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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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July 4th Blowout at Fairfield Market Days Opens Friday

Come to Fairfield Market Days this weekend for July 4th Blowout! Indoor and Outdoor shopping is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the historic W.L. Moody Reunion Grounds. Vendors will be open June 23-25, 2017. Each month, Market Days vendors offer such things as Arts & Crafts, Jewelry, Bling, Clothing, Food, Furniture, Antiques, Fresh Produce, Tools, Toys and more. Market Days will open Friday, June 23rd with limited vendors from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. All vendors will be open for business on Saturday, June 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, June 25th from 9:00...

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Local Host Families Needed for Cultural Exchange

In search of great families to host exchange students for the 2017-2018 school year! Families choose their student(s), provide 3 meals a day, a bed (can share a room with another child of the same sex) and reasonable amount of transportation to extra-curricular activities. The students bring money to pay for cell phone, toiletries, entertainment, medical co-pays (they are fully insured) and they are expected to help out with chores similar to your own kids. Families can be single parents, same sex couples, divorced families, families with kids/without kids and hold a desire to host, treat, and love the...

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Hearts, Art & Diversity Celebrated in Summer Quilt Exhibits

Summer sizzles at the Texas Quilt Museum with three brand new exhibits running June 29-October 1, 2017. There will also be a free lecture by Dr. Sandra Sider, Museum Curator, on September 9 at 3 p.m., “Celebrating Five Years of Texas Quilt Museum Exhibitions.” Here’s a rundown on each exhibit: –Hearts and Flowers: Antique Quiltsfrom the International Quilt StudyCenter & Museum From the world-class collection of the IQSC & Museum at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, come these 20 delightful antique pieces, mostly from the 19th century and pieced or appliquéd. The works feature an emphasis on floral motifs...

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TPWD Extends Red Snapper Season in Federal Waters

Following a series of public meetings on the Texas coast to seek angler input, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), along with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), have reached an agreement that will allow private recreational anglers to catch red snapper in federal waters on weekends this summer. The framework agreed upon for the 2017 season will allow recreational anglers to fish for red snapper in federal and state waters for 39 weekend days beginning Friday, June 16 and running through Labor Day. The open fishing days each...

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