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February 14, 2012  RSS feed
You don't have to be around Jerry and Sue Harris long to recognize that theirs is a very special relationship. They've known each other most of their lives, having grown up in Irving, Texas back when it was a town of about the size of Oakwood, with only one red light. Sue was the daughter of a rodeo stock producer and her life revolved around rodeo.  More...

Six vehicles were involved in a crash in a construction zone on Highway 79 just before noon on Thursday, February 9th. A Peterbilt semi with trailer in tow was northbound on US 79 where Leon and Robertson Counties meet (between Marquez and Ridge) when he approached five vehicles stopped by flagmen at a TxDOT road maintenance site.  More...

2/1/12 Jerry Grimes responded to CR 429 for the report of an unattended death. Robert Kelly and Jack Tomlinson responded to I-45 for a broken down TDC bus. Jack Tomlinson responded to Centerville for the report of a theft. Jerry Grimes responded to CR 356 for the report of a stolen firearm.  More...
Linda K. Phifer, 68, of Fairfield, died Saturday, February 11, 2012 at her residence. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dottie Dumas officiating.  More...
Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in the Plum Creek Community is inviting everyone to come and help celebrate Pastor Johnny Moss’s 4th year anniversary on February 19, 2012. Guest speaker will be Pastor Lee J. Keeton, Sr. from the Word of Life Tabernacle in Corsicana, Texas. The church is located at 589 Freestone County Road 381.   More...
Fort Parker
A LOOK AT HISTORIC PLACES, PEOPLE AND EVENTS   In May of 1836, less than two months after Mexican troops killed every defender of the Alamo, another massacre at a frontier garrison bloodied the Texas landscape. The incident left Texas with a slice of history almost as riveting as the Alamo.  More...
Lady Bison Co-District Champs
The Lady Bison wrapped up regular season play with a road win over the Mildred Lady Eagles to finish the season as Co-District Champions with a district record of 11-1.  More...
Good rains, but mild weather could put a ‘chill’ on fruit production
COLLEGE STATION – Recent rains greatly improved soil-moisture levels in many parts of the state, according to reports from Texas AgriLife Extension Service county agents.  However, many parts of the state remained critically dry, including the Panhandle, South Plains, Far West Texas and parts of the Rolling Plains and Coastal Bend areas, according to the reports.  More...