Archives for January 2020

Beethoven Recital at TSU Jan. 27

Tarleton professor of Piano Dr. Leslie Spotz will perform an all-Beethoven recital honoring his 250 th birthday on Monday, January 27th at the Wells Fine Arts Center Theater, including two of Ludwig Von Beethoven’s most beloved piano Sonatas, the Opus 53 “Waldstein” and the Opus 57 “Appassionata.”  Professor Spotz recently performed a swimilar program in Brazil and will present this program again at the Dallas Public Library on
Sunday, February 2nd. Dr. Spotz is recipient of the 2017 Texas Music Teachers Association “Outstanding Collegiate Teaching Achievement” Award and the 2017 Tarleton College of Liberal and Fine Arts Faculty
Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award.

TSU Healthcare Job Fair Jan. 30

Tarleton State University’s Career Services Center will host its Healthcare Job Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 30th. The free come-and-go event takes place in the Thompson Student Center Ballrooms and allows students, alumni and the members of the local community an opportunity to meet with healthcare related businesses that are currently hiring. Participants are encouraged to bring their résumé and other applicable materials. Business casual attire is suggested. The fair includes recruiters for home health, hospitals, treatment centers, research labs, medical labs, behavioral mental health, social work, wellness, nursing and others. For a complete list of employers attending the fair, go to; trltn.info/healthcarejobfair.

$23M Project Brings Hobby Lobby, Ulta

A $23 million retail development project is slated to bring Ulta Beauty and Hobby Lobby to Stephenville. The Washington Commons project will include 150,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on a 17-acre parcel of land next to Walmart, making it the largest commercial development project in the city’s history. Read more online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

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$23M Development Brings Hobby Lobby, Ulta

A $23 million retail development projected slated to bring Ulta Beauty and Hobby Lobby to Stephenville. The Washington Commons project will include 150,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on a 17-acre parcel of land next to Walmart, making it the largest commercial development project in the city’s history. Read more online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

Dublin Banquet Feb 8

A reminder that the Dublin Awards & Recognition Banquet with Silent Auction is coming on Saturday, February 8th to the Dublin Secondary Campus High School Cafeteria at East Highway 6. Social time for the Roaring 20s-themed event starts at 6:30 pm, with Dinner, the Auction and Presentation Program at 7. Reservations for Chamber members are $20 each and $25 for non-members. For more info call Lisa Lane at (254) 879-4900 extension 43-35 or email; llane@comanchecmc.com.

K of C Free Throw Contest Saturday

The local Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual youth free throw contest on January 25th. Boys and girls ages 9 to 14– as of January 1, 2020– can participate absolutely free. The competition will be held at SPARD Rec Hall from 1:30 until 2:30pm this Saturday. Division winners will compete next week– same time, same place– for district title. Come early and sign up to shoot from the line at 378 West Long in Stephenville.

Dan Harris Stephenville’s New Top Cop

The Empire-Tribune reports Stephenville’s new police chief comes to town from the US Border Patrol Academy. Chief Dan Harris was officially selected as the city’s next police chief at a special session of the Stephenville City Council on Tuesday. He will reportedly begin his new duties following his swearing-in on Tuesday, February 4th.
Harris is a sixth generation law enforcement officer and the 14th public safety officer in his family. His great-grandfather was shot and killed in the line of duty as a Texas Ranger. He began collecting police department patches when he was just seven years old. Read more about Harris online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

New TSU Documentary Screening Jan. 23

There will be a free public showing of the new documentary film “30 Texans Czech In,” at 7 p.m. this Thursday in the theater of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center. Dr. Robert Anderson has become a prolific documentary film maker, highlighting the experiences of Tarleton State University Study Abroad students since 2007. The collaborative project between the departments of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences, Communication Studies and Study Abroad features 30 student on a trip to the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany in 2019. Members of the group also toured the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, where much of the 70-minute film takes place.

Tyus Running for Sheriff as Independent

Incumbent Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates will once again face Paul Tyus, who ran for sheriff two years ago in the Republican Primary, but this time as an Independent. Coates is already facing Kent Howell for the Republican nomination for Sheriff in March. Tyus has filed papers to run as an Independent, and his name will be on the ballot in November’s general election, which Erath County Judge Alfonso Campos confirmed Monday. Tyus finished fourth in 2018 with 11 percent of the vote behind Clell Murray and Bobby Harppole. Coates won with nearly 53 percent of the vote. Get more local politics online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

Bruner Endowed Scholarship Grows

The Dwain and Carolyn Bruner Endowed Scholarship will add to their 20 years of educational support for area students attending Tarleton State University. The endowed scholarship was established in February 1999. Employees of Bruner’s also make annual donations each December. A recent donation of $5,000– commemorating Bruner Automotive’s 50 years in business locally– was added to the scholarship fund. Greg Bruner said it’s been a privilege to see students accomplish great things, knowing the Bruner family’s generosity played a part in that success. Recipients are graduates from an Erath County High School with a 3.2 GPA or above and demonstrate leadership skills and financial need.