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Enjoy a hamburger lunch at the second annual Burgers for Backpack Buddies taking place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Stephenville City Park pavilion. Meals are $5 and will include a hamburger, chips and dessert. "We feed about 250 kids in Erath County on the weekends," said ...
I am writing to you on behalf of the man I consider to be the most qualified to sit in the County Judge's chair for Erath County. ... contributor to his community, brought Alfonso, his mother and father and Alfonso's brothers and sisters from deep in Mexico to Erath County and the sprawling Fambro ranch.

Arlene Holland sat down with the E-T on Tuesday to talk about her debut novel, Sunshower. She will host a book signing from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday at the Erath County Courthouse. SARA VANDEN BERGE/E-T. By Sara Vanden Berge ...
The children are listed in stable condition, according to the Erath County Sheriff's Office. The Texas Highway Patrol is assisting the sheriff's office with the investigation. “Investigators believe speed and alcohol contributed to the accident,” states a release from the sheriff's office. “Investigators found no ...
Major George B. Erath 2679 chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy would like to encourage all Erath County veterans of the United States armed ... The chapter will print photos to hang in the American Legion Hall, Disabled Veterans Office, Veterans' Office in the Erath County Court House and the ...
Texas Baptist Men volunteers wrapped up disaster relief work in Erath County after completing 143 chainsaw jobs following an ice storm. They donated 7,789 volunteer hours, prepared 2,905 meals, logged 288 heavy-equipment hours, completed 283 assessments, provided access to 478 showers and ...

Erath County Master Gardeners will be hosting a program on “The Basics of Growing Tomatoes Successfully.” The program will be Saturday, April 7, 1–4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center 1229 N US Hwy. 281. There will be a $25 registration fee and participants will receive four tomato plants ...
Last year 393 area businesses were recognized during the Empire-Tribune's annual Best of Erath County contest and it's back with nominations kicking off today on the E-T's website. Nominations will be ... The winners will be revealed at a special Best of Erath County gala on Saturday, June 9, at Twisted J.
Kimberly Barrier won her bid for Erath County treasurer against a well-known foe Tuesday in the Republican Party Primary. Barrier, 41, received 52.04% of the vote against Kelli Raymond's 47.96%. “I am so excited,” Barrier said following the final results. “It was close and I was on pins and needles,but I ...
It's going to be another 11 weeks before Erath County learns who its next county judge will be. Alfonso Campos and Shelby Slawson received the most votes in Tuesday's Republican Party Primary and will now move on to the May 22 runoff. Campos received 37.63%, Slawson 35.72%, Jon Koonsman ...
Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at 10 locations in Erath County: The courthouse, TexasBank, United Cooperative Services, Newman Hall, Dublin County Annex, Lingleville School ... "I'll be glad when it's over," said Kim Barrier, candidate for Erath County treasurer who is running against Kelli Raymond.
Matt Coates got the vindication he was hoping for Tuesday when Erath County voters decided that he should remain sheriff. Coates held a steady lead in early voting that carried over into the final total: Coates - 52.54%. Clell Murray - 21.04%. Bobby Harpole - 15.01%. Paul Tyus - 11.40%. “I am extremely ...
Erath County Judge Tab Thompson and the commissioners have lifted the burn ban until further notice. "There's going to be so much that needs to be done in the way of burning," Thompson said referencing the trees and branches lost after the Feb. 21 ice storm. United Cooperative Services spent ...
Election day polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Erath County Courthouse, TexasBank, Newman Hall, Dublin County Annex, Morgan Mill ... “There are 10 voting locations and voters can vote at any of them,” said Erath County Clerk Gwinda Jones, noting that the CenturyLink office is no ...
Dave is a quiet, sweet lab mix up for adoption at the Erath County Humane Society. AUTUMN OWENS/E-T. By Autumn Owens / aowens@empiretribune.com. Wednesday. Posted at 8:11 AM Updated at 8:12 AM. Share. Dave is an older lab mix up for adoption at the Erath County Humane Society who wants ...
Erath County Clerk Gwinda Jones said 1,583 voters had cast early ballots at the Erath County Courthouse and 137 at the Dublin Annex as of 10 a.m. ... Voters will also weigh in on a contentious race for Erath County sheriff between current sheriff Matt Coates, who was appointed to the position in December ...
Shelby has a history of service to the citizens of Stephenville and Erath County. She took on leadership roles in the City of Stephenville Annexation Committee as well as the Stephenville Economic Development Authority (SEDA). Shelby has long attended Stephenville City Council meetings and she has ...

