Archives for October 2019

TSU, Dallas Fed Conference Nov. 14

Rob Kaplan, Chairman and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, joins Tarleton State University for a daylong conference on Thursday, November 14th, in Stephenville. Kaplan will share insights on the health of the local, regional and national economy with area bankers and business leaders as part of their “Dialogue with the Dallas Fed” program, following the Oct. 29th and 30th Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The FOMC is the branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve that determines monetary policy. Roundtable discussions will address regional economic issues and Tarleton students will learn about internships and employment opportunities with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Williams Statement on Impeachment Vote

Stephenville’s Republican Congressman Roger Williams released a statement after voting against the impeachment inquiry resolution which has advanced in the House of Representatives. The full House voted to approve the rules governing the next procedural steps in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, authorizing public hearings and laying the groundwork for eventual proceedings in the Judiciary Committee. The measure– which Republicans had demanded– passed by a vote of 232 to 196, with all but two Democrats voting to proceed. Williams said [quote] “Speaker Pelosi’s vote on impeachment proceedings was pure political theater by Democrats.” [end quote]

Remains Found on Private Property

The Empire Tribune reports officials are waiting for results of an autopsy being conducted on an unidentified body found late Monday in a field south of County Road 303 in Rainbow. The Somervell County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management and County Justice of the Peace responded to the scene after it was reported in a 911 call, according to a Somervell County news release, which stated that at approximately 4:47 p.m., the Somervell County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident claiming that she was on her rural property and found the remains of a deceased person. Get more at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

TSU Lecture on Latino Voting

Dr. Jesus Velasco of Tarleton State University joins two of his University of Houston colleagues on Monday, November 18th, for a lecture on Latino voting and representation from 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 105 of the Lamar Johanson Science Building on the Stephenville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Dr. Velasco is the Joe and Teresa Long Endowed Chair at Tarleton. Drs. Jeronimo Cortina and Jason Casellas– both political science professors at U of H, will cover such topics as the importance of the Latino vote in Texas and beyond, as well as its national impact on the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

Erath, Comanche Burglary Suspect Caught

The Empire-Tribune reports 43-year-old Jason Stephens, the man believed to be responsible for more than 15 burglaries in Erath and Comanche counties, has been taken into custody. Stephens was arrested at home in the 2000 block of E. Washington Street on Monday. Erath and Comanche County Sheriff’s Office investigators, along with the Stephenville Police Department, executed a search warrant and recovered approximately $7,000 to $10,000 worth of stolen property, including four guns, hunting equipment and a Louis Vuitton purse, inexplicably valued at over $3,000. Get the whole story online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

TSU Bands Celebrate 100 Years

The Tarleton State University bands celebrate their 100th anniversary with commemorative events beginning Thursday, November 7th with a Wind Ensemble performance at 7:30 p.m., and concluding with a gala concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 17th. Both will be held at the Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium in Stephenville.

Williams Joins VP Pence in Killeen Tuesday

Texas’ 25th District Republican Congressman Roger Williams joined Vice President Mike Pence at Fort Hood in Killeen on Tuesday to participate in a veterans roundtable and training demonstrations. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump visited Johnson County for the grand opening of a Louis Vuitton apparel facility before attending a campaign rally in Dallas. The facility is projected to bring 1,000 new jobs to the area over the next five years.

E-T Report on Howell Statement

The Empire-Tribune reports former Erath County Sheriff’s Deputy Kent Howell, whose job in law enforcement abruptly ended in May, is running against incumbent Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates– the man who fired him. On October 18th, Howell’s campaign released an email outlining the reasons why he claims to have been terminated by the department. An open records request of the sheriff’s office from the Empire-Tribune showed hundreds of documents and accompanying videos from an internal affairs investigation, suggesting that Howell left out some significant details about the events leading up to his termination. Get the whole story online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

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Oct. 29, 2019 2:20 AM CST
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E-T Report on Howell Statement

The Empire-Tribune reports former Erath County Sheriff’s Deputy Kent Howell, whose job in law enforcement abruptly ended in May, is running against incumbent Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates– the man who fired him– in this fall’s general election. On October 18th, Howell’s campaign released an email outlining the reasons why he claims to have been terminated by the department. An open records request of the sheriff’s office from the Empire-Tribune showed hundreds of documents and accompanying videos from an internal affairs investigation, suggesting that Howell left out some significant details about the events leading up to his termination. Get the whole story online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

TSU’s Trunk of Treat in Thurber Thursday

Tarleton State University’s Gordon Center for the Industrial History of Texas in Thurber is hosting “trunk or treat,” a Halloween tradition where college students adorn vehicles from vans to compact cars with spooky decorations and give kids candy from 4 to 7 p.m. this Thursday, October 31st. Costumes are encouraged. Decorating piñatas will happen for the center’s Folkway Friday from 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on November 1st. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be present to win raffle prizes. They’re encouraged to attend both events to learn about the Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.