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Skeletal Remains Recovered… Teague Man Last Seen in July, 2016

The skeletal remains of Teague man, Dwayne Douglas Brooks, 40, were found in his home on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Brooks was last seen in Teague on July 25, 2016; and he had not been heard from since. Brooks worked as a truck driver at the time of his disappearance; and family members thought he may have traveled to Georgia or Florida and decided to stay. One family member even kept the yard mowed during this time, thinking Brooks was working over the road. This November, family reported him missing and Texas DPS put out a missing person alert throughout the U.S. On December 9th, when family decided to break into the home, they found his skeletal remains on the floor of the bedroom; and contacted Teague Police Department. Brooks’ body was sent to Dallas for an autopsy to determine actual cause of death, which was ruled a suicide by a .22 caliber gunshot to the chest. It is suspected that Brooks has been deceased since July or August of...

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Bidding Farewell to Brave Soul: Law Enforcement From All Over the Nation Attend Funeral of Texas Trooper

Thousands turned out to say their farewells and goodbyes to fallen Texas DPS Trooper Damon Allen during Funeral Services held at Mexia Black Cat Stadium on Friday, December 1, 2017. Law Enforcement and First Responders from all over the State of Texas, DPS Troopers from all over the nation, and even Texas Governor Greg Abbot attended the gathering officiated by Pastor Bryan Hallmark to pay their respects to this brave hero. Even K9-Odin and his handler (pictured at left) attended the funeral to pay their respects. Following the funeral service, an hour-long procession from the stadium in Mexia was made...

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No Where to Hide, Or Run As Felony Warrant Served on Fairfield Man

An attempt to hide a bag full of drugs and weapons during a walk to the woods results in additional charges for a Fairfield man last week, as law enforcement served a felony warrant at a residence on Utley Lane. Fairfield Police Department was attempting to serve a felony warrant on Kevin Demond McGee, 35, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 with the assistance of Freestone County sheriff’s Office. While conducting a perimeter search on the rear of the house, the deputies encountered McGee who exited the residence, walking toward the woods behind the house, carrying a black bag. When...

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Upcoming Primaries: Last Week to File

Candidates have until Monday, December 11th to file their official intentions to seek office. Primary Elections for the Democratic and Republican parties will be held on March 6, 2018 for County, State and National offices.   County Elections –Commissioner Pct 2: Incumbent Craig Oakes (R) –Commissioner Pct 4: Incumbent Clyde Ridge (R) –JP Pct 1: Incumbent Theresa Farris (R) –JP Pct 2: Incumbent Debra Hamilton (R) and Pam Whitt (D) –JP Pct 3: Incumbent Cinnamon Archibald (R) –JP Pct 4: Incumbent Shirley Mays (R) –County Clerk: Incumbent Linda Jarvis (R) and Renee Reynolds (R) –Treasurer: Jeannie Keeney (R) and Tammy Harris (R) –District Clerk: Incumbent Teresa Black (R) –County Judge: Incumbent Linda Grant (R) –District Judge, 87th Judicial: Deborah Oakes Evans (R) To file for running in one of the above races, contact Doug Sanford – Republican Chairman at 903-389-4255, or Opal Oliver – Democratic Chairman at 214-537-4218.   State Elections –Governor: Incumbent Greg Abbot (R), Secede Kilgore (R), Adrian Ocegueda (D), Cedric Davis, Sr. (D), Grady Yarbrough (D), Joe Mumbach (D), Tom Wakely (D), and Kory Watkins (L) –Lt. Governor: Incumbent Dan Patrick (R), Michael Cooper (D), and Mike Collier (D) –U.S. Senate: Incumbent Ted Cruz (R), Geraldine Sam (R), Mary Miller (R), and Beto O’Rourke (D) –TX U.S. Congressional Dist. 17: Incumbent Bill Flores (R), Rick Kennedy (D), Dale Mantey (D), and Scott Sturm (D) –State Senator,...

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Santa Claus is Coming to a Town Near You…

Santa Claus will be busy in the coming weeks, with visits and photo ops with the children of Freestone County. Here is a schedule of his appearances, so far: –Saturday, Dec. 2nd – Courthouse Square in downtown Fairfield, Texas Santa Claus will serve as Grand Marshall for the annual Christmas parade. Parade will begin at 4:00 p.m., traveling down Main Street from the elementary school, and then circling the square. Santa will visit with the children from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. –Saturday, Dec. 2nd – City Park in Teague, Texas Lights will turn on for Christmas in the Park...

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