Fairfield Recorder

Wed
09
Jan

2-car wreck injures one

Pictured is Tammy Cochran's 2015 Ford Explorer following an accident on FM 27 Thursday, Jan. 3.
Photo by April Walker

One woman was taken via ambulance to a Waco hospital after an accident Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3, in front of Cole’s One Stop on FM 27 West. Patricia Guess, 61, was injured when witnesses say her vehicle hit 45-year-old Tammy Cochran, of Fairfield. Cochran was not seriously injured and Guess was reportedly home from the hospital by midnight, reports show. According to Fairfield Police Department, Cochran was crossing the bridge on FM 27, headed into town in her 2015 Ford Explorer when Guess hit the driver’s side door. “Witnesses said they didn’t know if the van stopped or just didn’t see her,” said Interim Police Chief David Utsey. Guess was driving a 2018 Dodge Ram van and reports show she is from the Spring area.

Wed
09
Jan

Book Bingo winner named, Library plans new year

Fairfield resident Cathy Henry earned a $50 Amazon gift card for winning the library's first Book Bingo game. Henry (right) is pictured with Fairfield Library Director Gary Wiggins.
Photo courtesy of Pat Wiggins

December was a busy month for everyone in town including the folks at the Fairfield Library. We sponsored a logo design contest which ended on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and was won by Fairfield Junior High School student Madysen Farris; continued the Book Bingo which just ended on Thursday, Jan. 3, and was won by Cathy Henry; had a great (freezing) time at our decorated campsite at the Fairfield State Park on Saturday, Dec.  8; hosted an Intro to Excel Adult Technology class on Thursday, Dec. 13; enjoyed Christmas at the Library on Friday, Dec. 14; as well as regularly scheduled Wednesday Story Times with Mary King. We hope that all our friends in the community enjoyed these events as much as we did.

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
19
Dec

Now and Then

December 23, 1943

Wed
05
Dec

Now and Then

December 9, 1943

Wed
28
Nov

Letters to Santa asked

A special North Pole mailbox has been set up in the front foyer of the Fairfield Recorder office to ensure immediate delivery of letters to Santa Claus. Bring your little ones by to drop their letters to Santa!

Letters to Santa Claus are now being accepted at The Fairfield Recorder, 101 E. Commerce in Fairfield, for publication in our annual Christmas issue. Letters from all Freestone County children will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 10, and will be published in our Dec. 20 edition. Letters may be dropped at the office where a special mailbox has been set up in the office entryway for all Freestone County children to hand deliver their letters. For more information, call April Walker at 903-389-3334 or email news@fairfield-recorder.com.

Wed
28
Nov

Marker For Magnolia Landing Dedicated In Anderson County

STEAMBOATS COMING -- Sheriff Charlie Jenkins claims a boats coming, pointing down the river from Magnolia Landing, where one day barges will ply the Trinity River. After the marker dedication, the group wanted to see the landing site. Old Magnolia stood on the high rocky bluff to the left of this scene.
Archive photo

Published in the Fairfield Recorder Nov. 28, 1968

Historic old Magnolia Landing, which harbored flatbottom steamboats on the Trinity River a century ago, will live long in the hearts of Texans now sure that towboats and barges will be plying the river within the next few years.

Governor-elect Preston Smith was the principal speaker at a program in Palestine, Nov. 19, dedicating a historical marker and pointing up things to come with navigation of the river all the way from the Houston Ship Channel to Fort Worth.

Wed
10
Oct

Veterans Day photos wanted

The Fairfield Recorder is recognizing local veterans for our annual Veterans Appreciation section to be published in November. Freestone County residents are encouraged to send in photos of family members who served in any branch of the military, along with name, rank, branch, and years of service. Photos can either be emailed to April Walker at news@fairfield-recorder.com or dropped off at the Recorder office at 101 E. Commerce in Fairfield. The deadline to submit photos is Friday, Oct. 28.

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.

Wed
05
Sep

Eagles beat Rusk in opening game 36-28

Fairfield Eagles lead the way onto Eagle Field Friday night to kick off the fall football season against the Rusk Eagles.
Photo by Shae Garcia

The Fairfield football team is slated to compete against the Brownsboro Bears at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at the Fairfield Eagle Football Stadium. In last week’s Friday night game which kicked off the long-awaited football season, our Eagles won against the Rusk Eagles with a final score of 36-28. “Brownsboro is a good football team,” said Head Coach John Bachtel. “They have two really good running backs, and they play good defense. It will be a great challenge for us as a team.” While Fairfield did make the first touchdown, they would later lose control of the first half and enter halftime with a score of 8-20. “The first half we had the big turnover,” said Bachtel. “They scooped and scored on us. Then we gave up two long touchdown passes.

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