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Election Results: All Propositions Approved

All seven propositions on the ballot were approved during last week’s election on November 7, 2017. Amendments approved to the Texas Constitution include the following: –Prop. 1 – Broadening the scope of homestead ad valorem tax exemption for disabled veterans, and their spouses. (85.99% in favor) –Prop. 2 – Prescribing conditions, fees, refinancing options, and eligibility for home equity loans. (68.61% in favor) –Prop. 3 – Limiting the service of certain gubernatorial appointees after expiration of term. (83.14% in favor) –Prop. 4 – Relating to notice requirements to Attorney General regarding challenge to constitutionality. (64.34% in favor) –Prop. 5 – Permitting additional professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct raffles. (60.34% in favor) –Prop. 6 – Providing homestead exemption for deceased (line of duty) first responder’s surviving spouse. (84.62% in favor) –Prop. 7 – Permitting financial institutions to award random prizes to customers to encourage saving. (59.67% in...

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Freestone Co. Courthouse News – Oct. 2017

Indictments October 25, 2017 Grand Jury  –Tyler Eudey, 24, W/F, New Caney, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Between 1 and 4 Grams, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 06-29-17 –Tucker Groom, 21, W/M, Eustace, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Between 1 and 4 Grams, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 07-14-17 –Quatavia Butler, 25, B/F, Houston, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Between 1 and 4 Grams, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 07-13-17 –Francisco Alvarez, 19, H/M, Dallas, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Less than 1 Gram, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 08-24-17 –Jonathan...

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William Pete Kirven

The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. William (Pete) Kirven at his residence in Coolidge, Texas among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Friday, November 10, 2011 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Moore’s Angelic Chapel.  A Prayer Service was held Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the chapel with the family present. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 500 East Carthage Street, Mexia, Texas, with Pastor Henry Chambers, Jr. officiating.  Interment followed in the Sandy Creek Cemetery, Coolidge, Texas with Military Funeral Honors. Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home of Teague, Texas is serving the Kirven Family. William (Pete) Kirven was the first of 13 children born to Moses Kirven and Vicy Beachurn Kirven. He   was born September 22, 1943 in Limestone County, Coolidge, Texas. Pete attended Oak Hill, Echols, Woodland, and Coolidge School during his school years. He furthered his education at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. After returning from active duty from the U.S. Army, he attended Paul Quinn College and earned a Certification in Social Work. He went further to achieve a Master’s degree in Social Work from Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age. He joined Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Sandy Community, Coolidge, Texas.  He   met...

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Helyn Greene Aguillard

Helyn (Greene) Aguillard died at the age of 97 at the Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfield, Texas on November 12, 2017. Mrs. Harry, as she was belovedly known by friends, was born on February 22, 1920 to Rev. Farley and Mrs. Victoria Greene in Dry Creek, Louisiana.  Her father was a country Baptist preacher throughout Beauregard, Vernon, Calcasieu, and Allen parishes for over 50 years. Helyn rode a horse to a one room school house, Shady Grove School near DeRidder until she began high school at DeRidder High where she graduated in 1936. From there, she went on to Louisiana College in 1936 where she would meet her future husband, Harry Aguillard, who was an all-sports athlete from Basile. Helyn graduated as Mrs. Harry Aguillard in 1940 with degrees in English, Spanish, and physical education.  Harry graduated in 1939 and taught on the faculty while his new bride, Helyn, finished school there. She and Harry then moved to Basile where they began and operated a dairy while both also taught school at Basile High School.  Harry milked the cows, and Helyn washed and bottled the milk before they walked to school together each day where she taught first grade and Harry taught high school mathematics. Helyn was born into a “pioneer” family and lived through ten decades of American history as a teacher, farmer, philanthropist, gourmet cook,...

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Rotary Welcomes Ag Extension Agent

FREESTONE COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT ERIN DAVIS (center) was the speaker at the Fairfield Rotary Club Meeting on Tuesday, November 7th. She explained how the county extension office serves the county and what services are provided. Welcoming her are Rotarians David Huffman (left) and Jason Hullum (right). (Submitted...

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