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Cellular Cellular One Child Care Aunt Rosie’s Day Care Church First United Methodist Church Clothing-Retail Peek in the Attic Communications Northland Communications Computer Sandy’s Computer Services Construction Company 5-H Construction Counseling NHS Lifestyle Development Convenience Store Mini Stop Credit Union Centex Citizens Credit Union Dentist

3 Cholopisa General Dentistry Donuts Wortham Donut Shop Feed Store Tractor Supply Florist Ingram’s Florist The Flower House Fitness Adrenaline Fitness Funeral Homes Griffin Roughton Funeral Home Porter Funeral Home Furniture Longbotham Furniture Groceries H-E-B Hardware Jackson’s True Value Hearing Aides Beltone Historic Sites

Confederate Reunion Grounds Fort Parker Hospital Parkview Regional Hospital Hotels Best Western Fort Parker Motel Hunting F.E. Hill Ranch Insurance Teague Insurance Agency Lawn Care Lindsey and Sons Landscape MC Landscape Trees Tri-County Irrigation Loans Security Finance Zip Cash Newspapers La Cara The Fairfield Recorder

The Mexia News Nursing & Rehabilitation Mexia LTC Wortham Rehab Nightclubs The Falcon Club Office Supply Flatt Stationers Oil & Gas Brown Oil and Gas Outdoor Decor Barbara’s Emporium Pest Control Mexia Pest Control Pets Lena’s Groom &Board Resort Propane-Gas Propane Energy Co. Restaurants Frankie’s Pasta & Pizza Mexicano Grille Snack Shack

Sonic Subway Retail Sears Signs Black Hawk Signs George Fitch Signs Tank Manufacturer Lide Industries Tanning Hot Spot Tanning Tires Alan’s Tires H&L Tire Title Company First Title Tobacco Andy’s Drive Thru Vending Breaktime Solutions Water Aqua Bella Water Systems Western Wear Rusty’s Boots

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C & J Auto

1520 Hwy 171 • Mexia 254-562-5247

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Why come to our dealership for service? •Why come to our dealership for service? •We have genuine expertise when it comes to your vehicle, which means your service or maintenance will be performed promptly, and done right. •We have Genuine Ford and Motorcraft Parts made specifically for your vehicle. •Our technicians are factory trained specialists on Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. •We offer competitive prices on everything your vehicle needs.

Bob Gigowski Service Manager

Performance Ford

Visit our website: www.performance-ford.com 1202 West Hwy 84 • Fairfield, Texas (903) 389-4186 TOLL FREE 1-800-256-4186

Day Boys Shop Engine Repair and Rebuilds Auto and Std. Transmission Rebuilds Hyd. Repair Of All Types Field Service On All Makes Of Heavy Equip. Heavy Equipment & Truck Repair P.O. Box 129 1402 W. Hwy 84 Mexia, Texas 76687 Bus. 254-472-0000 Fax 254-472-0888


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Banking

Building Supplies

When you trust your money to a bank, you want to be sure it's in an account that gives you the most for what you need. Farmers State Bank is proud to offer a variety of accounts to choose from. Whether personal or commercial, we would love the opportunity to assist you in finding the type of account just for you.

604 W. Milam Mexia, Texas 76667 Main: (254) 562-9494 Fax: 254-562-9499


Carpet

CARPET COUNTRY

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Cellular

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Church

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 203 N. Canton • Mexia, Texas Sundays: Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Worship 6:00 p.m. Pastor Rev. Kory Koch

Join us for worship and ministry activities!

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Breaktime Solutions Vending • Office Coffee • Bottled Water

Ph. (254) 562-5792 • Fax: (254) 562-6629

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Child Care

Aunt Rosie’s Daycare 834 College Ave. Mexia, Texas 254-562-2607 254-562-7380 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


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Clothing-Retail

Rock & Roll Cowgirl & Cowboy Jeans L.A. Idols • Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Miss Me Big Star • Circle E Candles Rock Revival Clothing, Jewelry & Purses Willow Tree Figurines Christian Books, Bibles, etc. Yellow Box Shoes & Boots Grazie Shoes • Corkey Shoes accessories & great gift ideas FREE GIFT WRAPPING

Peek in the Attic Boutique

816 E. Milam, Mexia, TX - 254-472-9600 429 N. Robinson Dr., Robinson, TX • 118 W. Brown St. Ennis, TX

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Construction Company

5H Construction, LLC • Dozer FREE ESTIMATES • Welding • Carpentry • Dozer Rates, $60/Hr Jona Heil, (254) 744-1806 www.5hconstruction.com


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Donuts

Dentist

Cholopisa General Dentistry 300 N. Sherman Mexia, Texas 254-562-5347

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The Wortham Donut Shop “made fresh everyday” 5 AM - 1 PM Monday - Saturday 101 S. Hwy 14 • 254-765-3811 Donuts, Kolaches, Sandwiches & Burritos


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Fitness

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Shop: (254) 562-3524 Night: (254) 562-2653 1-800-413-0945

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Texas Rangers investigate Freestone County jail fund By MICHAEL DILLIN and APRIL WALKER The Fairfield Recorder The Texas Rangers and a retired FBI agent have been called in to investigate why an internal account of the Freestone County Jail was almost $23,000 overdrawn.