As of 8 p.m. Monday, United Cooperative Services and crews from 11 other electric cooperatives and contractors restored service to the last remaining member who lost power as a result of the Feb. 21 ice storm, the worst storm-related outage event in the cooperative's history. Banding together, more than ...
The remaining outages are still mostly scattered throughout Erath County. Crews will continue to work around the clock, making repairs or replacing destroyed equipment. The progress was steady in spite of the conditions, but there is a significant amount of power lines on the ground that need to be either ...
The Erath County Humane Society says they're in crisis mode after overnight rains flooded the kennels and left them uninhabitable. The shelter said they were at more than 300 percent their capacity and that the outside kennels are under water. The high water has forced them to move all dogs inside, ...
The Texas Legislature affords broad ranging judicial and administrative functions for County Judges based largely on the size and resources of the county. In Erath County those responsibilities are almost exclusively administrative. Among other functions, the County Judge is the chief budget officer for the ...
STEPHENVILLE (KRLD) – Rain in Stephenville south-west of DFW is causing problems for the Erath County Humane Society. “Our facility is about 30 years old, and whenever we get rain our outside kennels are all underwater,” said Executive Director Diane McCoy. The shelter was already over-capacity, ...
Heath Allen is under investigation after an alleged confrontation at Monday night's Chamber of Commerce banquet in Dublin. By Sara Vanden Berge. Tuesday. Posted Feb 6, 2018 at 4:33 PM Updated Feb 6, 2018 at 4:38 PM. Share. Local attorney Heath Allen, a candidate for Erath County judge, is facing possible ...
An investigation showed that fentanyl, a strong opioid used as pain medication, was missing from the ambulance. Pieren was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and theft of a controlled substance by a public servant. He is being held at the Erath County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Early voting resumed Friday morning at the Erath County Courthouse after power was fully restored and tree limbs and other debris that had fallen during this week's ice storm were removed. Erath County Clerk Gwinda Jones made the difficult decision to shut down polls on Thursday. “The weather was ...
It's been a rough few days across Erath County this week after an ice storm packing more punch than expected knocked out electricity for thousands of residents, damaged trees and interrupted cell and internet services. And perhaps no group understands those woes more than linemen who have been out ...
As Erath County residents begin heading to the polls for early voting, I would like to encourage you to vote for Kimberly Dowell Barrier for County Treasurer. I've know Kim for many years and feel she is the best candidate for this position. She graduated from Stephenville High School, received two degrees ...
Early voting resumed Friday morning at the Erath County Courthouse after power was fully restored and tree limbs and other debris that had fallen during this week's ice storm were removed. Erath County Clerk Gwinda Jones made the difficult decision to shut down polls on Thursday. “The weather was ...
It's been a rough few days across Erath County this week after an ice storm packing more punch than expected knocked out electricity for thousands of residents, damaged trees and interrupted cell and internet services. And perhaps no group understands those woes more than linemen who have been out ...
Relentless rain, sleet and icy conditions produced multiple outages throughout United Cooperative Services western service territory. As of Thursday morning, about 7,000 members were without power. Erath County was hit the hardest with outages in excess of 5,000. “We have dedicated every resource ...
The Texas Legislature affords broad ranging judicial and administrative functions for County Judges based largely on the size and resources of the county. In Erath County those responsibilities are almost exclusively administrative. Among other functions, the County Judge is the chief budget officer for the ...
Erath County Humane Society Asks for Help After Rain Floods Kennels. Published at 1:13 PM CST on Feb 20, 2018 | Updated at 3:35 PM CST on Feb 20, 2018 ...
I am writing to recommend Kimberly Dowell Barrier for Erath County Treasurer. I have known Kim since she was a young girl when she was involved in activities and ministry in our church. Through the years, Kim has demonstrated she is reliable and responsible in all areas of her life. I am impressed with ...
Local attorney Heath Allen, a candidate for Erath County judge, is facing possible misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident that occurred Monday night at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce banquet. Dublin Police Chief Bobby Mendez said Allen became verbally abusive during a confrontation with ...
