Fairfield Texas

Wed
13
Feb

Election filings underway

Although the county has no election this year, city council and school board are gearing up for early voting in April as each have three seats open.

Up for council re-election are Place 3 Keith Daniels, Place 4 Landis Bayless, and Place 5 Jason Bosley. Although election packets have been picked up for city council, none were turned in by presstime Tuesday.

The deadline to apply for the election is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15.

FISD Interim Superintendent Tony Price reported three places up for election on the school board, for which one application has been submitted

Wed
13
Feb

6 teams move forward in Iron Chef

50 Shades of Food was just one of the teams moving forward in this week's Iron Chef competition.
Photo courtesy of Laura Craddick

Six teams are moving forward in the first annual Iron Chef competition at Fairfield High School after competing against other class periods last week in the appetizers round. Judging this event are nine community members. During the first round of cooking, the winning teams created various appetizers based on the mystery ingredient, which was avocado.

Moving on to the next round and their winning dish are:

Wed
13
Feb

Hughes reads to 3rd grade

Fairfield Mayor Kenny Hughes took time to pose with third graders after reading them a book last week.
Photo by April Walker

Mayor Kenny Hughes read to Fairfield third graders last Friday as part of the school’s mystery guest program. In honor of Black History Month, Hughes entertained students with a reading of As Good As Anybody by Richard Michelson.

The story follows Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr. on their quest for civil rights for all people. Hughes explained the significance of Black History Month to students and discussed key figures named throughout the book.

During each reading, students are given a list

Wed
13
Feb

Barn Stop joins CoC

Joining Pinky Walia is (from left) Candice Ford, Fairfield Nursing & Rehab; Brenda Finley, Brenda’s Closet; Mary Anne Masiel, FISD; Ashley DeVillier, chamber administrative assistant; Pinky Walia; Brenda Pate, chamber executive administrator; Eli Pratt, Incommons Bank; and Adriana Izquierdo, Barn Stop.
Photo by April Walker

After owning the Barn Stop for nine years, Jolly and Pinky Walia joined the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting last Friday. The Walia’s own two other convenience stores in Fairfield: the Short Stop and the newly-renovated Jolly’s. The Barn Stop offers a variety of food dishes, including catfish, burgers, burritos, and more. Barn Stop, 440 E. Commerce in Fairfield, is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call in your order at 903-389-5511.

Wed
13
Feb

National Signing Day

Signing with local colleges for National Signing Day Feb. 6 were (from left) Jaise Oliver, University of Tulsa; Joshua Arrington, McPherson College; JaShaughn Hatcher, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; and Kameron Ransom, Tyler Junior College.
Photo by Shae Garcia

 

Four student athletes at Fairfield High School celebrated the next phase of their lives by signing with their chosen college last week in front of friends, family, and mentors for National Signing Day. Jaise Oliver, Joshua Arrington, Kameron Ransom, and JaShaughn Hatcher each signed football scholarships Wednesday, Feb. 6. The player’s respective colleges and positions are:

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Wed
06
Feb

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
06
Feb

D.A. Bonner

D.A. Bonner

D.A. Bonner

March 17, 1930

February 1, 2019

Wed
06
Feb

Council canceled

The Jan. 30 noon meeting of Fairfield City Council was canceled approximately 20 minutes after it began because no quorum was present. According to the Texas Municipal League (TML), a quorum is three or more members of the council. The council met again Tuesday, Feb. 5, to hire officer Markeisha Cox for the police department. “Due to the flu and other commitments, we were not able to secure a quorum for last Wednesday’s meeting,” City Administrator

Wed
06
Feb

Cole's named Business of Month

Cole's BBQ owners Megan and Ben Cooper smile in front of the license plates - all from Texas - and huge selection of jams and jellies, vegetables, salsas, and more.
Photo by April Walker

Cole’s BBQ has been named February’s Business of the Month by Fairfield Chamber of Commerce officials. Ben Cooper purchased the existing store in September 2016 from Mark and Irene Cole. Mark’s father, Monte, opened the barbecue joint more than 30 years ago. Cooper still uses the recipes – handwritten by Monte – for his side dishes and famous barbecue sauce.

The restaurant serves a typical barbecue menu with a few twists on old favorites.

“Our most popular dish right now is the brisket grilled cheese,” said Cooper.

Wed
06
Feb

Lone finalist chosen

A lone finalist has been named for the Fairfield ISD superintendent position. The district has been advertising this since late 2018. Dr. Jason Adams has a state-mandated 21-day waiting period before he can officially be hired in Fairfield. He is currently the superintendent of North Lamar ISD in Paris and his career spans more than 22 years with stops in Madisonville, Huntington, Kerens, and Paris. He has served these districts in the capacity as teacher, coach, high school principal, and superintendent. Dr. Adams received his bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University, and completed his doctorate at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Adams, along with his wife, Crystal, and son, Kolby, are excited about becoming active members of the Eagle

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