County Attorney Chris Martin disclosed the investigation this week in a report to the Freestone County Commissioners’ Court. “It was not a bookkeeping error, it was not a computer error,” Martin said. “We’re looking at it as pos-

sible theft.” Martin said his office was notified of the negative account balance by Community National Bank, the local bank the county uses for its accounts.” He did not say if anyone at the bank was being

investigated, and declined to name names of any potential suspect in the jail division of the Sheriff’s Office. He said Sheriff Ralph Billings had ordered “mandatory cooperation.” The Fairfield Recorder has learned that a number

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money paid when someone arrested posts bond. “For now, we’ve turned over the responsibility for the account to the County Treasurer, Kay Taylor,” he said. Continued on Page 4 See JAIL FUND

Eagles begin football practice for 2012 season

By MICHAEL DILLIN The Fairfield Recorder After more than eight months, the wait is about over. The 2012 football campaign began in earnest at 6 a.m. Monday, as the Fairfield Eagles took to the practice field, readying themselves to defend last year’s undefeated, regular season record of 10-0. “Everyone that we wanted to show up ... did,” said first year Head Coach John Bachtel, who succeed four-year veteran Head Coach Darrell Piske who took the job at Tyler’s Lee High School. “We’re getEagles star running backs Larry Rose (left), aka ting on it the first day. “Our attitude is that we :ightning,” and Andre Welch “Thunder”, hydrate during the first practice of the year at Eagles Field. Even want to be good, (really) in morning, temps quickly reached the 90s. Phoot, bad.” In between the two-aupper right: Assistant Coach Kevin Chase gives day practices, Bachtel instructions to Rose. . Michael Dillin photos pointed to the depth chart on the wall of his office.

Alcohol petitioners near magic number to get on ballot By MICHAEL DILLIN The Fairfield Recorder A group seeking to permit the sale of beer and w

of jail employees are cooperating, but at least one has invoked Fifth Amendment rights not to testify, as well as refusing a request to take a lie detector test. Martin said the funds in question involves internal jail funds, including

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“It’s a depth chart, but the players know it means nothing unless they show that it does,” Bachtel said. “They know if the guy behind them works harder and produces more, it’ll be their job (at the top of the chart). Fairfield is backed with explosive talent returning from last year -- loaded with explosive talent in the running game. Loaded, as in “Thunder and Lightning,” returning tailbacks Andre Welch and Larry Rose. Bachtel calls a “mauler,” who defensive lines learned last year that he can almost singlehandedly bulldoze them back into their own secondary. Welch was named Class 3A, District 20, Offensive Player of the Year as a junior. He gained 1,200 yards. His brute power will be

complemented by, yes, the lightning like speed of tailback Larry Rose. Rose didn’t play until district play kicked in midway through the season. But he responded with 600 yards in the second half. It leaves one to wonder - not what if -- but when, each will go over the 1,000 yard mark. “Rose is fast, but let me tell you, he hits hard too,” Bachtel said. “Everybody knows we’re a running team (they ran 75-80 percent of the time the past two seasons), and we will run. But we’re going to pass more than in the past. Players on the team did their share of throwing and catching in the offseason, Go to Page 6 See FOOTBALL

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Historic Sites

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Come visit us and step back in time to recapture the atmosphere of that fateful spring morning in 1836 and learn about the history of the fort and life of Cynthia Ann Parker, as you explore the cabins and climb the block houses. (254) 729-5253

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Independent Insurance Agent Susan Rawls, owner; Kristi Harris, Agent • Auto • ATV • Home • Commercial • RV • Watercraft • Farm & Ranch • Renters • Mobile Home • Motorcycle

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Texas Rangers investigate Freestone County jail fund

By MICHAEL DILLIN and APRIL WALKER The Fairfield Recorder The Texas Rangers and a retired FBI agent have been called in to investigate why an internal account of the Freestone County Jail was almost $23,000 overdrawn.

