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Wed
18
Oct

Fall Fiesta return Oct. 28

Cynthia Martin, Maritza Mendoza and Nora Riojas are competing for Fiesta Queen in the 5th annual Fall Fiesta Oct. 28.

The fifth annual Dublin Fall Fiesta, celebrating the local Hispanic culture, will bring a day of fun and festivities to the City Park on Oct. 28.

Starting at 9 a.m., the chefs will gather for the fajita cook-off, with cooking to start at 10 a.m. and winners to be announced at noon. Teams competing for a trophy and $100 in cash are sponsored by Dublin National Bank, Lions Club, First National Bank, Erath Earth and Golden Age Healthcare Residence. Fajita cookers will also be eligible for jackpot competitions in beans, salsa and guacamole.

Visitors can also visit food and marketing vendors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A section of the park will be set up for the Christian Women’s Job Corps’ Will Do Good Thrift Market. 

Space is being provided for $30 for individuals, businesses and organizations to sell new, used and handcrafted items amidst the celebration with proceeds benefiting Dwelling Place programs. Call 445-2228 for more information.

Wed
18
Oct

Early voting begins Monday

Dublin residents and all of Erath county have the chance to weigh in on local and state tax issues affecting them when early voting for the Nov. 7 elections starts Monday.

Issues on the ballot include whether Erath County should enter into Ranger College’s tax district, allowing for the expansion of the college and opportunities for students. The ballot will state the potential rate of 0.43 cents per $100 valuation based on an existing tax rate in Eastland County. Ranger’s board of directors claim a rate of 0.11 cents per $100 valuation for each county that approves annexation and passed a resolution to adhere to that rate.

Wed
18
Oct

Two lost in Saturday crash

A vehicle collision claimed the lives of Dubliners Zachariah Warner, 16, and Robert Warner, 39, early Saturday morning.

The crash occurred at the intersection of FM 8 and FM 219, west of Lingleville in Erath County.

According to a report by Department of Public Safety, a 2001 Chevrolet pick-up with an 17-year-old driver and 16-year-old passenger was traveling south on FM 219 and failed to yield right of way at a stop sign. 

The truck then struck a 2004 Chevrolet Tracker, traveling west on FM 8 on the right passenger side. The tracker was driven by Mayghan Warner, 17, Dublin, with passengers Zachariah and Robert, who were pronounced dead at the scene.

Mayghan Warner was taken to Methodist Hospital in Stephenville and later released. Neither of the people in the Chevy pick-up were injured. 
The crash is still under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol, who reported that charges are pending.
 

Wed
11
Oct

Wrecks claims Dubliner

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of John Brandon, 83, of Dublin on Monday.

Brandon was traveling west on Highway 8 in Erath in a 2006 Chevrolet pick-up, Texas DPS Public Information Officer Dub Gillum said. At approximately 2:45 p.m., the pick-up drove straight across the eastbound lane, off the roadway and into a creek.

Highway patrol is investigating the nature of this crash as it is not known what caused the truck to leave the westbound lane. DPS suspects that medical conditions might have been a factor.

Brandon was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Shawnee Bass and taken to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office for exact cause of death.

No further information is available as of press time.

Wed
11
Oct

Suspect leads officers on chase

A suspect is still at-large after a manhunt led Erath County officers on a chase for several hours Tuesday night.

At approximately 5:21 p.m., Erath County dispatch was called in reference to a man with a gun on County Road 454. The caller said the suspect had come out into the roadway and pointed a gun at her as she drove by.

Officers made contact with the subject in the front yard at 2606 CR454 before he fled on foot. Deputies who had been at that location earlier identified the suspect as Garret Paul Frey, 41. Frey has an active warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The road was shut down as additional units were called in to search. ECSO received DPS Air support as well as ground assistance from DPS, Stephenville Police, regional SWAT and Somervell County deputies.

Wed
04
Oct

Voter deadline Tuesday

Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 elections, which include decisions on annexation into the Ranger College tax district for Erath County and constitutional amendments for the State of Texas. 
Registration can be completed at the voter registration office at 320 W. College Street in Stephenville. For more information, call 965-8990 or visit co.erath.tx.us/voterreg.html. 

Wed
04
Oct

Choctoberfest benefits KAC

Choctoberfest returns to Hico this weekend with part of the proceeds benefitting Kids Across Cultures and its mission of providing clean water to places in need.

On Friday, Flacas Fitness & Brews hosts a Wine & Beer & Chocolate tasting with craft and local beers, and wines paired with handcrafted truffles and toffee. Tickets are $20 per person, or $35 per couple, and can be purchased at Flacas or online.

On Saturday, Wiseman House Chocolates will host a Chocolate Studio Tour and a Chocolate Tasting Hunt. Tickets for the tour are free but you must reserve your time slot online. The chocolate hunt is also free. Pick up your participation card at Wiseman House or after your tour. 

Visit Choctoberfest.com or the Kids Across Cultures Facebook page to learn more.

Wed
04
Oct

Dublin Drone Days draws crowd

Brad Stanford shows a participant how to fly a drone at the first Dublin Drone Days on Saturday. The event drew a reported 80 visitors interested in the Dublin municipal airport and the possibilities of drone technology.

Wed
04
Oct

Flores' take crowns

Adriana Flores and Adrian Flores were crowned the Dublin High School Homecoming Queen and King for 2017 during Friday's festivities.

Wed
04
Oct

Master Chefs prepare feast

Dublin teachers were treated to a homemade baked potato and salad lunch on Friday thanks to the Intermediate Master Chefs who organized, prepared and served the meal themselves.

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