Author: Karen Leidy

Winners Announced in First Mobile App Photo Contest

Winners have been selected in the Fair & Rodeo photo contest hosted by the GO FAIRFIELD mobile app. Congratulations to our Grand Prize winners Amanda Newman and Heather Hawkins. Also awarded prizes were Marla Lookabill, Holly Roberson and Demar Hill. Look for all the winning photographs in next week’s edition of the Freestone County Times. Prizes were sponsored by Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards, Freestone County Raceway, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and KRVF 106.9 FM The Ranch. Thank you to our judges from Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, the City of Fairfield and Texas 99.1 FM KNES Radio. GO...

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Dogan Alumni Unveiling for Historical Marker

The Dogan Alumni Association cordially invites everyone to the Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony in recognition of Dogan High School on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Dogan Campus in Fairfield, Texas. The Dogan campus was awarded a subject matter marker by the Texas Historical Commission in July 2016. The marker was installed on April 3, 2017. Dogan Alumni Association is excited about this historical recognition which expresses the importance of the Dogan school to the community and all who taught and attended as a whole.  The marker will be a permanent fixture on the Dogan campus. This event is being held in conjunction with the 15th Dogan Alumni Reunion being held July 7-9,...

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Fire Department Supporters Storm June 13th Council Meeting

It was standing room only as friends, family and neighbors attended last week’s City Council meeting in Fairfield on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The burning question:  Why air packs for the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department — a $152,000 project green lighted by Council 15 weeks ago — had not been delivered upon. “Actions speak louder than words.  Your actions show me nothing,” stated Assistant Fire Chief Jeffery Price, reading a previously written statement. Price went on to say that he had lost respect for members of the council, though he quickly stated that this did not apply to newly...

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Spirit of Freestone Trophy Changes Hands

  Grand Marshalls for the 2017 Freestone County Fair & Rodeo parade were Patricia and Tommy Robinson. Natives of Fairfield, this couple grew up, like many of us, active in 4-H and FFA, and sports.  Tommy served in the Navy, and spent over 35 years working with the kids of Freestone County.  Patricia served more than 10 years on the County Fair board, as well.  There is no place else they would rather be.  Best Dressed Cowboy is 5-year-old Hunter Isaacs, son of Shonda and Scott Isaacs of Fairfield. Best Dressed Cowgirl is 2-year-old Briley Hall, daughter of Brittany...

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County Fair Week Still Going Strong

It’s County Fair Week! Home & Garden Show projects have been judged, and are on display now at the W.L. Moody Reunions Grounds. Pushwater opened the week with a live performance Monday evening under the pavilion, pint-sized cowboys and cowgirls competed in the Stick Bull and Barrel Race in the Ike Carden Arena, and the kick-off parade through downtown Fairfield got it all started with this year’s theme:  “Take the Plunge, Kick up your heels and get Ready to Rock!” As this week’s edition was being delivered to newsstands, the Go-Texan Washers / Horseshoe tournament is underway, and the...

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