Category: Community

Cruising into Fairfield: 19th Annual Show of Wheels

The 19th Annual Show of Wheels event is coming to the Freestone County courthouse square on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Sponsored by the City of Fairfield and Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, this Car, Truck and Bike Show features over 30 judged classes and numerous specialty awards, including Best of Show ($500), People’s Choice ($150) and Most Unusual ($150). Early registration is $20, and comes with t-shirts, plaques, trophies, door prizes and goody bags. Late registration is $25 for entries received after September 1st. The Show of Wheels will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on September 10th.  There will be food vendors, cold drinks, clean restrooms and plenty of shade. Bi Stone Antique Tractor Club will host their annual Tractor Show in conjunction with the event. Also being held that day will be the annual Fairfield Citywide Garage Sale. For more information on these events, contact the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce at 903-389-5792.  Or, visit them online at...

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Tools for School: FREE Event Prepares Children for Return to School

Come and join the Tools for School community event on Saturday, August 30th 20th to get ready for back to school. Kids can get FREE haircuts and trim, FREE immunizations, FREE school supplies and FREE lunch. Event will be held at the Green Barn (Civic Center) and Pavilion in Fairfield, Texas from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, look for their Facebook page, or contact Jordan and Keith Daniels at...

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Fill the Bus with River of Life

River of Life Family Worship Center and its Community Pantry is a non-profit organization in Freestone County that has a heart so serve families in this area. They are excited to announce their second year of helping children and parents with school supplies. At this time, they are gearing up for their “Fill the Bus” campaign; and are happy to say that Fairfield Elementary School has donated the use of a bus for this event. The drive began on Monday, August 1st; but will have additional drop off dates on Tuesday, August 9th and Thursday, August 11th, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both days. All monetary or direct supply donations will be given 100-percent towards the 2016 school year. Supplies needed are backpacks, paper, pencils, crayons, and more. The goal is to help families kick off the school year with plenty of supplies and to continue to help families throughout the school year. For more information, please call...

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Redneck Olympics Cane Pole Fishing, Horseshoes, BBQ, and More

The Olympics are coming to Freestone County, Texas. The 2016 Redneck Olympics, that is, in September at Caney Creek Lodge. Events include Cane Pole Fishing, Bow Shooting, Sporting Clays, Washer Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament, BBQ Cook Off, and more. It’s all happening the weekend of September 24-25.  The Redneck Olympics is a 4-man team event.  Cost is $500 per team.  First 20 teams to sign up get free t-shirts. Admission is $10 per person (kids under 5 get in free), and includes four giant water slides and live music on Saturday night. Side events include Long Bird and flurry competition, Face Painting, and a Clown with balloons. Concession available with food and drinks.  For more information, contact Caney Creek Lodge of Teague at...

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Weather Whys: Lightning Temperature

Q: Since lightning is electricity, how hot can a lightning bolt be? A: Hotter than you probably think, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. “Scientists have done numerous experiments on this very subject,” McRoberts explains, “and the air around a lightning bolt can reach as high as 54,000 degrees. That’s over five times hotter than the surface of the sun.  That’s why when the air gets that hot, it expands faster than the speed of sound, and the compressed air around it sends out a quick shock wave — and that’s thunder. And since one bolt is really several bolts strung together, there are several of these shock waves one right after another, each at a different altitude. That’s why thunder often seems to...

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