Author: Megan Hempel

Room at the Table at Ford Dealership

ALL STAR FORD of Fairfield welcomed customers and friends to a special lunch Friday, April 7th. Guests especially enjoyed the delicious gumbo, prepared by All Star’s own Robert Wardell, as well as barbeque sausage, chicken, and pork chops, with all the fixings. Make sure to stop in and see the friendly folks at All Star Ford in Fairfield for expert advice on all your purchasing and service needs. (Photo by Megan...

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Easter Celebration at Teague Nursing & Rehab Held April 8th

AN EASTER CELEBRATION hosted by Teague Nursing & Rehabilitation provided an evening of family fun Saturday, April 8th at the Teague City Park. Children enjoyed visiting with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and an evening egg hunt. Teague Nursing & Rehabilitation would like to thank the community for attending the event, with a special thanks to individuals that volunteered their help, and Virginia’s Hospice and Prosperity Bank for donating prize baskets. Visit their Facebook page for more photos of the event. (Photo by Megan...

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Teague Fire Hydrants in Need of Attention

Fire hydrants were a hot issue at the Teague City Council meeting, Monday, March 20th. Matt Gillett of the Teague Volunteer Fire Department presented a slideshow detailing the dire straits of the City’s existing fire hydrants. Interim City Administrator/Secretary Theresa Prasil provided Aldermen with a brief overview of the ongoing issues. She explained that, since 2009, the Council has been notified several times of the need for repair and replacement of numerous hydrants within city limits. However minimal work has been accomplished due to confusion regarding whose responsibility it is to maintain the hydrants – the Volunteer Fire Department or the Public Works Department. Prasil urged the Council to take immediate action, saying that the City could be liable for residential fire damage should these hydrants fail to function properly. Gillett gave a detailed account of the City’s one hundred and seventy-one existing hydrants, of which seven are considered to be dead, three are broken, and four are installed along an unfinished water main. He informed the Council that some of the existing hydrants can be repaired, but others are considered antiquated, with the cost of new hydrants ranging from $2,000 – $5,000 each. Gillett told Aldermen that twelve new hydrants are needed as soon as possible, and recommended purchasing at least five additional hydrants as backups. Citing the need for extensive work, Prasil suggested that the City call...

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Can Collection Benefits Community

SPRING CLEANING IS COMPLETE at the Fairfield Lions Club Can Collection Site, located beside the Family Dollar Store, at the intersection of Main Street and FM 488 in Fairfield. New fencing and landscaping have made the Collection Site ready to accept aluminum soda cans for recycling. All money earned from recycling benefits the fundraising initiatives of the Fairfield Lions Club. For more information about the Fairfield Lions Club, find them on Facebook at Fairfield, Texas Lions Club. (Photo by Megan...

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