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ur FYI guide is an annual publication of the Stephenville EmpireTribune with editorial assistance from the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce and Stephenville Tourism and Visitors Bureau. The E-T is located at 702 E. South Loop, Stephenville, TX 76401. 254-965-3124 Publisher: Clarice Touhey Managing Editor: Sara Vanden Berge Staff writers: Mark Wilson and Andi Luna Advertising Director: Melissa Horton Ad Staff: Chris Wood Design and Layout: GateHouse Media SW Design Studios Cover Photo: Fisher Rinderknecht, Flight Reach Productions||254-434-2036




Welcome to STEPHENVILLE Whether you are just visiting for a few days or planning to plant your feet here for a lifetime, the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our great town and hopes your experience here is enjoyable! Known as the ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’ and the ‘City of Champions’, Stephenville takes pride in having residents who are warm, inviting and gracious, combining a strong work ethic with a giving heart. While most July Danley noted for being home to more professional President/CEO cowboys and cowgirls than any other place in the world, our community also boasts many other unique qualities. Agriculture is the leading industry, with Erath County ranking in the Top 3 counties for milk production in the state. In addition to farmers and ranchers, Fortune 500 companies along with family-owned businesses thrive in Stephenville as they draw from our strong workforce, educational opportunities, and family-oriented atmosphere. Tarleton State University, a part of the Texas A&M University System, is known far and wide for creating a culture of excellence in both academic and athletic programs. Erath County is also served by Ranger College, offering a variety of continuing education and workforce training for students of all ages. Our community strongly believes that investing in our youth is a wise and worthwhile endeavor. Families seeking a positive place to raise kids will find an excellent school system, service clubs dedicated to youth projects, numerous sports leagues, and family fun events at parks, museums and churches throughout the year. Stephenville is a special place that reflects pride in the community’s rich heritage and commitment to the future. We hope you enjoy your time here and feel confident you will soon see why Stephenville has been listed as one of ‘The 100 Best Small Towns in America!’

OUR MISSION The Chamber of Commerce’s primary goal is to support and promote Stephenville in a unified effort to enhance growth and improve the quality of life by implementing programs in the areas of Community Development, Economic Development and Tourism Development.

OUR SERVICES Visitor & Relocation Guides Online Business Directory Community Events Calendar Business Resources Monthly Networking Events Weekly Email Updates Members-Only Referrals Marketing Assistance AND SO MUCH MORE!

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Stephenville Independent School District

Stephenville ISD Administration 2655 W. Overhill Drive (254) 968-7990 Superintendent Matt Underwood Important Numbers: • Student Transportation — (254) 968-3759 • Child Nutrition — (254) 968-4826 • Special Education — (254) 968-6790 • Athletic Department — (254) 552-6428

Stephenville High School Principal Stephanie Traweek Grades: 9-12 2650 W. Overhill Drive (254) 968-4141

Henderson Junior High School Principal Dr. Ron Burke (interim) Grades 7-8 2798 W. Frey Street (254) 968-6967 6

Gilbert Intermediate Principal Victor Saucedo Grades: 5-6 950 N. Dale Street (254) 968-4664

Hook Elementary Principal Daresa Rhine Grades: 3-4 1067 W. Jones Street (254) 968-3213

Chamberlin Elementary Principal Jennifer Salyards Grades: 1-2 1601 W. Frey Street (254) 968-2311

Central Elementary Principal Kelly Magin Grades: Pre-K — kindergarten 780 W. Washington Street (254) 965-3716



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Area Schools

Erath County is home to some exceptional schools, which include some smaller school districts surrounding Stephenville.

Bluff Dale Independent School District

Dublin Independent School District

710 Church Street PO Box 101 Bluff Dale, TX 76433 (254) 728-3277 Grades K-8

420 N. Post Oak Dublin, TX 76446 (254) 445-3341 Grades Pre-K through 12

Premier High School of Dublin

Huckabay Independent School District

112 S. Grafton St. Dublin, TX 76466 (254) 445-4844 Grades 7 -12

Lingleville Independent School District 21261 N. FM 219 PO Box 134 Lingleville, TX 76461 (254) 968-2596 Grades Pre-K through 12

Morgan Mill Independent School District 295 E. FM 1188 PO Box 8 Morgan Mill, TX 76465 (254) 968-4921 Grades K-8

200 County Road 421 Huckabay, TX (254) 968-5274 Grades K-12

Huston Academy 680 Peach Orchard Road Stephenville, TX (254) 965-8883 Grades 7-12

Three Way ISD 29448 FM 2481 Stephenville, TX (254) 965-6496 Grades Pre-K through 8

Stephenville Christian School 1120 County Road 351 Stephenville, TX 76401 (254) 965-4821 Grades Pre-K through 6

White Horse Christian Academy 1155 County Road 177 Stephenville, TX (254) 459-1230 Grades K-12





Tarleton State University



arleton State University, a vital part of Stephenville and Erath County since its beginnings as a small liberal arts institution in 1899, this year celebrates its Centennial as the founding member of The Texas A&M University System. Gaining university status in 1973, Tarleton is near-perfect in size, scope and affordability. Enrollment at all sites has topped 13,000, including students from 220 Texas counties, 49 states and 27 foreign countries. Tarleton now has a 700 member faculty, offering more than 90 degree programs in six academic colleges — Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Business AdminisGENERAL INFORMATION founded: 1899 Joined a&m university System: 1917 colors: purple and White mascot: texan Rider athletic affiliation: lone Star conference Student/faculty ratio: 19:1 average undergrad class size: 19.7 undergraduate degree programs: 67 Graduate degree programs: 27 doctoral degree programs: 1


tration, Education, Health Sciences & Human Services, Liberal & Fine Arts, and Science & Technology. The College of Graduate Studies offers both teaching and research-based master’s degrees and a doctorate in Educational Leadership Tarleton’s rich history and traditions live in the hearts of students and alumni, linking generations. As a welcoming and friendly community, Tarleton offers the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction expected at a smaller college. Always improving its academic offerings, Tarleton last year added a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and two degree programs for the outreach centers — a master’s track in applied psychology in Fort Worth and a bachelor’s in agribusiness in Waco. Tarleton is among 44 universities nationally participating in a Re-Imagine the First Year College Experience project with initiatives to boost student performance and retention, and has joined the prestigious Carnegie Project on

Educational Doctorate. The university continues to expand and renovate its facilities. Construction has begun on a $54-million Engineering Building to upgrade engineering and technology programs. A $26.4 million renovation of Memorial Stadium begins this fall. As the largest non-land grant agricultural university in the nation, Tarleton opened a new 24,000 square-foot Agricultural Field Machinery and Fabrication Laboratory in January. The former fire station at Harbin and Frey streets has become the University Police Station and projects to improve walkways and utilities will wrap up late this year. Tarleton, intent on becoming the premier student-focused university in Texas and beyond, is the perfect place for students to thrive. Tarleton’s reach extends beyond Stephenville with expanding programs in Waco, Midlothian, Fort Worth and Global Campus online.



Ranger College



n Texas, the central mission of public community colleges is to provide access to higher education. To this end, the Texas legislature has charged community colleges with operating inside service districts similar to independent school districts. Ranger College’s service district encompasses Brown, Comanche, Erath and Young counties, and portions of Eastland County. Our campus in Stephenville is named the Ranger College Erath County Center (RCEC) because we serve the entire county. RC has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, including a rapidly growing high school dual enrollment program. Recent course additions include Introduction to World Religions, Physical Geology, Introduction to Theater, Child Psychology, Agricultural Economics, and Wildlife Conservation and Management. Recently we added a child development program, which will house both an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and multiple certificates. It will include a

Child Development Center (daycare) that will serve the public with space for 75 children aged 12 months to 12 years. We also have a growing slate of continuing education offerings, including multiple health and human services classes such as Certified Nurse Aide and Medication Administration. Our newest continuing education addition is a class in drone aviation. Ranger College is one of the leading colleges in Texas in receiving awards from the Texas Workforce Commission under their Skills Development Fund program. In

this capacity, we provide highly specialized and customized training for businesses in our Erath County service district. The Ranger College Department of Workforce Development provides training and programs of study for local demand occupations. Students may be traditional career seeking, or studying to increase skills to compete for job placement or advancement with local business, industry or agencies. Industries served include manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare.

The estimated economic impact of Ranger College’s workforce training courses and programs total in excess of $4,000,000 annually in new jobs and wage increases. Our aim is to be a full-service community and technical college, and we encourage all prospective students and interested community members to come visit our Erath County Center, located at 1835 West Lingleville Road in Stephenville (just across from Jaycee Park), to see how we can meet your needs.



