ABOVE: Teague FFA members Jarrett Bodine, Jesse Perez, Aaron Sanchez, Cesar Mendez and Isaac Calixtro show off their 14-foot bumper-pull trailer which won first place in its division at the Freestone County Fair Ag Mechanics Show on Monday morning. The trailer was built for the Freestone County Game Management Association so they can auction it off at their banquet later this year to raise funds for the organization.
Confirmed and reported COVID-19 cases in Freestone, Limestone and surrounding counties juddered to a slow crawl this spring on state and local dashboards that keep up with the numbers, a fact complicated by the rise in home-testing which has led to a nationwide drop in reporting.
The 92nd Annual Teague 4th of July Rodeo will take place Thursday, June 30, through Saturday, July 2. Rodeo performances will begin at 8 p.m. day.
The sense of security and safety felt by many rural residents of Leon County was shattered last month after the escape of and subsequent search for convicted murderer Gonzalo Lopez in the Centerville area. When five bodies were discovered – suspected to have been slain by Lopez – Thursday, June 2, in their weekend house less than a mile from Centerville off State Highway 7, the desecration of serenity was complete.
Although the Freestone County Commissioners have been satisfied with the service that the Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool has provided over the past 20 years, they are balking at the organization’s decision to raise rates 5.%.