County Attorney Chris sible theft.” investigated, and declined of jail employees are coopMartin disclosed the Martin said his office to name names of any erating, but at least one investigation this week in was notified of the nega- potential suspect in the jail has invoked Fifth a report to the Freestone tive account balance by division of the Sheriff’s Amendment rights not to County Commissioners’ Community National Office. testify, as well as refusing Court. Bank, the local bank the He said Sheriff Ralph a request to take a lie “It was not a bookkeep- county uses for its Billings had ordered detector test. ing error, it was not a com- accounts.” “mandatory cooperation.” Martin said the funds puter error,” Martin said. He did not say if anyThe Fairfield Recorder in question involves inter“We’re looking at it as pos- one at the bank was being has learned that a number nal jail funds, including

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Eagles star running backs Larry Rose (left), aka :ightning,” and Andre Welch “Thunder”, hydrate during the first practice of the year at Eagles Field. Even in morning, temps quickly reached the 90s. Phoot, upper right: Assistant Coach Kevin Chase gives instructions to Rose. . Michael Dillin photos

Alcohol petitioners near magic number to get on ballot By MICHAEL DILLIN The Fairfield Recorder A group seeking to permit the sale of beer and wine has collected enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot in Freestone County. If, and it’s a big if, the signatures are from qualified, registered voters in

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money paid when some one arrested posts bond. “For now, we’ve turne over the responsibility fo the account to the Count Treasurer, Kay Taylor,” h said. Continued on Page 4 See JAIL FUND

Eagles begin football practice for 2012 season

By MICHAEL DILLIN The Fairfield Recorder After more than eight months, the wait is about over. The 2012 football campaign began in earnest at 6 a.m. Monday, as the Fairfield Eagles took to the practice field, readying themselves to defend last year’s undefeated, regular season record of 10-0. “Everyone that we wanted to show up ... did,” said first year Head Coach John Bachtel, who succeed four-year veteran Head Coach Darrell Piske who took the job at Tyler’s Lee High School. “We’re getting on it the first day. “Our attitude is that we want to be good, (really) bad.” In between the two-aday practices, Bachtel pointed to the depth chart on the wall of his office.

“It’s a depth chart, but the players know it means nothing unless they show that it does,” Bachtel said. “They know if the guy behind them works harder and produces more, it’ll be their job (at the top of the chart). Fairfield is backed with explosive talent returning from last year -- loaded with explosive talent in the running game. Loaded, as in “Thunder and Lightning,” returning tailbacks Andre Welch and Larry Rose. Bachtel calls a “mauler,” who defensive lines learned last year that he can almost singlehandedly bulldoze them back into their own secondary. Welch was named Class 3A, District 20, Offensive Player of the Year as a junior. He gained 1,200 yards. His brute power will be

complemented by, yes, th lightning like speed of tai back Larry Rose. Rose didn’t play unt district play kicked in mid way through the season But he responded with 600 yards in the second half. It leaves one to wonder

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- not what if -- but when each will go over the 1,00 yard mark. “Rose is fast, but let m tell you, he hits hard too Bachtel said. “Everybody know we’re a running team (the ran 75-80 percent of th time the past two seasons) and we will run. But we’r going to pass more than i the past. Players on the team di their share of throwing an catching in the offseason Go to Page 6 See FOOTBALL

turned in every week. To have the question placed on the ballot requires 1,744 valid signatures.

The Fairfield Recorder While there are 11,152 registered voters countywide, and the law requires 35 percent of voters to place a referendum on the ballot -- it is not 35 percent

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A life lived for others is a life worthwhile – it's been the foundational principle of Wortham Rehabilitation Center since their inception. It's what has made them an outstanding provider of skilled care services in the state of Texas. They strive every day to enhance the quality of life for the seniors in their care facilities. This extra service grants you the comfort in knowing that they will go the extra mile to care of you or your loved one. We believe that caring for the elderly is a high honor. Our resident-respect approach to caring is what continues to be the driving force in the core strategy of our company. We will continue to treat our residents as we wish to be treated. Our love for our residents is best measured by the respect, dignity and compassion we extend to them on a daily basis.

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Mexia LTC Nursing & Rehabilitation offers the highest quality nursing & rehabilitative services. The main objective of the facility’s staff is to provide each resident with a personalized and comprehensive plan of care while allowing for the highest practical level of functioning. Administrator - Martha Saling Director of Nursing - Yvonne Fortson Business Office Manager - Eva Price Housekeeping Supervisor - Jackie Smith 601 Terrace Lane N. • Mexia, Texas 76667 254-562-5400 • 254-562-9145 - FAX www.mexialtc.com

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Falcon Club

701 N. Hwy 14 • Mexia • (254) 562-6644

We mean business. Three times a week, every week, we reach more potential customers, more often for your business than any other advertisting medium. Call us now so we can help grow your business together.

