Fairfield Texas

Wed
31
Oct

We're all mad here: Consumer Science classes host Mad Hatter tea party

By Nereyda Espinoza, FHS junior and Eagle Beat reporter.

Photos contributed by Laura Craddick and Eagle Publications

The modern life often takes away from traditional meal-time customs. Family and consumer science teacher Laura Craddick holds an annual Mad Hatter Tea Party for her classes to just have a “polite conversation” without any technology. 

Craddick’s classes held this year’s Mad Hatter party on October 5. The skills developed for this party will apply to both social and private settings.

Wed
31
Oct

Lady Eagles head to state

Fairfield girls are advancing to the State cross country meet after winning regionals by a mere 50 points last week. The state meet is slated for Saturday, Nov. 3, at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Madison Smith came in second place of the 168 runners. Other placings were:

Wed
31
Oct

TSAC plans A Night at the Races

Pictured are TSAC patrons Amy Evans and Ashlee Daniel, event co-chairs; Kendra Young; Carrie Herren; Nicole and Kenny Hughes; and Beverly Awalt accepting a $500 donation from Incommons Bank Branch Manager Eli Pratt.
Photo by April Walker

There’s still time to get tickets to A Night at the Races, sponsored by Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC), which will benefit TSAC student scholarships and arts programs presented throughout the year in local schools and communities in Freestone County. Men and women are encouraged to sport their fanciest outfits and hats for this event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Twisted Vines. A Style Stakes competition will be held.

Prizes range from $100 to $400, raffles, and silent auction items donated by local businesses, said event co-chair Amy Evans.

Highlights of the evening include video horse races, food, music, and a cash bar. Guests can wager friendly bets on the horses using play money.

Wed
31
Oct

Plans begin for disc golf

Standing at right are Pastor Andrew Weitner and professional disc golfer Casey Wright. The two presented their disc golf plans to the city last week.
Photo by April Walker

Councilmembers gave the go-ahead to a group of local men wanting to design a disc golf course at the city park. Mayor Kenny Hughes told the group to plan the course and bring the design back for council approval at the next meeting.

Andrew Weitner, pastor of New Life Church in Fairfield, and business partner Casey Wright – who also happens to be a professional disc golfer – plan to build a tournament ready 18-hole disc golf course.

The duo explained there are four courses of nine holes or less within 45 minutes of Fairfield, but their dream is to design one that will draw competitions – and, ultimately, revenue – to Fairfield.

Wed
31
Oct

The legacy of Case Robinson

Students and teachers at Fairfield Intermediate School wore their Be Kind T-shirts to kick off the #kindness4case challenge.
Facebook photo

In honor of Case Robinson, Fairfield Intermediate School is challenging each homeroom to make a 100-link kindness chain as part of their Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) project. Robinson, a fifth grader, passed away recently in a tragic ATV accident.

“Case was a respectful, kind, and enthusiastic student,” said FIS Principal Shetonia Scires in an email. “He never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face.”

The school created the RAOK in his honor to spread kindness throughout the school and community. The school created the challenge for students to have something positive on which to focus in the days following Robinson’s death.

Thu
25
Oct

Ghost stories to welcome Halloween

The following stories were found on the Texas Genealogy website for Freestone County. Written by former sheriff Sonny Sessions, the spooky stories are based on tales from residents in Fairfield, Teague, Kirvin, and Donie.

Fairfield ghost tales

Thu
25
Oct

Varsity loses 3 to Mexia

Kailyn Partain gives it her all in the Libero position during last week's three-match game against Mexia. The varsity Lady Eagles fought hard against Mexia, but lost all three sets 27-25, 25-14, and 25-22.

Photo by Shae Garcia

Thu
25
Oct

Hazel M. Grace

Hazel Grace

Hazel M. Grace

April 27, 1926

October 18, 2018

Thu
25
Oct

Clara Marie Childs

Clara Childs

Clara Marie Childs was born June 12, 1926 in Freestone County to Alvin Thomas and Alice Winkler. She married Aubrey Childs on February 5, 1946. They were married a little more than 72 years until Aubrey’s recent passing in June. They had two children: a daughter, Alice May Waldrop, of Fairfield, and a son, Robert “Bobby” Childs, of Teague. Together Marie and Aubrey were very active members of VFW Post #5872 in Fairfield, serving in many different capacities. Marie was very active in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She served as District president, State President and held a National Office. She and Aubrey were dedicated volunteers at the VA Hospital in Marlin. Marie spent much of her life fundraising for cancer aid and research. She was also active in the Buddy Poppy fundraiser that benefitted veterans, their families and other veteran’s programs.

Thu
25
Oct

Early voting begins

Polls opened Monday morning, Oct. 22, for early voting in the November election. Early voting is slated to continue through Friday, Nov. 2, across the county.

Early voting ballots can be placed at the following times and locations:

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