Erath County, TX

Man arrested in shooting

On May 11, Erath County Sheriffs office investigators wrote a warrant of arrest for Garrett Frye for Deadly Conduct. The warrant was issued after investigators determined probable cause to believe he shot a firearm inside a vehicle occupied by a mother and her two children. Deputies went to Frye’s residence...
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To Stop A Raging Wildfire

Spring 2022 had already been a busy wildfire season for the Texas A&M Forest Service personnel based in Mineral Wells, and the wildfire risk showed no sign of stopping anytime soon. The extremely dry fuels of grass and brush paired with the high winds on March 20 to create a combination that could produce a difficult fire situation if one should occur that Sunday morning.
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Community Calendar an event calendar for Dublin and nearby communities

•Dublin Market Days: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Wright Historic Park. •Erath County Commissioners Court: 9 a.m. - Erath County Courthouse. •Dublin Rotary Club: Noon -First National Bank Building (between FNB and Dairy Queen) •Dublin Economic Development Corporation. Meeting: 6 p.m. -104 S. Patrick. Wednesday. •Dublin Disc Golf Club: 5...

Erath County man with criminal history arrested after police chase

The Erath County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Garrett Frye, 45, yet again. According to a release from ECSO deputy Ben Moore, “On Wednesday, May 11, Erath County Sheriff’s Office investigators wrote a warrant of arrest for Garrett Frye after an incident involving Frye where investigators had probable cause to believe he shot a firearm inside a vehicle occupied by a mother and her two children.”

Adams fills surgery needs in area

Ryan Adams, MD didn’t take a direct path to his current career as a general Surgeon serving Erath, Hamilton and Mills County, but he feels it’s where his life was leading him all along. Dr. Adams has always been partial to smaller communities. After he was born in...

Stephenville Lions raise $235,000 for local youth

The Stephenville Evening Lions Club (SELC) had another amazing turnout at the 27th Annual Upland Bird Extravaganza Dinner and Auction held last Friday night. They raised a whopping $235,000, which will be used to help support local youth organizations, charities, and special causes in the community. “Last year was our...

‘22 Entrepreneurs of Erath winners announced

Three winning businesses took home their share of $20,000 in prizes at Friday’s Entrepreneurs of Erath reception in the Tarleton State University Dining Hall in Stephenville. The event is hosted by Dr. Chris Shao, Dean of Tarleton’s College of Business. Entrepreneurs of Erath (EOErath) is sponsored by the...

Officers honor fallen

Local police including Dublin (right), Stephenville, Erath County Sheriff’s Officer Tarleton, Highway Patrol and Constables gathered at Stephenville’s Paradigm building Tuesday for the third annual Erath County Peace Officers Memorial Service. Representatives from each agency read the names of Erath officers who historically died in the line of duty and officers around the state who passed in 2021. It was reported that 12 Texas officers died in action in 2021 and 105 fell from COVID. Stephenville Chaplain Ken May delivered the invocation, praying for America to a nation of law and order while pastor Ed Dittfurth had all officers put a hand on the shoulder of the officer next to them to recognize that they are there to support each other. As a memorial wreath was laid, Tarleton officer Casey Heath played “Amazing Grace” on the bag pipes and Gabby Nguyen played “Taps” on the trumpet. Paul Gaudette | Citizen staff photo.

Johnny Derrell West

January 7, 1957 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 65) Johnny Derrell West, 65, of Stephenville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 9, 2022. Memorial services for Johnny will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Ben McCleery and Doug McLemore officiating. Visitation with the West family will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral Home.

Deadline to protest property values May 20

As property owners around the area and state review the rise in their property tax appraisals, concerns have been raised about the steep incline. Values around the state were expected to go up as announced by the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts and Erath County Appraisal District in a March release, but landowners always have a right to protest their appraisals. The window is closing on that with a May 20deadline to file protests with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB).

Early voting Monday in Primary Run-Offs

Early voting in the May 24 Primary Run-off elections starts Monday. These run-off elections are set to decide elections that were too close to call from the March primary elections. Those who voted in the Republican or Democratic primary in March may not cast ballots in the other party’s run-off.