Get Connected (254) 968-2020

Atmos Energy (Gas)

Cricket Wireless (Phone) (800) 274-2538

Rent-A-Center (Phone) (254) 965-3040

Santo Propane

(254) 968-7958

Gifford TV & Electronics (Internet)

(254) 646-2237

CenturyLink (Phone, Internet)

(254) 968-2112

Stephenville City Electric


Hill Gas (Propane)

(254) 965-4141

City Water – Stephenville (254) 918-1230

City Water – Dublin (254) 445-4331

(254) 445-2161

Totelcom Networks (Phone, Internet) (254) 965-4323

TXU Energy (Electric)


AT&T (Cable, Phone)

(800) 242-9113

United Cooperative (Rural Electric) (254) 965-3153

Northland (Cable, Phone, Internet)

Stream Energy — The Toles Group (Internet, Phone, Electric)

Verizon Wireless (Phone)

(254) 968-4189

(817) 703-5611

(254) 918-0632

Oncor Electric Delivery

T-Mobile (Phone)

(325) 641-4428

(254) 595-2759

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Recycling Services Tarleton State University Recycling Services Location 1: Recycle Center College Farm Rd. past the horse pens (254) 968-8059 Location 2: Environmental Services 511 N. Neblett St. (254) 968-1875 • Paper: Office paper, computer paper, envelopes, fax paper, paper ream wrappers, newspapers, all shredded paper, all magazines and books, including phone books, file folders (manila or pastel), All cardboard. **Staples and paper clips are OK. • Plastic: Clear water and soft drink bottles, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, clear, black and white trash bags. • Metal: Aluminum cans, tin cans (food must be rinsed out), scrap metal, and copper. • Miscellaneous: Automotive batteries, electric motors, hot water heaters, all appliance

Stephenville Iron & Metal 3229 N US Hwy 377 (254) 968-4766 • Metal • Iron • Cans: Tin & Aluminum

Waste Connections 1291 N. Bates (254) 968-7070 • Newspaper • Magazines • Office Paper • Cardboard • Plastics 1, 2, & 3 • Cans: Tin & Aluminum



Real Estate Guide Alliance Realty & Auction 148 W. College St. (254) 965-4040 Residential/Commercial/Farm & Ranch/Horse Property/ Rental Property/Rental & Land Management/Mineral Marketing

Amber Homes 886 Mimosa Ct. (254) 965-2008 Residential/New Build

Brooks Real Estate 2915 W. Washington (254) 965-5051 Residential/Commercial/Lots/Land & Recreational/Farm & Ranch/Horse Property

Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties 2441 Northwest Loop (254) 965-7775 Residential/Commercial/Lots/Land & Recreational/ Farm & Ranch/Horse Property

Dickerson Real Estate 150 N. Harbin, Suite 327 (254) 595-0066 Residential/Commercial/Farm & Ranch

Erath Capital Investments (254) 592-2759 Residential/Commercial/Apartments/Rental Property

Erath County Real Estate (254) 592-2543 Residential/Commercial/Farm & Ranch/Rental Property

Hayden Real Estate 155 N. Graham, Ste. 103 (254) 965-7653 Residential/Commercial/Lots/Land & Recreational/ Farm & Ranch/Horse Property/Rental Property/ Rental Management

JJ Hampton Realty 2295 Northwest Loop (254) 968-6226 Residential/Commercial/Lots/ Land & Recreational/ Farm & Ranch/Horse Property/Rental Property/ Apartments/Rental Management

Kim Fornes—Realtor Keller Williams DFW Metro SW (254) 459-1405 Residential/Farm & Ranch

Moore Home & Ranch Realty 6330 S. Hwy 377 (254) 396-5592 Residential/Farm & Ranch/Lots/Horse & Cattle Property


Southwest Properties 230 A West College St. (254) 968-4420 Residential/Commercial/Lots/Land & Recreational/ Farm & Ranch/Horse Property/ Rental Property/Rental Management

Stephenville Realty 1901 W. Washington (254) 968-3334 Residential/Commercial/Lots/Land & Recreational/ Farm & Ranch/Horse Property/Rental Property/ Apartments/Rental Management

Stokes Realty LLC 2287 Northwest Loop (254) 918-5970 Residential/Land & Recreational/ Farm & Ranch/Horse Property/Waterfront

Trafalgar Homes 1498 N. Belknap (254) 968-1005 Residential/New Builds/Rental Property

White Real Estate & Appraisals 471 Harbin, Suite 101 (254) 968-3737 Appraisals/Residential/Commercial/Lots/ Land & Recreational/Farm & Ranch/Horse Property/ Rental Property/Rental Management







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Apartments * 3D Bunkhouse & Arena, LLC (254) 977-2492 2800 N. 377 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bunkhouse Rd. Stephenville, TX 76401 * Bluebonnet Place Apartments (254) 968-5343 100 W. Bluebonnet St. Stephenville, TX 76401 * Creekside Townhomes (254) 965-7368 1000 E. Lingleville Rd. Stephenville, TX 76401 * Erath Capital Investments, LLC (254) 592-2759 * The Grove (254) 918-0127 2825 W. Frey Street Stephenville, TX 76401 * Lillian Street Townhomes (254) 485-6188 701 S Lillian Street Stephenville, TX 76401 14

* Mustang Ranch (254) 965-2820 2820 W. Frey St. Stephenville, TX 76401 * NewLife Alliance (Riverwalk Townhomes) (254) 965-1055 1001 E. Washington St. Stephenville, TX 76401 * Park Place Apartments (254) 968-2443 1003 W. Sloan St. Stephenville, TX 76401 * Stephenville Apartments (10 property locations) (254) 965-2788 949 S. Lillian St. Stephenville, TX 76401

RENTAL PROPERTIES Barbara Hampton and Associates (254) 968-6226 1702 W. South Loop Stephenville, TX 76401 * Brooks Real Estate (254) 965-5051 2915 W. Washington Stephenville, TX 76401 Cowboy Capital Land Company (254) 918-7470 231 College Street Stephenville, TX 76401 * Erath Capital Investments, LLC (254) 592-2759

* Stephenville Crossing (age 62+) (254) 965-6964 1300 W. Hyman Street Stephenville, TX 76401

* Hayden Real Estate (254) 965-7653 155 N. Graham St., Suite 103 Stephenville, TX 76401

* Stephenville Realty (254) 413-5498 1901 W. Washington Stephenville, TX 76401

* JJ Hampton Realty (254) 965-4717 2291 Northwest Loop Stephenville, TX 76401

* Trafalgar Homes (254) 968-1005 1690 W. Lingleville Rd. Stephenville, TX 76401

* Lone Oak Cabins (254) 434-8849 185 Stewart Lane Stephenville, TX 76401

Ronnie Singleton Realty (254) 485-8883 150 N. Harvin Dr., Ste #418 Stephenville, TX 76401 * Southwest Properties (254) 968-4420 230 A West College Stephenville, TX 76401 * Stephenville Realty (254) 413-5498 1901 W. Washington Stephenville, TX 76401 * Stephenville Texas RV Park & Horse Motel (254) 595-2017 4710 N. US Hwy 281 Stephenville, TX 76401 * Trafalgar Homes (254) 968-1005 1690 W. Lingleville Rd. Stephenville, TX 76401 * White Real Estate & Appraisals (254) 968-3737 471 Harbin, Suite 101 Stephenville, TX 76401



Child Care Centers Care for your Child

Faith School at Faith Lutheran Church 3000 Northwest Loop (254) 968-2344 or (254) 968-2710 Accepts children 6 weeks – after schoolers, and offers private instruction pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes.

Grace Ridge Early Learning Center 510 E FM 8 (254) 434-4682 Christian childcare for newborns through five-year-olds as well as after school care for children up to ten-years-old.

Happy Days Child Development Center 205 River North Blvd; (254) 968-8982 Accepts children ages 6 weeks – 12 years old and offers pre-kindergarten, after-school care, and summer camp.


Rocky Point Wee School

334 W. Green St., First Baptist Church Stephenville (254) 965-3187 Christian education for children 2-4 years old.

3595 CR 178, Rocky Point Baptist Church (254) 965-3582 Christian education for children 2 years old – kindergarten, determined by age on September 1st. Offering 2, 3, 4, & 5 day programs. Extended care hours available.

Kindercare Christian Pre-School 312 N. Graham, Graham Street Church of Christ (254) 965-4510 Christian education for children 3-4 years old.

Mother’s Day Out 1375 Cage St., Harvey Baptist Church (254) 965-4368 Christian child care program on Mondays and/or Wednesdays for children 3 mos.-3 years old.

Nurture n’ Nature 1225 W. South Loop (254) 965-4849 Pre-K, after-school care program, and drop-in available for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years old. Extended hours available.

Ranger College Child Development Center 1835 W. Lingleville Road (254) 968-1071 Child care program for children 12 months-5 years old. After-school care available.

Stepping Stones Day School 328 W. Washington, First United Methodist Church (254) 965-3320 Private school offering 3-year-old nursery school, 4-year-old preschool, and 5-year-old kindergarten. Class space is limited to supply children with individual attention.

Tarleton State University Child Development Center 1333 W. Washington, Tarleton Kinesiology Building (254) 968-9788 Child care program for children 18 months-Pre-K. Afterschool care available.

Tree House After School Program 422 W. Washington (254) 965-9756 Free after-school care for children of qualifying families, ages kindergarten-fourth grade.

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Major Employers

Employment Opportunities

Major Area Employers


ooking for work or a new career? Let these local organizations help you find the job you’ve always dreamed of.

