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Cody Derrick’s ride into retirement will be a busy one
STEPHENVILLE (February 23, 2019) – Usually, when cowboys retire, they hang up their spurs and prop their boot heels up on the front porch railing. Instead of riding into the sunset, Stephenville Fire Marshal Cody Derrick is going to be buckling on his spurs as he heads into the next chapter of his l
Stephenville Police Activity Blotter for February 19 – 22
Below is a copy of the Stephenville Police Activity Blotter for the dates of February 19 through February 22. Click image to enlarge.
Texas representative proposes bill to end tolls on toll roads
A Texas representative has filed a House Bill that will end tolls on toll roads once they are paid off. House Bill 436 was filed in November 2018 by representative Matt Shaheen from Plano.
You can eat and sleep at the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' gas station
AUSTIN, Texas — If you're cruising down Highway 304 and head just south of Bastrop, you'll probably pass by a quiet — and familiar — building. The original 1974 film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was filmed at a gas station along the highway.
Tarleton alumni memorialize family with scholarship
STEPHENVILLE (February 21, 2019) — Twin sisters Linda Stewart and Anita Christie along with Anita’s husband, Randy, recently endowed a Tarleton State University scholarship memorializing the sisters’ father, Clinton Smith; Linda’s son, Clint Stewart; and John Christie, Randy’s brother.
Texas school humiliates student after forcing ‘Dumb and Dumber’ haircut says mom-threatens suit
A Hico, Texas mother complains of her teen son, Lane Kiesling- being humiliated after school officials forced her son to get a ‘dumb and dumber’ haircut after his bangs growing too long.
Stephenville Day at the State Capital
February 19, 2019 – — On Tuesday, two charter buses left the Tarleton State University campus headed to the state capital of Texas. The buses were carrying numerous Tarleton students, numerous Tarleton staff and professors including TSU President Dottavio, numerous Stephenville City Council members
Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed
ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio
Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.
Man Indicted For Duping North Texas School District Out Of Nearly $2M
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man accused of duping a Texas school district into transferring him nearly $2 million which he then used to buy a BMW and Rolex watches.
No. 8 Tarleton set for home debut when LSC powers collide in Stephenville today
Tarleton’s first home series of the season is a big one. The No. 8-ranked TexAnns will make their long-awaited home debut this weekend in Lone Star Conference action against Texas A&M-Kingsville. Tarleton comes into the series 11-2 overall and 2-1 in LSC play while the Javelinas are 14-1 on the seas
Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'
A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.
Police Search For Texas Gunman Who Hid On Roof, Shot Assault Rifle, Killed 2
HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman in Texas who hid on a rooftop and opened fire on a carload of people. Police say the man, who was armed with a rifle, killed two people and injured two others in east Houston.
Central Texas diver dies while performing underwater repair
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old man has died while doing some repair work as a diver in a Central Texas lake. The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the diver as Sebastian Medina-Page, of Round Rock.
Two former sheriff’s deputies indicted on abuse of power charges
ERATH COUNTY – It’s been a long investigation – including a death, a lawsuit, one man was cleared of all charges and now, two others face charges of abuse of power and aggravated perjury.
8-year-old Texas boy dies hours after being diagnosed with flu
ROCKPORT, Texas (KTRK) -- A family in Rockport is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said 8-year-old Martin Campbell came down with flu-like symptoms and then hours later, died. Now officials are waiting for test results to determine exactly what caused h
A look at the history of African Americans in the Texas legislature
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Capitol is a busy place, filled with people always on the go, fighting for a seat at the table. So, it can be easy to walk past the pictures on the wall and forget the trailblazers.
Student polls show overwhelming support to bring back Texas A&M-Texas football game
COLLEGE STATION -- Student polls at both Texas A&M and Texas show an overwhelming percentage of current students are in favor of bringing back the Aggies-Longhorns football game, which hasn't been played since 2011.
The Great Dr Pepper Standoff at Dublin, Texas
Like the Alamo and Willie Nelson, Dublin Dr Pepper is revered among Texans. For over a century, a tiny bottling plant in Dublin, Texas, known as Dublin Bottling Works, pumped out the beloved and addictive soft drink. But after a dispute with the Dr Pepper Snapple Company, Dublin Bottling Works was f
Texas Experiencing High Influenza Activity Levels Report Says
Texas is experiencing a high level of influenza-like illness (ILI) the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. New York City and 29 states are also experiencing a high activity level of ILI.