Update: Another Phone Threat to Teague ISD
A phone call making threats was made this morning. It stated that there was a bomb on campus, a weapon in his car, and a possible hostage. The local law enforcement agencies along with Teague ISD police moved as quickly as possible to take immediate protective precautions for our students and staff. McClenan County assisted with drones and specially trained canine units. The FBI, DPS, and TEA’s Director of Safety were also involved, and the phone number was turned over to them for further investigation. The same phone number has been used nationwide in this type of hoax since October. DPS and the FBI have an investigation open on this situation and others that involved the same number and types of threats. The threat made towards TISD was unfounded and all students and staff at TISD are safe.
Two arrested after deputies discover $300K worth of stolen copper
JEWETT, Texas (KWTX) - The Leon County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people and issued three additional arrest warrants after finding $300,000 worth of stolen copper while executing a search warrant in Jewett. Samuel Lynn Barrow Jr. and Christian Barrow were arrested and charged with theft of property greater than...
Fairfield Police Report – Feb. 19-25, 2024
8:14 PM-Cpl. Scarrow assisted on medical emergency. 4:15 PM-Cpl. Scarrow on report of three subject wearing hoodies caught on ring camera looking in vehicles. 1:40 AM-Officer Ashley and Tinsley on suspicious subject. 6:30 AM-Cpl. Warren to speak to complainant. 9:00 AM-Cpl. Warren to meet subject concerning an animal. 10:25 PM-Officer...
Falls County Sheriff recovers stolen vehicle
Reported as stolen from Limestone County, Falls County Sheriff Joe Lopez discovered a 2023 Jeep Mojave vehicle off CR 225 near Bald Hill. Due to fresh evidence of grass on the wheels, the Jeep had been recently driven. The Jeep was found in an isolated area off the county road. As stated by Sheriff Lopez, “It’s a great possibility that someone is familiar with the vicinity.” In another case, a checkbook was found on CR 224 from a reported stolen vehicle from Limestone County.
STARR Resiliency Agency Welcomed to the Community, Chamber
STARR Resiliency Agency of Fairfield celebrated an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Formed in 2016 by Octavia Reed, STARR Resiliency Agency is a foster home for children who have been removed from their home by DFPS (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services). The facility...
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Butterfly Babes Permanent Jewelry Joins Chamber
“This business has been a true blessing to our family and we cannot wait to see what the future holds,” said Jake Crow, owner of Butterfly Babes Permanent Jewelry. A small business custom jewelry service, Butterfly Babes was established October of 2023 in Streetman, Texas. They offer jewelry, watches, and even cup charms.
Serious Writing or High Fog Content?
Where to even begin an honest critique of the Letter to the Editor entitled “Political Basics 4”? The real definition of superior writing is that it be (1) effective, (2) clear, and (3) correct. This piece fails on the first two criteria but gets a pass on the last. The writer spent over 600 words without answering the pivotal question: are communism and socialism synonymous? Aside from the presumptuous tone of the writing which reads as if by a Ph.d professor talking down to high school freshmen: e.g., “last week we noted, etc.” and “we explored, etc.” the material presented as fact seems a rehashed version of 9th grade civics. Fairfield readers are not dim-witted so as to be misled by inaccurate political terminology further flawed by high-fog content writing.
Christina Lockhart appointed to South Limestone Hospital District Board of Directors
Christina Lockhart of Kosse was appointed to Position 4, Board of Directors of South Limestone Hospital District on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Lockhart serves the community as City of Kosse Secretary and as Court Clerk. She has held these positions for 10 years. In addition, she serves as Secretary and Treasurer of the Kosse Economic Development Committee, Secretary of the Kosse Community Center Board and she is a board member of the Limestone County Senior Citizens Project. Lockhart graduated from Groesbeck High School and attended Navarro College for Business Administration.
