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Water Woes: Too Much, or Not Enough? Teague Makes Plans for Infrastructure

Water – and the lack thereof, was a chief concern among Teague Aldermen during this month’s regular Council meeting Monday, October 16th. An ongoing issue for many years, Teague’s infrastructure is once again at the forefront as the Council takes steps to meet the City’s needs, and address long term problems. Public Works Director Jacob Cowling spoke about the South FM 80 Water Project, requesting the necessary funds to complete the long overdue project that will see 6 inch water lines and fire hydrants installed. Cowling explained that any Public Works project costing over $20,000 requires engineer specifications and supervision. With that in place, the bid was awarded in September to FH Management for $282,630. The City has already invested $60,000 in the project. Homeowner Mr. W.L. Lindsey owns five homes in the area, and was first promised a speedy completion of the project in 2004 after the City annexed part of South FM 80. Thirteen years later, Lindsey reports that his home insurance has risen 15%, while the infrastructure project remains unfinished. With unanimous support from the Council, Alderman Ron Rasbeary made the motion to take the necessary steps, including allocation of monies from the City’s fund reserve, to complete the project immediately. Another water infrastructure project on Northline Road and Parkwood Street may come with a hefty price tag, with the cost of the project estimated to...

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Wortham PD Pulls Patrol, Council Ends Contract With Streetman

Wortham Police Department will no longer be lending its force to the City of Streetman beginning in April of 2018. A vote by City of Wortham Alderpersons was made at the October 17, 2017 meeting with only a small quorum in attendance. Voting in favor of discontinuing the service were Frank McClellan and John Tacker. Jeff Carr voted against. Alderpersons Mindy McGlone and Cliff NeSmith (Mayor Pro Tem) were not in attendance. Wortham Police Department has served the City of Streetman per an agreement for nearly 10 years. As long a quorum is met, action taken by council is considered...

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Fairfield Firefighters Honored

“I would like to say how proud I am of this department and to be able to work alongside these guys, serving as their Chief,” states Matt Foree (Above Left), Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department. “I greatly appreciate their service and dedication to this department as they provide free volunteer service for this community.” These words were spoken at the department’s award ceremony held at the Calvary Baptist Church of Fairfield on Saturday evening, October 21, 2017. There ceremony included a meal, catered by Sam’s Restaurant, and beautiful awards custom made by 5-Alarm Fronts and Leatherworks. Fire Officer of the...

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Fall Fashion Takes the Stage at the Depot X

Freestone Cancer Support Group had another very successful style show, raising $5,800 in donations to help area cancer patients. The Fall Style Show was held Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Depot X in Fairfield with about 160 guest in attendance; and showcased designs from the following:   Kennedy’s Korner   Peacocks and Ponies   Maggie Grace Boutique   Juls by Jul   The Shops at Peridot   Brenda’s Closet   Texas Outfitters   Local personality Buzz Russell served as Emcee for the evening; and dinner was prepared by Fairfield’s Chief of Police, Kenny Bulger. In addition to the...

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Fairfield Soccer Tournament CANCELLED, Friendly Games Set for Next Weekend

Editor’s Note:  Received notice on Friday that the Fall Kick Off Soccer Tournament, originally scheduled for October 27-29, 2017, had been cancelled. This was to be a North Texas sanctioned tournament for U10 – U14 teams, hosted by Fairfield Soccer FC. Instead, non-sanctioned, “Friendly” games will be hosted by Fairfield Soccer FC the following weekend, which is the first weekend of November. Stay tuned for details. For more information, contact Tiffany Anderson at 972-363-4264 or send an email to...

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