210 vaccines provided in Rabies Clinic

Hordes of pet owners lined up at Bradberry’s Best on Tuesday for the annual Rabies Clinics hosted by the feed store and Dublin Veterinary Clinic, offering discounted vaccines to the public. A total of 210 vaccines were provided.


Calf sale to benefit Lingleville families

A special calf sale will benefit the three Lingleville girls that were recently injured in an automobile accident. 

To help the families offset medical costs, Christian & Vestal Show Cattle of Hico will be selling a black Angus bull calf at 11 a.m. Friday at the Dublin Livestock Auction. 

They will also be passing a hat during the sale to collect any donations to the cause.

For more information, call Mike Christian at 688-0840


Early voting now underway

Dublin County Annex, 219 S. Grafton

Early voting for the May 6 city and school elections is now underway. Voters can make their preferences for Stephenville and Dublin City Council as well as the Dublin school bond known through May 2. 

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Tuesday. (To request an application, call Garla Allen at 965-1444 or email 

Those wishing to participate in early voting can cast their ballot in the Dublin city and school bond elections or Stephenville city elections at the Erath County Courthouse or the Dublin County Annex  Monday through April 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and May 1 and 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Both locations will also be open election day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. although only Stephenville ballots will be accepted at the Erath County Courthouse and only Dublin ballots will be taken at the annex.


Weekend Need to Know for April 21 - April 24

*Friday April 21


— Lego Club: 4 p.m. - Dublin Public Library

— Dublin Lions Baseball, at Brady: 6 p.m.

— Dublin Lady Lions Softball, at Brady: 5 p.m.


*Saturday April 22


— Erath County Geneology Society Meeting: 2 p.m. - Dublin Public Library

— Boys Powerlifting, State meet at Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene


*Monday April 24


— EDC Meeting: 5:30 p.m. - 111 S. Patrick*


MS Trail Ride returns May 6

May 6 marks the 21st  annual Cowboy Capital Trail Ride at Tarleton’s Hunewell Ranch in Stephenville.

The trail ride benefits the National MS Society in their crusade against multiple sclerosis, a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 

The ride does this by encouraging all riders to collect donations before setting off on the trail. 
Teams of three or more will be eligible for awards, such as Top Fundraising Team, Largest Team and Most Spirited Team, while individuals will compete for Top Fundraising Individual, Traveled Farthest, Oldest Rider and Youngest Rider.

Prizes will be awarded during a BBQ lunch provided by the Knights of Pythias. Breakfast will be provided by FMC and Diane Tidwell. The morning break and rest stop will be provided by Saint-Gobain. There will also be a live and silent auction.

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the beginning of the ride at 9 a.m.


Dublin couple credit life to VA

For well over a year the Department of Veteran Affairs has been decried for widespread problems. In spite of these issues, one longterm Dublin couple credits the agency for providing affordable care that has kept one hometown vet alive.

“We want to show people that everything is not negative,” Dublin’s Hazel Williams said.

Her husband, Bobby, served in the military from 1954 to 1955. Like many veterans, he was initially too proud to seek assistance but finally did upon his wife’s urging in 1989. 
Bobby has faced multiple problems since he started going to the VA.

He was diagnosed with diabetes and lost lost both of his legs. (The second one had to be amputated last year.) He could technically be designated total disability due to the severe loss of vision.

There’s nothing in his demeanor to suggest these problems. 

“The greatest gift is the fact that he’s doing well,” Hazel said.


Electronic recycling in Erath this weekend

Erath County and Stephenville residents are being given the opportunity to recycle their old and useless computers and electronics.

Dublin area residents can bring their old devices to the Dublin Annex (219 S. Grafton) Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Saturday, Stephenville community residents can bring their electronics to the municipal service center (1201 Glen Rose, Highway 67) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
These recycling events are open to city and county residents until trucks are full.

Items that can be recycled for free include: computers, laptops, cellphones, servers, racking, printers, fax machines, copiers, routers, switches, cabling, phone systems, stereos, speakers, DVD players, VCRs, LCD TVs, cameras, digital cameras, lab and light industrial equipment, car batteries, metals, plastics, gaming consoles and more.
CRT monitors are limited to one per household. (Each additional CRT monitor is $7.)


Mendez named full-time Police Chief

The Dublin City Council unanimously voted to promote interim Police Chief Bobby Mendez to the full position following an executive session in Monday night’s regular meeting. The extension provided the same annual salary to Mendez as former Dublin Police Chief Michael Jennings.

The council also discussed the positions of Public Works Director Cory James and City Secretary Rhonda Willims in the executive session and approved raises for the longtime employees provided the finance committee can find the funds. 

The meeting also addressed the rededication of the firehouse in honor of James Fritts, as well as lifeguards and treatment at the City Pool.


FPS travels to state

Several groups from Dublin Intermediate and Dublin Secondary Schools traveled to San Marcos over the weekend to compete in the Future Problem Solving State Bowl. Competing were intermediate students Gracelyn Geijsel, Jaclyn Gibson, Kaylan Kiser and Mariana Ortiz; junior high students Bryten Ballenger, Hollyn Carr, Ella Frederick, Juan Garcia, Maeleigh Geijsel, Tyler Harrell, Jacob Lopez and Elian Olvera; and high school students Angel Escobar, Brianna Karasek, Emily McClure, Griffin Pickett, Camry Porter, Ethan Price, Adriana Ramirez and Jordyn Ricks


Constituent letters questioned

The credibility of hundreds of pro-school voucher letters has been contested after they flooded into the offices of several state representatives, including that of J.D. Sheffield, State Representative District 59.

“They didn’t come in a trickle,” Sheffield said of the letters that were all requesting him to vote for Education Saving Account legislation, which allows state funding to follow students if they opt out of public education in favor of institutions like private or charter schools.

Sheffield said this was easily the largest amount of letters he had received on a single subject. He estimated the closest contender to be 50 to 75 letters from retired school teachers.

The pro-ESA letters were all postmarked from Austin but were signed on behalf of constituents from all over Sheffield’s district, including Erath County.


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