Author: Karen Leidy

New e-Edition Online Now!

Subscribers, Email Today to Access Your News First The new e-Edition for Freestone County Times is now available. Subscribers are encouraged to obtain their online password by sending an email request to subscriptions@freestonecountytimes.com Annual subscription to your favorite hometown newspaper is only $32 per year. Subscription includes a print edition sent to your mailbox each week, as well as access to an online edition that may be read on your laptop, iPad or mobile phone device. For independent news that matters to you, pick up the Freestone County Times today.   Please Note:  Email address was previously written incorrectly.  It has been corrected. If you were unable to access your password, please try again.  Or, give us a call at 903-389-NEWS...

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City Council Debates Over Monies to Fire Department

CITY ADMINISTRATOR JEFF LOONEY reviews the need for new fire equipment before giving the floor to Fire Chief Matt Foree during a recent workshop meeting at Fairfield City Hall.   Tempers flared during last week’s workshop when inquiries about finances entered the discussion of equipment needs for Fairfield’s Volunteer Fire Department. The difficulty lies in the fact that, while FVFD receives funds from the City, they are a separate entity. Now that Fire Chief Matt Foree receives part time pay from the City, he represents both groups:  the volunteer firefighters and the City of Fairfield. A contractual agreement has...

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Family Gardening Provides More Than a Bountiful Harvest

By Melinda Myers Gardeners know digging, planting, harvesting and even viewing a garden is good for the mind, body and spirit. It improves strength and flexibility, lowers blood pressure and elevates our mood. And this is true for all members of the family from the very young to the more seasoned. Plan on sharing these benefits with yours or a friend’s children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews this growing season. Children, and even adults, who grow their own vegetables are more likely to eat them. But gardening does even more to help our children. Research shows children exposed to the...

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Farm Bureau Donates to Food Pantries

FREESTONE COUNTY FARM BUREAU MAKES DONATION TO FOOD PANTRIES IN FAIRFIELD AND WORTHAM. Pictured are left to right: Tammye Fuentes, Helping Hands Food Pantry in Wortham, Lissa Smith, River of Life Food Pantry and Lanette Burns, Freestone County Farm Bureau...

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Get Ready for the Home & Garden Show at the County Fair

The 2017 Freestone County Fair & Rodeo will be here before you know it, and with it comes the Home and Garden Show. A couple of major changes this year include a lowered entry fee of $3.00; the addition of demonstration areas and educational displays; as well as the addition of the Ag Mechanics Show. Be sure to check next week’s edition for more information on the Home and Garden...

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