Gustine, TX

JV Ladies scramble in scrimmages

The JV Lady Lions volleyball girls took to the court Saturday as Dublin High School hosted several schools in scrimmages across all three gyms..
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The Unlikely Rise of Slim Pickins, the First Black-Owned Outdoors Retailer in the Country

A nighttime stroll through downtown Stephenville evokes a certain small-town Texas vibe. All around the square, string lights illuminate weathered brick storefronts. The Erath County courthouse, with its thick limestone walls and Romanesque arched windows, was completed in 1892. Its pointed clock tower remains one of the tallest structures around. On the courthouse lawn is a Confederate memorial, dedicated in 2001, that pays tribute to the more than six hundred soldiers who now “rest beneath the rich soil of Erath County.” Nearby, on a corner of the square, stands a life-size statue of a dairy cow. The black-and-white Holstein, erected in 1972 and known locally as Moo-La, is a nod to the county’s state-leading dairy industry. The fire department has been known to hose her down, and she’s sometimes costumed in relevant attire: a flower necklace for the annual Moo-La Fest, a cloth mask at the height of the pandemic.
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PHOTOS: Stephenville HS Honeybee volleyball gets underway

The Stephenville High School Honeybees volleyball team got the 2022 season underway with Midnight Madness on August 1 and practices every weekday morning since. The girls have also had a few scrimmages and will play Burleson in a preseason matchup on Tuesday, August 9.

Where Are They Now?

Dublin High School graduate Jean Whiteley Crawford knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was in fourth grade. Her teacher that year, Mrs. Laquay, was supportive and kind. “She believed in me and thought I could do it, and so I thought, ‘Well, okay, I can do this,’” Crawford remembers.

Fishing Report

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 5.21 feet low. Bass are fair to good with catches up to four pounds on dropshots, shaky heads, crankbaits and jigs in the stick-ups and between docks. Crappie to one pound are fair on minnows and jigs in 12-15 feet of water over brush piles and under lighted docks at night. White bass are good on crankbaits and jigs under the lights at night, with some schooling action. Catfish are good on cut bait, liver and perch around baited holes.

Building your dream dorm room

If there is one thing I have learned about being in college and living on campus, having a dull room can make you feel like you are in a jail cell. The paint on the walls is not the prettiest color, and it can feel icy and sad if it is not decorated to make it feel like home to you. With that being said, in four and a half years of being a college student, I have done a lot of shopping and found the best places for room decor.

Market Days Returns

Vendors and buyers braved the heat for homegrown goods and bargains during the return of Dublin Market Days Saturday. The market for homemade and homegrown items is held the third Saturday of each month in Wright Historic Park. Paul Gaudette | Citizen staff photos.