Author: Megan Hempel

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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Celebrating Heritage with Pageantry at the 47th Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage

A beautiful spring day at the Moody-Bradley House in Fairfield provided the perfect backdrop for the 47th Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage, hosted by the Fairfield History Club on Sunday, May 7, 2017. “Behind the Scenes and Under the Seams.” Donna Tyus served as narrator during ‘A Day in the Life,’ a skit poking fun at the uncomfortable fashions of the 1800s. Peyton Daniel (in black), (l-r) Emma Copeland, Anna Kay Williams, and Eden Daniel work up a swet as they attempt to get Peyton Dressed. The afternoon was full of fun as visitors took a step...

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Drugs, Paraphernalia, & Cash Seized During Arrest in Teague

On Saturday afternoon, April 22, 2017, the Teague Police Department responded to a report of a reckless driver on FM 1365, headed towards town. The vehicle was located in the middle of the roadway by Officer Markeisha Cox. After requesting backup from Sergeant Marcus Mason, an investigation into the incident resulted in the Department’s K-9 team, Officer Jason Morgan, and K-9 Zelda, being called to the scene. K-9 Zelda alerted on the driver’s purse, where officers discovered 12 Xanax pills (2 Grams), 13 grams of Methamphetamine, approximately 310 Ecstasy pills (MDMA, a total of 77 grams), 31 Oxycodone pills (17 grams), a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, and a seizure of $302.00 cash. The Department is also considering seizing the vehicle used in this offense. Officers arrested Lindsay Rae Marino, a 36 year old white female, who was booked in to the Freestone County Jail for arraignment. Marino is charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, 4 grams or more, but less than 200 grams (First Degree Felony) and Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 3 & 4, 28 Grams or more, but less than 200 Grams (Second Degree Felony). Additional charges are pending the return of lab...

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Pool Money Moved to Pay for Fire Hydrants Teague City Council

Watering down a potential threat to the health and safety of Teague, Aldermen voted Monday, April 17, 2017 during their regular meeting to allocate funds from the abandoned swimming pool project to replace twelve faulty fire hydrants. Last month, Teague’s Fire Inspector, Matt Gillet presented a thorough report regarding several outdated and defective hydrants throughout the city. He urged the Council to take immediate action to replace twelve hydrants, and repair six others that he deemed crucial to the safety of citizens and their properties. Aldermen accepted a bid from Utility Solutions of Cayuga to install the new hydrants, approving an expenditure of $81,450 for project. With only $10,000 budgeted, Aldermen chose to make use of remaining funds in the account established for repairs to the City’s swimming pool, a project that has since been abandoned, rather than tapping in to reserve funds. Hydrants to be replaced are located at Highway 179 and Red Bud Lane; North 8th and Chestnut; North 4th and Ash Street; Highway 84 West (near the towing yard); South 4th and Oak Street; Jefferson and Burnim Street;  North 5th and Maple Street; Main and 4th Street, Main and 5th Street, and South FM 80 and Adams Street. The Council is hopeful that the work will go smoothly, however, there is concern that some of the hydrants to be replaced may not be connected to 6-inch...

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Teague Chamber Awards Banquet

A beautifully renovated Community Center was the backdrop for this year’s Teague Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, held Thursday, April 13, 2017. Crowd favorite, Ricky Sims, served as Master of Ceremonies. Taking the stage for the first time was the Teague Police Department, who presented two awards. —Officer of the Year is Jason Morgan. (Pictured Above) Officer Morgan is a 2011 graduate of Teague High School. He and his wife, Jessica, recently welcomed the Teague Police Department’s K-9 Zelda into their home. Zelda, and her partner Officer Morgan, have reinstituted the K-9 program with great success. Morgan also leads...

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