Author: Karen Leidy

Jonathan Hardin Chapter Begins New Year

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, met September 13, 2017 at the Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia, Texas. Regent Aleece McBay introduced guest Susan Johnston, Madeline Lively, Glenda Buck, and welcomed all members to our meeting. State Chaplain, Kay Alston informed members about the Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts sponsored by Texas Daughters of the American Revolution. Gift card donations will be accepted for Veterans, Texas Classrooms, and Texas Daughters affected by the flood and storms produced by Hurricane Harvey. Kay Alston, Co-Chairman of Constitution Week noted that it will be observed during the week of September 17-23. Daughters began the observance in 1955 when they petitioned the US congress to dedicate this week each year to commemorate the events that led to the framing of the Constitution. New member Glenda Diane Stark Buck of Teague was inducted into the chapter by Chaplain Ann Bonner Gokey, this brings our chapter membership to 180. We are always excited to welcome new members. Susan Johnston, TXDAR American Heritage Committee Chairman, from the Fort Graham Chapter, gave the program on “Exploring America Through the Arts”. Mrs. Johnston gave a wonderful program telling about the contest and the divisions in each category. This committee was established to preserve our rich American heritage in the fields of arts, sculpture, crafts, drama, literature, fiber arts, and music. She had examples of winners from last year either photographs...

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Almost 150 Teams Compete is FVFD’s First Team Roping Event

Almost 150 teams came out to compete in Fairfield VFD’s first Team Roping event on Saturday, September 16, 2017. According to firefighter Chandler Baggerly, the numbers are still being tallied, but the benefit drew in about $6,000 in sponsorships. Proceeds will be used for an equipment purchase for the Fairfield Fire Department. Spin Edwards was the high-point overall Saddle Winner. Additional winners are as follows: #9 (88 teams competing) –First Place ($1,000 cash prize): William Lindsey and Spin Edwards –Second Place ($800 cash): Alex Edwards and T.J. Bates –Third Place ($500): Brett Duke and Spin Edwards –Fourth Place ($300):...

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BBQ Sandwich Fundraiser This Friday to Benefit Teague Christmas Committee

Friday, September 22nd, a BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich fundraiser will be held downtown at the Farmers Market, just off Main Street in Teague. All funds raised go towards the committee’s ultimate goal of expanding Christmas lighting in the Teague City Park, as well as towards special planned events. Regular updates to the committee’s plans may also be found on our Facebook page at, or by searching Facebook for “Teague Christmas in the Park”. In addition to expanding the electrical reach of the displays, the committee, which has grown from two members in 2016 to 10 members this year, anticipates decorating each tree in the park with individual business and donor sponsorships. To that end, the committee is both actively seeking businesses and individuals who would like to sponsor a display or lighted tree, as well as actively seeking donations of new or gently-used Christmas lights and displays. All interested persons please feel free to contact Charles Gregory at 254-739-5010, and lights and display donations may be dropped off in Teague at the Pharmacy Plus, right off Main...

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Drivers Race to Put Out Fire on Interstate 45 South

Using a small fire extinguisher, a case of bottled water, washer fluid and a pizza box, a random group of strangers successfully put out a grass fire on Interstate 45, just south of Streetman. “It was amazing to watch how this random group of people – strangers to one another – worked together, to put that fire out,” says a reader of The “Times.” Reportedly, five civilian vehicles pulled over, beginning with the driver of an 18-wheeler, who used his small fire extinguisher, on jug of water, and windshield cleaner to get a start on putting the fire out....

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Vote for Your Favorite Vintage Vehicle at the 20th Annual Show of Wheels

People’s Choice Award Sponsored by Aztec Express   BE SURE TO CAST YOUR VOTE for the People’s Choice Award trophy during Fairfield’s 20th Annual Show of Wheels this Saturday, September 9, 2017. Sponsored by Jerry Dotson and Barbara Dotson of Aztec Lube & Tire, the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD is, perhaps, the most coveted trophy by enthusiasts of vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles. The event offers over $1,000 in cash prizes, trophies, and plaques. Cost to enter is $25 per vehicle, with thirty-seven different classes. This year’s Show of Wheels will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the Freestone County Courthouse square. There will be food vendors, live music by the Route 66 Band, and plenty of shade. (Photos by Karen...

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