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Wed
23
May

Museum invites veterans for Memorial Day recognition

The Dublin Historical Society invites all military veterans and their families to the Historical Museum for special recognition and appreciation, celebrating Memorial Day on Monday afternoon.
Stories will be shared about Dublin and Dubliners. The Veteran’s Memorial Room will be highlighted. American flags, red poppies and even Dublin Bottling Works drinks will say, “Thank you ... each one of you.” 

Wed
23
May

Karasek, Stephen named as top grads

Dublin High School will celebrate the commencement of the class of 2018 on Friday at 7:30 in the Roy and Lynn Neff Gymnasium.

Dublin Graduate Brianna Karasek is the 2018 valedictorian. Brent Stephen is the salutatorian.

Graduating with a 4.42 GPA, the daughter of James and Amy Karasek will pursue degrees in theater and criminal justice at Tarleton State University next year. 
Karasek was active in Dublin’s art programs in high school, serving as a drum major in the marching band this year and playing an active role in the high school and junior high theater programs. She was also a member of the jazz band and competed in UIL literary criticism and poetry and prose reading competitions. 
Karasek also threw discus and shot put for the Lady Lions and became a certified nursing assistant.
She hopes to work in government intelligence or as a detective when she finishes her studies. 

Wed
23
May

City hires interim EMS head, talks pool

Erik Burleson

The Dublin City Council appointed an interim EMS director and approved amended hours for the City pool during its regular meeting Monday night.

Following an executive session, council members voted to hire Erik Burleson (pictured) as interim EMS director with a salary of $35,000. Layne Golden and Darrell Curry voted against and John Johnson was absent. Burleson is a Dublin resident with a nearly 30-year career in fire and rescue who has also been employed with AirEvac. 

Wed
23
May

Campos, Ray win races

Erath County Republicans decided in three local primary runoff elections Tuesday, picking a new county judge and two commissioners.

Alfonso Campos narrowly defeated Shelby Slawson for the position of judge with 2,327 votes (54.62 percent). Slawson received 1,933 (45.38 percent).

Albert Ray won over incumbent Herbert Brown in the Precinct 2 County Commissioner race with 609 votes (58.33 percent). Brown received 435 (41.67 percent).

In Precinct 4, Jim Buck won with 764 votes (64.69 percent) compared to John Wooley’s 417 votes (35.31 percent).

A total of 4,273 Erath voters cast ballots in the Republican primary runoffs.

 

Democrat races

On the Democratic side, 226 Erath voters decided in two runoffs at the state level.

Wed
16
May

School board meeting moved to Tuesday

The Dublin ISD School Board meeting has been moved to Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the intermediate cafeteria. 

The board will host a public hearing on the possibility of allowing approved teachers to anonymously carry firearms on campus. 

A closed session will be held to seek legal advice on employees carrying handguns. 

It will then consider adopting the policy in open session. 

The board will also elect officers for the new year. 

A closed session will be held to deliberate on personnel matters and action will be taken on hiring teachers and an assistant band director in open session. 

The board will consider selling 408 and 420 N. Camden Street. 

The board will consider temporarily suspending portions of Board Policy DC (Local) Employment Practices. 

Many students and groups will be recognized for student achievement. 

Wed
16
May

Runoff elections are Tuesday

Dublin Republicans have one more chance to cast their ballot for County Commissioner and Judge as Tuesday is election day for the run-off from the March 6 primaries. 

The polls will open on election day (May 22) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erath County Courthouse, Dublin County Annex (219 S. Grafton), Texas Bank in Stephenville and the Huckabay School Building. 

Early ballots may still be cast at the courthouse and annex from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday.

As of Wednesday morning, 1,051 ballots had been cast in the primaries.

Voters who cast ballots in the March primaries will have to vote in the same party for the runoff elections.

Wed
09
May

Ricks writes to fourth in state

Sophomore Jordyn Ricks placed fourth in Headline Writing in the Texas UIL Academic meet at the University of Texas in Austin on Friday.

“Jordyn is a fierce competitor who will not quit until she receives the gold medal at state.” UIL Coordinator Travis Barnes said. “As a sophomore, she has two more years to accomplish this goal.” 

Ricks competed individually against other students from 3A schools around the state. 

To qualify she won first at the regional contest earlier this season. 

Wed
09
May

Runoffs begin Monday

Erath voters get another turn at the polls next week as the runoff elections from the March 6 elections start into early voting Monday.

Early ballots may be cast at the Erath County Courthouse in Stephenville and Dublin County Annex (219 S. Grafton) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 17 and 18.

The polls will open on election day (May 22) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the courthouse, annex, TexasBank in Stephenville and the Huckabay School Building.

Voters who cast ballots in the March primaries will have to vote in the same party for the runoff elections.

Runoffs are being held in three local races for Republican voters.

Alfonso Campos and Shelby Slawson are squaring off for Erath County Judge after Campos got 2,254 votes and Slawson received 2,184 in March.

Albert Ray is once again facing incumbent Herbert Brown for County Commissioner Precinct 2 after receiving 474 and 390 votes respectively.

Wed
09
May

Jackson rejoining Council

Cliff Jackson will be continuing with the smaller Dublin City Council after winning Saturday’s election against fellow incumbent Darrell Curry and Fred Lisso.

Jackson claimed 58 votes or 46.77 percent of the 124 ballots cast in the election. Second and third place were close with Lisso drawing 34 (27.42 percent) and Curry garnering 32 (25.81).

Saturday marked the first election since the council voted to move city elections away from the ward system in favor of at-large. This vote resulted in a drop from two representatives from each of the town’s four wards to five council members for the entire city. 

This reduction will take effect when Jackson is sworn-in for his new term. Other council members are John Johnson, Joel Munoz, Layne Golden and Tommy Sperry.
 

Wed
02
May

Trafficking suspect nabbed in Dublin

Ronnie Clayton, 48, was arrested by Dublin PD on Sunday on a warrant for human trafficking out of Comanche County.

Dublin Police Chief Bobby Mendez said his department was notified of Clayton because Comanche authorities knew he was in Dublin.

Dublin PD stopped him at Hogan’s Alley. At the time of his arrest, officers found a gram-and-a-half of methamphetamine on his person, leading to charges for the warrant as well as possession of of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 (more than one gram but less than four).

Bonds were set at $75,000 for the trafficking charge and $10,000 for the possession charge.

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