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Scott Watson Marsters, Sr.
Scott grew up surrounded by NASA (JSC) Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Astronauts, in a quaint neighborhood called Timber Cove, oftentimes referred to as the astronauts' Beverly Hills.  He spent his summers in Fairfield, Texas at the WX Ranch, which is steep in Freestone County History.
As Publisher of the Freestone County Times, Scott keeps the office motivated and provides touches to this multi-award winning newspaper. 
Scott is a proud member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Republic of Texas, and Sons of the Confederate Veterans.  He revels in being on the water, ranching, and educating.

Karen Elizabeth Leidy
Karen inherited a gaggle of cousins when she moved to Freestone County at the age of 12.  In high school, she followed her mother's footsteps when she became editor of the Fairfield High School newspaper, the Eagle Beat.
As co-founder and Editor of The "Times," Karen wears many hats, including reporting, page layout and even creating ad campaigns, on occasion.
Karen likes to cook, garden and play Minecraft with her grandson. 
She also enjoys creating Yard Art and Home Décor from old lamps and thrift store finds.
Megan Hempel
Assistant Editor

A second generation newspaper woman, Megan knows the business inside and out.

She has been an Ad Salesperson and Ad Designer, a Reporter and Photographer, as well as a Page Layout Artist, and Social Media and Website Manager.

Megan is the proud mother of a Dew Elementary student, has an affinity for animals and enjoys spending time with her family.


Nicole Schaefer

Nicole has returned to Freestone County Times, after 3 years away; and loves working in the newspaper business as it gives her the chance to interact with the community and learn new things.

You will find her, out and about, taking photographs and reporting on events countywide. Don’t be afraid to say hello!

A hometown girl, Nicole is a 1997 graduate of Fairfield High School. She enjoys photography, learning, reading, animals, spending time with her family & two cats, and is an avid Game of Thrones & Vikings fan. She is a quintessential nerd and very proud to say so!





Sherry Schoeneberg
Sales Executive
Sherry has been a fixture at The "Times" keeping the pages filled with local advertisers.
For all your advertising needs, you are welcome to call her directly at 903-388-7006.
Sherry is the mother of two children that she is crazy about.





Natalia Marsters
Office Manager
Natalia keeps track of newspaper subscriptions and advertisement orders.
She enjoys working puzzles, teaching her son, and working out at Spiritual Insanity.
Freestone County Times
401 E. Commerce St. – Fairfield, Texas 75840
903-389-NEWS (6397) – Fax:  903-389-2636