Category: Courthouse News

Fairfield Police Report – August 7-12, 2017

Monday, Aug. 7 11:08 AM-Officer Scarrow and Gallegos on report of vehicle speeding up and down the roadway. 11:26 PM-Officer Scarrow and Gallegos on report of subject at ER that had been assaulted. 12:43 PM-Officer Scarrow, Gallegos and Sgt. Utsey assist Fairfield Fire on structure fire. 2:36 PM-Officer Scarrow and Gallegos on report of reckless driver. 3:15 PM-Officer Scarrow and Gallegos on report of suspicious subject on top of storage building, was cleaning roof. 3:13 PM-Officer Bates to PD to meet a complainant. 7:15PM-Officer Price to meet a complainant. 11:20 PM-Officer Price on report of fight in progress, locates and several subjects charged with possession. Tuesday, Aug. 86:15 AM-Officer Scarrow and Bates on business alarm going off. 8:27 AM-Officer Scarrow and Bates on report of reckless driver. 11:29 AM-Officer Bates and Scarrow to PD to meet a complainant over theft. 2:40 PM-Officer Scarrow and Bates on report of reckless driver. 4:15 PM-Officer Scarrow and Bates on report of domestic disturbance. 10:51 PM-Officer Price assist Fairfield EMS on medical emergency. 11:17 PM-Officer Price on suspicious vehicle. Wednesday, Aug. 9 6:46 AM-Officer Lawrence assist Fairfield EMS on medical emergency. 1:32 PM-Officer Lawrence to meet a complainant over a criminal trespass notice. 3:29 PM-Officer Lawrence, Sgt. Utsey and deputies assist on funeral escort. 9:45 PM-Officer Markham on report of suspicious vehicle with 2 males in it. Thursday, Aug. 10 12:43 AM-Officer Markham...

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RRC Increases Public Access to Legal Hearing Process

Commission Streamlines Administrative Hearings Rules The Railroad Commission today approved updated procedures for its administrative hearings process. The changes make it easier for anyone, including members of the public representing themselves, to prepare for and participate in hearings. The rule changes become effective Aug. 21. Approximately 50 percent of hearings at the Commission involve people representing themselves without an attorney, said RRC’s Hearings Division Director Randall Collins. “We want the public and anyone else participating in administrative hearings before the Commission to have the greatest possible access to this important legal process. These rule updates bring greater consistency with legislative changes made to the Administrative Procedure Act, and make our processes clearer and easier to follow,” Collins said. Anyone determined to have standing in a case may participate in an RRC hearing on matters including, but not limited to enforcement actions, oil and gas facility permits, gas utility rate cases and surface mining applications. RRC hearings provide participants an opportunity for due process and have the effect of law. Among key changes, the rule updates now allow for electronic service of documents and the filing of smaller pleadings by email and fax with the Commission’s docket services. The changes also reorder the rules in the Texas Administrative Code, making them easier to understand. All the changes were made following an open public comment period on Chapter 1 of 16...

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Elected Officials Excluded from Employee Raises

In an interesting turn of events, Freestone County Commissioners made an amendment to a vote that approved a two-percent raise for all County employees during a regularly scheduled meeting held Wednesday, August 2, 2017. At a previous meeting, Commissioners voted to give the raise across the board, to all county employees. This was not a unanimous vote, with Commissioner Pct. #2 Craig Oakes voting against. During this most recent meeting, they came back and amended the motion to exclude all elected officials. Again, this was not a unanimous vote. Commissioner Pct. #3 Mike Daniels voted against the exclusion. Also at this meeting, Commissioners voted to approve a one-year contract with Five Star Correctional Services for Jail Food Service. With this contract, meals will cost the County $1.48 per meal, per inmate, up from last year’s cost of $1.45 per meal. “Even with this cost increase, the cost is still significantly less then what was paid per meal with the previous Jail Food Service company we used,” explains Sheriff Jeremy Shipley. Announcements made during the meeting include that the Tax Rate Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.; the Freestone County 4-H Banquet will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Twisted Vine (the old VFW building); and the burn ban remains lifted at this...

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Marriage Licenses & Civil Cases Filed in July

Marriage Licenses The following couples filed for Marriage Licenses during July 2017. –Walter / Johnson –Holler / Cox –Tafolla-Maldonado / Rodriguez-Valencia –Tanner / Fought –Crenshaw / Crenshaw –Rubio Sacilia / Fortson –Shed / Simpson –Campbell / Davis –Crawford / Angustein –Proulx / Fisk   Civil Cases There were 8 ‘In the Interest of’ & ‘In the Matter of’ cases for the Month of July 2017. Other civil cases are as follows: –Ronald Earl Gabriel, Jr. vs. Katilyn McDonald Gabriel –Yuliana Gandara vs. Diago Maniano Gandara Rodriguez –Tonya Marie Agapion vs. Jeremy Wayne Agapion –Kenneth Ray McLerran vs. Judy Kay McLerran –Allison Marie Bonner King vs. Justin Shane King –John James Jarrell vs. Alexis Ray Jarrell –Joshua David Simmons, Sr. vs. Kierra Katrina Busby –Tammy Marie Baker vs. William Preston Smith –Jack Hendrix & William Hendrix vs. Danny Cockrell –Discover Bank vs. Brandy M. Barnes –Discover Bank vs. Ricky G. Allen –Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC vs. William Childers & Doris Childers –Balboa Capital Corporation, a California Corporation vs. Melisa Noland, et al –Ruel Jay Tidwell vs. Al Gibson & Vicki Gibson d/b/a Mustang Diesel Repair –James B. Nutter & Company vs. The Estate of Harold L. Orand, et al –Eddis Marie Fields, individually & an heir to the body of Donald Jones vs. Palestine Principal Healthcare LP d/b/a Palestine Regional Medical Center, EMS, et al –The State of Texas...

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Fairfield Police Report – August 9, 2017

by Chief of Police Kenny Bulger   Monday, July 31 6:13 AM-Officer Lawrence on attempted break in. 10:12 AM-Officer Lawrence on report of subject burning stuff in yard, was advised to put out. 2:19 PM-Officer Lawrence located vehicle from another city that was wanted. 5:54 PM-Officer Alexander on report of loud music. 9:51 PM-Officer Markham on suspicious vehicle behind closed business, was business owners. 10:14 PM-Officer Alexander on possible stolen bike. 11:04 PM-Officer Alexander and Markham on report of suspicious substance on table at restaurant. Tuesday, August 1 4:37 AM-Officer Markham on alarm going off. 7:55 AM-Officer Lawrence to...

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