Stephenville Chamber of Commerce 187 W. Washington St. (254) 965-5313

Personnel Services of Stephenville 2117 W. Washington St. (254) 965-7904

Tarleton State University Career Services, 1351 W. Vanderbilt St. (254) 968-9078 Available to TSU Students & Alumni Only

Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas 2165 W. South Loop Suite 2 (254) 965-5100

Tarleton State University ....................... 1,675 TechnipFMC ........................................... 870 Schreiber Foods...................................... 515 Saint-Gobain Abrasives ........................... 490 Stephenville ISD ..................................... 475 Walmart Supercenter ............................. 300 Western Dairy Transport .......................... 300 Texas Health Harris Methodist ................. 200 Erath County .......................................... 190 City of Stephenville ................................. 155 Emerson-Appleton Electrical Group ............. 150 Fibergrate Composite Structures................ 145 Tejas Tubular .......................................... 140 H-E-B Grocery ......................................... 125 ABF Packing, Inc. ................................... 120 Outlaw Conversions ............................... 120 Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic........ 115 Rough Creek Lodge ................................. 110 Bruner Motors ........................................ 105 PAL-CON Ltd............................................. 95

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Hotels/RV Parks AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 1625 W. South Loop • (254) 968-2114 Facility offers 49 rooms, free hot breakfast available every day, outdoor pool, laundry facility, 24 hour restaurant adjacent to property, horse pens available, pet friendly CARAVAN INN 811 East Road • (254) 965-5043 Facility offers 34 rooms, each with 32 inch LED TV and electronic lock, HBO, wireless internet, microwave and refrigerator, restaurant nearby CENTRAL INN 723 N. Patrick St, Dublin • (254) 445-2138 Facility offers 21 rooms, outdoor pool, microwave and refrigerator, flat screen TV, HBO, wireless internet, restaurant nearby HAMPTON INN AND SUITES 910 S. Harbin • (254) 918-5400 Facility offers 64 rooms, studio suites, indoor heated pool, fitness room, conference rooms, hot breakfast, hi-speed internet, pet friendly, brand new fitness center, newly renovated lobby HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 121 S. Lockhart Road, Stephenville • (254) 965-8899 Non-smoking facility offers 82 rooms, business/meeting rooms, microwave and refrigerator, free hot breakfast, outdoor swimming pool HOOF PRINTS RANCH 1495 S US Hwy 281 • (254) 968-4393 Hoof Prints Ranch provides its guests with nightly cabin rentals, an RV Park and Horse Motel KNIGHTS INN 3030 W. Washington • (254) 968-5003 Facility offers 26 non-smoking rooms and 6 smoking rooms, large area for truck parking, free continental breakfast, free internet and local phone calls, coffee pot and 40 inch LED television in each room LA QUINTA INN & SUITES 105 S. Christy Plaza • (254) 918-2444 Located behind Chicken Express off W. Washington Street; 100% non-smoking facility offers 68 rooms with microwave and refrigerator, conference rooms, free continental breakfast, hot tub suites, outdoor pool & hot tub, free high speed internet, pet friendly MITCHELL RESORT AND RV PARK 2730 FM 2210 E, Perrin • (940) 798-4615 Resort and RV park located 65 miles north of Stephenville off Hwy 281; featuring a golf course, cottages, 3 pools, fishing, Bluegrass & Kite festivals

MOTEL 6 701 E. South Loop • (254) 968-3392 Facility offers 60 recently renovated rooms each with a 32 inch flat panel HDTV and integrated workplace/settee area, free wireless internet, outdoor pool, conference room, HBO, pet friendly RODEWAY INN 2925 W. Washington • (254) 965-7162 Facility offers 50 rooms, free continental breakfast, outdoor pool, free high speed Internet, Jacuzzi suites available, pet friendly, truck parking available ROUGH CREEK LODGE 5165 CR 2013, Glen Rose • (254) 965-3700 Executive 5-star retreat/resort located 25 miles east of Stephenville near Glen Rose; featuring 59 luxury guest suites, cabins and homes, spa, family swimming pool & adult swimming pool, restaurant, horseback riding, bird & deer hunting, archery, fishing, shooting sports, zip line, climbing wall, catering & weddings SEPTEMBER SONG BED AND BREAKFAST 615 N. Clinton Street • (254) 965-6104 Home Away From Home — Located right off the historic downtown square in Stephenville; Facility offers 2 rooms, each with a private bathroom and one with a two person jacuzzi tub; variety of breakfast choices SUNDANCE CLUB 110 Stagecoach Trail, Gordon • (940) 769-4402 Private resort club located atop Clayton Mountain near Lake Palo Pinto; Facility offers world-class facilities including hotel, resort, spa, & restaurant SUPER 8 921 S. Second Street • (254) 965-0888 Located 3 miles from Lone Star Arena; Facility offers 50 rooms, free continental breakfast, outdoor pool, free high speed internet, pet friendly THE HIDEAWAY RANCH & RETREAT 1022 Private Road 1250, Bluff Dale (254) 823-6606 • 866-609-HIDE A secluded romantic retreat nestled in the beautiful North Texas Hill Country. 10 cabins, private hot tubs, fully furnished kitchens, A/C & heating units, massage packages, gift shop, horseback riding, hayrides, outdoor swimming pool, archery range, and scavenger hunts, home to The Buffalo Nickel restaurant TRI L LODGING 1912 S. State Hwy 108 • (254) 965-5843 3 Individual cabins, uniquely appointed each with a front porch, pitched ceilings, luxurious linens, coffee bar, microwave, mini fridge, DirecTV, free WiFi and continental breakfast served in your room

RV Parks 3D BUNKHOUSE & ARENA 2800 N. State Hwy 377 • (254) 977-2492 Located just 3.5 miles from Tarleton and 8/10 of a mile from Lone Star Arena, with 6 RV hookups, horse stalls, lighted arena, laundry facility and turnouts CELEBRATION EVENT CENTER 9710 CR 2099, Hico • (254) 485-9361 Event Facility that offers horse boarding, a covered riding arena, & RV hookups

Where to Stay


HOOF PRINTS RANCH 1495 S US Hwy 281 • (254) 968-4393; Hoof Prints Ranch provides its guests with nightly cabin rentals, an RV Park and Horse Motel & sells Graceland cabins, barns, garages & sheds LONE OAK CABINS 185 Stewart Lane • (254) 434-8849 Rental Property with horse stalls, arena, and full RV hookups located on 27 acres right outside the city limits of Stephenville. Daily, weekly, or monthly rates for stalls with arena usage or RV spots LONE STAR ARENA 4696 N US Hwy 377 • (254) 965-7981 Located just outside of town, Lone Star Arena has RV hookups and horse facilities MITCHELL RESORT AND RV PARK 2730 FM 2210 E, Perrin • (940) 798-4615; Located 65 miles north of Stephenville, Mitchell Resort and RV park provides it guests with a 9 hole golf course, an 18 hole mini putt, 46 cottages, 4 pools, Bluegrass, Holiday events, 10,000 sq. ft. event center SHADY OAKS MOBILE HOME AND RV PARK 154 PR 1329 • (254) 918-1295 Mobile home and RV park. STEPHENVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION 378 W Long St • (254) 965-3384 RV park spots available. STEPHENVILLE TEXAS RV PARK & HORSE MOTEL 4710 N US Hwy 281 • (254) 595-2017 Family operated RV park & horse motel with a cowboy presence & detailed with a French touch. 30 or 50-amp sites available with daily, weekly, or monthly rates, including power, water, septic, & trash. THE GETAWAY CAMPGROUND AND RV PARK 1345 South US Hwy 281 • (254) 918-5913; Campground and R.V. Park located on 16 acres of wooded area with large oak trees in a quiet and serene setting. 17

Restaurants Resturants

Where To Dine


rath County is home to some of the most fantastic restaurants in the state. From famous pit barbecue to spicy Tex-Mex and juicy steaks — there is something in Stephenville and the surrounding area that is sure to satisfy any craving. The following is a list of area restaurants that will help visitors navigate their way to the perfect dining destination.

