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FDs continue fight in dry conditions

Fires have continued in the area and local fire departments need financial donations to offset fuel and maintenance costs. The Dublin Volunteer Fire Department and many other agencies spent a large portion of Sunday, June 26 battling a series of grass fires on County Road 242, County Road 376 and County Road 250.
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Library screens magical movie

Citizens spread out blankets and seats on the lawn of the Dublin Public Library to watch Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Thursday, June 23. Right below, Library Director Adina Dunn arranges speakers for the Dublin Public Library’s Movie in the Park. Wyndi Veigel | Citizen staff photos.
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In the Neighborhood

The Hamilton Independent School District votes Tuesday to hire from within the ranks of HHS staff to fill the athletic director/head football coach vacancy with Ryan Marwitz. Marwitz graduated from Comanche High School in 2002 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University in 2006 and a master’s degree from Lamar University in 2010. Following a 12-year stint at Eastland High School, Marwitz began coaching in Hamilton four years ago and has served as the head Bulldog basketball coach the past three seasons.

Lions leap to top 8 in state 7-on-7

The Dublin Lions 7-on-7 football team ended their season in the top 8 at the state tournament Friday. “It was a good two days,” Coach Greg Hardcastle said of the four winds and two losses the Lions had in the state tournament. Hardcastles said the games gave a lot of valuable field experience to the relatively young team as it consisted of three seniors along with several juniors and sophomores.

Thank you

The family of Mary Huggins wishes to thank our community for the love and support you showed following her passing. We would particularly like to thank the staff of Hico Nursing & Rehab as well as the hospice nurses of Elara Caring for the comfort and love you gave Mary in her last days.

Picnic of plenty

Dublin Rotary Club on Thursday hosted a western barbecue cookout for high school students from throughout the region attending the annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Activity) camp at Tarleton. About 200 students, mostly incoming seniors, attended including two from Dublin. The meal consisted of brisket, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, bread, tea and ice cream. Mac McKinnon | submitted photo.

Hoppin’ to summer reading

Miss Emily, the Creature Teacher, visited the Dublin Public Library Thursday, June 2 to take kids and adults on a trip around the world with animals from Mexico, South America, England, Asia, Africa and Australia. Above, Crimson, a male 7-month-old red kangaroo gets attention from summer reading club participants. Below left, an 8-week-old fennec fox named Ember receives attention because of her cuteness. Below right, Bernice, a Burmese python “sniffs” the air with her tongue while onlookers try to decide if they want to touch a snake. Wyndi Veigel | Citizen staff photos.

Fishing report

SLOW. Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 2.91 feet low. Bass are good to 5.50 pounds on crankbaits and swimbaits in 1-10 feet of water. Fish are in all stages of the spawn. Crappie are good to 1.75 pounds on minnows and jigs from 1-15 feet of water on the banks and around lighted docks. White bass are good to 2 pounds on an assortment of moving baits along the shallows and under the lights.

KDB seeking help with downtown plants

Thank you to the people who worked hard to maintain pretty flowers in our big flower pots along downtown Patrick Street last summer! Keep Dublin Beautiful needs help maintaining some of the pots again this summer. Beautiful flowers and greenery in these pots help to show visitors we care about our city. Help with plants for these big pots would be appreciated, but the main need is for people who can each visit one or two regularly and bring water. Please let us know if this sounds like a project you could take on for the summer. Contact Pam Simon, President of KDB at 254/979-5722.

Rabies Clinic returns

Dr. Dennis Reed and a local pet owner pose next to her cats that she brought in to the rabies clinic hosted by Dublin Veterinary Clinic and Bradberry’s Best on Tuesday. Pet owners were able to get discounted vaccines and free hot dogs in the event.Paul Gaudette | Citizen staff photos.