Archives for October 2018

Texas Deer Season Begins Saturday

Texas Deer Hunting season opens this Saturday, November 3rd, and runs through January 6th, 2019 in North Texas, and Jan. 20th in South Texas. A late youth-only season is slated for January 7th through 20th.
For additional late season deer hunting and county specific regulations, you’re advised to consult the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s 2018-2019 Outdoor Annual of hunting and fishing regulations. According to Alan Cain of the TPWD, deer and other wildlife likely will not be impacted long term the recent flooding, saying the deer will move back as the flood waters subside. Get the whole story online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.

Mostly Mozart at TSU Tonight

Tarleton State University vocal music students offer a presentation entitled “Mostly Mozart,” with selected scenes from the composer’s most famous operatic works, at 7:30 p.m. this evening, November 1st, at the Wells Fine Arts Center Theater on the Stephenville campus. Mozart is credited with composing 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres, including “The Obligation of the First and Foremost Commandment,” written when he was just 11 years old, leading to his final opera, “The Magic Flute.” Admission is free and student performances will be accompanied by associate professor of vocal music Iwao Asakura.

KSTV’s Shop Local Campaign Begins Monday

The Empire-Tribune reports local residents will have a chance to win $10,000 cash beginning on Monday, as KSTV launches its third annual “shop local” campaign. The way the promotion works is that participating businesses will give shoppers a numbered ticket for every $10 they spend, up to $1,000 on any daily sales transaction. KSTV’s Bob Haschke said the majority of local businesses that participated last year saw the value of the promotion, and jumped on board again this year. You can get one free ticket per day, per business, and no purchase is necessary to participate.

Leadership Development Event at TSU Thursday

Tarleton’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Collegiate Future Farmers of America Chapter will welcome approximately 1,600 high school FFA members on Thursday as part of the university’s annual Invitational Leadership Development Event. Organizers expect this year’s LDE to be among the largest in TSU history. Students are travelling to Stephenville from more than 120 schools across the state to compete in 14 LDE contests. Teams and individual FFA members use the event as an opportunity to hone their knowledge and skills prior to their respective district competitions, as well as the area and state qualification contests scheduled for late November.

Safe Trick R’Treat Moved to Thursday

The Empire-Tribune reports, with rain in Wednesday’s forecast, the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce has postponed Safe Trick ’R Treat until Thursday from 5-7 p.m. July Danley, president of the Chamber, said Monday
that since the forecast is calling for a 90% chance of rain on Halloween night, the decision was made to move the event to Thursday. She added that organizers look forward to enjoying a beautiful, crisp sunshiny day. Danley said more than 70 local businesses, churches and non-profit organizations have signed on to help pass out treats to the kids during the downtown event. An estimated 3,000 kids are expected to attend.

Shakespeare at TSU Nov. 6

Theatre at Tarleton presents William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” with a twist, opening on November 6th and running through the 10th in the theater of the Wells Fine Arts Center. This production of the Shakespearean classic is set in New York City during the 1930s, full of gangsters and mob bosses. The curtain rises at 7:30 each night. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, children and Tarleton faculty and staff; and $5 for Tarleton students. The box office is open from 2 to 4 p.m. weekdays throughout the run, or call for tickets at 254-968-96-34.

AG Candidate in Stephenville

The Empire-Tribune reports Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson visited Stephenville this past weekend on his “Where in the world is Ken Paxton?” statewide tour, referring to incumbent Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, the former District 70 State Representative and 8th District State Senator. While still under indictment, Paxton has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of securities fraud, and is still favored to win a second term as Attorney General. Nelson was accompanied by the so-called “Mugshot Mobile,” a truck outfitted with billboards displaying Paxton’s 2015 mugshot, taken shortly after a grand jury returned an indictment against him.

TSU Trick or Treat Carnival

Tarleton State University’s Office of Student Involvement, Tradition, Spirit and Family Relations is sponsoring a Halloween Trick or Treat Carnival from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening October 29th. Several campus organizations will present booths at Heritage Park and at the Administration Building mall with activities such as bounce houses, games and food. Tickets are 25 cents each and are available at the carnival. Cash and credit cards will be accepted, with proceeds earmarked to go to the philanthropic efforts of participating student organizations. In addition to the carnival, Hunewell Hall will host trick or treating.

Cruz says Trump is Not Responsible for Reactions

Responding to chants of “lock him up!” at a rally this week, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that Congressman Beto O’Rourke could share a jail cell with 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton– but didn’t say for what– and spoke of Democratic mobs. A day later, federal authorities found numerous makeshift bombs sent to former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former CIA Director John Brennan, Billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, actor Robert DeNiro, CNN and others critical of President Trump. Campaigning in Dallas Thursday, Cruz rejected the idea that he or Trump shares responsibility for inciting violent reactions.

TSU’s Study Abroad Program in the Spotlight

Tarleton’s Study Aboard Director Marilyn Robitaille will represent the university at the National Association of International Educators Region III Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas later this month. Dr. Robitaille will offer insight about Texas’ study abroad programming and one of Tarleton’s unique, student-focused opportunities. Her remarks are entitled “The Long and Short of It: Short-term Programming with Semester Links,” focusing on a strategy to study abroad in semester-long, immersive programs following short-term, faculty-led programs which allow them to visit exchange partner universities during the summer, and return for a full term at a later time.