Friday, May 18, 2018
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By Jordan Maciel The Fairfield Junior High EGLZ News team recently entered the Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC) State Broadcast Contest. They competed against 1A through 4A high schools and middle schools across Texas. ILPC is a UIL Academic competition for journalism. The team... + continue reading
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Fairfield students recently penned books as a special project, which are now displayed at the Fairfield Library. Library patrons can scan the QR code on any book to hear the story read in the author's voice or watch a movie based on the book and created by the author. Last week, students brought... + continue reading

Former mayor Roy Hill (right) is pictured swearing in new Mayor Kenny Hughes last Tuesday night at the city council meeting.
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Friday, May 18, 2018
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Mayor Kenny Hughes, Councilman Place 1 James Tyus, and Councilman Place 2 Randy Johnson were sworn in Tuesday night at the city council meeting by former mayor Roy Hill. The council also canvassed the votes from the city election. <a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/Fairfield%... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Country singer songwriter Lyle Lovett stopped by Sam's Restaurant for lunch Tuesday, May 1, and popped in to say hello to the Fairfield Rotary Club during their meeting. Pictured are Landis Bayless, Ron Hunt, Dave Huffman, Lovette, Donna Tyus, Jason Hullum, Lynn Simpson, and Gene Chavers. Photo... + continue reading

Raeanne Rossiaky (left) and Casey Couture (right) were awarded the Community Spirit Award Saturday.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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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... + continue reading

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05/09/2018
“You Don’t Know Me: The Cindy Walker Songbook” is 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... + continue reading
05/09/2018
The Fairfield Police Association is hosting its 2nd Annual Back the Blue BBQ Benefit - this year with a great new project for which to raise funds. The group decided to begin a scholarship fund, named after former city police officer Houston Flowers, and all proceeds will go to this project this... + continue reading

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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.
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05/04/2018 - 0 comment(s)
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... + continue reading

Keisha Woodard spent many hours at the Crossroads Butler Store when she was a child. And now she owns it!
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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,... + continue reading

Jeff Looney (far left) sits with City Attorney Linda Sjogren at the May 1 meeting in which city council members discussed his termination.
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During the executive session April 24, city council members chose to keep Jeff Looney in his position of city administrator; however, within one week a special meeting was called in which he was fired. According to an affidavit to Mayor Roy Hill and City Attorney Linda Sjogren, Looney was... + continue reading

Mayor Kenneth Hughes

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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... + continue reading

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Lady Eagles pitcher Abby Garcia winds up for a pitch.

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The Lady Eagles lost to Gatesville last Friday, April 26, with a relatively low score loss of 5-6. The game was a post-season match at the Gatesville dugouts. Top scorer’s for the Lady Eagles were:... + continue reading

Lady Eagles Rightfielder Carsyn Cox takes down an opponent during their recent game.
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Abby Garcia teaches one camper the correct way to hold the bat.

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Sophomore Bailey Jones, 3rd basemen for the Lady Eagles, attempts a catch during the District games last week.
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Dear editor, This letter is in response to the article, “Both Sides of Annexation.” This issue is not all about annexation. It isn’t about fire hydrants, waste water services, police protection,... + continue reading

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May 13, 1943 Twister Strikes New Providence; Three Injured – A twister swept through the New Providence community, west of Freestone, about 10:30 Monday morning, devastating a strip of three or... + continue reading