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Arrest made in fatal crash
ERATH COUNTY (December 14, 2018) – Alyssa Gayle Litwin, 33 of Stephenville, was arrested Friday morning on warrants for felony charges stemming from the fatal crash near Morgan Mill on December 3 that killed two children and put their mother in a Fort Worth hospital.
Woman charged with 8 felonies in deadly crash
A Stephenville woman was arrested Friday morning in connection with a deadly accident on Dec. 3 that claimed the lives of two young sisters. Alyssa Litwin, 33, has been charged with eight felony counts related to the accident: Two counts of manslaughter, four counts of endangering a child, one count
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County
Grand jury considers long list of drug offenses
An Erath County grand jury indicted 15 people this week, the majority of which are connected to drugs. Out of the 28 offenses the grand jury considered, 12 were related to possession, manufacture or delivery of an illegal substance.
The Wall That Heals exhibit comes to Stephenville in 2019
ERATH COUNTY (December 13, 2018) – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) has announced The Wall That Heals national tour schedule for 2019. The Wall That Heals exhibit includes a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center. The 2019 tour will
Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death
DALLAS – A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.
North Texas Woman Arrested For Role In Crash That Killed 2 Young Sisters
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Stephenville woman has been arrested in connection with a deadly crash that killed two young sisters earlier this month. Alyssa Litwin is facing charges including manslaughter, endangering a child and tampering with evidence.
Plans go up in smoke in attempted burglary of Cowboy Tobacco
Four men are in custody at the Erath County Jail after an alleged burglary of Cowboy Tobacco. The suspects have been identified as Xaverone Jarmal Thomas, 22, Deaveon Alexander Thomas, 23, Laderrius Davis, 21, and Deshun Clark, 22. They have each been charged with burglary of a building.
Erath County duo Smith/Eaves reclaim top spots in team roping
After watching team roping header Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira move into first place in their respective events, Clay Smith and Paul Eaves answered. The duo stopped the clock in 3.8 seconds, the top time of this year’s Finals.
Lane Ivy & Buddy Hawkins win team roping in 4.1 seconds
Dublin’s Lane Ivy is making his debut at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Buddy Hawkins II is on his second trip, first since 2013. The team roping partners looked like a pair of seasoned Wrangler NFR veterans when they stopped the clock in a Round 4-best time of 4.1 seconds.
Charges pending against woman involved in deadly crash
A woman who was driving a pickup that struck the back of an SUV, resulting in the deaths of two children, could likely face charges in the coming days. DPS spokesman Dub Gillum confirmed Tuesday that Alyssa Litwin, 33, could be charged in the deadly accident that occurred Monday, Dec. 3, just north
Another chase ends with suspect wrecking
A law enforcement chase ended Monday morning when a suspect wrecked his vehicle after hitting a mailbox and losing control, authorities said. It was the second car chase in five days in Hood County.
The courts failed my daughter, says accuser's mom after sexual assault acquittal
Tears cover her face. She grips a tissue. She tries to put words to the depths of her frustration and hurt over watching what her daughter has endured. "A broken bone will heal in time. A bruise will heal in time. Psychological trauma from sexual assault never heals," she told CBC.
Driver faces charges in Erath County crash that killed baby, 5-year-old
A Stephenville woman accused of causing a crash Monday afternoon that killed two children and hospitalized the driver will face charges, officials say. The injured driver, 33-year-old Carrie Sackett, was headed north on U.S. Highway 281 in Erath County with two girls, ages 5 years and 9 months, when
Center sets Senior Community Christmas Party
The Dublin Senior Citizens Center (behind Dublin Dairy Queen) will host a Senior Community Christmas Party on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Everyone age 50 years and older is invited for an event with plenty of games, prizes, snacks and drinks.
Commissioners to vote on lone emergency management finalist
Erath County commissioners are expected to vote Wednesday on the lone finalist to replace Erath County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Cole, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Retirement reception for Judge Thompson set Dec. 14
There will be cake. There will be punch. And there will be one grateful Erath County judge. A come and go reception for Tab Thompson, who is retiring at the end of the month after 24 years as the Erath County judge, is set for 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, in the second-floor courtroom in the Erath C
Yates moves to number one in tie-down calf roping
Stephenville’s Marty Yates roped and tied his third consecutive calf of the PRCA’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas Saturday night and moved into first place in the world standings and the NFR Finals’ average with an almost $4,000 lead over Decatur’s Tuff Cooper.
CASA in the Heart of Texas Challenges, “Give the Gift of Advocacy This Christmas”
BrownwoodNews – “Since 2013 the number of children removed in the 3-county area served by CASA in the Heart of Texas (Brown, Comanche, and Mills counties) has spiked higher each year, creating a big challenge in recruiting and training enough volunteers to keep up with the increases in the number of
Jackets beat Dublin for season's first win
The Stephenville Yellow Jackets recorded their first boys basketball victory of the season Tuesday night, beating Class 3A Dublin 73-63 at home in Gandy Gym. The Yellow Jackets improved to 1-4 on the season, getting a team-high 17 points from Grayson Traweek. Teammate Skylar Stilwell was next with 1