Laura Lindsey and Triston McAlpine

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Faith Academy of Freestone announced their first trimester honor roll recipients, as well as awards given for honorable character. Laura Lindsey and Triston McAlpine were chosen for the Honorable Character Award for showing Christ-like character qualities. <a href="http://www.etypeservices.... + continue reading

Bella Voce members Joanna Fritz, Cathy Kjellson, and Janet Martin.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Renowned local trio, Bella Voce, is known for their delicate harmonies and wide variety of musical styles – including '50s and '60s favorites, patriotic and gospel. But this month, most of their performances are, for good reason, Christmas-inspired. Southern Oaks subdivision is presenting a... + continue reading
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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It was a night of great singing and performances Sunday as Calvary Baptist Church's children's choir presented the musical “The Colors of Christmas.” The talented young singers and actors explained the meaning of the red, white, blue, green, and brown colors associated with Christmas. The group... + continue reading

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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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.” Barrentine was driving... + continue reading

Kenny Bulger sits in his near-empty office at the Fairfield Police Department on his official last day, Friday, Nov. 30.
Photo by April Walker

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Police Chief Kenny Bulger ended an 11-year career with the Fairfield Police Department last week. The career lawman had been with the department since Sept. 1, 2007, when he retired from service with the Department of Public Safety as a state trooper. <a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/... + continue reading

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12/05/2018
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... + continue reading
12/05/2018
After finding a small discrepancy between the number of total ballots cast and the number of provisional, or paper, ballots while canvassing, County Judge Linda Grant asked County Clerk Linda Jarvis to have a representative call the court. Jarvis said the ballot board manually tallied the... + 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.
Photo by April Walker

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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

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!

11/28/2018 - 0 comment(s)
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... + continue reading
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Lots of little turkeys filled the halls of Fairfield Elementary School during the pre-k's annual Thanksgiving parade. Students designed their own turkey outfits and paraded through each hallway with balloons prior to their holiday break. Facebook photo + continue reading

A young boy smiles as he tells Santa Claus his Christmas wishlist during the Fairfield Library's first Christmas at the Library event in 2017.
Photo by April Walker

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We would be out of order if we didn’t mention the library has been having a logo contest, which ends Tuesday, Dec. 4, for a Fairfield Library logo. Previously announced on the library’s Facebook page, a $50 Amazon card will be given to the creator of the design judged most appropriate by the... + continue reading

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Justin Abram attempts to stop a Gilmer Buckeye during Friday night's game, which the Eagles lost 24-14 in Round 2 of the playoffs.
Photo by Shae Garcia

11/28/2018 - 0 comment(s)
After a final loss of 24-14 in Round 2 of the District 4A playoffs against the Gilmer Buckeyes, the Fairfield Eagles are moving on to other things. Next season the Eagles will lose almost half of... + continue reading

Eagles Head Coach John Bachtel cheers as his team recovers a fumble during last week's game against the Salado Eagles.
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Eagles quarterback Chad Rushin hits the end zone for a two-point conversion with several Connally Cougar's hot on his trail during Friday night's Homecoming game.
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Dear editor, My uncle is head of the family, and we are blessed to have a very large ranch and have had it for several generations, fighting off Comanche’s, Mexican bandits, outlaws, rustlers, etc... + continue reading

History

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December 9, 1943 Teague Banker Dies In Dallas Hospital Wednesday – Robert F. Riley of Teague died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He had been ill for some time with a heart... + continue reading

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.
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Lurline (Chavers) Tisdale is pictured next to the historic 1904 piano which spent most of its existence at the historic Post Oak Baptist Church.
Photo courtesy of Linda Mullen

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