BARBECUE Hard Eight BBQ 1091 Glen Rose Road (254) 968-5552 Natty Flat Smokehouse 19280 Hwy 281 S., Lipan (254) 646-3844 R&R Bar-B-Q 110 Morgan Mill Rd. (254) 918-5337

CASUAL DINING: Agave Bar & Grill 1907 E. Washington (254) 968-5222 Burger Joint at Graham Central Station 389 S. Graham Caam’s 223 E. College Chili’s Grill & Bar 2805 W. Washington (254) 968-7800 Cotton Patch Cafe 2860 W. Washington (254) 965-5255 The Feed Mill 513 W. Lingleville Road (254) 968-0015 Granny Clark’s 213 N. Patrick, Dublin (254) 445-3444 Greer’s Ranch Café 190 W. College (254) 434-2537 Grumps Burgers 1645 W. South Loop (254) 965-9659 Hambone’s Redneck Paradise 7232 N. State Hwy 108 (254) 485-5203 18

The Hitchin’ Post 645 S. Patrick, Dublin (254) 445-8041 Jake & Dorothy’s Cafe 406 E. Washington (254) 965-5211 Lida’s Food Basket 1111 W. Frey St. (254) 965-2464

ORIENTAL: Bangkok Thai Cuisine 2121 W. Washington (254) 918-0211 China King 2101 W. Washington (254) 918-1035 Enoki Sushi 100 N. Wolfe Nursery Rd. (254) 977-2887

The Lookout Bar & Grill at Legends Country Club 137 Ben Hogan Drive (254) 968-2200

Golden China Restaurant 2900 W. Washington (254) 968-5522

Montana Restaurant 1376 W. Washington (254) 968-5707

Panda Express 2861 W. Washington (254) 968-0600

Outpost Burger Co. 2847 W. Washington


Peacock’s (2 locations) 1700 W. Lingleville Road (254) 968-4668 and 1615 South Loop (254) 968-2900 The Purple Goat 2025 E. Washington (254) 965-4628

Beans and Franks (gourmet coffee and hot dog bar) 1296 W. Washington (254) 965-4224 Rodeo Grounds 620 S. Graham (254) 434-2000 Starbucks 2807 W. Washington (254) 965-1930

Ruby’s Texas Bistro 211 W. McNeill (254) 918-5966


Simply Delicious/Big O’s Gyros 1150 W. Washington (254) 965-1920

Crawford’s Corner Deli 2900 W. Washington (254) 968-5955

Tarleton Dining Center 1351 W. Vanderbilt (254) 968-9445 Wilfong’s Cajun Shack & Oyster Bar 28601 US Hwy 377, Bluff Dale (Open Seasonally – April thru September) (254) 728-3238 Wingstop 2811 W. Washington (254) 918-2100 Woody’s Wood Fire Grill 17157 S. US Hwy 377 (254) 445-3737

FINE DINING: Rough Creek Lodge 5165 County Road 2013, Glen Rose (254) 965-3700

Jimmy John’s 2101 W. Washington (254) 965-5595 Old Doc’s Soda Shop 105 E. Elm Street, Dublin (254) 445-3939 Schlotzsky’s 2012 W. Washington (254) 434-5180 Soup & More 309 W. Washington (254) 434-4900 Subway (3 Locations) 2765 W. WASHINGTON (INSIDE WALMART) (254) 968-0110 100 N. WOLFE NURSERy ROAD (254) 968-5111 1256 W. Washington (254) 965-6800

DONUTS: 7 Day Donuts 2029 W. Washington (254) 965-2224 Baker’s Donuts 2285 Northwest Loop (254) 965-2142 Best Donuts 1835 W. Lingleville Rd. (254) 918-1133 Donut Palace 1421 N Graham Ave (254) 434-4150 Dublin Donuts 936 N. Patrick, Dublin (254) 445-4098

MEXICAN FOOD: Casa Azteca 3024 W. Washington St. (254) 965-3656 Castillo’s Restaurant 802 East Road (254) 968-5556 Don Nico’s (2 locations) 806 W. Washington (254) 968-0046 210 E. South Loop (254) 968-6552 El Rinconcito 17355 S. US Hwy 377, Dublin (254) 445-2200 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 265 E. Washington (254) 965-3474 Habanero Mexican Cocina 2101 W. Washington (254) 918-2131 Jalisco Restaurant 865 W. Washington (254) 965-2655 La Esmerelda 810 N. Patrick, Dublin (254) 445-4060 Lupe’s Breakfast 1481 W. South Loop (254) 965-1084



Where To Dine Casseroles To-Go 1390 N. Harbin Nehring Technology Parking Lot (254) 485-1314

Pulido’s Mexican Restaurant 809 East Road (254) 965-4702

Chick-Fil-A TSU Student Center 1451 W. Jones (254) 968-9444

Reynaldo’s Mexican Restaurant 306 E. Washington (254) 918-7396 Santa Fe County Taco Co. 2330 W. Washington (254) 968-3668

HEALTH/NUTRITION: Barefoot Market 2187 W. South Loop (254) 965-7023 Pink Now Nutrition 1348 W. Washington (972) 510-3933 Goin2BHealthy 270 N. Belknap (254) 434-4122

PIZZA/ITALIAN: CiCi’s Pizza 2900 W. Washington (254) 968-3600 Domino’s Pizza Dine In 1256 W. Washington (254) 968-5551 Little Caesars Pizza 1186 W. Washington, Suite 130 (254) 918-7447 Pastafina Italian Ristorante 2897 W. Washington (254) 918-5552 Pizza Hut 2320 W. Washington (254) 968-3941 Dublin Pizza Pro 102 W. Blackjack, Dublin (254) 445-4452 * The Pizza Place 801 S. Harbin (254) 968-2512

Resturants Restaurants

Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 2029 W. Washington (254) 918-7400

Chicken Express 2850 W. Washington (254) 965-4333 Chigger Ranch Food Store 801 E. Blackjack, Dublin (254) 445-4055 Dairy Queen (2 locations) 1601 W. Washington (254) 968-2106 803 N. Patrick, Dublin (254) 445-3610 Golden Chick (2 locations) 1112 W. Washington (254) 965-2474 1036 N. Patrick, Dublin (254) 445-1922 Jack in the Box 2801 W. Washington (254) 918-5002 McDonald’s (2 locations) 1416 W. Washington (254) 965-3777 and 2819 W. Washington (254) 965-8928 Sonic (3 locations) 1086 W. Washington (254) 965-7666 and 3010 W. Washington (254) 918-0399 941 N. Patrick, Dublin (254) 445-4447 Taco Bell 2769 W. Washington (254) 965-4312 Taco Casa 2898 W. Washington (254) 965-3600


Whataburger 2830 W. Washington (254) 968-6285

Burger King 3011 W. Washington (254) 918-7264

Yogurt Delicious 100 Wolfe Nursery Rd. (254) 434-5227 19


Texas Health Stephenville

When emergency strikes, Texas Health Stephenville is here for you


f you experience a medical emergency while visiting Stephenville, you can find quality emergency care provided around the clock by a team of health care professionals at Texas Health Stephenville. “We have caring staff members who are dedicated to providing safe, quality care and we are passionate about our community,” said Cindy McCarthy, D.N.P., M.H.A., M.B.A., R.N., NEA-BC, CEN, chief nursing officer, Texas Health Stephenville. A Level IV Trauma Center, the Terrell Emergency Center at Texas Health Stephenville offers a wide range of services to help patients return to wellness. “Some of our newer services include


teleneurology for possible stroke patients and a process where CareFlite keeps their helicopter idling while loading heart attack victims who need transport, which can save important time for these patients,” said McCarthy. Designed to improve the patient experience, the Terrell Emergency Center features: • Streamlined patient admissions • 9,500 square feet of clinical space • 12 patient care rooms • Centralized nursing station with full visibility of each patient room • A dedicated ambulance entrance • Covered patient drop-off and pick-up area

Texas Health Stephenville has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification, becoming the first health care facility in Erath County to receive Joint Commission certification for a chest pain program. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Texas Health Stephenville has also received top rankings from the Leapfrog Group, the Center for Medicare Services and Premier Healthcare Alliance — a national program aimed at continuously improving the quality and safety standards at member facilities — for achieving

quality, evidence-based care. In addition, the hospital has achieved the Pathway to Excellence designation, which recognizes health care organizations that create a work environment that supports nurses, to ensure the standards of their staff are being met as well. Becker’s Hospital Review has listed Texas Health Stephenville as one of 59 hospitals with the cleanest patient rooms, based on patient feedback. Texas Health Stephenville is located at 411 North Belknap Street. For information on all services offered at Texas Health Stephenville, log on to Stephenville.



Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic

are dramatically affected by early detection of breast cancers. If breast cancer is found early, the five-year survival rate is almost 100%. 3D mammography detects 41% more invasive cancers, while reducing false alarms by up to 40%. • 3D detects breast cancer up to 15 months earlier than 2D • There are no extra compressions required but the results are images with better details, and the Radiologist views the breast tissue in layers instead of in a flat image. Not only is our equipment superior, but our staff is as well! With over 50 years’ experience between them, our staff of Mammography Technicians and Radiologists Radiologist provides breast health services to women of our community. They are dedicated to providing the best care possible. Friendly and compassionate, they make otherwise uncomfortable procedures bearable. When making your home in Stephenville and choosing a healthcare provider who has your best interests at heart, choose Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic, home of The Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, the first and only clinically superior breast exam that is approved by the FDA.



hy drive s Ford when you can drive a Jaguar? You may be asking yourself, “What does this statement have to do with healthcare?” and you would be right to do so. Let us explain. In late 2016, Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic, whose foundation in Erath County dates back to 1929, decided to build upon that foundation and offer patients a new exciting technology: 3D Mammography. One might compare 2D to 3D and use the terms Ford as compared to Jaguar when doing so. 2D mammography offered patients the best pictures available for many years; however, with the invention of 3D, things became clearer and more beneficial to the patients we serve. It’s like driving a Ford (2D) when you can drive a Jag (3D). The owners of SMSC knew that this technology would be of benefit to patients, and they made the decision to purchase the equipment, knowing that only a certain population of patients would ever use the technology. Why? • Doctors agree that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. Successful treatment and survival rates for breast cancer patients


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Road trippin’


ecause of Stephenville’s location, it’s an easy place from which to shoot off into some truly fun day trips. Great dining, shopping, and a myriad of fun things to see and do lie in every direction.

