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CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and Magnolia Health Systems Join To Expand Care

Addition of Magnolia Health Systems – Physicians of East Texas Adds 24 New Providers and 11 New Locations to CHRITUS Trinity Clinic CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System announced today that Magnolia Health Systems – Physicians of East Texas (MHS), has become a part of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System a regional, faith-based, not for profit health system, headquartered in Tyler, Texas. The agreement, which takes effect July 1, brings together two prestigious health care organizations to improve access to care for patients and expanding each organization’s service offerings across the region. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and MHS have joined together in this agreement to increase the capacity and ability to meet the ever-growing health care needs of Northeast Texans through increased resources and innovative services. The joining of Magnolia Health Systems – Physicians of East Texas with CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic will provide unparalleled access within the communities of Palestine, Elkhart, Fairfield, Grapeland, Buffalo and beyond to CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “By aligning with Magnolia Health Systems – Physicians of East Texas, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic is demonstrating our continual commitment to provide Northeast Texas with the very highest levels of care”, said Steven P. Keuer, M.D., President of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “We approach actions with the mindset of ‘How will this affect the...

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Fire at Fairfield Residence, Three VFDs Respond

Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire call that came in shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, June 28, 2017. Glenn Simpson, owner of the home located at 357 McDonald Street in Fairfield, was prepping the home to put up for rent when an accidental fire started in the kitchen. While enroute to the scene, reports came in that there were two men running in and out of the house, but upon arrival, as smoke was coming from all sides of the home, only one man located. Due to that fact, a two-man team, comprised of...

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Two Arrested in Shooting

Two Freestone County males were arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon following a shooting incident that occurred in Teague on Friday, June 22, 2017. According to an affidavit by Lieutenant Clayton Aldrich of the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office, he was contacted around 9:30 p.m. that evening by Lieutenant Robert Willis, of the same office, about a person that had possibly been shot who was in the Emergency Room at Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield. Lt. Willis explained to Lt. Aldrich that he had interviewed numerous witnesses, and that they had identified the two males responsible...

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New Activity This Summer in Fairfield: Rock Painting!

The painting has begun! Kids of all ages added stars, stripes and swirls to a few patriotic colored rocks earlier this week, during the annual 4th of July celebration at the fairgrounds in Fairfield, Texas. Members of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will take these red, white & blue masterpieces and hide them around town for a summer scavenger hunt. Everyone is invited to join the search in the coming months. Here’s what you do: –First, find a painted rock. They will be hidden in public places such as City Hall, the Courthouse lawn, local businesses or parks. –Next,...

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Entertainment Requested for County Inmates

“Though cable is not required by Jail Standards, I feel it is a necessity,” says Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley. “If the inmates don’t have TV to keep them occupied, we will have some big problems on our hands. They won’t have anything to do except bother each other.” These statements were made in reference to a discussion regarding the fact that Northland Cable, which has supplied free cable to the jail for the past nine years, will now be charging $166.19 per month beginning July 1, 2017. Commissioners decided to table this issue; and will readdress it and...

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