Teague Texas

Wed
30
Jan

Now and Then

The first winners of an RCA Victor Portable Color TV set is the E.M. Bowers Family. L to R are wife, Janie; daughter, Caroline, and E.M. Bowers. The prize had a special significance because - as Janie said - "it came to us just before Christmas, and just before my birthday, and just before our 61st wedding anniversary." Fairfield winners was Warren D. Awalt Family.
Recorder archive photo

January 30, 1930

Old Citizen Of Streetman Passes – U.F. Roberts, aged 78, long time resident of the northern part of the county, died Saturday. Burial was in the Birdston Cemetery Sunday, the Rev. W.H. Day officiating. Deceased is survived by his widow, eight sons and two daughters: Ben Roberts, Evansville, Ind.; Bark Roberts, McQueen, Okla.; Jack Roberts, Clovis, N.M.; Joe Roberts, Roswell, N.M.; Aubrey Roberts, Dallas; Sam Roberts, Dallas; Lish Roberts, Corsicana; Mrs. Eleanor Sibles and Mrs. Alice Sims, Dallas.

Thu
24
Jan

EMS names Star

Fairfield EMS Director Billy Perez is pictured with the 2018 Star of the Year, Rhonda Craig. Craig has been with both Fairfield EMS and Teague EMS since 2015.
Courtesy photo

Fairfield EMS recently named Rhonda Craig as their 2018 Star of the Year. Craig, of Wortham, became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 2015 and began working for Fairfield and Teague EMS the same year.

“I have always wanted to pursue a career in EMS, but the timing was just not right with a husband and three kids,” said Craig. “So I waited until my kids were grown and decided it was my time. I wanted to make a difference in my community, by providing the best pre-hospital care.”

Craig is married to Kelly Craig and is mother to Cord and Kayla Samuels, Whitney and MD Tucker, Kately Craig, and special person Leonard Smith. She has three

Wed
09
Jan

Robert Allen Brantner

Robert Brantner

Robert Allen Brantner

April 12, 1928

January 3, 2018

Wed
09
Jan

Teague woman arrested for trafficking

Amber Parker

Thanks to concerned family members one girl is safe and a 37-year-old Teague woman is being held in the Freestone County Jail on a $250,000 bond. Amber Michelle Parker, a Mexia ISD reading teacher, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 2, after an investigation showed she was attempting to sell an underage female relative to multiple men in Morocco.

Justice of the Peace 4 Judge Shirley Mays originally set Parker’s bond at $25,000. Mays was unavailable for comment as of presstime Tuesday. No attorney has been listed for Parker.

Thu
03
Jan

Local woman arrested for online trafficking

Combined efforts of McLennan County and Freestone County Sheriff’s Offices have led to the arrest Wednesday, Jan. 2, of a Mexia teacher, accused of trafficking a child online to people in Morocco.

Amber Parker, 37, is employed as an eighth-grade reading teacher, according to the Mexia ISD website. Her Facebook page lists her as a resident of Teague.

More details will be published as The Fairfield Recorder has them confirmed.

Wed
05
Dec

Lawsuits, pleas continue between cities

In case No. CV18334, the City of Fairfield (CoF) filed a plea to the jurisdiction against a lawsuit filed against them by the City of Teague (CoT) back on Sept. 18, which was scheduled to be heard Wednesday, Nov. 28. However, the attorney for the CoT requested a continuance of the case Monday, Nov. 26.

Freestone County's 77th District Court Judge Patrick H. Simmons ruled in favor of the continuance for the CoT and will be heard on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.

Wed
05
Dec

Minor injuries in Teague rollover

A side view of James Barrentine's truck after he overcorrected while traveling on U.S. 84 West in Teague last week.
Photo by Timothy O'Malley

At 5:40 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, 38-year old James Barrentine III, of Teague, found himself facing the opposite direction after a scary ordeal.

Barrentine said, “[My vehicle] rolled three times. I am not sure how I got facing that way. I just closed my eyes and held on.”

Tue
20
Nov

Bobby "Bob" Royce James

Bob James

Bobby “Bob” Royce James

March 25, 1934

November 16, 2018

Tue
20
Nov

Emma Jane Scott

Emma Jane Scott

Emma Jane Scott

March 25, 1923

November 9, 2018

Tue
20
Nov

DAR officials announce local essay winners at meeting

Essay winners (from left) are River Champion, Andrew Lawrence, Vanessa Hernandez, Rene Lehman, and Hannah DeFriend pictured with DAR Regent Nancy McSwane.
Courtesy photo

Five area students were named winners in the Jonathan Hardin Chapter essay contests. Hannah DeFriend, a junior at Groesbeck High School, earned first place in the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. This contest was sponsored by NSDAR and the National Italian American Foundation for students in grades 9-12. The essay theme was “Comparing Ship Technology: The Ships Columbus Used Versus the Ships of Today.” Winning the American History Essay Contest were:

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