City of Hico Hico is a charming little town that’s perfect for the shoppers in your circle. Just take Hwy. 281 about 20 miles to a bevy of unique stops. While walking around the historic district, be sure to check out one-of-a kind stores like Blue Star Trading, Sugar Moon Antiques and nationallyrecognized Wiseman House chocolates. Save time for a trip through the Billy the Kid Museum and don’t forget to stop in at the Koffee Kup Café, voted one of the 40 best small-town cafes in Texas, where they serve some of the best pie in the state.

Bluff Dale Vineyards Bluff Dale Vineyards − at 5222 County Road 148 just outside Bluff Dale on Hwy. 377 offers a beautiful, laid-back countryside destination for a day trip. There you can sample some wine and relax in the vineyard’s tasting room or on the deck overlooking the fields of grapes. Winning honors at wine festivals all over Texas is second nature to Bluff Dale Vineyards with their Paragon and Nexus wines. Snacks are available in the tasting room or you’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch. They’re open every day but Tuesday, between noon and 6 p.m.

Dublin Bottling Works The City of Dublin only 13 miles from Stephenville is home to the oldest soft drink bottling facility in the state of Texas, Dublin Bottling Works. This 120-year-old plant − formerly the home of Dublin Dr Pepper − is located in the heart of the downtown area with easy access and plenty of free parking. Take time to sample something sweet or grab a sandwich at Old Doc’s Soda Shop. You’re also invited to inspect the museum and gift shop. Tours of the facility and its 1930s-era, still-in-use bottling equipment are available all day.


Veldhuizen Family Farm Before or after the Dublin Bottling Works, see if you can work in a visit on your journey between Stephenville and Dublin, at the Veldhuizen Family Farm. This is as the name implies, a family run dairy farm that’s just off Hwy. 377 at 425 Private Road 1169. There you can sample premium gourmet and artisan cheeses, handmade and aged on site. Their Texas Gold Cheddar and Bosque Blue are top sellers There so don’t miss tasting those. Tours are also available. Going towards Dublin on Hwy. 377, keep an eye out for the Catholic Church with the domes on the right. If you go past that, you’ve just missed your turn on the left. You can also visit the website or call for driving directions.

City of Granbury Granbury is just 32 miles north on Hwy. 377 and it’s easily one of the best places for a shopping or dining day trip. Get going on the courthouse square with all kinds of shops and restaurants. And don’t miss Granbury Theater Company, where Broadway-style shows are produced at a highly professional level. A great spot for those with kids is Granbury City Beach Park located at 623 W. Pearl Street and features white sand imported directly from South Padre Island and a water spray park to keep them busy. The beach features the Tiki Hut concession stand, serving food, drinks and snacks. Thatched roof pavilions are available for reservation. Two great spots near Granbury for adults are Barking Rocks Winery, offering handcrafted premium wines, and Revolver Brewing, an artisanal microbrewery specializing in craft beers. Barking Rocks, located at 1919 Allen Court, is open for tastings on Saturdays, First Fridays and also

“by chance.” Revolver Brewing, situated at 5650 Matlock Road, has Saturday tours, tastings and live music. They also provide various activities to keep the younger set entertained.

City of Glen Rose The town square in Glen Rose is well known for its charming shops, art galleries and cozy eateries. Be sure to check out Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum that was the first permanent structure in Glen Rose, built in 1860. This National and Texas Historic Places site is open on weekends and features 12 rooms of watercolors, bronzes, oils, etchings and artifacts. Glen Rose is also home to a variety of endangered animals that you can see up close and personal on motor tours at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, about five miles out of town. They offer a beautiful drive-through preserve with exotic animals such as a rhino, zebras, wildebeests and more. Also near Glen Rose is Dinosaur Valley State Park that’s been named by Frommer’s Travel Guides as one of the 100 best places to take kids in the United States. It’s just four miles west of town on U.S. Highway 67, then another mile on Park Road 59. It features some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. Other activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian use, river swimming, fishing and wildlife observation. Also located on Park Road 59 is Dinosaur World where you can walk among more than 100 life-size dinosaur reproductions. There’s a museum, complete with replicas and fossils, and a simulated dinosaur dig for the kids. Picnic lunches are welcome and as long as your pet, is on a leash, you can bring your furry buddy.



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tephenville City Park is located at 709 Riverside Drive right next to Splashville, the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only water park. Enjoy a walk or bike ride on the Bosque River Trail, catch a game of softball on one of several fields or enjoy a game of tennis or disc golf. With its tranquil scenery and gorgeous views, the city park is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and the outdoors.


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Annual Events JANUARY Knights of Columbus Soccer Tournament Junior Livestock Show, Sale & Youth Fair Oxford House “Soup to Go” Fundraiser

FEBRUARY Chamber Banquet & Auction Central Texas Wedding Expo Ultra Club Big Band Dance World Series of Team Roping Qualifier

MARCH American Bucking Bull Spring Fling Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Downtown Farmers Market (Mar – Oct) Foster’s Home for Children Charity Auction Harbin VFD Fish Fry Fundraiser Kiwanis Pancake Supper Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil Fundraiser Runnin’ on Faith 5K & Craft Show Sigma Alpha Buck Off Tarleton Invitational FFA Contests Tarleton Round Up Community Cleanup Day Zonta Club Penny Auction

APRIL Antique Tractor Show Bruner Auto Family Classic Car Show Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival mEGGa Hunt Native & Heirloom Plant Fair Upland Bird Extravaganza Tarleton Outdoors / Fish Day in the Park Tarleton State University Stampede Rodeo

MAY Better Beginnings Benefit City of Champions Shootout Soccer Tournament Cinco de Mayo X-Treme Team Roping Cowboy Capital Classic USTRC Regional Team Roping Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride National Day of Prayer Optimist Club Auction Relay for Life Texas Steak Cook-Off & Wine Festival

JUNE Best of Erath Awards Celebration Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council Membership BBQ Keep Stephenville Beautiful Garden Tour Texstar Ford Summer Nights Concert Series Tour de Agua: Ride for The Change 26

JULY 4th of July Parade, Concert & Fireworks BBQ, Bands and Bottle Rockets on the Bosque Texstar Ford Summer Nights Concert Series World Series of Team Roping Qualifier X-Treme Team Roping Summer Blast

AUGUST Community Health Fair De Leon Peach & Melon Festival Erath County United Way Fish Fry Handsome Hunks of Erath County Harbin VFD BBQ Fundraiser Texstar Ford Summer Nights Concert Series

SEPTEMBER Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo Rodeo Heritage Week Festivities Rhymes & Vines Music Festival

OCTOBER By-Gone Days on the Bosque Choices Life Resource Center Annual Banquet & Auction Lions Club Halloween Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Safe Trick ‘R Treat Stephenville Chamber New Educator Breakfast Sundown on the Square Tarleton Homecoming Parade & Festivities TASTE of Erath County

NOVEMBER Big Brothers Big Sisters Dancing for the Stars Jingle Bell Classic Team Roping Morgan Mill Community-Wide Thanksgiving Meal SPARD / Zonta Club Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show Texas State Championship Sheep Dog Trial

DECEMBER Dublin Lighted Jingle Bell Parade Holly Jolly Christmas Festival Tarleton Arts & Crafts Holiday Showcase Tis the Season Holiday Extravaganza


ith mulitiple events every month, there is always somthing for you and the entire family to do in Stephenville.”



Boutiques & Antiques

4 Kids Only Frames Etc. Thousand Miles Back at the Ranch Grand Entry Twisted J Barefoot Campus Julianne’s Velvet Twelve Ben Franklin’s Punchy’s Willow’s Scarlet Ribbon

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n the mood for some shopping? Stephenville has it all with quaint boutiques selling handmade soaps, candles and home decor to finding just the right outfit for that special occasion. Stephenville residents take pride in supporting our local businesses so drop by any of these unique places and say hello. You will be glad you did.

Blue Eyed Buffalo Saddle Rags Blue Flamingo Silver Wings 377 Market Place Branded Pearl Slim Pickens Outfitter Chicken House Flea Market Capital Hatters Southern Honey Hometown Antique Mall


Down Thru The Years


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1345 W. South Loop Stephenville, TX Travis Truss, Owner Open 7 days a week! 8-6 Mon - Sat. 9-3 Sunday 254-965-3030

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• Auto & Truck Repairs • 24 Hour Wrecker • Body Shop • Radiator Repair • Auto Clubs Residence 254-965-7456 170 South Loop 254-965-7490

PEST CONTROL 609 S. Graham, Stephenville, TX 76401

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956-722-3531 Grinning Bull, LLC an Independent Orkin Franchise, DBA


Down Thru The Years 1890 Open Hearts Open Minds Open Doors 328 W. Washington Street Stephenville, Texas 254-965-5046

Everyone is Welcome 9:00 a.m. Contemporary 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Traditional




Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council 204 River North Blvd. Stephenville, Texas 76401 254-965-6190 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm Saturdays 10am - 3pm

3098 W. Washington St Stephenville, TX 76401 254-968-5938 Monday - Friday 8am-5:30pm Saturday 8am-1pm Sunday Closed

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Held in June each Year Featuring Local Artists from Erath County as well as an Awards Ceremony Announcing our Finalists and Winners for Best of Erath County!

