Author: Karen Leidy

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 Facebook.com/TeagueChristmasInThePark, 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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Citizens Talk, Council Listens – Proposed 2017 Prop Tax Rate

After thanking Fairfield Council members for their service, business owner Barry Capps (above) asked them each to tell him why they were asking  to raise the tax rate by  nearly 75 percent. “Sixty cents is worse case scenario,” stated Council member Kenny Hughes.  “We will work dilligently to keep that as low as possible.” “We can either cut services or raise taxes,” statesd Council member Joe Lee Kirgan, Jr.  “It’s frustrating.” Judy Moon, owner of Texas 99 KNES, offered the services of the radio station to make the public aware of the situation. However, Moon suggested that the City...

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