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Monday, May 23, 2016

Council members sworn into office

Teague City Administrator, Judy Keally, conducted a swearing in ceremony for the recently elected city council members during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, May 16th. Members being sworn in included (l to r) Mayor Earnest Pack, Melvin Mims and Marie Hertenberger.

Newly elected Place 1 Teague City Council member Melvin Mims along with incumbents Mayor Earnest Pack and Marie Hertenberger, who were unopposed for re-election, were sworn into office Monday evening, May 16th, by City Administrator Judy Keally during the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall.

The administering of the oath of office was held after the council accepted the official election tabulations and canvassed the returns from the May 7th municipal election. Following the oath of offices, Place 2 councilman Ron Rasbeary was unanimously reappointed to serve as mayor Pro-Tem.

During the unusually short meeting, EDC Executive Director submitted two projects for council approval totaling nearly $10,000. The first item was the Satterwhite project for $7,835, which is 50 percent funding to improve a building on Main Street and $1,950 for 50 percent funding to improve the front of Teague Insurance Agency.

After adjourning to executive session two matters...

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Tri-County Golf Club saved by 'locals'

Thanks to The Steve Beaird Family

Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards is the new name of the former Big Cedar Country Club, located between Teague and Fairfield. The facility was almost lost to area citizens but due to the Steve Beaird Family and local people caring about the club it was saved from becoming lots for housing.

A while back the old “Freestone Country Club, Big Cedar Country Club” sold to a Dr. from Louisiana. His intentions were to cut it up into tracts and sell them. In stepped a group of “locals” that persuaded him to give them a two year lease on the course. This group bought all the equipment after the course was shut down for nearly a month and then it was opened back up as Tri-County Golf Club. 
This operation began with lots of “locals” volunteering their time to get this club back on the ground and up and running. I had always been intrigued by the golf business and I was approached by the investors and asked if I was interested in running tournaments, special events, PR work, etc. Being retired I said “yes.” Paul Marberry is the President of “the investing group.” He then asked me to take the new created job of GM. I asked him “your kidding right” and he said no, as he has other businesses of his own and is semi retired himself. I told him yes and now we work together running the daily operation of the Club. Joe Max Wilson is the Greens Supt. and Larry Shelby is the pro shop manager...

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Run-off election is Tuesday

Early voting ends Friday

Voters are being asked to return to the polls on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, to choose the winners in a handful of state and local races left over from the March 1st primary elections. The top two vote receivers in races where neither candidate received over 50 percent of the votes in the primary election are required to face each other...

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Freestone Co. Fair and Rodeo Parade is Monday, June 13

The Citizens of Freestone County would like to extend a special invitation to you and your group, organization or club to participate in the 2016 Freestone County Fair and Rodeo Parade. The event will be held in historic downtown Fairfield, Texas on Monday, June 13, 2016, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Help us...

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