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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
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 couple wins Texas Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher contest
CORPUS CHRISTI – One couple has planted their roots deep in the Texas soil, growing crops and raising cattle in two Texas counties. Passion, drive and dedication have paid off for Justin and Lindsay Hannsz of Erath County.
Commencement speaker to see Tarleton campus for first time
STEPHENVILLE (December 12, 2018) — Roberto Ortiz has never set foot on the Stephenville campus of Tarleton State University. He’ll be there at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, though, standing on stage addressing his fellow graduates at commencement exercises.
Driskill chosen for emergency management post
Erath County commissioners hired Susan Driskill Wednesday to become the next emergency management coordinator, replacing Steve Cole, who is retiring at the end of the year. The vote was 3-0, with commissioners Herbert Brown, Joe Brown and Scot Jackson casting votes. Commissioner Dee Stephens was not
Four arrested for burglary in early morning break-in
STEPHENVILLE (December 12, 2018) – At approximately 3:40 a.m., Stephenville Police Department was notified of a burglary in progress at Cowboy Tobacco in the 2000 block of W. Washington Street. When officers arrived on scene, the suspects ran. SPD Officer Barrier arrested one suspect and Tarleton Po
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.
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.
Santa's on his way: Holly Jolly happening downtown tonight
The holiday season is here and the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce and SPARD are once again partnering to spread Christmas cheer with the annual Holly Jolly event from 6-9 p.m. Monday in downtown Stephenville.
Military Ball highlights Tarleton cadets’ achievements, donors
STEPHENVILLE (December 11, 2018) — An address from Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II and a re-enactment memorializing Pvt. Ammon Turnbow highlighted this year’s Military Ball celebrating the Tarleton State University Corps of Cadets and corps benefactors.
PRCA World Standings after six round at the NFR
Former Tarleton rodeo team member Ryle Smith leads the average in the tie-down roping at the PRCA’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo but only by one-half second over Caleb Smidt.
Four score in double figures as Texans cruise past Arlington Baptist
STEPHENVILLE – Led by a career-high 24 points on 10-11 shooting from Josh Hawley, Tarleton handled Arlington Baptist 81-59 to improve to 7-2 on the season Wednesday night. The Patriots came out firing to the tune of a 9-3 lead over the first four minutes, but Hawley’s first bucket of the game starte
SHS boys win final game in Glen Rose tournament
The Stephenville High School Yellow Jackets closed out the three-day Glen Rose Lions Club boys basketball tournament Saturday with a 61-57 victory over Johnson City. The Yellow Jackets moved to 5-10 on the season with the win. They opened the tournament with a slim 50-49 loss to Keene Thursday morni
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
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.
Methodist Church hosts Alternative Gift Fair
STEPHENVILLE (December 11, 2018) –The First United Methodist Church Stephenville (FUMC) is hosting an Alternative Gift Fair on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the FUMC Fellowship Hall.
Tarleton extended family important to commencement speaker
STEPHENVILLE (December 10, 2018) — To Tarleton State University senior Nicholas Belsher, it’s all about family. He grew up and went to high school in Ferris, a small community straddling Dallas and Ellis counties. He loved to camp, hunt and fish with his family.
SHS students reel in another big win
Caden Cowan and Hunter Mayo finished 4th Saturday in Lewisville at the Texas High School Bass Association Tournament. They competed against 32 schools and 193 teams on a cold, wet day. Stephenville High School finished 3rd overall as a team.
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.
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.