Congressman August Pfluger is working overtime to bring Trevor Reed home. Reed… an eighth generation Texan… could end up spending about ten years of his life in a Russuan prison for crimes he did not commit, after he was detained for public intoxication. When the Russians discovered he was a U.S. Marine and a member of the “Marine Presidential Guard” however, they upped the charges and accused Trevor of endangering a police officer. Trevor has now spent over 600 days in a Russian prison. Pfluger and Michael McCaul have now introduced a resolution calling for the Russian Government to immediately release Trevor.
Archives for April 2021
No room for compromise…. that was the message of Gov. Greg Abbott, who issued an executive order last week banning state agencies, cities or counties from creating a “vaccine passport” requirement. On top of that, any organizations that receive public funds are prohibited from requiring consumers to prove they have received the COVID-19 vaccine. That would also include any businesses that receive money from the state in return for providing goods and services. There is one exception… nursing homes and other long-term care facilities can still require that their residents are vaccinated. Abbot made it clear… vaccines are always voluntary and never forced.
Texas hunters in many parts of the state are already taking part in the 2021 spring turkey season. The South Texas zone and hunting in much of the state officially began April 3. The spring Rio Grande wild turkey season in northern counties is from April 3 to May 16 and from March 20 to May 2 in the southern zone. The Eastern wild turkey season in East Texas is from April 22 to May 14. Harvested birds in East Texas must be reported within 24 hours. It is legal to harvest bearded hens in the spring, which allows new or inexperienced hunters some leniency in accidentally shooting the wrong sex and avoids wasting harvested game.
Tarleton State University’s College of Science and Technology will host a virtual star party at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16. The free live-stream will originate from the observatory at Hunewell Ranch seven miles east of Stephenville. Virtual attendees will view live images and hear in real time from Tarleton astronomer Dr. Shaukat Goderya.
Historically, the observatory conducts an in-person public event in late fall and again in early spring. Dr. Goderya’s live-stream will enable audiences to see and hear about celestial objects in the evening sky. Objects faintly or not seen by the naked eye will be magnified greatly, providing those online a rare view of planets, their moons and distant galaxies.
Tarleton students are invited to view the live-stream in the planetarium on the Stephenville campus. Seating is limited to 43, and face coverings will be required and social-distancing rules followed.
Have you been thinking about volunteering and never got around to it? Maybe you need some community service hours? The Erath County Humane Society would love to have your help!
The facility has been really short handed in the mornings and need all the time you can spare. The kennels are over capacity and every single one needs cleaning/sanitizing in addition to the other morning chores. For those who may not be able to volunteer time, fosters are also needed. No financial obligations involved and it would free up some kennel space.
Anyone interested in volunteering or fostering, contact the organization via email: email@example.com or come stop by to fill out an application at 891 East Road, Stephenville.
Erath County’s COVID-19 dashboard on Friday showed seven new daily positive test results returned over the previous 24 hours. All seven patients reside in Stephenville. The good news is, nobody is currently hospitalized for COVID-19 illnesses in Erath County, and the death toll from the virus has remained the same for the past week. It now stands at 67 people wh ohave died since the pandemic began in March of 2020. A total of 3,157 people have been infected with the virus in Erath County since the beginning of the pandemic.
Elk Ridge Baptist Church is hosting Easter in the Park from from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 4, at Stephenville City Park, 378 W. Long.
Join the congregation for an outdoor church service followed by a picnic and egg hunt. All are welcome to attend this free event.
For more information, call Pastor Daniel McCabe at (254) 485-4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stephenville Masonic Lodge is hosting a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 3 at the lodge, 244 S. Columbia St.
A Carter BloodCare Blood Drive unit will be on hand to receive donations
To sign up online, visit ww2.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/123383.
For more information, call Johnnie Hutchins at (254) 396-1243 or email email@example.com
The Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council welcomes back its annual Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil & Silent Auction Fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at City Limits, 1907 E. Washington St.
There will be an abundance of fun, food (all-you-can-eat crawdads and shrimp) and live Zydeco music.
All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, allowing it to continue providing art, art-related events, and activities to Erath and surrounding counties.
Heath and safety protocols will be in place at the event and “to-go” orders will also be available for purchase on a first come/first served basis.
Individual tickets are $100 each; reserved tables are $750 each for a table of eight; and to-go tickets are $25 each. To purchase tickets, go to www.crosstimbersfinearts.org/event-details or call (254) 965-6190.