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Libraries and Senior Citizen Centers Stephenville Public Library 174 N. Columbia Ave. 254-918-1240 • Fax: 254-918-1208 Director: Mary Meredith Regular Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday 12-8 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dick Smith Library at Tarleton 1333 W. Washington St., Stephenville 254-968-9249 • Fax: 254-968-9467 Director: Donna Savage Fall & Spring semester hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Summer Summersemester semesterhours: hours: Monday-Thursday7:30 7:30a.m.-10 a.m.-10 p.m a.m. Monday-Thursday Friday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday 1-6 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m.-2 a.m.

Dublin Public Library 206 W. Blackjack St. 254-445-4141 • Fax: 254-445-2176 E-mail: Regular Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Senior citizen centers: Stephenville Senior Citizen Center 254-918-1288 Located at 164 E. College Street, the Stephenville Senior Citizens Center is a recreational facility that provides socialization, fun-filled activities, educational programs and serving the needs of the elderly. The center is open from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. MondayFriday. Membership is free. Dublin Senior Citizen’s Center 254-445-2006 Located at 202 E. Clinton Street, the Dublin Senior Citizens Center is open to residents age 55 and older and their spouses. The center offers wellness and blood pressure checks, potlucks luncheons and many activities throughout the year.


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Area Attractions 281 Speedway by C&S Promotions (512) 814-6051 7715 N. US Hwy 377 Quarter-mile, semi-banked, clay oval track located 3 miles north of Stephenville on Hwy 281. Racing EVERY Saturday night March — September. Billy the Kid Museum (254) 796-2523 114 N. Pecan St., Hico Learn about the legend of Billy the Kid & the history of Hico. Enjoy old photos of historical figures & various documents that tell the colorful story of early Hico. Bluff Dale Vineyards and Winery (254) 728-3540 5222 CR 148, Bluff Dale Enjoy wine tasting and live music from the porch overlooking the vineyards. Bull Lion Ranch & Vineyard (817) 443-0330 8216 CR 539, Hico. Working Red Angus and Performance Paint Horse operation. Now featuring a winery and vineyard, continuing the 100+ year family tradition from 100% Texas grapes. Bosque River Trail 1.5-mile walking, hiking and biking trail that runs along the north bank of the Bosque River. Chicken House Flea Market (254) 968-0888 8080 S. US Hwy 377 (southwest of Stephenville). Something for everyone. Open the 2nd and 4th weekend of every month. Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame Downtown Plaza Stephenville. Recognition of world renowned cowboys and cowgirls. Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council & River North Gallery (254) 965-6190 204 River North Blvd. Bringing the visual and performing arts to Stephenville & the Cross Timbers Region. Art Gallery open Tuesday — Saturday. 32

Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum (254) 445-0200 118 W. Blackjack, Dublin Features historical rodeos of the 30s, 40s & 50s, exhibiting the World Championship Rodeo company owned by Everett Colborn and Gene Autry from 1937-1959. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (254) 897-2960 2299 CR 2008, Glen Rose 7.2-mile scenic wildlife drive featuring threatened and endangered species from around the world on 1,800 acres; Lodging, Cafe, Nature Store, Guided Tours. Go Big Party Rental (254) 977-3298 6530 S. US Hwy 377 Indoor climate-controlled inflatable jumping. Fun for all ages. Open Jump during the week & party times by reservation. Great American Entertainment (254) 965-2264 5396 S. US Hwy 281 A ranch adventure featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, vintage gift shop, & fresh baked pies. Lone Star Arena (254) 965-7981 4696 N. US Hwy 377 Indoor arena and expo center with café, bar, RV hookups, & stalls. Events hosted include rodeos, ropings, barrel races, cuttings, bull ridings, stock shows, concerts & more. Lone Star Family Farm (940) 445-1290 4199 Hwy 67 Family farm open Sept.-Nov. offering corn maze, hayrides, hay bale maze, decorative fall themed backdrops for family & group photos, & more! Optimist-Jaycee Park Playground, basketball court & jogging track located on the corner of Harbin Dr. & Lingleville Rd.

Rough Creek Lodge & Resort (800) 864-4705 5165 CR 2013, Glen Rose Overnight guests enjoy ziplining, swimming, archery, fishing, hiking, petting corral, disc golf, fossil hunts, and more on 11,000 acres.

Tac Pro Shooting Center (254) 968-3112 35100 N. State Hwy 108, Mingus. 600-acre shooting range, retail store & training center open to the public with memberships available for 1,000-yard range.

Splashville (254) 918-1219 850 S. Graham St., located within Stephenville City Park. This water park offers 4 ft. deep waters with 16’ and 8’ slides, a lily pad walkway, and a 275 ft. lazy river. Open seasonally.

Tarleton State University (254) 968-9000 Planetarium, Library, Fine Arts Center, Observatory, Equine Center, Southwest Regional Dairy Center and more.

Stephenville City Park (254) 918-1295 378 W. Long St. Multiple playgrounds, skate park, jogging track, baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts.

Tis the Season (254) 413-9318 2389 FM 205. Holiday extravaganza 2389 FM 205. Holiday extravaganza embracing the magic the season. embracing the magic of theofseason Lighted hayride, Santa photos, photos, reindeer reindeer games, gift gift shop shop,and andmuch muchmore. more.Open Open seasonally.

Stephenville Historical House Museum (254) 965-5880 525 E. Washington St. Twelve 19th century structures occupy 3 acres, with several buildings housing exhibits featuring period furniture and artifacts.

Veldhuizen Family Farm (254) 968-3098 3364 CR 299, Dublin. 180-acre Texas real milk farmstead producing artisan cheese and dairy products. Retail store and tours available.



Public Safety

City Officials City and andCounty county Goverment government officials Emergency Services Sheriff Matt Coates .................................... 965-3338 County Jail .........................................................965-3221 965-3221 Erath County Volunteer Fire Rescue ............... 965-3388 Non-Emergency Dispatch ............................. 965-3318 Emergency Management Coordinator John Wooley ........................................... 965-1496 County Fire Marshal Steve Cole .................... 965-6541

Judicial Offices District Judge Jason Cashon .......................... 965-1485 District Attorney Alan Nash .......................... 965-1462 District Clerk Wanda Pringle ......................... 965-1486 County Court Judge Blake Thompson ............ 965-1417 Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Shawnee Bass . 965-1489 Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Bart Greenway. 445-2766

Erath County Commissioners Court County Judge Tab Thompson ........................ 965-1452 Precinct 1 Dee Stephens .............................. 965-7178 Precinct 2 Herbert Brown ............................. 445-3122 Precinct 3 Joe Brown ................................... 918-2113 Precinct 4 Scot Jackson .............................. 965-3561


The Erath County Sheriff’s Office is located at 1043 Glen Rose Rd. in Stephenville.

Other County Offices Tax/Motor Vehicle — Stephenville............... 965-8630 Tax/Motor Vehicle — Dublin ....................... 445-4152 County Clerk Gwinda Jones .......................... 965-1482 Veteran Services Tamara Barker .................... 965-1450 Extension Office.......................................... 965-1460 Find a complete listing of county offices at

City of Stephenville City Hall .................................................... 918-1220 City Administrator Alan Barnes ...................... 918-1225 City Secretary Staci King .............................. 918-1212

The Stephenville Police Department is located at 358 N. Belknap Street.

Public Health and Safety Fire Chief Jimmy Chew ...................918-1210 ext. 243 Fire Marshal Cody Derrick............................. 918-1250 Police Chief Jason King ................................ 918-1271

Stephenville City Council Mayor Doug Svien Place 1 Mark McClinton Place 2 Carla Trussell Place 3 open seat Place 4 Brady Pendleton Place 5 Rhett Harrison Place 6 Alan Nix Place 7 Sherry Zachery Place 8 Brandon Huckabee



Get involved with these non-profit organizations and civic clubs

Foster’s Home for Children Glenn Newberry • (254) 968-2143

Erath County Area Organizations AccelHealth Jill Evans • (254) 965-2810 America’s SBDC at Tarleton State University Randy Burch • (817) 4573-7681 American Cancer Society Nanette Stockstill • (817) 366-8131 Annie’s Therapeutic Companions Lyndi Hannah • (817) 915-5531 Backpack Buddies of Erath County Sena Leese • (254) 966-7788 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County Sarah Weaver • (254) 918-7295

Friends of the Dick Smith Library Donna Savage • (254) 968-9246

Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council Whitney Lee • (254) 965-6190 Cross Timbers Human Resource Management Association Morgan Leatherwood • (254) 965-8202 Disabled American Veterans – Chapter 234 Cully Knipe • (254) 918-5660

Friends of the Stephenville Public Library Lisa LaTouche • (254) 918-1240 Girl Scouts of Central Texas Donna Brosh • (800) 733-0011 H.O.P.E., Inc. Jill Scott (254) 968-2700 Harbin Volunteer Fire Department J.W. Brunson • (254) 485-5091 Harmony Masonic Lodge 592 AF & AM Johnnie Hutchins • (254) 396-1243

Dublin Athletic Boosters

Jogging for Judah

Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum Carolyn Harbin • (254) 445-0200

