Author: Nicole Schaefer

Boxing Club Owner Arrested in Drug Bust

Teague resident, Martin (Mo) Kalvin Buchanan, 59, was arrested May 9, 2017 following the execution of a search warrant at Freestone Boxing Club, located at 711 Highway 84 near Teague city limits. Freestone County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from Teague PD and Tri-County Auto Task Force recovered more than seven pounds of marijuana, pharmaceutical narcotics, mushrooms, four firearms, and $4,900 in cash. In addition, two trailers and a zero-turn mower, reported as stolen out of Johnson County, were also recovered. Buchanan was booked into Freestone County Jail and charged with the following for a total of $290,000 in bail:...

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Forty-Year Sentence for Teague Man

Larry Kent Bonner, Jr. of Teague, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for his involvement in the shooting death of Jack Lopez of Wortham during an aggravated robbery that took place in College Station on August 28, 2016. Bonner was originally charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of murder for this incident. On March 10, 2017, he took a plea bargain in the 272nd District Court of Honorable Travis Bryan of Brazos County. With his guilty plea in the murder case, Bonner was given 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison system, with no right to appeal. Bonner’s attorney was William F. Carter, and attorney for the State was Brian Price. Two others involved in this case, Dalton Colaluca and Jacolby Foreman, were each charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and are awaiting trial by jury set for October 24,...

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County Begins Special Program for First-Time Offenders

In an attempt to reduce the high volume of low level misdemeanors for first time offenders, Freestone County District Attorney Brian Evans offers a new program. “This program will allow my office to dispose of these types of misdemeanors quickly and in a reasonable way,” say Evans. “This will allow us to focus more on priority cases.” The program, termed Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI), will be offered strictly to first time offenders with charges of either possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces or for driving with an invalid license. “This gives the defendant a chance to say, ‘I screwed...

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Fairfield High School Students Recognized for Academics

Fairfield High School students were recognized during the annual Honor Day Assembly held Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Principal Von Wade greeted the crowed of students, teachers, and parents; and presented awards to these individuals. Receiving academic metals for being the highest ranked student in their class are: Freshman – Connor Jackson (GPA 5.31), Sophomore – Anna Kaye Williams (GPA 5.32), and Junior – Brittani Oglesbee (GPA 5.39). Academic metals were also presented to the following Senior Honor Graduates: Mikaela Stamper (4.00), Ashley Nesbitt (4.01), Chloe Wilson (4.02), Gavin Moore (4.04), Zachary Pew (4.07), Abby Teer (4.15), Haley Walls (4.16), Nathan Davis (4.18), Carol-Ann Veretto (4.22), McKenzie Alexander (4.23), Kara Doyle (4.24), Elena Gallegos (4.25), Jennifer Espinoza (4.26), Cody McQueen (4.28), Kacie Carroll (4.31), Spencer Fair (4.40), Olivia Wilson (4.41), Karisty Hopper (4.42), Jacob Gomez (4.43), Caleb Fox (4.51), Linda Cain (4.55), Anna Claire Ham (4.57), Dalton Stautzenberger (4.62), Vanessa Hidalgo (4.66), Riley Simpson (4.68), Payton Carter (4.78), Cali Gawryszewski (4.80), Nick Mooneyham (4.82), Austin Frasier (4.85), and Laura Nunez (4.92). The Top Ten Percent of the Senior Class include: Grant Hubbert (4.97), Cole Schick (4.97), Arron Pfleeger (4.99), Claire Partain (5.00), Kyler Bonner (5.00), Kyle Kirgan (5.08), Owen Awalt (5.10), Abby Knight (5.16), Nihar Patel (5.23), Bethany Pruitt (5.31), and Will Cook (5.31). Taking the title of Salutatorian is Jacob Allred (above right) with a GPA of 5.48. Valedictorian...

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Community National Invests in Freestone County’s History

DONATING $500 TO FREESTONE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM for repairs to the old fire truck is Community National Bank of Fairfield. On hand for the presentation are Muriel Morton – Bank Customer Service Representative & Museum Board Member, Jason Hullum – Bank Senior Vice President, Patricia Pratt – Museum Curator, Linda Mullen – Museum Board President, Shari Dickens – Bank Customer Service Representative, Theresa Duke – Bank Vice President, and Gena Robinson – Bank Head Teller. Located at 302 E. Main in Fairfield, Texas, the Freestone County Historical Museum is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00...

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