Recently, the Erath County United Way partnered with some local businesses to put together “go bags” loaded up with cleaning and laundry supplies, personal hygiene products, and information on getting help with food insecurity, mental health and socialization. The bags will be given to residents in need. The Erath County Sheriff’s Office and Stephenville Police Department will receive “go bags” next week. Local businesses that assisted with the bags include Texas Health Resources, Erath County Community Bridges, Stephenville Printing and Coyote Design.
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The Bellamy Brothers will perform at the next Texstar Summer Concert Series set for 8 this evening at the Birdsong Amphitheater in Stephenville City Park. It’s free! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the show by one of the biggest acts of their time… The Bellamy Brothers.
An upcoming concert featuring Jon Young will give a boost to Meals on Wheels of Erath County. Mark your calendar now, and plan to attend the concert featuring The Jon Young Band at 7pm, Friday, August 6, at Hambones Redneck Paradise. There will be a $10 cover charge for the BYOB event, which will also include a food truck and a silent auction. All of the proceeds… 100%… benefit Meals on Wheels. In case you still don’t know, Hambones Redneck Paradise is located at 7232 North Highway 108 in Stephenville.
YOu still have time, but the deadline to register for a golf tournament benefiting Stephenville’s all-inclusive playground is fast approaching. It will be designed for kids with special needs, and now the city and Waste Connections are partnering to host Trash to Treasure, a golf tournament that will help make the project a reality.
The tournament will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 17, at Squaw Valley in Glen Rose. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $500 per team of 4 players or $125 for individual players. The deadline to register is August 26th. The playground will include unique swing sets for those using a mobility device as well as slides, climbing pieces, a seesaw and other sensory-rich devices. The total cost to make it a reality comes in at $400,000. Those who don’t want to play in the golf tournament, but would like to donate can call 254-918-1216.
The Dublin Volunteer Fire Department needs your help to raise some money this weekend. They are hosting a concession stand and hamburger meal deal, aimed at raising money for new equipment. Want to help out and get something in return? Just stop by the Dublin City Park and pick up a burger, chips and drink for $8 beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday… even during the softball tournament. It’s all an effort to raise money to buy new fire gear and to help cover other basic expenses. They’ll be offering up tasty nachos, hotdogs, candy, chips, pickles and Frito pie. Stop by and support your local volunteers so they can better protect you if you need to call on them.
The Bellamy Brothers will perform at the next Texstar Summer Concert Series set for 8 this Friday evening at the Birdsong Amphitheater in Stephenville City Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, snacks — and some bug spray — and enjoy the free summer concert. Howard and David Bellamy have been performing since 1968, when the brothers had their first official gig playing a free show with their father at the Rattlesnake Roundup in San Antonio, Florida. Their big break came with the Jim Stafford hit, “Spiders & Snakes,” which was written by David. The song went on to sell more than 3 million units worldwide. Then in the 70’s the Bellamy Brothers hit it big on the country charts with their own hit… “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me).” The lyrics to that song were originally scribbled on a dinner napkin by David. They also hit number one on the pop charts with “Let Your Love Flow.
There has been an uptick in COVID cases in Erath County, where as of yesterday, there were 54 new cases. The good news is that this time around, it appears to be less severe, with just 2 hospitalizations. The 54 new cases were discovered in just the past week. The predominant strain circulating now is the Delta variant, which is much more transmissible, and it tends to affect younger patients more than the previously circulating strains did. Doctors report a jump in overall testing and therefore, in positive test results, and they encourage those who have not yet done so to consider getting vaccinated. They say more than 99% of the cases involve the unvaccinated, yet they admit that even if you get vaccinated there is still a small chance you can come down with Covid-19.
A popular event is returning to Stephenville… Hearsay Wine Bar is bringing back the wine pairing dinner, and this time around, Chef Curren Dodds and the Silver Spur Winery will be a part of it. The four-course dinner will be held on Thursday, August 26th, from 6-9 p.m. Plan to attend, and plan on enjoing some delectible palat pleasing delights. As for the actual wine pairings… they’ll be revealed the night of the dinner. It is always a special night with great food, great wine, and great people. But to be a part of it, you need to make a reservation, and there are only a limite dnumber of seats available. Tickets can be purchased for $100 each beginning August 1 by calling 817-715-1682. By the way, if you are looking for something unique to do for date night, this could be the answer!
An opportunity for better oral health is coming! A longtime dentist has signed up with the team at AccelHealth, and now will be serving dental patients in Stephenville and De Leon. Dr. C.C. Rice is from Eastland, where he has had a dental practice for 27 years. Dr. Rice is a graduate of the Baylor College of Dentistry and is a sixth-generation Texan. According to AccelHealth CEO Esther Taylo, his vast dental experience and knowledge will benefit and profoundly impact the patients that they serve. As for Dr. Rice… he said it is like coming home for him, and he is looking forward to serving patients in Stephenville, De Leon and Eastland.
Tarleton State University has announced a series of name and organizational changes of colleges and departments within the Division of Academic Affairs… all said to be part of the university’s strategic planning process. Taking effect July 1, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences becomes the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Department of Social Work will be recast as the Department of Social Work and Communication Disorders. The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts becomes the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Public Administration. Also, the College of Education becomes the College of Education and Human Development. As of Aug. 1, the bachelor of science degree in environmental science from the new Department of Wildlife and Natural Resources becomes the bachelor of science degree in environmental science from the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience and Physics. On Sept. 1, the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication becomes the Division of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Department of Public Administration becomes part of the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Public Administration in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Also Sept. 1, the Department of Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Science and Technology will split into the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical, Environmental and Civil Engineering.