Frolicking Among the Bluebonnets at Fort Parker State Park
This photo from the Texas Highways archives shows a handsome couple—and their handlers—frolicking in a bumper crop of bluebonnets at Fort Parker State Park. Located in Limestone County, east of Waco, the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1935 to 1942 and is steeped in Texas history. Texas Highways covered the park for its May 1957 issue, which is likely why this photo was taken. The fellow wearing a grin and a pressed Stetson is Jack Forrest, from just down the road in Mexia. His gaze falls on Mary Ann Osburn, from nearby Dawson, who looks past the flowers to the horizon. Forrest has a fistful of reins—he’s holding his horses—but they’ll saddle up and ride again once the perfect pose is struck. The park is still open today, offering hiking and biking trails, two lakes stocked with blue catfish, kayaking, and air-conditioned cabins for even the most fairweather camper.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.85 and $2.89 in Fairfield as of 2024-03-01. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.331, a week ago the price is $3.267 , according to AAA.
Lady Eagles Finish One Point Short in Regional Final Against Huntington
The Fairfield Lady Eagles finished the weekend with a heartbreaking loss to the Huntington Devilettes in the Regional Final 42-41. The loss ends a four-year consecutive run the states final four at the Class 3A State Basketball tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio. On Tuesday, Fairfield would have the...
‘Lucky’ Contest Starts March 1st to Encourage Local Shopping
Get lucky during the month of March with Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s “Lucky To Have Local” contest. From March 1 to March 31, 2024 simply Dine in, Purchase carry-out, or Patronize participating restaurants, and shop local retail stores. Then, submit your receipt for a “Lucky” chance to...
1929 Groesbeck Drama- 'The Way of Youth' - A Tale of Love and Rivalry!
On Friday, Feb. 28, 1929, a play entitled “The Way of Youth” by Celinda Kengle White a Groesbeck local writer was performed at the high school auditorium. The play was under the direction of the Glenwood Cemetery, which would have been common in the period, as cemeteries were treated more like public parks than today. The play boasted the largest collection of Bi-stone local talent in the cast ever according to White who also directed the production. The cast included: Mrs. Harry Humble, Jack Franklin, Celinda Kengle White, Mrs. J.M. Danner, A.M. Beeman, Judge A.M. Blackmon, Lillian Hines, Gladys Trotter,...
Gun store grand opening Saturday
Gun store grand opening Saturday Billy Patterson Wed, 02/28/2024 - 12:46 Image Randy De Vries is hosting a grand opening of his store, Get A Gun Sports, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Courtesy Photo ...
Watch the funeral service for Montgomery County deputy killed in Centerville crash
CONROE, Texas (KIAH) — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy who died in a wreck last week was laid to rest on Thursday. The memorial service for Charles Rivette was Thursday morning at The Woodlands Church in The Woodlands. On Friday, he was transporting an inmate from Oklahoma to...
The History and Legacy of Dogan High School
The History and Legacy of Dogan High School Patricia Pratt Wed, 02/28/2024 - 12:46 Image The former Dogan High School campus is now a historical site. Courtesy Photo The former...
Study Club in “Puppy Love” this month
, The Groesbeck Study Club had its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Groesbeck Woman’s Club at 6 p.m. Lea Hardison introduced their program for the evening. GISD Superintendent, Anthony Figueroa told them about some of the programs that have been started recently and these are:I-Ready, Red Goat Café, Apptegy, Goat Parent University, New Push Notification System, and Goat Feature Family.The I-Ready program identifies deficiencies and helps teachers reach the ones they were unable to reach before by helping the individual student understand better. Red Goat Café is part of the Culinary Arts Class and is located...
Eagles Fall in Bi-District Playoff vs. Leopards
The Fairfield Eagles defended their playoff spot but could not move onto the next round when the Lorena Leopards 53-34 Tuesday night at Corsicana High School. Fairfield had earned the fourth playoff spot with a win over Teague in a one game playoff at Madisonville High School and had the immediate turnaround to play their first-round playoff game.
Lady Lions open season with tourney success
After an 0-2 start, the Teague softball team has won nine of its last 10 games to begin the 2024 campaign with a 9-3 record. The Lady Lions also have a new head coach this season in Tre Craig. This is Craig’s first year as a head coach in softball as well. After losses of 7-4 at Class 5A Corsicana in the season opener and 1-0 to Blooming Grove in the first game of the Hillsboro Tournament, Teague began an eight-game winning streak. The Lady Lions won their final three games of the Hillsboro Tournament against Hillsboro, 12-0, Mexia, 15-1, and La...