Author: Karen Leidy

BTW/JA Brooks Alumni Assoc. 18th Reunion

Purple and Gold took over the streets of downtown Teague, Texas this past weekend, as former students of Booker T. Washington and J.A. Brooks schools took to the streets with a lively parade. There were 4-wheelers, motorcycles, floats and even a tractor. Parade entries represented graduating classes, alumni chapters, and a least one large, boisterous family. Members of the Teague Lions High School Band blasted some excellent tunes during the parade, as well. “Continuing the Generational Legacy of Excellence” was the theme for this year’s gathering. Celebrating their 18th Reunion, the BTW/JA Brooks Alumni Association hosted a three-day event....

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From the Editor: Thanks for Trimming County Expenses

I would like to commend the Freestone County Commissioners Craig Oakes (Pct. 2) and Andy Bonner (Pct. 1) for voting to cut back on travel allowances during a special meeting held last month. Several elected officials, including Commissioners, Constables, Justices of the Peace and the County Judge, each receive a set amount each month, to be used for travel. This amount is the same, regardless of how much they spend on travel related expenses during any given month. This year’s $150 decrease affects Commissioners and Constables.  It does not include Justices of the Peace, at this time. During a previous budget year, County Judge Linda Grant (who cast the tie-breaking vote last month), had voluntarily reduced her allowance after tracking her actual travel time. Other County officials and employees are paid travel through a reimbursement process, after travel expenses have been incurred. As a taxpayer, I appreciate any action taken to trim the county budget.  All of us – citizens, business owners, and government entities – are being challenged in keeping expenses down during a challenging economy. Thank you, Commissioners, for your...

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Show of Wheels Rolls into Town Sept. 9 – Register Now

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR THE 20TH ANNUAL Show of Wheels event is being accepted now. Mark your calendars for September 9th on the courthouse square in Fairfield for vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles. The Bi-Stone Tractor Club will also be showing off their vintage farm equipment. For more information, contact the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce at 903-389-5792. Or, get event info on your phone from the GO FAIRFIELD mobile...

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HUGE Saturday Sale at Fairfield Auto Barn

There were cars, cars, cars at Fairfield Auto Barn this weekend for their Huge Saturday Sale. Join them again this Saturday, August 12 for hotdogs, cold drinks and CASH giveaways. KYYK 98.3 FM will broadcast live. Extended hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Let them make you a great deal on a newer, pre-owned vehicle. (Photos by Karen...

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After Hours Fun at Brenda’s Closet

A light-hearted competition during last week’s Business After Hours event was decided in a “sudden death” match, pitting two newspaper people together, furiously drawing pictorial hints for the word, Cash Mob. Editor Karen Leidy of Freestone County Times led the blue team to victory, earning members a Sonic coupon for a free drink. Business After Hours is a monthly networking event sponsored by Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.  It is held the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The August get-together was hosted by Brenda’s Closet with delicious Tex-Mex food provided by Los Ranchos Bar &...

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