Keep Stephenville Beautiful Daron Trussell, President

Erath County Crime Stoppers, Inc. James Gresham • (254) 965-CASH

Kids Across Cultures Craig Scoville • (254) 445-3712

Erath County First Responders Chris Taylor • (254) 307-9229 Erath County Habitat for Humanity Lori Hurford • (254) 592-1079

Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Joe Cooper • (254) 965-6705

Erath County Humane Society Diane McCoy • (254) 965-3247

Moncrief Cancer Institute – UT Southwestern Melissa Moreno • (817) 288-9800

Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo Association July Danley • (254) 965-5313

Erath County Historical Commission Cathey Hartmann • (254) 728-3286

Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center Holly Martin • (817) 573-0292

Cross Timbers Ducks Unlimited Wes Powell • (254) 592-7968

Erath County Meals on Wheels Kristi Heinz-Wright • (254) 965-3510

Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral & Developmental Health Care Coke Beatty (817) 579-4400

Cross Timbers Family Services Jodee Lucero • (254) 965-5516

Erath County United Way Lisa Scroggins • (254) 965-4429

Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc. — P.A.W.S. Rita Cook • (785) 376-2570

Erath County Veterans, Inc. Bradley Oglesby • (254) 592-6053

STAR Council on Substance Abuse Terah Gibson • (254) 965-5515

CASA for the Cross Timbers Area Judy Walker • (254) 965-6610 CHOICES Clinic & Life Resource Center Ashley Graves • (833) 773-3001

Cross Timbers FCA Carrie Normand • (254) 396-5801

Public Safety

Erath Excels! Huston Academy Mike Scott • (254) 965-8883

Erath County Livestock Association David Bragg • (254) 977-4141


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Get involved with these non-profit organizations and civic clubs STARRY Counseling Vicky Gonzalez • (254) 434-5232 STEDCO – Stephenville Economic Development Foundation, Inc. Justin Haschke • (254) 965-7321 SISD Education Foundation Mindy Wooley • (254) 552-6550 Stephenville Soccer Association Stephenville Visual Arts Boosters Emily McLemore • (254) 968-4141 x6455 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Erath County Susan Driskill • (254) 965-1460 Texas Association of Dairymen Darren Turley • (817) 410-4538 The Pantry & More Tom Shelton • (254) 592-9696 Transformation Pathway Cliff Sims • (254) 445-2228

Cross Timbers Amateur Radio Club 1st Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Erath County EMS Josh Harris • (254) 485-7958 Cross Timbers Business and Professional Women 1st Tuesday, 12 PM – Citizens National Bank Community Room 3rd Tuesday 6:00 PM – Agave Rosemary Nagle • (254) 396-2960 Cross Timbers Republican Women 3rd Thursday, noon – Agave Heidi Carrillo • (254) 592-3360 Daughters of the American Revolution Katie Marcum • (757) 450-8913 Daughters of the Republic of Texas 3rd Wednesday of every month from September to May; Legends Country Club Joyce Whitis • (254) 977-3562 Dublin Lions Club Every Tuesday, 7:00 AM – Dublin Dairy Queen Steve Hightower • (254) 445-3277

Major George B. Erath 2679 Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy Sharon Weible • (254) 445-2361 Stephenville 20th Century Club Harriet Frazier • (254) 968-9304 Stephenville Area Elks Lodge #2834 1st and 3rd Thursday, 6:30 PM Cory Jenkins • (817) 408-0345 Stephenville Athletic Booster Club Kevin Miles • (254) 965-3187 Stephenville Bass Club 1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM – The Mistletoe Hut Eddie Fondon • (254) 977-2297 Stephenville Evening Lions Club 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:00 PM – Horton Ranch Blayne Baley • Stephenville Lions Club Every Friday, noon – City Hall at City Limits Steve Patterson • (254) 967-1947

Dublin Masonic Lodge 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 PM Larry Fletcher • (254) 396-5547

Stephenville Masonic Lodge 1st Monday, 6:00 PM – Masonic Lodge Stan Swam • (254) 965-4175,

Dublin Rotary Club Every Tuesday, Noon — Dublin Rotary Building Mac McKinnon • (254) 485-3680

Stephenville Music Club 2nd Thursday, Sept. to May – 12 PM at FUMC Marion Cole • (254) 965-3117

Erath County Antique Tractor Club 3rd Sunday, 4:00 PM at Jake & Dorothy’s Jerry Gray • (940) 452-3780

Stephenville Optimist Club Every Wednesday, noon — City Hall at City Limits Jimmy Chew • (254) 918-1243

American Association of University Women 3rd Thursday – location TBA Dannah Procter • (254) 968-2063

Erath County Genealogical Society Janella Hendon • (254) 445-4141

Stephenville Rotary Club Every Thursday, noon — City Hall at City Limits Jerry Lee • (254) 965-5434

Association of Texas Professional Educators Brenda Burks • (254) 592-9082

Erath County Republican Party 2nd Monday, 6:00 PM – Agave (does not meet in June or July) Gil Parks • (254) 977-9856

Stephenville Study Club Alisa Terrell Starbird • (254) 434-1410

Kiwanis Club of Stephenville Every Tuesday, noon – Agave Bar & Grill Larry Ciccarelli • (254) 592-9856

Town ‘N Country Quilt Guild 1st Saturday, 12 PM Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center Peggy De La Vergne • (254) 968-4748

Knights of Columbus Dan Delgado • (254) 592-1373

Zonta Club 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 12:00-1:00 PM Jamie Mathis • (254) 431-1150

Will Do Good Thrift Market Cliff Sims • (254) 445-2228 Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Diana Council • (254) 965-5100

Erath County Area Civic Clubs

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #240 – Turnbow Higgs 3rd Tuesday 7:00 PM – American Legion Joanna Lay • (254) 967-5650 American Legion Post #240 3rd Tuesday 6:00 PM – American Legion Curtis Anderson • (254) 396-1409 36

Christian Classic Cruisers Israel Perez • (254) 434-3532

Texan Club Terri Hardcastle • (254) 968-9178



Social Services Public Safety

Alcohol/Drug Alcohol/drug Treatment treatment STAR Council on Substance Abuse 3080 W. Washington St., Suite B (254) 965-5515 Summer Sky Treatment Center 1100 N. McCart (254) 968-2907 Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center 15751 S. US Hwy. 281 (254) 918-2009

Child/Youth Services Child/youth services Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County 1306 E. Washington St., Ste. H (254) 918-7295 CASA for the Cross Timbers Area 6556 S. US Hwy. 377 (254) 965-6610 Early Childhood Intervention of North Central Texas Birth – 3 years Old (888) 754-0524

Early Head Start 1010 S. Graham St. (254) 965-5896 Erath County Child Welfare Board 2175 W. South Loop (254) 965-2605 Foster’s Home for Children 1779 N. Graham (254) 968-2143 Head Start 1290 Race Street (254) 965-5582

Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center 1540 Southtown Dr., Suite 102 & 103, Granbury (817) 573-0292 STARRY Counseling 2301 Northwest Loop, Suite #101 (254) 434-5232 Tree House After School Program 422 W. Washington (254) 965-9756



Places to Worship Adventist: Seventh-day Adventist 801 Glen Rose Rd (254) 968-5023

Assembly of God Cornerstone Assembly of God 950 Glen Rose Hwy (254) 918-5433

Highland Missionary Baptist Church 14792 FM 2156, Dublin (254) 445-2090 Huckabay Baptist CR 420, Huckabay (254) 968-8395

First Assembly of God 512 N. Park St., Dublin (254) 445-3414

Lingleville Baptist Church 21543 N FM 219, Lingleville (817) 925-9885


Morgan Mill Baptist Church 193 W. FM 1188 (254) 968-6974

Bluff Dale Baptist Church 425 Glen St., Bluff Dale (254) 728-3712 Calvary Baptist Church Stephenville 155 River North Blvd. (254) 968-8580 Cedar Point Baptist 21171 FM 205, Bluff Dale (254) 728-3003 Community Baptist Church 515 W. Mesquite St., Dublin (254) 445-4479 Cottonwood Life 273 CR 527, Dublin (254) 445-2929 Cross Timbers Baptist Church 1400 N. McCart St. (254) 965-2553 Double N Cowboy Church 7202 E. State Hwy 6, Dublin (254) 445-2400 Duffau Baptist Church 351 CR 546, Hico (254) 796-4967 Elk Ridge Baptist Church 634 East Road (254) 445-4441 First Baptist Church of Dublin 220 E. Live Oak St., Dublin (254) 445-2435 First Baptist Church of Stephenville 334 W. Green St. (254) 965-3187 Greens Creek Baptist Church 1263 County Road 380 (254) 445-3566 38

Harvey Baptist Church 1375 W. Cage St. (254) 965-4368

Pony Creek Baptist Church 27131 FM 2481 (254) 592-1021 Riverside Baptist Church 801 Glen Rose Rd. (254) 965-4883 Rocky Point Baptist Church 3595 CR 178 (254) 965-3582 Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church 10005 N. State Highway 108 (940) 206-3284 St. John Baptist Church 955 College Farm Rd. (254) 965-7688 Selden Baptist Church 4209 FM 913 (254) 965-4802 Solid Rock Baptist Church 5481 Hwy 281 North (254) 386-8526 Stephenville Primitive Baptist Church 1600 E Washington (254) 965-7386 Valley Grove Baptist Church 1731 S. US Hwy 281 (254) 965-5195 Victory Baptist Church 745 FM 2303 (254) 965-3087 * Washington Street Baptist Church 719 W. Washington St. (254) 965-5398

