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Local boy gets big movie role

When Wortham’s Luke Winters, then 10, and his father, Shane, heard last summer about an open-casting call in Waco for boys to be in a movie they were intrigued enough to go, but did not have much hope that Luke would actually get a part.

That was in late August 2017, during the time Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, and they were already planning to go to Waco the day of the audition. 

“We got up early that morning, and it was raining out,” Shane said, “and I told the kids, ‘Hey, do you want to have some fun?’ So we ran to Waco, went to the hotel and we were one of the first ones there.”

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15
Aug

Commissioners face budget

Commissioners continue to work on their budget, facing tough decisions such as department raises, travel allowances, and the upcoming capital murder trial. A public hearing was held on the tax rate at the Aug. 8 meeting. The court has budgeted $700,000 for the capital murder trial and it seems the trial may run upwards of $1 million.

Commissioners have proposed a two cent tax increase of 0.35947 cents per $100 valuation; the current tax rate is 0.339. Commissioners voted on the tax rate at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16.

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15
Aug

A mission of mercy and love

On approximately 140 acres of beautiful ranch land on the outskirts of Teague, live 19 horses, two mules, 11 donkeys, two llamas and a host of dogs, cows, goats and pigs.

The Hoof Prints and Paw Prints Rescue and Sanctuary is home to animals that have been abused or abandoned for the last year and a half.

Mary Crisp and her daughters Elizabeth Bourassa and Bella Lopez make sure the animals are taken care of and happy.

Wed
15
Aug

Locals' grandson wins 6th in world rowing event

From left are teammates Zac von Appen, Kane Grant, Alexander Clarke, and Fraser Pensini rowing in the 2018 Under 23 World Rowing Championship in Poland.
Photo by ‘Copyright Rowing Australia’

Fraser Pensini, grandson of Burt and Janie Richards of Fairfield, recently represented Australia in the 2018 Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland July 25-29. Fraser occupied the bow seat in the Men’s Coxed Four that earned a place in the A Final finishing sixth in the world. Fraser was introduced to rowing in high school, which he continued while attending university. Inspired by the Australian Rowing team in the 2012 London Olympics, Fraser set his sights on one day rowing for Australia. Fraser completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Western Australia in Perth in 2017. Fraser took 2018 off to concentrate on rowing which proved extremely fruitful. He plans to begin studying medicine in 2019 in Perth to fulfil his dream of becoming a rural doctor.

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15
Aug

Farmers State Bank welcomes Moller

Farmer’s State Bank recently welcomed Kevin Moller as their new AVP/Branch Operations Manager/Lender. Moller is a member of the Fairfield Rotary Club and Fairfield Lions Club. Born and raised in Ft. Worth, Moller has lived in Fairfield for the last 15 years with his wife, Carol. The couple has two children and two grandchildren. He has been in banking for 44 years, with the last 39 in rural banking. Moller is a military veteran, serving in the Army from 1972-1975. He is also a former director with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and Trinity Star Arts Council, and a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Moller enjoys golfing and community service.

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Wed
15
Aug

Low-Frequency noise: A problem no one pays attention to

Charles Morgan met with Gov. Abbott in Leona at the Leona General Store on Aug. 8. While there he had an opportunity to express his concern, regarding House Bill 1818, to question the decision why the Railroad Commission did not include noise in the Strategic Plan required by HB 1818.
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Teague resident and former professional engineer, Charles Morgan, spoke with Texas Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday, Aug. 8 regarding House Bill 1818. Morgan questioned the decision to not include noise in the Strategic Plan required by HB 1818.

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15
Aug

Oilfield thefts end in arrest

Michael Allison

After a four month investigation, a Freestone County man has been arrested for oilfield thefts. Reports show that Michael Allen Allison, 47, was arrested by Freestone County Deputy John Steele at Limestone County Jail on Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Wed
08
Aug

CoF budget workshops begin

After many problems with the current air conditioning unit, the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department will finally feel some cool air in the station. During a short meeting Wednesday, Aug. 1, Fairfield council members officially approved a bid from Wortham A/C for $4,695 to replace the air conditioning unit for the FVFD Fire Station. “Last Saturday the unit went out completely,” FVFD Fire Chief Mike Foree said. “We had a fire and came back to a station house with no air conditioning.”

Wed
08
Aug

Locals sue fair board

A horrific accident is the subject of a lawsuit against the Freestone County Fair Association, which headed to a hearing at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, in the 77th District Court of Judge Patrick Simmons. In this hearing a trial date will be set.

Vicki and Charles Allred, of Fairfield, are suing the association and rodeo company after Vicki sustained a life-threatening injury while barrel racing in June 2017. Because of this injury Vicki is now a tetraplegic, also known as quadriplegia, which is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso.

Documents say Vicki now requires round-the-clock medical care, and is at high risk of complications.

Wed
08
Aug

Fairfield family wins shopping spree

LUFKIN – Who says grocery shopping isn’t fun? Just ask Antonia Slaughter. Slaughter won a free shopping spree at her Fairfield Brookshire Brothers. It’s all part of the grocer’s CELEBRATE Summer Rewards program. Brookshire Brothers is drawing a winner every two weeks to take part in a one-minute shopping spree. Slaughter joins customers from Trinity, Giddings, and Huntington who have gotten to fill up their grocery cart for ‘free’ thanks to their community grocer. On Thursday, Aug. 2, Slaughter had one minute, with music blasting across the store, to fill up her buggy. She opted for the high ticket items – like meat. Store Director Brian Ingram was cheering her on. “Everybody needs to sign up to Celebrate,” says Ingram.

 

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