Irregularities with mailin ballot reception for the March 3 primary elections forced a special meeting of Freestone County Commissioners’ Court Monday morning. Freestone County Clerk Linda Jarvis was on hand to answer questions from Commissioners on mail-in ballots being received in the incorrect…
Measuring doorways at the Littlejohn House reproduction at the Freestone County Historical Museum are, l-r, Jim Stanley and Kevin Hester of Campbell Custom Homes. The house is on track to be finished by the end of summer. Photo by Mary Cryer Awalt
A busy week in Freestone County culminates with a March 3 election, featuring several county positions at stake, as well as various Texas state races. Precinct No. 3’s Commissionership is up for grabs, with the victor of Tuesday’s contest taking over for departing Commissioner Michael Daniels, who…
The future of Freestone County emergency management was discussed during the regular meeting of Freestone County Commissioner’s Court on Feb. 19. Commissioners unanimously approved a motion appointing Monte Atchley in an Emergency Management Coordinator position for the county. Atchley will be…
DeQuann McWilliams (#1, above) gathers his shot attempt during Bi-District action against Jasper. The Eagles were victorious, 54-49. Full recap on page six. Photo by Thomas Leffler
Fairfield High School sophomore Rachel Lewis was rewarded for her hard work this week. Lewis was selected Monday as the second-place prize winner among high school students in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) “Take Care of Texas” video contest. Her prize is a $1,500…
Fairfield Intermediate School Birthday Book Club celebrated February birthdays with lunch and birthday snacks in the library this week. These students’ families donated a book to the library in honor of their birthday. The members celebrating this month are-Reese Beaver, Lyndsee Green, Sariah…
A very crowded primary field for Texas Congressional District 17 in the U.S. House of Representatives will be on their toes until Election Day on March 3. The race has become hotly contested after a September 2019 announcement by incumbent Bill Flores, stating he would not seek a sixth…
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 20 established a clemency application specifically for survivors of human trafficking or domestic violence. The application, crafted in coordination with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, includes a section that affords the applicant an opportunity to…
It is the end of February and that means my purple martins should be showing up! In their honor and in honor of my “bird” hobby, I am partially using an old column this week. Here goes: We did rock, paper, scissors, or something a few weeks ago to see who would go out in the rain right before dark…
Competing in a stacked meet at Mabank High School on Feb. 20, the Lady Eagles powerlifting unit captured second place out of 30 competing teams in the Mabank Girls Invitational. The Lady Eagles took 25 points on the day, finishing only behind invitational champion Paris (44 points). Rounding out…
A busy week in Freestone County culminates with a March 3 election, featuring several county…
The future of Freestone County emergency management was discussed during the regular meeting of…
DeQuann McWilliams (#1, above) gathers his shot attempt during Bi-District action against Jasper.…
Irregularities with mailin ballot reception for the March 3 primary elections forced a special meeting of Freestone County Commissioners’ Court Monday morning. Freestone County Clerk Linda Jarvis was on hand to answer questions from Commissioners…
Measuring doorways at the Littlejohn House reproduction at the Freestone County Historical Museum are, l-r, Jim Stanley and Kevin Hester of Campbell Custom…
Fishing Friends, Just two weeks ago, Richland Chambers Lake was almost four foot low, and there were no signs of any major relief from the moderate drought…
The following is a compliation of news items from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife reports. The Power of Love: After a Falls County Sheriff’s Deputy was…

 

 

The Fairfield Lady Eagles got to their destination Friday night, a Regional Quarterfinal, but faced some adversity to get there. After dominating their After…
After inclement weather delayed the beginning of the 2020 Fairfield Tennis campaign, both boys and girls’ competitors took to the court Feb. 20, competing in a…
The 2019-20 Eagles basketball unit has been no stranger to high drama. Throughout the regular season, the team had been involved in six contests decided by…
Frances Joanne Henley went home to Jesus on February 10, 2020 at the age of 78. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at First United Methodist…
Janice Sue (Jan) Allen, 63, of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Fairfield. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. on Feb. 13 at Calvary Baptist…
Our beloved Felipe “Phillip” Gaitan, age 59, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his cherished family on Monday, January 27th at Baylor Scott & White…