Freestone County Texas

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21
Jun

Vera Richardson Burrell

Vera Richardson Burrell

Vera Richardson Burrell

September 14, 1925

May 23, 2018

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21
Jun

Edith Gillen

Edith Gillen

Edith Gillen

November 23, 1923

June 11, 2018

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21
Jun

I-45 wreck yields no injuries

A two-vehicle accident was responsible for closing the interstate last Thursday, June 14, in Freestone County. The roadway was closed for hours, with traffic being rerouted to Texas 75 and Fairfield Police Department busy directing the flow through Fairfield.

No injuries were reported and both accident victims refused treatment. Howard Lee, 43, was traveling northbound on I-45 in an 18-wheeler when he reportedly changed lanes and struck a 2003 Toyota Camry, driven by Dallas resident Jordyn Johnson.

According to reports, when Lee switched lanes

 

Thu
21
Jun

89th annual Teague rodeo planned

Teague's Fourth of July UPRA-CPRA Rodeo is celebrating its 89th year June 28-30. The Teague Fourth of July Rodeo and Rodeo Parade will begin on Thursday, June 28. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. with the parade starting at 6 p.m. The rodeo parade will come down Main Street and march their way to the rodeo grounds.

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Thu
21
Jun

FHS grad earns degree

Valerie McCeig, 1998 Fairfield High School graduate, recently earned her nursing degree and accepted a position with an Ohio hospital.
Courtesy photo

A 1998 Fairfield High School graduate, Valerie McCeig served five years of service in the United States Navy during the brink of the war in Afghanistan. McCeig’s aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman was the first to send bombing planes in counter-attack efforts after September 11 to dismantle al-Qaeda and remove the Taliban from power, making McCeig’s service to the United States a transformative stepping stone to her future.

Thu
21
Jun

FHS graduates gather for 60th reunion

From left are classmates John Sanders, Wanda Sanders, Mary Jane Alexander, Preston Bonner, June Slagle, Joe Neal Baker, Emma Jean Vande Streek, Jeanette LaFrentz, and Buddy Aultman.
Photo courtesy of Emma Jean Vande Streek

The graduating class of 1958 celebrated the 60th anniversary of its graduation on April 7. The group met for lunch at Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield, and traveled out to Chambers Creek Reservoir to the lake house of Mary Jane Alexander’s great-niece.

There they spent an afternoon of coffee and conversation. Attending classmates included Joe Neal Baker; Jeanette (Davis) LaFrentz and husband, Ralph; Preston Bonner; Mary Jane (Anderson) Alexander and husband, Phil; Buddy Aultman and wife, Jeanette; Emma Jean (Ivy) Vande Streek and husband, Wayne; June (Bray) Slagle and husband, Peter; Felicia (Speed) Lemons with sister, Margie (Speed) Carrigan; and Wanda (York) Sanders and husband, John Sanders, both from our class.

Thu
21
Jun

Let it reign

The "old" and the "new" pose together after the crowning last Tuesday night. Miss Freestone 2018 Emi Bonner, Miss Freestone 2017 Peyton Daniel, Miss Teen Freestone 2017 Morgan Coleman, and Miss Teen Freestone 2018 Kennedee Stroade.

Photo by Ashlyn Garcia

Thu
21
Jun

Exhibitors rack up blue ribbons at Home & Garden Show

Pictured are the winners of the Freestone County Home & Garden event. Exhibits included photography, artwork, food, quilts, and more. Winning the prestigious Go Texan award for quilting was Carolyn Hughes. Her husband, Pete, was awarded the Best in Division ribbon, as well as first place in the quilting category. From left, Breckyn Waggener with her handmade top; Carolyn Hughes with her Go Texan quilt; Chloe Cook with her baked goods; Olivia Robinson with her food preserves; and Avi Hughes with her painting. Winners not pictured were Barbara Carter, Heather Pope, and Kylie Reed.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
21
Jun

More than $500K netted in livestock sale Saturday

Fairfield FFA member Logan Todd poses with his grand champion market steer and buyers NIP Ranch, who purchased the animal for $14,000 at Saturday's livestock sale.
Photo by Tim O'Malley

The weather cooperated this year for the annual livestock sale held Saturday for Freestone County youth and buyers who came to support them. Gross purchases totaled $385,425 with an additional $120,000 in add-ons for the event, bringing the days total to $505,425.

Logan Todd once again sold his grand champion market steer – weighing in at 1,317 pounds – to NIP Ranch for $14,500.

NIP Ranch is owned by Nadine and Ivy Phillips, of Fairfield. The ranch also purchased his steer last year for about the same price. Todd is a junior at Fairfield High School and a member of Fairfield FFA.

Fri
08
Jun

Local man rides to fight kids' cancer

Hugh Thornburg, of Freestone County, takes part in the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for children's cancer research.
Courtesy photo

Freestone County resident Hugh Thornburg has taken the Great Cycle Challenge and will be biking 200 miles during the month of June. What began as just a way to stay fit, bicycling became a passion and has now turned into a way to help kids across the country.

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