Teague Texas

Wed
17
Oct

DAR awards Good Citizens

Chosen for the DAR's Good Citizens Awards was Jashaughn Hatcher, Fairfield; Ty Stephen Hale, Groesbeck; and Haylee Young, Teague. The students are pictured with DAR Regent Nancy McSwane.
Courtesy photo

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, awarded three area students with this year’s DAR Good Citizens Award at their recent meeting. Taking home $50, a certificate, and a U.S. Constitution Handbook were:

Wed
26
Sep

Teague, Fairfield lawsuit update

The City of Teague, represented by the municipal law firm of Messer, Rockefeller & Fort PLLC, filed a lawsuit against the City of Fairfield Tuesday, Sept. 18 as well as a temporary restraining order against the Fairfield City Council meeting that was to take place that same evening.

This lawsuit has been filed in the District Court of Freestone County 87th Judicial District to be heard by District Court Judge Deborah Oakes Evans.

This suit spells out breaches in a 1990 facilities agreement and 1992 Interlocal Definitive Agreement (IDA) between the cities and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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

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

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.

Wed
29
Aug

New book mentions 2 historic churches

Of the 186 churches in a new book written by William and Mary Pamela Schaefer, Harmony Church in Steward's Mill (pictured) and Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Kirvin were both mentioned.

Two local historic churches were mentioned in a newly published book by Houston residents William and Mary Pamela Schaefer. Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Kirvin and Harmony Church of Stewards Mill each got their own page in the book featuring 186 historic churches throughout Texas.

According to the synopsis, the Schaefer’s have visited and photographed approximately 1,000 historic churches in Texas over the past 10 years.

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church

Wed
29
Aug

Big T donates to area schools

Big T’s Buddies Autism Support Network, together with Golden Circle Special Needs Association, donated a total of $25,000 this year to schools in Freestone, Limestone, Navarro, Leon, and Anderson counties to support the education of children with special needs. Freestone Navarro Bi-County Coop members accepted the donation for their Life Skills Classes. Funds are raised at the annual Big T Memorial event, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8 in Fairfield. Schools receiving money include: Blooming Grove, Buffalo, Cayuga, Centerville, Coolidge, Corsicana, Dawson, Elkhart, Fairfield, Frankston, Frost, Groesbeck, Kerens, Leon, Mexia, Mildred, Neches, Normangee, Oakwood, Palestine, Rice, Slocum, Teague, Westwood, and Wortham.

Wed
29
Aug

Road closed for bridge repair

Construction crews began work on a bridge on County Road 961 near Teague last week. Pct. 4 Commissioner Clyde Ridge is a member of the Highway Bridge Program, sponsored through TxDOT, which helps counties rehabilitate older bridges.
Photo by April Walker

*UPDATE* Commissioner Ridge reported this morning that the road will be reopened either Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. "They've poured the concrete and now we're just waiting for it to dry," said Ridge. 

 

A bridge deemed unsafe by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) engineers is currently being renovated on the southern end of County Road 961 in Precinct 4. Commissioner Clyde Ridge, who is a member of the state’s Highway Bridge Program, is using his road and bridge budget wisely by fixing the older bridges in his area.

“I just feel like if I don’t do it – get the federal money – then someone else will,” said Ridge.

Wed
22
Aug

2 locals win bass tourney

Teague resident Wayne Loven took first place in the Lake Fairfield Tuesday Night Bass Tournament.
Photos by Billy Patterson

Seventeen anglers faced a tough night for fishing during the weekly Lake Fairfield Tuesday Night Bass Tournament held Tuesday, Aug. 14, with only two legal bass were brought to the scales. Fairfield resident Wayne Loven took first place with a 4 pound, 3 ounce bass, while J.D. Hancock, of Teague, grabbed second place with a 3 pound, 14 ounce fish. Loven left with $153 for his top spot finish while Hancock took home $102 for second. Entry fee for the event is $15 per person with 100 percent of the entry fees being paid back to the winning fishermen. Payout on a field of 1-20 entries is 60 percent of the pot for first place and 40 percent for second. If 21 or more anglers participate, the pot is split 50 percent for first, 30 percent for second and 20 percent for third place.

 

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