Fairfield Recorder

Wed
06
Feb

Mexia edges Eagles on last-second shot

Fairfield Eagle Jaise Oliver drives in for a layup in a game against Mexia earlier this year. Oliver scored nine points in a 50-49 loss to Mexia on Friday night.
Photo by Skip Leon

Mexia scored with seven seconds left and dealt Fairfield a heartbreaking 50-49 loss in a District 19-4A game at Mexia on Friday night.

The teams battled back and forth in a see-saw fourth quarter. Fairfield’s Devin Cunningham sank a free throw with 37 seconds left to snap a tie and give the Eagles a 49-48 advantage.

Mexia called a timeout following the basket. The Blackcats missed a shot that would have put them ahead with 18 seconds left. Both teams fought for the rebound and the ball went out of bounds off Fairfield as Mexia retained possession.

Wed
06
Feb

Lady Eagles beat Mexia for 7th district win

Fairfield’s Braiden Bossier, 34, tries to block a shot during a game against Mexia earlier this season as the Lady Eagles’ Jada Clark, 2, looks on. Fairfield beat Mexia for the second time this season Friday night to remain unbeaten in district play.
Photo by Skip Leon

The Fairfield girls’ basketball team won its seventh consecutive District 19-4A game Friday night with a 53-47 triumph at Mexia.

The victory improved the Lady Eagles’ record to 7-0 in district. They had already clinched the district championship and went for a sweep of district play Tuesday when they hosted Madisonville.

The Lady Eagles used a 12-0 run in the first quarter to take a 16-6 advantage at the first break.

However, Mexia battled back throughout the game and took the lead early in the fourth quarter.

Wed
30
Jan

Now and Then

The first winners of an RCA Victor Portable Color TV set is the E.M. Bowers Family. L to R are wife, Janie; daughter, Caroline, and E.M. Bowers. The prize had a special significance because - as Janie said - "it came to us just before Christmas, and just before my birthday, and just before our 61st wedding anniversary." Fairfield winners was Warren D. Awalt Family.
Recorder archive photo

January 30, 1930

Old Citizen Of Streetman Passes – U.F. Roberts, aged 78, long time resident of the northern part of the county, died Saturday. Burial was in the Birdston Cemetery Sunday, the Rev. W.H. Day officiating. Deceased is survived by his widow, eight sons and two daughters: Ben Roberts, Evansville, Ind.; Bark Roberts, McQueen, Okla.; Jack Roberts, Clovis, N.M.; Joe Roberts, Roswell, N.M.; Aubrey Roberts, Dallas; Sam Roberts, Dallas; Lish Roberts, Corsicana; Mrs. Eleanor Sibles and Mrs. Alice Sims, Dallas.

Thu
24
Jan

Now and Then

January 23, 1930

Embezzlement Case In 77th Court Delayed – The O.P. Arrington embezzlement case which was docketed to start at Groesbeck, has been delayed on agreement of the counsel. Arrington, a prominent official in Mexia, was indicted some months ago on a charge of embezzling school funds.

Child Dies Of Bright’s Disease – Alford, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Hagen, died of Bright’s Disease at the home of the family near Steward’s Mill, Saturday. Burial was in the Dew Cemetery, Sunday.

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.

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