Tarleton State University Boasts Record Summer Enrollment

An all-time record number of students have enrolled for summer classes, proving Tarleton State University continues to be a choice destination, even in the midst of a global pandemic. As of Friday, almost 5,700 students will take summer courses at Tarleton, up more than 500, about 8.5 percent, from a year ago. The record summer enrollment is expected to push fall numbers higher, too, as Tarleton prepares for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Four New Cases Of Coronavirus Identified In Erath County Monday

A sudden jump in cases of COVID-19 around Erath County. A statement Monday from County Judge Alfonso Campos says four new cases have been identified, bringing the county’s total to 21 cases since the outbreak began. Two patients reside in rural Erath County, while the other two live in Stephenville. None of the patients has been hospitalized and all have been in isolation at home since the onset of symptoms. Whether the cases are travel related or community spread is not yet known. This means there are five active cases of coronavirus in Erath County. All of the other patients who tested positive have fully recovered from their symptoms and there have been no deaths associated with COVID-19 in Erath County. As a reminder, if you feel sick, you should call Stephenville TeleHealth at 254-968-6051.

18th Case of COVID-19 In Erath County

A new case of COVID-19 in Erath County. That brings the total number of cases in the county and around Stephenville to 18, according to a Monday statement from County Judge Alfonso Campos and Local Public Health Authority Dr. Jeffrey Moore. The latest patient is said to live in rural Erath County and has not been hospitalized, but has been in isolation at home since the onset of symptoms. Whether the case is travel related or community spread is under investigation at this time. Campos says there are currently just two active cases in Erath County today. All of the other patients who tested positive have fully recovered and there have been no deaths of Erath County residents due to complications from coronavirus. As a reminder, if you feel sick, you should call Stephenville TeleHealth at 254-968-6051.

Erath County’s 17th Coronavirus Patient Continues To Improve

Erath COunty now recording its 17th coronavirus case. On Thursday, County Judge Alfonso Campos confirmed the latest case in a statement to reporters, saying the patient lives in rural Erath County. Campos said it’s not really unexpected to see cases still slowly on the rise around Stephenville. The latest patient has not been hospitalized and remain isolated at his home. The last previous case was reported on May 21st with a resident living in Stephenville. However, these are now the only two active cases. All of the other patients have fully recovered from their symptoms. As a reminder, if you feel sick, you can call Stephenville TeleHealth at 254-968-6051.

Tarleton’s Gordon Center Hosts Kessler Thomas Exhibition

The W.K. Gordon Center for Texas Industrial History has added a summer outdoor exhibit on a local boy who served with honor in World War II. In accordance with covid-19 regulations regarding gallery capacity, visitors may enjoy “Kessler O. Thomas: Thurber Boy to Fighter Pilot” in the center’s outdoor space as they cycle through the
main gallery. This is an encore performance of an installation that details a remarkable young man who was born in Thurber and became a pilot, then put his flying skills to use during the war. The exhibition runs through June.

17th COVID-19 Case Confirmed In Erath County

Erath County Judge Alfonso Campos and Local Public Health Authority, Dr. Jeffery Moore have confirmed positive test results for the seventeenth case of COVID19 in Erath County. The patient resides in rural Erath County. The patient has not been hospitalized and has been in isolation at home since onset of symptoms. Whether the case is travel related or community spread is under investigation at this time. As a reminder, the Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic is open for tele-screening at 254-968-6951.

Battle of the Badges Winner: POLICE

The local battle of the badges blood drive ended with ;local polcie winning the badge this year. More importantly, though, 63 pints of blood was donated by the communty in this year’s event. The Battle of teh Badges blood drive pits firefighters against police each year in a friendly competition to see who can generate the most votes among blood donors. Police Chief Dan Harris thanked the community for the outpouring of support, saying the goal of this year’s drive was to raise 45 pints of blood, which was easily surpassed.

Road Rage Shooting Leaves One Man Injured; No Arrests Yet

New information regarding a holiday weeekend road rage shooting in Stephenville. Police said Tuesday that the incident happened in the 1500 block of Lingleville Road. When the officers arrived at the scene, they found one victim who had been shot in the arm. That man is doing fine and has been released from the hospital.

Meanwhile, officers determined that the shooting was the result of a road rage incident that took place between two men in separate cars. At this point, no arrest has been made in the case, but police do know who the other person is. The Empire Tribune reports police also have a cell phone video recording of the incident made by one of the men that is being used in the investigation.

If anyone witnessed the incident Sunday in the 1500 block of Lingleville Road, they’re urged to contact Stephenville Police immediately.

Tarleton Choral Director To Lead Conference Performance

Dr. Troy Robertson, director of choirs at Tarleton State University,
has been invited to lead the performance of the plenary session of the American Choral Directors
Association Leadership Conference on June 3.
“This is a completely unexpected opportunity to be of service to my profession,” Robertson said.
“I couldn’t be more thankful that I can be of use during this time of crisis, and I can’t wait to
hear all of these incredible musicians singing together!” 
The conference, usually held in person, is slated for a virtual platform this year.
Robertson will write a short composition and lead all 50 state presidents, as well as the ACDA
president and president-elect.
About 150 members of national leadership representing more than 22,000 choral directors will
participate in the conference.
 
Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused,
value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s
scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at
Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online,
emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its
core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

Erath County Man Re-Indicted For Child Sexual Assault

A 79 year opld Erath County man has been indicted by a grand jury for sexually assaulting a child. Clayton Maddex was accuised three years ago in a case involving a 7 year old girl, authorities said. However, back then he was declared mentally incompetent to stand trial. He’s been re-indicted for the same crime this month, according to DA Alan Nash. Maddex has been hospitalized since then due to an order by the court due to dementia. But now, Nash says Maddexx has been “mentally restored.”