News from the Stephenville community at a glance


Rodeo Kickoff Dance scheduled for Thursday

Join the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council for a fun evening of music and dance as they celebrate Rodeo Heritage Week with a rodeo launch dance featuring traditional country music and Western swing artist, Jody Nix.

The free concert is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Birdsong Amphitheater in Stephenville City Park, 378 W. Long St.

For more information, contact the CTFAC at (254) 965-6190.

Adopt and Buy to Benefit the Humane Society

Join the Erath County Humane Society for a grand opening of adoption and shopping at Little Treasures from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Little Treasures is located at 412 E. South Loop.

ECHS will bring in adoptable residents and have a $ 10 microchip. All animals are welcome to come on a leash. Make a donation to ECHS for a 10% discount on a purchase.

Door prizes and vendors will be available.

For more information, call Little Treasures at (254) 595-1844 or ECHS at (254) 965-3247.

CTFAC Welcomes Western Art Artist from Texas

The Cross Timber Fine Arts Council welcomes works by local Texan artist Jo Ann Schulze to its River North Gallery, 204 River N. Blvd., Stephenville. The exhibition runs until September 28.

As a special tribute to the community’s rodeo heritage, Schulze has also included many paintings of his Western art to show alongside rodeo art and CTFA memorabilia during rodeo week.

A special artist reception for Schulze is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 at the River North Gallery. Refreshments will be provided. The exhibition and reception are open and free to the public.

Cowboy Capital Fun Run scheduled for September 25

The Miss Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo Queen and Queen’s Committee is hosting the 5th Annual Cowboy Capital 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 25 at Stephenville City Park.

This racing event will be produced by the Raceday Event Services crew.

Runners will arrive at the finish line in time to enjoy the rodeo parade through downtown Stephenville.

Registration for the 5K is $ 35 and for the 1M is $ 25. To register in advance online, visit Registrations without an appointment on the day of the race will also be accepted.

For more information, call Jessy at (254) 434-7367.

Rodeo parade scheduled for September 25

A rodeo parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 25 in downtown Stephenville.

The parade will feature watch horses, chariots, cowboys and cowgirls, rodeo queens, bands and more.

The parade begins at Stephenville City Park, heads north on Graham, passes the Washington Courthouse, and returns to the park.

For more information or to register, contact Shelby Blackwell at (360) 801-6188, or [email protected]

The deadline for registration is Monday.

Masonic lodge hosting a blood drive

Harmony Masonic Lodge and Stephenville Masonic Lodge are hosting a blood drive by Carter Bloodcare from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 at the Stephenville Masonic Lodge, 244 S. Columbia St.

To register, visit

For more information, call Johnnie Hutchins at (254) 396-1243.

Shooting center offering a license to conduct courses

The Tac Pro Shooting Center, 35100 N. St Hwy 108, Mingus, is hosting a Texas Transportation Licensing class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.

The cost of the course is $ 75 and a course request form must be completed and returned prior to the date of the event.

For more information call (254) 968-3112 or email [email protected]

Emergency training program planned

Erath County Emergency Management will run an eight week (24 hour) community emergency response training for anyone 13 years of age and older.

Classes will be held at the Erath County Sheriff’s Office at the Emergency Operations Center, 1043 Glen Rose Hwy, Stephenville.

Starting Monday, September 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for eight weeks, you’ll learn the basics of firefighting, basic first aid, search and rescue, terrorism, and disaster psychology. This course will help you prepare for an emergency, then help your neighbors and your community.

The course is limited to 30 people. Upon completion of the course, additional training will be available to attend a CERT competition in Houston in February 2021.

For more information, contact Cyndi Smith, Erath County Emergency Management Coordinator, at (254) 965-1326.

Church hosting the Night of 100 Casseroles

Graham Street Church of Christ, 312 N. Graham St., will host its next Night of 100 Pans from 5 p.m. until they run out on Thursday, September 30.

Graham Street Church of Christ will be donating the free cookware at the rate of one per vehicle.

This is a drive-thru service 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 or email [email protected]

Stephenville PD hosts blood drive

The Stephenville Police Department will be hosting a Carter BloodCare blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 1 at Cowboy Plaza in downtown Stephenville.

Carter BloodCare has partnered with McDonald’s and Dr Pepper to thank those who donate blood.

The COVID-19 test is now available to all donors. Social distancing instructions will be respected.

To sign up for an appointment, visit

For more information, contact James Gresham at (254) 918-1273.


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