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88th Annual Teague Rodeo Kicks Off Thursday

The 88th Annual Teague 4th of July UPRA-Open Rodeo will kick off next week with a patriotic Rodeo Parade beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Those entering the parade must be in line by 5:30 p.m. at the West end of Main Street in Teague. The 3-day rodeo event is being held from June 28 – July 1, 2016.  Performance will start at 8:00 p.m. each night. This year’s event includes $10,750 added money. Books open at 877-326-9933.  Limit 3 entries per call. Fees are as follows: –Bareback Riding $80 –Saddle Bronc $80 –Calf Roping $100...

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Youth Livestock Sale Earns Over $400,000

As the final gavel hit, this year’s Livestock Sale logged in a total of $324,625 for 131 show animals, with at least $107,566 in ad-ons as of press time. Comparing sales from the previous year, the 2017 totals are up by nearly 8 percent. Earning the title of Volume Buyer by spending a total of $22,783.75 at the 2017 Livestock Show Sale is GDR Holdings, L.L.C. GRAND CHAMPIONS This year’s Grand Champion Steer (at top) sold to NIP Ranch for $14,000 by exhibitor Logan Todd. Grand Champion Swine sold to GDR Holdings LLC for $5,000 by exhibitor Cole Coufal....

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Commissioners Approve Contracts, Accept Bids

Freestone County Commissioners voted to approve several contracts for services, as well as accepting bids for equipment and materials at their regularly scheduled meeting held Wednesday, June 6, 2017. Items approved during this meeting include: –Minutes from previous meeting –Budget amendments and transfers –Acceptance of reports from County offices –Appointing new members for the Sick Leave Pool Board –Acceptance of a $1,755 bid for the sale of a shredder from Precinct 3 –Maintenance Agreement with Fairfield Air for HVAC services –Acceptance of bids for materials used in Road & Bridge repair –Disposal of an ice machine from Precinct 1 Commissioner Craig Oakes was not in attendance at this meeting. Regularly scheduled meetings for Commissioners Court are on the first and third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the second floor of the courthouse. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings are video taped and available for viewing on...

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Miss Freestone County 2017 Crowned

It was a packed house Tuesday night at Fairfield High School Auditorium as family and friends came out to support their favorite contestant in the Miss Freestone County Scholarship Pageant 2017. The stage was set with a Hollywood theme; lights, camera, action! Four lovely young women competed for the title of Miss Freestone County 2017: (Above, left to right) Jaid Bonner, Peyton Daniel, Jera Keithley, and Shalee Watson. In the Teen division, five young ladies vied for the top spot: (Above, left-right) Morgan Coleman, Eden Daniel, Makensy Isaacs, Kennedee Stroade, and Jenna Swinburn. Miss Texas 2016, Caroline Carothers, served...

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