Property owners in Freestone county protested their taxable values at a rate triple the usual amount, meaning the amount of certified taxable values released recently to taxing entities is not as precise as in previous years. This year’s release of numbers was unique because as of certification on…
With the return to campus only two weeks away, Fairfield ISD continues to prepare for students in both virtual and in-person classrooms, with scores of new safety and sanitation procedures to learn and perfect before August 19. Teachers officially go back to campus Thursday for two weeks of…
Freestone County Commissioners continued their discussion on the county’s 2020- 21 Fiscal Year budget this past week, with a proposed budget available to view on the county’s website. The proposed budget, for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2021, is based on a tax rate of .393751 per $100…
A back-to-school plan for Wortham is in place for their return to school on August 13, and parents have been tasked with choosing between on-campus learning or virtual/remote learning. School districts have been busy developing plans to begin instruction under conditions caused by COVID-19, and…
The Fairfield High School Eagles football squad went back to practice Monday, taking part in an afternoon session while fighting temperatures in the 90s. For more photos, see Page 5. Photo by Thomas Leffler
Editor’s Note: All events are subject to change amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Blood Drive: Carter BloodCare will be hosting a Blood Drive for local residents on Thursday, August 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carter BloodCare Bus at Freestone Medical Center. To honor social distancing,…
A high-speed chase over the weekend involving the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfield Police Department, Wortham Police Department and Leon County Sheriff’s Office led to several charges against a reckless driver. On Saturday, a theft at a gas station in Dew prompted officers to follow…
Mrs. Irene Marie Carroll Slaughter, 88, passed on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield. Her visitation and funeral services will be held Saturday at the Fairfield High School auditorium at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will start from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.…
Leta Marie (Cannon) Richardson, 98, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Fairfield. Private family services were held July 30 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Skinner officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark Chavers, Gene Chavers, H. J.…
Thank you for all the well wishes after my first “Capital Highlights” column last week. I also appreciate the emails suggesting topics of high interest. Agriculture, oil, education and health care top the list so far, but please keep the conversation going about what’s happening in your corner of…
Road quality has always been a consistent issue throughout America, but the Lone Star State seems to have a leg up on its fellow states in road upkeep. This bears out in a new study by CoPilot that analyzes road quality statistics from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). The study used the…
Freestone County Commissioners continued their discussion on the county’s 2020- 21 Fiscal Year…
A back-to-school plan for Wortham is in place for their return to school on August 13, and parents…
The Fairfield High School Eagles football squad went back to practice Monday, taking part in an…
Property owners in Freestone county protested their taxable values at a rate triple the usual amount, meaning the amount of certified taxable values released recently to taxing entities is not as precise as in previous years. This year’s release of…
Here’s a spin on an old rhetorical question for you. If a life-threatening disease falls in the forest, does it make a sound? The answer is yes, but it…
Three white peacemakers nervously waited for the Comanche council to decide whether they lived or died on Aug. 10, 1843. Making amends with the western tribes…
Texas A&M University’s maritime academy is closer than any time in the past 15 years to being able to dock a training ship in Galveston. The yet-to-be-…

 

 

With the University Scholastic League (UIL) setting the guidelines for the upcoming fall sports season, Fairfield programs have begun to move into their 2020…
The Eagles of Fairfield High School and Fairfield Junior High School took to the practice fields Monday for their first sessions of the 2020 season. The FHS…
The Fairfield Eagles football schedule for 2020 underwent several revisions this past week after a meeting of the District Executive Committee for District 8-…
Leta Marie (Cannon) Richardson, 98, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Fairfield. Private family services were held July 30 at Capps Memorial…
Mrs. Irene Marie Carroll Slaughter, 88, passed on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield. Her visitation and funeral services will be…
James Lew Terry, also known as Papa Jim, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on…