Stephenville, TX

PHOTOS: Annual SHS Band water fight

Members of the Stephenville HS Yellow Jacket Marching Band concluded summer practices with their annual water fight, contributed to by the Stephenville Fire Department.
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Record Enrollment, Fresh Amenities Herald Tarleton Fall Semester

STEPHENVILLE — Tarleton State University just keeps growing. More students. More faculty and staff. More academic prowess. More student perks. It’s a story that never gets old. The university has shattered enrollment records each semester for the past three years, and this fall sets another all-time high at...
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Comanche County murder trial to begin August 22

According to the website of the Comanche Chief newspaper, Monday, August 22 will mark the first day of the Capital Murder trial of 22-year-old Brendan Jenkins who is accused of murdering three Comanche County residents in 2020. On July 25, 2020, the Comanche County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home...
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Rivalry Renewed: Bearcats face Stephenville in scrimmage

It was fun. Both programs have a lot of respect for each other, both coaching staffs have a lot of respect for each other, and this was probably the best scrimmage I have ever been a part of.”. The last time the Aledo Bearcats football team met the Stephenville Yellow...

Tolar residents pick up the pieces after storms rip through town

TOLAR, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Cleanup is underway in Tolar after storms ripped through the small town and caused tons of destruction. Joshua Park says last night's storms in Tolar frightened his family. He was at work when he learned the heavy rain and winds caused extensive damage to his neighborhood. "It was pretty scary I rushed home as fast as I could," Park said. Cars are dented and powerlines are stripped. Trees are down left and right, some even uprooted, tipped over and driven through rooves.  "Mother nature, she's not your friend all the time," Park said. A sentiment believed by many Tolar residents lately...

Tolar cleans up from severe weather

Some parts of North Texas received more than half an inch of rain in storms Wednesday, but the severe weather also caused damage in Hood County. In Tolar, heavy rain and strong winds damaged some buildings and knocked down trees and power lines.

School delayed because of storm damage in Tolar

Last night's storms caused quite a bit of damage for the town of Tolar in Hood County. People are cleaning up downed trees and the power is out in many places. Tolar ISD schools are also opening late because of the damage.

Library chats spur action, aid

On July 30, the Dublin Public Library lawn was teeming with people for its back to school fair, an event that carries the torch from the fair founded by Kingdom Movement in years past. The event is also one of the latest results from a Community Conversation initiative that has brought Erath residents and organizations together to serve the needs of neighbors.

Historic bridge in Comanche County available for adoption through TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation oversees a Historic Bridge Legacy Program to facilitate the adoption of historic bridges that outlive utility for vehicular service. All bridges available under this program are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The bridges are owned by TxDOT, cities, or counties and merit special consideration of their potential for preservation in the community. The primary emphasis of the program is to find a new public use for the bridges, such as along a hike-and-bike trail or in a public park.

A Father Accidentally Kills Son

A father accidentally shot his nine-year-old son last Tuesday, killing him. It happened at home on Abbey Park Court in the Acton Area of Hood County. The Texas Rangers are investigating alongside the Hood County Sheriff’s Office. They took the boy by air ambulance to Cooks Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, where he died. The shooting was the second this week in North Texas involving a child. The day after the shooting in Hood County, a ten-year-old was shot in the foot in Dallas but survived. It happened at CF Hawn Freeway and South Beltline Road. Police are searching for a suspect who shot at the car with the boy inside. The victim’s father told CBS 11 that the child was doing well.

Where to Stay in Glen Rose TX This Weekend: A Review of SkyBox Cabins

Perched among the trees, come experience the refreshing breeze and incredible views at SkyBox Cabins in Glen Rose TX. Established in 2017, SkyBox Cabins offers adventurous, Instagram-worthy accommodations that are just as luxurious as they are relaxing. Each cabin, as well as the glamping tent, include electricity, AC/heating, and hot water so you can enjoy overlooking the beauty that flourishes just outside of the DFW metroplex without giving up all the creature comforts of home that you enjoy.

Milburn named TxDOT Brown County Maintenance Section Supervisor

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on Wednesday announced Calvin Milburn has been named the Brown County Maintenance Section Supervisor. Milburn joined TxDOT in 2007 as a maintenance technician in the Comanche County Maintenance Section. In November 2019 he became the assistant supervisor of the section. He assisted in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on the Brownwood District hurricane response team in 2017 and was awarded TxDOT’s prestigious “Extra Mile Award” for his participation in a high-water rescue.

Tarleton 2022 Football Season Preview

DENVER – As the countdown continues to the start of the 2022 NCAA football season, the next edition of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) football preview series focuses on Tarleton. TEXANS LOOK TO BUILD ON SOLID WAC DEBUT. Tarleton posted a 6-5 overall record and 2-3 mark in WAC...

Giovannie & The Hired Guns To Play Levelland

Red hot band "Giovannie And The Hired Guns" will be in the area. There are certain levels of fame. First, it's very hard to get your song on the radio. Then, as you probably notice, a lot of songs come and go quickly, only to be occasionally remembered in the future. Then there are those songs that stick around for a while when they are no longer considered new. Giovannie appears to have one of those career-making hits on his hands.