Catholic St. Brendan’s Catholic Church 1444 W. Washington (254) 965-5693

Graham Street Church of Christ 312 N. Graham St. (254) 965-4510

St. Mary’s Catholic Church 12286 S. Highway, Dublin (254) 445-3800

Hillcrest Church of Christ 2535 Northwest Loop (254) 968-8167

Christian Reformed

Morgan Mill Church of Christ Hwy 281, Morgan Mill (254) 965-6870

Christian Reformed Church 1120 CR 351 (254) 965-6409

Church of Christ

Patrick Street Church of Christ 630 N. Patrick St., Dublin (254) 445-2502

Cross Timbers Church of Christ 1515 W. Cedar St. (254) 968-6577

Westside Church of Christ 2485 Lingleville Rd. (254) 968-7829



Places to Worship First Christian Church 450 W. Tarleton St. (254) 965-4878

Episcopal St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church 595 N. Mcllhaney St. (254) 968-6949 Trinity Episcopal Church 459 N. Patrick St., Dublin (254) 445-4833


First United Methodist Church 328 W. Washington St. (254) 965-5046 First United Methodist Church 630 Highland Ave., Dublin (254) 445-2157 First United Methodist Church 400 W. First St., Hico (254) 796-4539 Greens Creek United Methodist Church 3965 CR 242, Dublin (254) 485-5356

Faith Lutheran Church 3000 Northwest Loop (254) 968-2710

Laurel St. United Methodist Church 503 Laurel St., Dublin (254) 445-2760


Morgan Mill United Methodist Church 21508 N. Hwy 281 (254) 595-1503

Bluff Dale United Methodist Church 877 Church St., Bluff Dale (254) 728-3533

New Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 861 N. Miller St. (214) 533-2406 Oakdale United Methodist Church 2675 W. Overhill Dr. (254) 968-8870

Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1355 N. Dale Ave. (254) 968-7988

Nazarene Church of the Nazarene 2522 N. US Hwy 377 (254) 965-5876 Non-Denominational Agape Way Family Church 943 CR 351 (254) 965-4826

Calvary Fellowship Pleasant Hill 200 CR 504 (254) 485-4439 Cowboy Church of Erath County 4945 US Hwy 67 (254) 968-2210


Disciples of Christ

* Grace Fellowship Church 500 E. South Loop (325) 518-5719 Timber Ridge Church Intersection of FM 8 & N. Bates (254) 434-2507

Pentecostal Covenant Life Church 800 W. Oak St. (254) 968-5854

Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church 1302 N. Harbin Dr. (254) 968-3770


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Museums offer a step back in time


ecause Stephenville is known as “The Cowboy Capital of the World,” history or art buffs might not automatically think of our city and surrounding areas as places that offer a diverse selection of historical and artistic treasure troves. Here’s a quick overview of some of the most interesting places in Erath County:

Stephenville Historical House Museum One of the finest museums in our area is this jewel right in the heart of Stephenville, just a few blocks from 40

the Erath County Courthouse. The Stephenville Historical House Museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving historical structures and artifacts as well as educating the public about the city’s history along with that of the surrounding area. There are 10, 12, 19th-century structures on the grounds, all furnished with period furniture and other authentic memorabilia. In addition to year-round access, the museum hosts two major free events each year: The Native and Heirloom Plant Fair that’s held in April, and another on the second Saturday in October, By Gone Days on the Bosque − a direct leap back in time, complete with banjo-playing Southern Belles and shoot ‘em up gunfighters in period regalia. In addition, the Chapel on the Bosque

and the museum grounds are available for indoor and outdoor special events − and it’s an understatement to say that plenty more than one couple has started their marital journey together by “tying the knot” on the idyllic grounds. The museum is located at 525 East Washington Street. Call 254-965-5880 for more information.

Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council Too many memorable events to list here are hosted throughout the year at the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, where the arts come alive through the constant efforts of



Museums offer a step back in time

Dublin Historical Museum Just 13 miles outside Stephenville in the neighboring city of Dublin, stories of people who helped shape the area’s history are told at the Dublin Historical Museum. The museum features thousands of extraordinary artifacts from old-time farmers, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, preachers, teachers and other Dubliners. You can browse at your own pace − or go on a tour guided by a museum docent. The museum is located at 116 West Blackjack

Street in Dublin. For more information call 254-445-4550.

Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum Back to the cowboy-heritage of Erath County, the Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum is filled with memorabilia from Everett Colborn, the producer of the once-worldfamous Dublin Rodeo. There’s a special exhibit that spotlights the first sanctioned event of the National Cutting Horse Association, held in Dublin and the museum also holds artifacts from world champion cowboys Harry Tompkins, Ty Murray and many others. The museum is open afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and is located, along with its gift shop, at 118 West Blackjack Street in Dublin. For more information call 254-445-0200.

Ben Hogan Museum This is the first and only museum honoring the legendary pro-golfer and Dublin native, Ben Hogan. The Ben Hogan Museum in Dublin offers visitors a rare and unique look at artifacts from Hogan’s youth and career. As a young boy, Hogan picked up his first golf club and for all intents and purposes, never put it down. In fact, Hogan later even fashioned a set of his own clubs at the Dublin blacksmith shop where he worked.

The Hogan Foundation in Fort Worth and the Hogan family have given their endorsement and support to the museum. For more information stop by the museum at 121 East Blackjack Street, call 254-445-4466, or visit

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the dedicated folks at CTFAC. Its goal is to enrich and enhance the artistic environment of the Cross Timbers Area by making cultural activities accessible to as many area residents and visitors as possible. Events include monthly art exhibits, ballet performances, camps, painting classes and much more. The CTFAC also offers music, theater, dance and art programs for the community. In addition – within its eight-county service area −the CTFAC also sponsors children’s theater, youth concerts, art camps and public art education programs. The gallery is located at 204 River North Boulevard. For more information visit or call 254-965-6190.

area give visitors a close-up look at how soft drinks are still produced in house, using 1930s-era equipment. The museum also offers a sandwich and gift shop as part of Old Doc’s Soda Shop. Across the street from the bottling plant is the W.P. “Bill” Kloster Museum Annex that houses more of the collection, including a re-creation of Billie Kloster’s office with floor-to-ceiling Dr Pepper artifacts. For more information call, 888398-1024 or visit

W.K. Gordon Center Last – but certainly not least by a long shot – is the W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas that’s located at 65258 Interstate 20 in nearby Mingus. It’s true “three-fer” − a combined museum, special collections library and research facility for Tarleton State University. Across I-20 from the W.K. Gordon Center is the site of the Thurber ghost town, with its interactive exhibits that explore the birth and death of a 19th Century Texas company town. By the way, virtually all the red bricks you’ll see still paving older Stephenville and Dublin streets were made in once-thriving Thurber. Call 254-968-1886 for more information.

Dublin Bottling Works A for-sure-don’t-miss-it delight is the still-producing Dublin Bottling Works at 105 East Elm Street. There you can step up to the beautifully-restored soda fountain and experience an array of soft drinks made the old-fashioned way − with pure cane sugar. At Old Docs Soda Shop and the W.P. “Bill” Kloster Museum Annex, tours of the bottling


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s the other live music capital of Texas, we are located between the east and west coasts, and under two hours from a major international airport. A 19th century political figure once said, “Music is the medicine of the mind.” It is no wonder why tens of thousands of visitors flock to our amazing indoor and outdoor music venues each year to enjoy the benefits of this tonic. We are indeed proud to be home to the Cowboy Capital of the World Pro-Rodeo. Where thousands of spectators gather each year to enjoy the best of this sport, and the last competition before the finals in Las Vegas. We are also home to a rich ranching and rodeo heritage of legendary men and women who shaped this sport into what it is today. More cowboys per capita choose Stephenville as their home than any other city in the country. Recently included in the National Register of Historic Places, our downtown historic district contains over 22 full city blocks surrounding the 1892 Erath County Courthouse. Our remarkable downtown square boasts streets paved with Thurber bricks during the 1920s. Filled with a variety of shops and restaurants, this notable destination is a year-round delight. Known as the City of Champions, Stephenville regularly excels in athletic and academic achievements. National and state championships prevail at Stephenville ISD and at Tarleton State University, which is part of the Texas A&M System. We are also home to a satellite campus of Ranger College, one of the fasted growing two-year colleges in the nation. Last spring, Ranger College graduated the largest class in their 92-year history here. Thank you for visiting Stephenville. Enjoy our famous chicken fried steaks and BBQ and shop at our one of a kind boutiques and antiques to delight any shopper from cowboy hats to that perfect gift. With our picturesque Bosque River Trail, Splashville and City Parks, see for yourself why Stephenville has been listed among “The 100 Best Small Towns in America.”


Stephenville offers an abundance of things to enjoy

Julie Crouch Smith

Stephenville Tourism and Visitors Bureau


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