Archives for November 2019

Abbott Endorses Sheffield for Representative

The Empire-Tribune reports Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has endorsed incumbent Stephenville State Rep. Dr. J.D. Sheffield for reelection to the legislature. Stephenville Mayor Doug Svien also expressed the importance of re-electing Dr. Sheffield, saying he’s a respected and effective voice at the Capitol. Sheffield has filed for re-election and currently faces GOP challenger Shelby Slawson in the 2020 Republican Primary. During his fourth term, Sheffield authored or sponsored 30 bills that passed into law and lent his name to another 20. He also served as a state budget writer, successfully fighting for an additional $32 million for local schools.

TSU Planetarium’s Mystery of the Christmas Star Returns

The most popular show at Tarleton State University’s planetarium is The Mystery of the Christmas Star, which runs from December 5th through the 19th, investigating possible dates for the birth of Christ and looking at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events. The planetarium is located in the Lamar Johanson Science Building on the Stephenville campus. Admission is free, but seating is limited to 86 guests per show. To schedule school groups, clubs or other gatherings at the planetarium, call 254-968 0523, or email; planetarium@tarleton.edu. Advance notice is required for private screenings. For more information, visit; tarleton.edu/planetarium or follow the venue event schedule at; www.facebook.com (forward slash) TSUPlanetarium.

Erath County Becomes Second Amendment Sanctuary

The Empire-Tribune reports that Erath County has become the latest in the Lone Star State to pass a resolution declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, the practical meaning of which is ambiguous. Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to pass the resolution, which only confirms that the county intends to follow the guidelines already in place nationwide, as set forth in the one sentence that is the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, which reads [quote] “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” [end quote]

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Erath County Becomes Second Amendment Sanctuary

The Empire-Tribune reports that Erath County has become the latest in the Lone Star State to pass a resolution declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, the practical meaning of which is ambiguous. Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to pass the resolution, which only confirms that the county intends to follow the guidelines already in place nationwide, as set forth in the one sentence that is the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, which reads [quote] “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, swhall not be infringed.” [end quote]

Reminder of TSU Campus Closure

A reminder that the Tarleton State University campuses are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. They reopen for normal business on Monday, December 2nd, and Tarleton’s Recreational Sports Center will reopen
from 1 to 11 p.m. on Sunday, December first. The Thompson Student Center will remain
closed until 4 p.m. Sunday and Tarleton Dining Hall reopens Sunday at 11:30am for mid-day meal service. Campus police and parking administrative offices will be closed until Sunday, but TSU Police will continue to patrol the campus on a regular shift schedule. In case of an emergency during the holiday weekend, call 911.

TSU Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

Tarleton State University will close for the Thanksgiving holiday, beginning at noon today and reopening for normal business on Monday, December 2nd. Several departments and facilities, however, will have modified hours to serve students during the holiday break. All university offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. The Dick Smith Library on the Stephenville campus will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and the Rickett Library on the Fort Worth campus will also be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. University police will continue regular patrol shifts. In the event of a campus emergency, call 911.

Williams Running for Reelection

Republican Congressman Roger Williams on Tuesday announced his intention to run for reelection in Texas’ 25th District of the United States House of Representatives. Williams has served in Congress since 2013, focusing on issues from job growth to national security. He currently serves on the House Committee on Financial Services. Williams said he will continue to fight for “Texas values,” including: security at our border and enforcing immigration laws; supporting the U.S. military and providing resources needed to keep us safe; fighting for lower taxes—including making the Trump tax cut permanent and pushing for better trade deals that will create jobs and opportunities for Texans.

E-T Says Shop Locally Black Friday

The Empire-Tribune reports Black Friday is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, with businesses awarding discounts to kick off the holiday season and The E-T chronicles the importance of shopping locally, especially with the rise of online shopping’s impact on brick-and-mortar businesses. With the advent of CyberMonday shopping digitally, online shopping on Black Friday is getting more popular as well. In 2018, Thanksgiving Day brought in $3.7 billion in online sales, a growth of 28%, while Black Friday brought in a record $6.2 billion in online sales, a growth of over 23%, according to forbes.com. Read more at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

Giving Tuesday Dec. 3

Tarleton State University is once again participating in global philanthropy event. TSU supporters are invited to kick off the holiday season on Giving Tuesday, next week on December 3rd, by giving to their favorite academic program, student activity or scholarship. The global philanthropic event is a 24-hour period when people give to their favorite organizations. Tarleton’s Janice Horak, assistant vice president for Development, says generous donors make the difference in Tarleton offering an education of excellence for 13,000 students, helping them transform into tomorrow’s leaders. Visit; givingday.tarleton.edu between midnight and 11:59 p.m. next Tuesday.
Last year, more than 150 donors gifted Tarleton programs more than $164,000.

TSU Holiday Collage Begins Dec. 2

Tarleton State University musicians and singers will kick off the holiday season on Monday, December 2nd, with the Eighth Annual Holiday Collage. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Wells Fine Arts Center in Stephenville and new this year is Santa’s Workshop. Concert-goers can take a photo with Santa, paint a holiday ornament, and enjoy cookies and punch. Admission to the concert is $5, or $10 including the workshop. Toddlers get in free. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and all seating is general admission. Santa’s Workshop begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call 254-968-9634.