Freestone County Texas

Wed
09
May

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
09
May

Patricia Evans

Patricia Evans

Patricia Evans

October 14, 1959

April 28, 2018

Wed
09
May

Carolyn (Susie) English

Carolyn (Susie) English

November 2, 1939

May 1, 2018

Wed
09
May

William "Billy" McSpadden

Billy McSpadden

William (Billy) McSpadden

November 13, 1921

May 2, 2018

Wed
09
May

The making of a play

You Don’t Know Me: The Cindy Walker Songbookis one of several musicals appearing recently in our area in this commemorative year that would have been the songwriter’s 100th birthday. Created by Fairfield’s own Jeff Harrison, this show is a beautiful, comprehensive story of Walker’s life and career told through narrative, drama and song. When it was suggested about a year ago by Trinity Star Arts Council that Harrison help produce a tribute to Cindy Walker, it was discovered that there was no existing packaged syndicated show to purchase or lease. No plays about Cindy Walker had been written and published. Director George Boyd suggested Harrison create one himself.

Wed
09
May

Lemonade Extravagana a success

Raeanne Rossiaky (left) and Casey Couture (right) were awarded the Community Spirit Award Saturday.
Photo by April Walker

Fuzzy Friends Lemonade, owned by Raeanne Rossiaky and Casey Couture, took home the Community Spirit Award with their booth at Saturday's Lemonade Extravaganza. Twenty-two students from Fairfield Intermediate School set up on the square as part of the project. Each child was raising money for a certain organization, such as their church, animal shelters, American Red Cross, and nursing homes. Crazy Craft Girls, owned by Lydia Morgan and Jenna Haden, earned the Taste Test Award with their Honey Apple Lemonade, while the People's Choice Award was Briana Thurman, owner of Kountry Girl Lemonade. FIS teahcer Gina Martin said the school plans to be back next year with more stands and invites the public to support these wonderful youth business owners.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
09
May

Crossroads Butler Store now open

Keisha Woodard spent many hours at the Crossroads Butler Store when she was a child. And now she owns it!
Courtesy photo

After a long closure one local resident finally decided enough was enough and reopened a community landmark. Owner Keisha Woodard reopened the Crossroads Butler Store Saturday, May 5, with a community-wide celebration. Woodard and numerous family members hosted a barbecue event at the store, welcoming Butler citizens.

“We are waking Butler up from the dead,” said Woodard. “I got tired of seeing the store closed and having nowhere to go shop.”

Woodard, who grew up in the Butler community, has big plans for her small store. As a licensed real estate agent, she has set up her office in the store – a first for Butler.

“There has never been a real estate business in this area,” she said.

 

Wed
09
May

Mayor Hughes, Councilman Tyus

Mayor Kenneth Hughes

The City of Fairfield has a new mayor after a 14-year consecutive run by Roy Hill, who announced his decision to not seek another term in March. Kenny Hughes earned the seat with 307 votes to opponent Luke Ward, Jr.'s 117 votes. Hughes said in a phone interview Tuesday morning that he was "super excited" to be elected.

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Fri
04
May

Taco Bell to open next week

The newly rebuilt Taco Bell boasts a modern design with clean lines and an outside patio. Employees are under a tent in front of the restaurant taking applications til 5 p.m. today, May 4.
Photo by April Walker

Taco Bell has confirmed an opening date of early next week. The actual day and time, however, is not yet set in stone. A representative with the company said the contractors are just waiting on a building inspection. This newly rebuilt location will now be serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. with lunch beginning to be served at 9 a.m. Taco Bell will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The company is still hiring and interested persons can apply online at www.smi-tex.com.

Wed
02
May

Pageant rules, dates announnced

Officials are readily planning the upcoming Miss Freestone County competition, slated for fair week next month. The annual pageant will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Fairfield High School auditorium. Freestone County girls, ages 13-23, are welcome to compete.

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