News from the Stephenville community at a glance


CTFAC hosts a bronze exhibition

The Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council welcomes “Life Captured in Bronze” by local artist and sculptor Mary Rush Waters to its River North Gallery, 204 River North Blvd.

See Waters’ awe-inspiring artwork, and learn about the process of creating bronze sculptures as well.

The exhibition runs through October 31 with a special artists reception scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 at the River North Gallery.

The exhibition and reception are open and free to the public.

For more information, call (254) 965-6190.

Pantry for Thursday

The next Stephenville Community Pantry is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 at the First Baptist Church parking lot, 334 W. Green St.

This Tarrant area food bank program brings food to qualified families in Erath County every third Thursday of the month.

Please bring a bag or box to carry food.

For the health and safety of our volunteers and members of the community, items will be distributed while driving.

Wine and Design event planned

Local artists Stephanie Beach and Jennie Shaffer will teach the art of creating handmade pen and watercolor greeting cards at a wine and design event scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October at Hearsay Wine Bar, Hearsay Wine Bar, 270 W. College St.

It’s a fun opportunity to have a glass of wine with friends while creating some wonderful fall themed artwork.

For more information, call (254) 434-2244.

Harbin VFD Hosts BBQ Fundraiser

The Harbin Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fundraising barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 23 at its department located at 8135 FM 847, intersection of FM 847 and CR 275, Dublin.

There will be drive-thru and sit down available. The group will be there too.

They will also sell tickets at the door for prizes.

For more information, call (254) 485-5091.

TSU’s comeback parade is scheduled for Saturday

Tarleton State University’s 2021 reunion parade is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. in Stephenville.

The parade will head north on Harbin, east on Washington, north on Mclhaney, then west on Vanderbilt.

Museum hosting a homecoming event

The Stephenville Historical House Museum, 525 E Washington St., is hosting a Homecoming event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 25.

Stroll through the museum grounds and learn about the historical structures of the museum from local historians. Walking tours of the buildings and cabins will be available. Refreshments will also be provided.

For more information, call (254) 965-5880.

Tarleton will host the fall carnival

Tarleton State University is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26 in the OA Grant Green Space on campus.

The public is invited to join in on some tricks and treats.

For more information, call (254) 968-9490.

Office extension hosting QuickBooks training

Join the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Erath County for QuickBooks Desktop Training for Farmers and Ranchers 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, at the Extension Office, 1229 N US Hwy 281.

QuickBooks Pro 2020 is a powerful farm accounting software that helps small and medium businesses manage their inventory, accounting, payroll, and more. The main objective of this QuickBooks training course is to help farmers and ranchers improve their financial record keeping and analysis skills, which enables them to make better management decisions.

The cost is $ 75 per computer.

For more information or to register, contact Lacrecia Garza at (806) 677-5625.

Graham Street hosts the Night of 100 Casseroles

The Graham Street Church of Christ, 312 N. Graham St., is holding its monthly Night of 100 Pans from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 28 in the parking lot of its family center.

The pans will be distributed until the free pans are exhausted per vehicle.

This is a drive-through event that takes place on the last Thursday of each month at the Graham Street Church Family Center parking lot.

For more information, call (254) 965-4510.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters welcome fish fry

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County is hosting their first fry fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29.

The fish will be prepared by the Knights of Columbus. It will be a drive-through event at Newman Hall, 1444 W. Washington.

All proceeds will go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County and count as votes for Team Meneses as they prepare to take the stage at this year’s Dancing for The Stars competition.

Tickets cost $ 10 and are available at the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce or by calling (254) 485-9041.

TSU Observatory hosts the Star Festival

Tarleton State University is hosting its first in-person evening in a long time starting at 6 p.m. Friday, October 29 at Tarleton Astronomical Observatory, Hunewell Ranch, 5090 CR 182, Stephenville. The event is free and open to the public.

See the galactic wonders through Tarleton’s 32-inch Research Telescope, one of the largest telescopes in the state of Texas.

Amateur astronomers and teachers of astronomy are all welcome. Bring your own telescopes, sit on our slab and share your passion for astronomy with others.

In case of rain, the event will take place on November 5th.

For more information, contact Dr. Shaukat Goderya at (254) 968-9730.

The Lions Club prepares an annual Spooktacular

The 12th Annual Stephenville Lions Club Spooktacular, Saturday, October 30, at the Stephenville City Park Pavilion, 378 W. Long St.

Register today to participate in the 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K, 10K or Half Marathon this year with new locations and routes.

Each finisher will receive a technical jersey, a participation medal and a runner’s cap.

Profits from the run will benefit local youth, vision projects and the Texas Lions Club Camp.

Schedule: Pre-race package pickup and Spooktacular registration will take place Friday, October 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in front of the Stephenville Wal-Mart parking lot. Pre-race registrations will open at 7 a.m. on the morning of the race at the Stephenville Municipal Park Pavilion. The race will start at 8 a.m.

To register, visit

For more information, call Gerrit Schouten at (254) 485-4118.

Clark Gardens welcomes food trucks

Clark Gardens Food Truck on Saturday is back and scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Gardens, 567 Maddux Road, Weatherford.

Try the delicious take-out vendors and take a stroll through the gardens.

For more information, call (940) 682-4856.

Life Church housing a chest or treat

Life Church, 810 FM 205, Stephenville, is having a Trunk or Treat event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.

There will be free candy, games, a walk and more.

For more information, call (903) 802-3718.

Elk Ridge Baptist hosting the Fall Carnival

Elk Ridge Baptist Church, 1515 Alexander Road, Stephenville, hosts its Fall Carnival from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.

There will be games, candy and family fun for everyone.

For more information, call (254) 485-4441.

Calling all creators, designers and artists

The 56th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair is scheduled for November 5-6 at Stephenville Recreation Hall, 378 W. Long St.

Spaces for the gymnasium floor and bleachers cost $ 45 (provided there is a 6 ‘X 30 “table and chair).

Spaces in the covered outdoor pavilion cost $ 75 (10 ‘X 10’ space – you will provide your own table and chair).

Vendors will be able to set up kiosks / spaces on Thursday, November 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The doors will be locked at 7 p.m. On Friday, November 5, installation hours will be 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The show times are as follows: Friday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Security will be assured during the night.

For complete exhibitor and show rules, visit

SHS will present “Legally Blonde: The Musical”

The Stephenville High School Drama Department plans to present “Legally Blonde: The Musical” to the public at 3 pm and its presentation play at 8 pm on Saturday, November 6 at the SHS Auditorium.

The musical is based on Amanda Brown’s novel and the MGM movie.

It tells the story of a fashionable sorority queen, who is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school. While she is there, she realizes that she is not limited to appearances.

Tickets for the show cost $ 8 and can be purchased online at


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