018

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