Archives for December 2020

New Aldi Store Opens In Stephenville

The new Aldo grocery store is open in Stephenville. The company opened it’s new store on Thursday, last week. Aldi has been rapidly expanding across the country, offering discount groceries, with mostly private label and off label options. It carries very few name brand items. The new Aldi in Stephenville is located at 2897 West Washington Street and will be open on Monday’s, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 9pm. Tuesdays and Thursday from 8:30 to 9pm. Aldi stores are purposefully designed for simplicity and efficiancy, accoring to a company spokesperson.

Stephenville Fire Chief Honored For Half Century Of Service

After saying he got into firefighting by complete accident… Stephenville FIre Chief Jimmy Chew was honored for 50 years of service to the community this week. On Tuesday, Mayor Doug Svein presented Chew with a plaque and read a proclamation in his honor. CHew began his service with the city on December 1st, 1970 and was promoted to assistant fire chief in 1988. He became the chief of the fire department in 2005. Govenror Greg Abbot also made Chew an honorary admiral of the Texas Navy.

Stephenville City Hall Closes To Public

Because of the COVID-19 situation, Stephenville City Managher Allen Barnes has ordered city employees to work from home. On Tuesday, Barnes said one city employee tested positive for COVID-19 and two city workers have been ordered to quarantine due to family members who tested positive. The closure also involves th epublic library and rec center. Barnes assured the Stephenville city council that there would be no interruptions in city services.

Erath County Emergency Management Director Says Things Are “Not Good”

Erath County – not on a good track at all concerning COVID-19. In Wednesday’s daily COVID-19 report from the county, there were a total of 95 positive tests reported. While that is almost double the county’s all-time record for positive tests in one day, the county notes that yesterday;s report included 35 people from the mobile testing event that was held on November 9th. During that event, Spokesperson Susan Drikill says 267 people were tested and there were 51 positives. Several patients live outside Erath County. In Driskill’s own words, things are “not good” in Erath County. The hospital, she says, has been over 15 percent capacity for the last five days. Once it reaches seven days, restaurants and other establishments will have to revert back to 50 percent capacity and bars will have to close entirely.

A&M System Regents OK Tarleton Analytical Policing Institute

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has approved creation of Tarleton State University’s Institute for Predictive and Analytical Policing Sciences, a part of the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies. “The institute comes at a time when racial profiling, use of force and increased police officer
safety are of national concern,” said Tarleton President Dr. James Hurley. “The institute will strengthen the criminal justice community worldwide by encouraging policies and practices based on robust academic research.” The institute was created to foster evidence-based research in predictive policing — the application of analytical quantitative techniques to identify likely targets for police intervention and prevent crime or solve past crimes through statistical predictions.