Author: Karen Leidy

Teague Police Report – October 23 – 29, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 7:29 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of N. 8th Ave. 7:54 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a motorist assist in the 1000 block of Hwy 84 W. 11:58 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a theft call in the 200 block of N. 3rd Ave. 3:10 PM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a suspicious person on FM 1365. 7:34 PM Officer Cox was dispatched to handle a motor vehicle accident, assisting FCSO with an accident that occurred on IH-45. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:07 AM Interim Chief Philpott met with a citizen at the police department requesting paperwork. 11:09 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to an animal complaint in the 900 block of N. 4th Ave. 11:52 AM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a theft complaint at Dollar General. 2:35 PM Interim Chief Philpott responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of S. 5th Ave. 2:51 PM Interim Chief Philpott responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of S. 8th Ave. 3:53 PM Interim Chief Philpott responded to an animal complaint at 8th & Ash St. 6:14 PM Interim Chief Philpott met with a complainant at the police department, concerning missing property. 6:56 PM Interim Chief Philpott was dispatched to an animal complaint in the 600 block of Mulberry. 8:47 PM Officer...

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Grants Awarded to Beginning Teachers by Tau Chapter

Tau Chapter was honored to host applicants for the Carolina C. Forsyth Grant in Aid and award three $100.00 checks to beginning teachers attending our meeting from our local school districts.  This year seventeen “0” year teachers were invited to complete our grant in aid applications and attend our October meeting for the presentation.  The meeting started with refreshments and a chance to visit with the applicants about their first six weeks at school. We heard some stories of these teachers in their new class and profession. Attending the meeting was beginning teachers from Fairfield ISD and Mexia ISD. The meeting was called to order by Belinda Cotton, acting president. The applicants were introduced to our members and each got to tell a little about themselves. Pictures were taken to commemorate this year’s winners of our Caroline C. Forsythe Grant- in-Aid. Angela Simpson is the beginning teacher of 3rd and 4th grade Life Skills at McBay Elementary School in Mexia. She is married to Professor Lynn Simpson at Navarro College. She moved to Mexia from Vicksburg Mississippi. She loves and enjoys her students smiles and achievements. Leanne Payne teaches 4th grade Science and Social Studies at Fairfield Intermediate School. She is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a bachelor degree in Education with a minor in Psychology and Associated in Bible. She and her husband of...

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Wortham Celebrates Homecoming

KRYSTAL DUKE (ABOVE) WAS CROWNED HOMECOMING QUEEN for the Wortham Ex-Students Saturday morning during the Queen’s Tea. She is standing with Janice Hawthorn Huckaby, Homecoming Queen for 2016, and receiving flowers from Becky Oliver, Treasurer for the Wortham Ex-Students. HALFTIME PRESENTATION OF MR & MISS WHS, Dylan Martin & Kayla Lansford included plaques for the students (and flowers for Kayla).  The Wortham seniors were escorted by their parents.  Joining the presentation was Janice Hawthorn Huckaby, Wortham Ex-Students Homecoming queen. CROWNED WORTHAM HOMECOMING KING & QUEEN are Ryan Mao & Darcy Taylor, who take to the field during halftime on...

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Design Cover Winners Announced for 2nd Annual Holiday Coloring Book

Cover designs for the Second Annual Holiday Coloring Book have been selected. Winners include two Fairfield students: Kindergartener, Bryndle Daniel, and Fairfield 5th Grader, Jenna Haden. Proud teachers include Kelly Wren of Fairfield Elementary and Tammy Sanders of Fairfield Intermediate. The Holiday Coloring Book is published by Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and will be given to children during the Christmas events in December. There is still time to purchase a page in the book that boast your business logo or a personal page with Merry Christmas wishes. Cost is $25. Contact the Chamber via email to or contact call at 903-389-5792. Deadline is this Friday, November...

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Student Art and Music Take Spotlight at TSAC Fall Art Walk

It was a perfect Autumn evening as the Annual Fall Art Walk opened on the Courthouse Square in downtown Fairfield, Texas. Organized by Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC), the popular event featured student art, live music and local shopping. The Ukelele Band, made up of summer camp kids, performed for attendees, as did the newly formed Eagle Choir. Parents in the audience were visibly proud of their youngsters. Artwork from both Fairfield and Dew ISD students were displayed in the former Dry Gulch Mercantile building. Their were Picasso-styled pumpkins, portraits and paper sculptures. Just outside, Fairfield art teacher, Janie...

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