Author: Megan Hempel

Wine Tasting Enjoyed at Monthly Business After Hours

CREATIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS provided a beautiful location for the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event for July. Over twenty local professionals – and one unsuspecting politician, Thomas McNutt and his campaign committee, filled Gail Farish’s flower shop to socialize and enjoy a wine tasting courtesy of Angelita Vineyard & Winery. Owner Beverly Spahn shared news from the vineyard, as well as delicious wines, a Blanc de Bleu, the winery’s first commercial vintage, and a sweet red, called Sweet Rose of Texas, or ‘Picnic Wine’. The vineyard is located at 254 Shady Creek Lane in Angus, Texas....

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To Spray or Not To Spray: Aldermen Vote to Cancel Mosquito Fogging

After hearing from concerned citizens, Teague City Council voted unanimously to cancel their annual mosquito fogging at the Monday, June 19th meeting. Several residents, along with Alderwoman Marie Hertenberger, discussed the dangers of city-wide spraying, and questioned the effectiveness of the practice. Overall, these residents were most concerned about the health hazards associated with the chemicals used to fog the City. According to their research, these chemicals list cancer causing ingredients that pose serious risks to both human and animal life, as well as favorable insects like bees and butterflies. Homeowners are not prohibited from using chemical means to...

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NAPA – June Business of the Month

HERE TO HELP with all your auto part and tool needs are the friendly and knowledgeable staff of NAPA Auto Parts – Bayless Auto Supply in Fairfield. Pictured l-r are Josh Bayless, Shirley Sharp, Mickey Ward, and Steve Phillips. (Photo by Megan Hempel)   Locally owned and operated since 2007, NAPA Auto Parts – Bayless Auto Supply in Fairfield, located at 357 West Commerce, has more than earned the accolade of Spotlight Business of the Month. Owner Landis Bayless, and his son, Manager Josh Bayless strive to provide the most competitive prices in the area. Together with three full-time...

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2017 Best of Show Winners for Home & Garden Entries

Showing their artistic flair are Best in Show winners of the 2017 Home & Garden Show (left-right): Paisley Lewis (photography), Faith Pinson (sewing), Jocie Hall (art), and Molly Fryer (quilting). Expert County Quilter, Molly Fryer, shows off her Fall-inspired creation. This entry earned First Place, Best in Show, and the Go-Texan Quilt for Freestone County. Excelling with their entries in Food, Crafts, and Produce are these Best in Show winners (left-right): Olivia Robinson (food preservation and baked goods), Peggy Emmons redden (needlepoint and crafts), and Mike Arrington...

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Aldermen Recognize National Police Week

The men and women of the Teague Police Department were honored Monday, May 15, 2017 at the regular meeting of the City Council where Aldermen signed a proclamation declaring May 14 – 20, 2017 National Police Week. Aldermen expressed their sincere appreciation for the Department and their dedication to the safety and support of the community. Following an early executive session, the Council approved the hiring of three new City employees. Joining the Public Works Department are Robert Garcia, and Albert Jones, Assistant Public Works Director. Sara Timberlake-Trevino was hired as the City’s new bookkeeper. Aldermen canvassed returns from...

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