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Cook-off & More at Fairfield Market Days August 26-28

Lots to do this weekend at Fairfield Market Days — with a BBQ Cook-off, a Sewing Class and a FREE Community Lunch, in addition to the usual shopping opportunities. Offering such things as Arts & Crafts, Jewelry, Bling, Clothing, Food, Furniture, Antiques, Fresh Produce, Tools, Toys and more; Market Days is held each month at the W.L. Moody Reunion Grounds in Fairfield, Texas. Held August 26-28, 2016, vendors will open their booths from 12 noon – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The annual BBQ Cook-off, hosted by Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, will get started at midnight on Friday, August 26th.  Teams will be cooking up Beef Brisket, Pork Ribs, Chicken and Cook’s Choice. Entries will be turned in on Saturday morning with judging at 9:45 for Cook’s Choice, 10:15 for Beef Brisket, 11:00 for Pork Ribs and 11:45 for Chicken. For BBQ Cook-off details, contact Felicia at 214-668-6601. Meanwhile, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27th, a Sewing Class will get started in the Green Barn (Civic Center).  Participants will be making Ghost Mug Rugs (suitable for coffee mugs and cookies). The FREE class will last through 2:00 p.m.  Those attending should bring their own sewing machine and some white thread.  Mug Rug kits will be available for purchase ($15). Contact Debra at 469-245-9680...

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FISD Superintendent Resigns Under Vague Circumstance

Citing personal reasons, Richard A. Edwards has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Fairfield Independent School District. An Agreement has been reached which allows Mr. Edwards the ability to pursue other interests and permits the Board to pursue hiring another Superintendent. The Board and Mr. Edwards have entered into the Agreement believing it is in their respective best interests and in the best interests of the District. On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere appreciation to Mr. Edwards for his efforts while serving as Superintendent of this great school district and its wonderful students, staff, parents and administrators, and for the many achievements and accomplishments of the entire District team during Mr. Edwards’s tenure as Superintendent. Mr. Edwards thanks the present and past Board of Trustees for providing him with the opportunity to serve in the Fairfield Independent School District. A school district is measured by the commitment of the Board, staff and community to its children and their achievement. This District is indeed so committed. Mr. Edwards would like to express his heartfelt appreciation to the staff and community for their support of the District’s programs and services during his term as Superintendent. Success requires hard work, dedication, leadership and vision. The Board and Mr. Edwards wish to acknowledge and recognize the teachers, principals, administrators, staff, students, parents and patrons who...

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Freestone County Sheriff’s Report

Fairfield EMS out to local business, report of man disoriented and unresponsive, transported to ER. Donie Fire out to smoldering tree near a large hay field. Deputies, Teague PD and Troopers join with Mexia PD in looking for suspects believed to have stolen a TV from Mexia business. Vehicle located in Teague, suspects taken into custody, ongoing investigation into whereabouts of stolen TV. Troopers respond to report of a vehicle crashing through fence, one arrest made. Teague PD investigates open door at storage building. Motorist stops to check on man lying on the side of a county road, gives ride back to vehicle that apparently ran out of gas, concerned that subject may have had a bit too much to drink. Deputies respond, confirm suspicions, subject to jail. Deputies, Troopers, Dew Fire and Fairfield EMS to one vehicle roll over on interstate, driver unconscious and taken to ER for treatment. Motorist hits road debris on interstate, radiator smashed. Deputy on scene till wrecker arrives. Cow out in creek near some power lines. Deputy searches for car reported to be traveling at 10 mph on interstate. Teague PD investigates report of unusual sounds coming from caller’s back yard. Motorist calls to report car behind him on interstate spun out into the median, shot back across roadway and now in the bushes on the other side of the road. Troopers, Dew...

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Fairfield Police Report

Monday, Aug. 1510:30 AM-Officer Frasier and Chief Bulger assist Funeral escort.5:24 PM-Officer Frasier on criminal trespass warning.7:36 PM-Officer Markham on suspicious vehicle.9:59 PM-Officer Weinmann on open door.10:16 PM-Officer Markham and Weinmann on vehicle in ditch.10:38 PM-Officer Weinmann on suspicious vehicle, driver arrested for possession of drugs.Tuesday, Aug. 1612:30 AM-Officer Markham on suspicious person.11:16 AM-Officer Frasier on suspicious vehicle.12:09 PM-Officer Frasier on hold up alarm, was hit by accident.6:40 PM-Officer Markham on two neighbors having problems, all was worked out.10:03 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of stolen vehicle, was not stolen, was taken as a disciplinary purpose.Wednesday, Aug. 1710:01 AM-Officer Palacios on minor wreck.10:22 AM-Officer Palacios, Sgt. Utsey and Chief Bulger assist on funeral escort.3:40 PM-Officer Palacios on minor wreck.3:59 PM-Officer Palacios on report of reckless driver.5:17 PM-Officer Palacios assist EMS on medical emergency.10:52 PM-Officer Gallegos on medical emergency.Thursday, Aug. 181:01 AM-Officer Gallegos and Alexander on business alarm going off.3:30 AM-Officer Gallegos on alarm going off.8:36 AM-Officer Palacios on loose dog causing problems.4:30 PM-Officer Palacios to PD to meet a complainant.7:16 PM-Officer Gallegos on reported possible break in.8:45 PM-Officer Alexander on minor wreck.10:39 PM-Officer Gallegos and Alexander on report of vehicle taken by force in parking lot.Friday, Aug. 195:15 AM-Officer Gallegos on business alarm going off.8:12 AM-Officer Frasier on report of possible break in on an vacant house, all was ok.4:48 PM-Officer Frasier on reported suspicious person.8:46 PM-Officer Weinmann on suspicious...

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Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Stranded during the Storm During a late June storm, a Val Verde County game warden responded to a call for assistance from a state parks police officer regarding kayakers who were stranded on the Devil’s River following an overnight flash flood.  The four paddlers had all their kayaks and equipment washed away in the darkness but were able to make it to the bank to save themselves. Two of the kayakers ended up on the wrong side of the river and found themselves cut off and without any food and water. The other pair ended up on the Devils River State Natural Area North Unit and after 6-8 hours of walking were extremely lucky to find the park police officer. The warden and park police officer were able to locate the two cold, wet, thirsty and hungry but not injured kayakers and cross them back to the park side where they successfully reunited with the rest of their group, in all about an 18 hour ordeal. After two weeks and using her extensive knowledge of the river and landowners, the warden was able to successfully locate and return three of the lost kayaks and equipment back to their owners. Guilty as Charged A case in Titus County against an individual on a variety of...

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