Freestone County Tx

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20
Apr

Rain slows construction on upcoming O'Reilly's

O'Reilly's is coming to Fairfield! The company broke ground last week and – depending on the weather – hope to be open by the end of August or early September. “We're just waiting on the weather,” said O'Reilly's developer Tony Alvarado in a phone interview last week. “It may delay us a bit.”

Alvarado said they should begin laying the foundation next week. He chose Fairfield for the new business after visiting the town and analyzing the market. “I was impressed with what Fairfield has going on at that time,” he said. “I think O'Reilly's can do well in terms of sales.

 

Wed
13
Apr

History, memories surround Ft. Parker Memorial Park

Located just west of Groesbeck, in Limestone County, this historic cemetery originated while Freestone County was still part of Limestone. I have deep roots here where many of my mother’s family and ancestors are buried. A large, impressive monument remembering the Indian massacre and its victims is located on a circle drive in the middle of the well-kept grounds to greet you. 
If you haven’t visited this historic place it's well worth a trip to see. This is the resting place of early settlers and many Limestone County officials, including my friends Judge Fountain Kirby and Judge Norton Fox, and many former sheriffs, including my mother’s great-grandfather Anthony Sharp who served as confederate sheriff.
Wed
13
Apr

JK Construction takes 1st at Bash

Big T Bash 2016 named Diamond JK Construction as First Place winners in this year’s BBQ Brisket Cook-off held April 8th and 9th at the W.L. Moody Reunion Fairgrounds in Fairfield.

This year’s event was scaled back due to the recent setbacks in the oilfield, but still had a great turn out.

Four teams entered to face-off in the competition; Diamond JK Construction – Kent Phillips and Justin Broussard; Mustang Gas/Braswell Paint – Terry Braswell and Donnis Lewis; Coyote Chemical – Lloyd Lane, Tom Bonner, and Dane McBroon; and Common Ground – Jason Bosley, Justin Hawkins, and Michael Grissett.

Second place went to Mustang Gas/Braswell Paint, and third to Coyote Chemical.

Trophies, created by Trey Hall of Twizted Creationz and painted by Clark Barker of Full Throttle Hydro Graphics, were given for first through third place.

Wed
13
Apr

Dance acts reign at Talent Show

Charis Ticknor took home first place in her division for her dance rendition to Master Piece.

Photo courtesy of the FHS journalism class

Area residents were wowed last Friday night while watching talented acts vye for awards at the Fairfield High School auditorium. Contestants danced, sang, and entertained the crowd to raise money for the Fairfield Rotary Club scholarship fund.

First place winners were:

Wed
06
Apr

Plum Creek once bustling, community now gone

Abe Jones

Information courtesy of Sessions Reflections, usgwarchives.net, and Patricia Pratt

Wed
06
Apr

Left thumb looks almost normal, no questions now

You know how it is when you’re a kid — especially stinky little ol’ boys — and someone has something just a little different about them, little ol’ boys will tease the dickens out of the odd duck.

Being the oldest of four boys (three at the time of this story), I was charged with keeping an eye on the others. And, of course, it was your bound and duty to prevent any harm coming their way. Sort of like an Old West movie…protect the good guys from any and all harm.

Wed
06
Apr

FVFD investigating possible arson

A Fairfield firefighter chops their way through the back of the house after safely extinguishing the fire.

Photo by April Walker

A structure fire, which happened last week on Texas 75, is now under investigation by the Fairfield fire department. The building – which no one was living in – was not fully involved and it may have started in one room.

Fairfield Fire Chief Matt Foree said the departments prepared an aggressive offensive battle and achieved knock down. Aiding the department with operations and water supply were Teague, Dew, and Butler. “The area is treated as a crime scene at this point,” said Foree.

 

Wed
30
Mar

Cynthia Freeman

Cynthia Freeman

The Angelic Hosts came for Cynthia Elaine Gabriel Freeman, 47, of Mexia, wife of Tyrone Freeman, on Thursday, March 24, in the Providence Healthcare Network of Waco among loving family and devoted friends. Services are pending at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas 75860.

Wed
30
Mar

Laverne Baldree Dunlap

Laverne Dunlap

Funeral services for Mrs. Laverne Dunlap were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Randy Barger officiated. Interment followed the services at Cotton Gin Cemetery.

Mrs. Dunlap passed away Monday, March 21, at the Teague Nursing Home. She was born and raised in Teague and graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1948. She married Rayford Dunlap on August 22, 1952, and shared over 60 years together until being separated by his death in 2013. Mrs. Dunlap worked at Forke’s Five and Dime Store and First National Bank in Teague before working for many years for Contel Telephone Co. in Fairfield before her retirement. She was a lifelong member of the Teague Church of Christ.

 

Wed
30
Mar

John Blakeley

John Blakeley

Memorial services for Mr. John Blakeley will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Bro. Larry Wilson will officiate.

Mr. Blakeley passed away on Thursday, March 24, at the Fairview Nursing Home in Fairfield.

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