The Mexia News

254-562-2868 advertising@themexianews.com


Office Supply

Pest Control

• Residential • Commercial FREE ESTIMATES

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M e x i a P e s t C o n t ro l Family owned and operated for over 32 years!

Te r m i t e & P e s t S e r v i c e

Locally Owned & Operated by James Anderson

•Roaches •Spiders •Silverfish •Beetles •Ants •Termites •Earwigs •Fleas & Ticks •Mice & Rats

Flatt Stationers 205 N. McKinney Downtown Mexia

Office Supplies Office Equipment Office Furniture School Supplies

Print Copy Fax UPS

All the pieces you need... Oil & Gas

254-562-3843 flattstationers.com

BROWN OIL & GAS Mexia, Texas

254-562-2818

Outdoor Decor 1403 Hwy 84 W Mexia At R&D Trailer

Barbara Strickland

254-562-6400 (ph) 254-562-7765 (f)

Yard Art • Concrete Statues & Bird Baths • Wrought Iron Gas & Diesel Generators • Tools • Garden Hoses • Wagon Wheels • Tarps • Clocks • Pitchers & Vases • Purses • Jewelry

YOU NAME IT WE HAVE IT OR BE WILLING TO TRY TO FIND IT!

608 E. Milam P.O. Box 486 Mexia, Texas 76667

James Anderson, J.r. Office: (254) 562-6565

Pets

pestcontrol1980@sbcglobal.net

Pamper your pet by allowing us to pick them up in the newest additon to Lena’s! Lena’s van is in the Mexia area every Wednesday for grooming pick up and surrounding areas as needed!

Lena’s Groom & Board Resort Call us Today!

(903) 389-5300 Hwy 84 West of Fairfield www.lenasresort.com

Trying to reach the Fairfield and Freestone County market?

The Fairfield Recorder (903) 389-3334


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Restaurants

Propane-Gas

Frankie’s Pasta & Pizza Restaurant Lunch Special $4.95

Reservation & Catering Service Available

Fue ling t he p rop an e nee ds of y ou an d your fa mily!

Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm Friday - Saturday 11 am - 10 pm Monday Closed

Pr o p a n e E n e r g y C o . (254) 562-3825 1442 N. Hwy 14 • Mexia, Texas 76667

Restaurants

A Place for fun! A place for food! A Place for YOU !

WiFi!

Don’t Feel Like Waiting.. Call Ahead

254-562-2220

6 0 1 E . M i l a m • M e x i a , Te x a s 7 6 6 6 7 506 W. Milam • Mexia, Texas (254) 562-2874 Saturday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday 10a.m. - 10 p.m.

Rotary Club of Mexia 315 E Commerce St. Mexia, TX 76667 254-562-7893

Service Above Self


Retail

Tank Manufacturer

LIDE Industries 1618 W. Hwy 84 Mexia, Texas 254-562-0233

Premier Hometown Store

909 E. Milam • US Hwy 84E • Mexia • (254) 562-9555

Signs

Becky & Bobby McDonald & Staff

Tanning

New ownership: Haskell and Lucinda Farris

1335 E. Milam Suite E • (254) 562-5555

• Indoor & Outdoor Signage • Vehicle Lettering • Special Event Signs • Banners ~ Locally own ed ~ State of the art computer graphic s and de sign ~ Quality & Experienc e ~

207 E. Milam Mexia, Texas 76667

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Tires

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• Brakes • Computerized Alignment • State Inspection

Voted 2012 Best Tire C o mp a n y

Tires

Alan’s Tire and Service

819 W. Milam Mexia, Texas 76667

M-F: 7:30-5:00 Bus. (254) 562-9399

Tobacco

Title Company

Best selection of cigarettes and Premium Cigars in town.

• Roll your own tobacco and products • Fresh tea and coffee • Fountain drinks • Variety of Snacks • And much much more

We accept all manufacturer coupons. (not computer generated)

Mon. - Fri. 7:30 - 6:30 p.m. Sat 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 1307 E. Milam St. • Mexia, Texas (254) 562-2300

SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING:

Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health.

Western Wear

254-562-5321 1666 W. Hwy. 84 • Mexia

108 S. Dr, J.B Riggs Dr. Groesbeck 254-729-7960 Title & Escrow Company

Rusty’s Boots 1349 E. Milam 254-562-7767


Voted Best Sandwich in the 2012 Bi-Stone Best of the Best

(254) 562-9393 • subway.com 1202 E. Milam • Mexia, TX 76667


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