GOP Debate Jan. 27

The Erath County Republican Party and Cross Timbers Republican Women’s group will host two candidate forums before early voting begins. The forum on Monday, January 27, will feature candidates running for sheriff, commissioner of precincts 1 and 3 and constable of precinct 2. Event coordinator Carla Trussell told the Empire-Tribune that all of the local candidates have agreed to participate at 6:30 p.m. at Bond Auditorium. Each candidate will answer five questions from moderator Gil Parks, chairman of the Erath County GOP. No questions will be taken from members of the audience. The primary is March 3rd. Read more online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.