By 1990, production in Hopkins County had risen to 925.6 million pounds, but was surpassed by Erath County in Central Texas with almost 1 billion pounds produced. Central and Northeast Texas produced 57 percent of the state's milk by that time. Production in Northeast Texas rapidly declined over the ...
SHS visual arts students are creating bowls to sell and raise funds for Backpack Buddies of Erath County. ... High School culinary and visual arts students are working together on a new project called Empty Bowls that will raise money to help feed area youth through the Backpack Buddies of Erath County.
Come out and browse through some vintage vehicles at the free Cars & Coffee at the Courthouse event taking place from 7-10 a.m. Saturday around the Erath County Courthouse. Free coffee and donuts will be served and those attending the event will receive a 10-percent off coupon for breakfast at ...
Politics is dirty, but the race for Erath County sheriff has gotten downright filthy. Sheriff Matt Coates learned Thursday morning that someone had printed anonymous letters about him and placed them on the windshields of cars parked at Walmart on Wednesday evening. His campaign is fighting back and ...
Kayla Vanden Berge is the owner of Tahiti Tan, voted the No. 1 tanning salon in Erath County in 2017. SARA VANDEN BERGE/E-T. By Sara Vanden Berge. Friday. Posted at 5:49 AM Updated at 5:51 AM. Share. Like many of you, this cold weather has me feeling a little blah. I need some warmth and ...
Erath County United Way raises more than $250K in annual campaign .... It was a big Thursday when Erath County United Way celebrated its 2017 campaign at The N at Hardway Ranch, which raised $292,565.65 for the organization ... Four $500 scholarships will be awarded to Erath County graduates.
Dry conditions are continuing in Erath County and according to Erath County Volunteer Fire Rescue Coordinator Chris Brooks, they have responded to 10 ... The Texas A&M Forest Service website posts reports for all Texas counties showing there were 76 wildland calls from Erath County and 1,868 acres ...
It was not until roughly two and a half years later that an Erath County grand jury indicted Evans on a third-degree felony charge of possession of a prohibited weapon. The indictment said that he did “intentionally or knowingly possess, manufacture, transport, or repair an explosive weapon, to-wit: a pipe ...
Candidates running in the Republican Party Primary took part in a forum Monday night at City Hall at City Limits. Candidates in several local races introduced themselves and answered a few questions in front of a packed house. Pictured from left are candidates for Erath County sheriff: Paul Tyus, Clell ...
Searching for ways to raise funds for new equipment and training, the Erath County First Responders will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. ... The Erath County First Responders, formerly the Morgan Mill First Responders, is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who assist with basic life ...
Dory is a sweet three or four-year old mix up for adoption at the Erath County Humane Society. AUTUMN OWENS/E-T. By Autumn Owens / aowens@empiretribune.com. Wednesday. Posted at 5:36 AM Updated at 5:37 AM. Share. Dory is a three or four-year old heeler lab mix up for adoption at the Erath ...
Erath County voters will get their first opportunity tonight to hear from nearly all of the candidates running for various offices in March. “We will be leading off with the state rep and senate races, then we'll do all of the local elections,” said Gil Parks, chairman of the Erath County Republican Party.
Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates participating in the Texas Association of Counties' driving simulator Thursday morning. ... takes trips all around the state helping law enforcement officials improve their skills behind the wheel using a driving simulator, and was at the Erath County Sheriff's Office Thursday.
The biggest change for the business personal property accounts in Texas is the above-mentioned deadlines for the annual rendition form and applications. Texas law will require business owners to complete and submit the rendition form to the Erath County Appraisal District on or before April 1st.
An Erath County grand jury indicted five individuals Tuesday including a man recently arrested for drug possession. Terrence Germil Jordan, 20, was indicted for manufacture or delivery of a substance, a second degree felony, and possession of marijuana (50 pounds or less), a third degree felony.
... (50 hours/12 hours annually); Do you have special interests that could benefit the community or an interest in developing one? (i.e. bird or butterfly knowledge, native gardens, wildflowers, etc.) Do you have a sincere interest in nature or gardening? Lonnie Jenschke is an Erath County extension agent.


 

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