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Leon County Sheriff’s Report

At 12:34 AM, Deputy Jonathan Stubblefield to CR 483 in Normangee, in reference to a disturbance. Both parties were separated upon arrival, a report was made of the incident. At 3:04 AM, Deputy Kristin Shaw was dispatched to OSR in Normangee, in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The driver of the ve


Larrisons make early mark on Madison County

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns detailing the history of the Larrison family. The Larrison family lived on what is now known as La Bahia Trail. Originally it was east-to-west Indian trail from southwestern Louisiana and into southeastern Texas. It was known about by Anglos as early


Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Game Wardens searching for suspect in recent high-speed chases

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — The Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Game Wardens are currently on the lookout for a Tyler man who is wanted for multiple criminal offenses.


Nancy Marie (King) McBride

Nancy Marie (King) McBride, 65 of Centerville Texas, passed away in Odessa, Texas on Jan. 5th, 2019. Nancy was born on Feb. 28th, 1953 in Natchez, Mississippi to Robert Perry King and Ruth King. She was an avid beautician and worked as a professional cosmetologist for well over 20 years.


Save the Date! Daddy-Daughter Dance

Fairfield’s Daddy-Daughter Dance for Pre-K to Fifth Grade will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Fairfield Elementary Cafeteria. Details are being sent home in students folders this week.


High school basketball: Elkhart’s Thomas, Palestine’s Bellfield hit game-winners

ELKHART — Elkhart High School's Ky Thomas drained the game-winning shot as the Elks defeated Anderson County and District 20-3A rival Westwood, 78-76, in overtime on Friday. Westwood had a chance to win; however, the Panthers missed a potential game-winner from halfcourt.


State Farm® Granted First National FAA Waiver for Damage Assessment Drone Flights

“We have been waiting for the release of drone capabilities in helping with claim handling,” says Will Hallmark, State Farm agent in Fairfield, Texas. “I feel that it is going to allow us to get a more in depth visual of the damages during certain types of weather related losses.”


Report: Power Plants are Leaking Cancer-Causing Toxins into Groundwater Across Texas

An environmental group found that all of Texas’ coal-fired power plants have polluted groundwater with multiple chemicals, including arsenic, which was detected at 13 of the 15 sites.


Lady Bulldogs drop a pair

The shorthanded North Zulch Lady Bulldogs basketball team dropped a pair of games to Snook and Normangee over the week to fall to 0-3 in district play to start the year. “Both of those teams are good,” said Lady Bulldogs Coach Michael Stenseth. “We missed easy shots early and got down big in both ga


NZ off to slow district start

The North Zulch Bulldogs basketball team dropped their first district contest of the season on Friday in Normangee by a score of 74-26. “We did not play well against a good team,” said North Zulch Basketball Coach Matt Kirschner. “We did not handle their pressure well and turned the ball over too ma


Normangee girls hold off Snook in overtime

NORMANGEE, Texas (KBTX) -- Normangee won a big 26-2A battle with Snook 48-47 in overtime Tuesday night. Jaycie Brisco led Snook with 16 points, but could not hit a game winning three-point attempt at the buzzer as the teams went to overtime tied at 44.


Angels to Visit Art League Meeting Jan. 19th

The Freestone County Art League will meet in the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1001 North 8th Avenue, Teague, TX, on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. until around noon.


North Texas Massage Center Owner Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault 10 Years Ago

PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Plano man who owns a massage and realignment center was arrested on sexual assault charges. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department arrested Michael Solberg last week after a grand jury indicted him.


Lindale man accused of killing DPS trooper appeared in Freestone County court for pretrial hearing

The Lindale man accused of killing a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on Thanksgiving Day 2017 appeared Thursday with his defense team in a Freestone County District Court for a pretrial hearing.


Teague woman arrested for trafficking

Thanks to concerned family members one girl is safe and a 37-year-old Teague woman is being held in the Freestone County Jail on a $250,000 bond. Amber Michelle Parker, a Mexia ISD reading teacher, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 2, after an investigation showed she was attempting to sell an underage f


Trauma Kits For Patrol Deputies

READY TO TAKE THEIR NEW GEAR ON PATROL are members of Freestone County Sheriff’s Office, including Back Row (left-right): Chief Deputy Devin Mowrey, Deputy Larry Jones, Game Warden Shawna Poole, Deputy Mike Noll, Trooper Matthew Poole, Lt. Investigator Clayton Aldrich, Sgt. Patrol Preston Cordova, a


Local author releases science-fiction novel

CENTERVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) - A Centerville man is embarking on a new passion and excited to announce the release of his new science-fiction saga. At 76, Donald Hervey has written a unique story called Calypso Founding. The story details a group of people who decide to leave earth and embark on a journ


Former Texas Ranger arrested on sexual abuse charges

(CNN) - Former Major League Baseball pitcher John Wetteland was arrested on child sexual abuse charges on Monday. Wetteland was booked into the Denton County jail on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under 14.


Fairfield Junior High Claims First in UIL… Again!

Fairfield Junior High took home First Place again this year, with a total of 1,184.8 points at District UIL Competition held December 11th and 13th in Rusk. Competing at the meet were Fairfield, Palestine, Rusk, Mexia, and Madisonville schools.


METGCD Meets in Fairfield January 15th

The Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District will be conducting a Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be in Fairfield, Texas at the Freestone County Courthouse, County Courtroom.