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Limestone County Medical Center bringing back SANE Program

GROESBECK, Texas — The Limestone Medical Center is bringing back a program that helps sexual assault survivors in a number of ways. The program is called the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program working in cooperation with the District Attorney and local law enforcement. Before, sexual assault victims may have...
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Christmas Train of HOPE Raffle Tickets Available at Armadillo Emporium

The “Train of Hope” fundraiser continues this year with tickets sales for a raffle. Win gift certificates and / or merchandise from local small businesses. Tickets are $1 each, or $5 for 6 tickets. Tickets will be sold through October. All proceeds go toward our elderly in need...

LOTS to do July 4th Weekend in Freestone County, Texas

There are several events to choose from, this Fourth of July weekend in Freestone County, Texas. The 92nd Annual Teague 4th of July Rodeo kicks off with a patriotic rodeo parade down Main Street on Thursday, June 30th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Prior to the parade, will be the annual...

Wendal F. Barker

Wendal F. Barker, 82, of Wortham, Texas passed from this life in Groesbeck, Texas on Saturday morning, June 18, 2022. He was born in the Shreveport, Louisiana area on May 21, 1940, to Charlie David Barler and Doris Stie Barker. He was a sale representative for Community Coffee retiring after 20 years. He enjoyed camping and traveling and always “wanted to see what was down that road”. Classic cars and antique tractors were a passion of his and enjoyed seeing them at shows. Some of his greatest times was spending time with the grandchildren, nieces and nephews and playing 42. Wendal and Marygayle attended Lakeside United Methodist Church and First Baptist in Wortham over the years.

Helyn Howe Webb

Helyn Howe Webb (93) from Groesbeck, TX came into this world in August 1928. She is the 5th child of 8 children born to Jesse and Dollie Freeman from Limestone County, Texas. Helyn left her earthly home Tuesday, June 28th, 2022. Helyn is survived by 5 of her 8 children;...

Betty Jane Daniel

Betty Jane Daniel, 95, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 in Fairfield. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Sarah Hogden officiating. Interment followed at Fairfield Cemetery. Miss Daniel was born October 9, 1926 in Fairfield to parents Sumpter Lee...

Funeral Mass Saturday for Longtime Buffalo Businessman, Civic Leader, Ray Thomes

A funeral Mass is planned for this weekend in Buffalo for a longtime community businessman and civic leader. Ramon “Ray” Thomes passed away June 11th at the age of 91. Ray grew up in Arlington, Minnesota. With the Boy Scouts, he was an Eagle Scout, and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He graduated from St. John’s Prep School, and later St. John’s University in Collegeville. He served two years as a cryptographer and earned the rank of Sergeant in the U-S Army. He and his wife, Barbara moved to Buffalo in the mid-1950s and Ray joined the J. W. Thomes Insurance Agency. Ray eventually bought the agency from his uncle, John Thomes in 1958, operating it until he sold it to his son, Greg Thomes in 1989. Ray and Greg also co-owned Buffalo Bail Bonds from 1992 to 2017.

Tuscan Flair offers big-city experience

If you want to have a “big city experience” in the way of entertainment, dining and more, but don’t want to travel to Dallas, Houston or San Antonio, Tuscan Flair in Fairfield might provide such an option. The venue business, which opened April 1, is located at 426 W. U.S. Highway 84, and it is owned and managed by Silvia Goodrum. Although Goodrum is originally from Fairfield and graduated from…

Chamber honors Lemonade Day participants

Lemonade Day participants were honored on Tuesday night, June 14, at the Freestone County Fair entertainment stage. Students enjoyed lemonade and lemon cookies while receiving their certificates. Lemonade Day took place Saturday, May 7, in Fairfield, and there were a total of 34 stands with 80 kids participating. In 2021, there were 26 stands and 50 kids participating. Fairfield Chamber of…

Buffalo Days Button Winning Numbers

In case you missed them, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce has released the winning numbers for cash prizes for the Buffalo Days button drawing. Winning button holders should contact the Buffalo Chamber to claim your prize.

Wortham Wants You! to join the ‘4th On Main’ Parade

Come join us for the “4th on Main” Parade. Bring your wagon, ride your bike, gator, tractor, ATV, mule, motorcycle, horses, make a float, drive your old car, dress up your pet and/or yourself and walk!. Mark your calendars for Monday, July 4, 2022. The parade will start...

Get Your Best Cowboy Digs at Fairfield Western Wear

JUST IN TIME FOR COUNTY FAIR WEEK, Fairfield Western Wear is welcomed as a member of Fairfield Chamber of Commerce during a ribbon cutting ceremony held Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Located at 113 E. Commerce (inside Peridot Beauty Lounge), this downtown retailer has belts, shirts, shoes and jeans for men...

Community Calendar

Through Friday, June 17 Fairfield Lions Club-Buy raffle tickets at CappsHardware for a chance to win merchandise at local stores. The raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The first prize is $500 of merchandise at Capps, second prize is $250 of merchandise at Tractor Supply in Fairfield and the third prize is $100. Full name and phone number must be provided. The drawing will take place on…

Lions Club Raffle Sold at the Fair this week

While you are out at the fairgrounds this week, be sure to stop by to purchase a Raffle ticket from Fairfield Lions Club. You could win $500 in merchandize from Capps Ag Center & Hardware; $250 in merchandize from Tractor Supply, or $100 in cash prizes. Tickets are only $1...

Ready to swine

Siblings Alaina Baker and Tripp Petty are the picture of friendly competition as they prepare to exhibit their show pigs at the 2022 Freestone County Fair, set June 13-18 at the W.L. Moody Reunion Grounds in Fairfield. The year marks the 100th year celebration for the Freestone County Fair and Rodeo. Alaina, 14, just finished eighth grade at Fairfield Junior High. Now in her fifth year of…