Freestone County Times

Innovative | Accessible | Independent
401 E Commerce Street

 Innovative | Accessible | Independent


Keep up with The "Times," an independent news source for your hometown in Freestone County, Texas.

Freestone County Times is a weekly news publication that strives to promote education, local business, Freestone County history, and events in and around our area.

Established in 2002 by Publisher Scott W. Marsters, Sr. and Editor Karen E. Leidy, The "Times" quickly became the largest selling news publication in the county (#1 every year since 2007).

Submit your good news to our editor via email to news@freestonecountytimes.com

Email your questions about advertising rates to ads@freestonecountytimes.com, or contact our office at 903-389-NEWS (6397)

Our business is your business.  Reaching the community via Print, Website, and the Go Fairfield app.




Texas Press Assoc. - Better Newspaper Contest

--Sports Photography

    1st PLACE / 2012

    2nd Place / 2015; 2nd Place / 2018; 3rd Place / 2017
    1ST PLACE / 2013

    3rd Place / 2018-19
--News Writing
    1ST PLACE / 2015

    2nd Place / 2011; 4th Place / 2016

--Headline Writing
    2nd Place / 2009; 3rd Place / 2007; 4th Place / 2008

--General Excellence

    3rd Place / 2017

--News Photo

    3rd Place / 2018-19

--Editorial Writing
    3rd Place / 2017; 4th Place / 2003
--Column Writing
    3rd Place / 2004; 4th Place / 2013
--Feature Story
    4th Place / 2012


2003 and 2011 School Bell Award
Texas Retired Teachers Assoc. - District XII
“Outstanding Media Coverage of Educational News”

2003-2004 Friends of 4-H Award - Freestone County


2005 Media of the Year
Central Texas Council of Child Protective Service Boards, Inc.


Monday - Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed