News from the Stephenville community at a glance

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.

Creation of a medical expense fund for a resident of Stephenville

A go-fund-me page has been opened for Theresa Hobbs, 26, a resident of Stephenville, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, often considered the deadliest of cancers.

Her doctors said she was suffering from a very aggressive stage 4 brain tumor and that the funds would help cover her medical bills as she did not have insurance.

Theresa and her husband, Jake Hobbs, have been together since 2009 and have lived in Stephenville most of their lives.

To contribute, go to

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 for Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 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 Saturday

The Miss Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo Royalty and Queen Committee is hosting the 5th Annual Cowboy Capital 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. Saturday 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 Saturday

A rodeo parade is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. 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.

Saturday Special Needs Rodeo Game

The White Horse Christian Academy in association with the Stephenville PRCA Rodeo and the Tarleton TREAT Program will present a Special Needs Rodeo from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Lone Star Arena

Events will include horseback riding, face painting, corn hole, stick horse racing, and more. The rodeo is open to anyone with special needs, free of charge.

For more information, contact Vanessa Halford at (254) 592-1211 or (254) 459-1230.

Masonic lodge hosting a blood drive

Harmony Masonic Lodge and Stephenville Masonic Lodge are hosting a blood drive by Carter Bloodcare from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm Saturday 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 holding a Texas Transportation License class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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]

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 holding 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.

Chamberlin Elementary PTO hosting the Fall Carnival

Join the Stephenville Independent School District and Chamberlin Elementary School for the annual Chamberlin PTO Fall Carnival from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at Stephenville City Park.

There will be games for kids of all ages, raffles, Dad’s Grill, cotton candy, bounce houses, classroom silent auctions, hay rides, and more.

Raffle tickets are on sale now for $ 5 each and enter the ticket holder for a chance to win prizes including a $ 3,000 Walmart gift card.

Carnival bracelets are now on presale for $ 25 and will be $ 30 when purchased at the carnival. The bracelets allow unlimited play on certain games and a limited number of foods. Individual tickets will also be sold at the carnival.

For more information, call (254) 968-2311.

Clark Gardens hosts a date night

Clark Gardens, 567 Maddux Road, Weatherford, is having a date night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday October 1.

Enjoy an evening at Clark Gardens and bring your favorite beer or wine and food for a picnic. The Two Far Gone duo will perform in the East Tent for your entertainment. You must be 21 and over to participate.

The cost is $ 20 per couple. For more information, call (940) 682-4856.

Optimist Club dinner, auction planned

The 49th Annual Stephenville Optimist Club Dinner Auction will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 at the Melody Mountain Ranch in Stephenville.

Sponsorship tables, event sponsorships and individual tickets are now on sale.

Dinner and auction will include a catered dinner from Salt Horse Culinary; entertainment from comedian, songwriter and screenwriter William Lee Martin; and the famous live and silent auction with exclusive access to bid online.

Purchase tickets by visiting

Farmer’s market scheduled for October 2

The Stephenville Farmers’ Market is held the first Saturday of each month, May through November, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Plaza. The next market is scheduled for Saturday October 2.

Shop for local plants, fruits, vegetables and homemade items.

All interested sellers are requested to contact Stephenville Main Street by email at [email protected] or by phone at (254) 552-1225.

The products available include fresh fruits / vegetables / herbs, coffees / teas, fresh meats (beef, chicken, pork), homemade food products (cooked, jarred, canned, marinated, etc.) and other homemade products (soaps, oils, textiles, etc.). All products must be approved.

Stephenville Energy & Nutrition Tape Cutter Kit

The Stephenville Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for Stephenville Energy & Nutrition at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5. Stephenville Energy & Nutrition is located at 2900 W. Washington St., Ste. 73.

Stephenville Energy & Nutrition is a health food restaurant specializing in energy teas, meal prep, protein shakes, protein donuts, waffles, coffee and more.

For more information, find them on Facebook at

Morning Star Ranch Garage Sale Benefit Package

A garage sale for Morning Star Ranch is scheduled for October 7-8 at the Riata Storage Unit near 281-67 at 137 Private Road 1111. The sale is scheduled from 8 am to 1 pm each day.

Morning Star Ranch is a denominational equestrian center for children.

There will be three storage units full of items for sale including: washer / dryer, clothes, boots, table / chairs, household / kitchen items, books and puzzles.

For more information, call (254) 592-1653 or visit them online at

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