Archives for September 2020

19 New Coronavirus Cases Indentified Thursday

The coronavirus case load in Erath County continues to show sudden spikes every few days. On Thursday, Erath County reported 19 new positive tests for coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The majority of the patients who tested positive live in Stephenville. Two are in Dublin, while the remaining three are in unincorporated areas of the county. Because of the 19 new cases in one day, that took the active case count up to 96. It had fallen to 91 earlier this week. The number of people hospitalized in Erath County remained the same, at 23.

Tarleton To Unveil Statue Of University Ring In Friday Ceremony

Tarleton State University is planning a celebration this weekend centered around the university’s new class ring. The new ring design will be unveiled at Rudder Way and Texan Trace at 9:30 on Friday morning. The statue of the ring was a gift to the university from the Tarleton Alumni Association. The weekend features ring presentation ceremonies at 3 and 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. and 2
p.m. Saturday, all at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

4 New COVID-19 Cases Identified Wednesday

Four new coronavirus cases identified in the past 24 hours in Erath County. Two of the patients live in Stephenville, while the other two resident in Rural Erath County. The actyive case count dropped by two on Wednesday. It now stands at 91. The number of people hospitalized in Erath County with COVID-19 comp;lications remains the same, at 23… a number which has stayed the same for almost two weeks now.

18 COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

Another spike in coronavirus cases in Erath County, as 18 new positive tests were reported on Tuesday. The majority of the patients live in Stephenville. The active case load in the county now stands at 93, with 23 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 symptoms. The number of people who have tested positive in the 20-29 age group has now surpassed 200.

Erath County Receives Distinguished Service Award From Texas Historical Commission

The Erath County Historical Commission has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award for the 2019 year of service. This annual award affirms Erath County Historical Commission appointees for managing well-rounded history and preservation-related programs that enrich Texas communities. The county commissioners court––the Historical Commission’s governing body––will work with the County Historical Commission to determine the best way to present the DSA certificate and publicly acknowledge County Historical Commission appointees for their dedicated service.

County Adopts Tax Rate For 2020-21 Fiscal Year

The Erath County Commissioner’s Court met this week to discuss the poroposed County budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. The tax rate was set at .44 cents. That rate was down about a penny from the year before. At the same meeting, the court adopted the final county operating budget, which is posted on the Erath County website for anyone to view.

Backpack Buddies Of Erath County Receives Donation

Erath County Backpack Buddies has received a check for just over a thousand dollars from Sarah Cole, the owner and stylist at Bangs and Company Hair Studio in Stephenville. For the past three years, Bangs and COmpany has held an event in August offering free haircuts in exchange for donations to Backpack Buddies of Erath County.

Retired Colonel Named Dean Of Tarleton Leadership And Military College

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Kenny Weldon has been named dean of Tarleton State University’s new Leadership and Military College, effective immediately, and will continue his role as Commandant of the Texan Corps of Cadets. The college results from the rapid growth of the corps, reinstated in 2016, as a leadership development program. The number of cadets has almost doubled over the past four years to 120 strong. The corps was originally founded in 1917, when Tarleton became founding member of The Texas A&M University System.

Hospitalization Rate In Erath County Remains The Same

The last update on coronavirus we have from Erath County was made on Friday, for the previous 24 hours that begin Thursday. The county, at that time, reported only four new positive tests for coronavirus in the county in that past day. Three of the patients live in Stephenville, while one lives in rural Erath County. The number of cases considered active in the county went down by one to 101. It had reached 120 at the beginning of last week, so the good news is, we’re seeiung that active caseload continue to slowly go down. The number of people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms remains the same at 23, where it’s been for almost two weeks now.

21 New COVID Cases Identified In Erath County Wednesday

Everyone watching the daily COVID-19 tracker, kinda holding their breath. ANd yesterday, the county showed what many suspected would eventually happen after the Labor Day weekend… a spike in cases. There were 21 additional positive tests identified in Erath County in the past day. 14 of those patients live in Stephenville, while one is in Dublin and the remaining six are in rural Erath County. But, as has been the case over the past week or so, the rate of hjospitalizations has remained steady, even as the active number of cases goes up in the community. The hospitaliztions stand at 23, while the active number of cases is now 107.