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Ranger College hosting Chamber Mix
A Chamber Mix hosted by Ranger College is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, 148 College St.
Meet & Greet with President Derrick Worrels is set for 4-6 p.m. Chamber activities will be held from 5-6 p.m.
Ranger College offers general education and continuing education courses, as well as a vocational and career training programs in Child Development, Cosmetology, Vocational Nursing, Truck Driving, Welding, and more.
Meet President Worrels and learn about all of the exciting things happening at Ranger College.
Enjoy food and wine and enter for a chance to win prizes.
For more information, contact the Chamber at (254) 965-5313.

TSU alumni hosting event at Fort Worth rodeo
A Tarleton Alumni Social is set for 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in The Stagecoach Room of the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall, 3400 Burnett Tandy Drive, Fort Worth.
Tickets to the event are $20 and alumni can add a rodeo ticket for $37.
Ticket includes: Texas fajita buffet and grounds pass (including entry to Science & History Museum, Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum, and Stock Show grounds).
There will also be live entertainment by Michael Patulea and Wild West Photography with costuming.
A cash Bar will be available and is complimentary for Lifetime Members of the alumni association.
To RSVP, visit:

Hard Eight celebrating 20 years
Hard Eight BBQ, 1091 Glen Rose Highway, is celebrating its 20th anniversary from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.
There will be live music from 7-9 p.m. and patrons can enter for a chance to win a barbecue part for up to 10 people.
There will also be a special offer of 8% off a total check for dine-in guests and half price margaritas and beer.
For more information, call (254) 968-5552.

CTFAC hosting Paint the Town Kids Edition
Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, 149 W. College St., is hosting a Paint the Town Kids Edition from 4-5:30 p.m. Friday.
Children will have a HOOT creating their very own “owl-entine” by painting on canvas. Instructor Brie Shernisky will teach the value of a color, learning to mix the tint, tone and shade of a color.
Cost is $5 per child and space is limited. Call (254) 965-6190 to reserve your spot.
(Note: Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by an adult)

Hearsay Wine Bar hosting launch party
Hearsay Wine Bar, 270 W. College St., is hosting a launch party for its own brand of wines at 6 p.m. Friday.
There will be live music, wine tasting and a celebration of the new wines.
There will also be other local wines available as well as wines from around the world.
The event is for those ages 21 and older only.
For more information, call (254) 434-2244.

School hosting Daddy/Daughter dance fundraiser
Rocky Point Wee School is hosting a Boots and Beauties Daddy Daughter dance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Rocky Point Baptist Church Gym, 3595 CR 178.
Grab your daughter and come dance the night away with us at our very first Daddy/Daughter Dance benefit for Rocky Point Baptist Church Wee School.
This is open to anyone, not just Wee School students.
There will be dancing, snacks, drinks and photo ops.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids with all proceeds going to the school.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (254)965-3582.

Cross Timbers BPW hosting fundraiser
The Cross Timbers Business and Professional Women’s group is hosting its annual Love Bites Valentine’s Day cookie fundraiser.The deadline to order is Feb. 4, with pickup set for Feb. 14.
Cost is $20 for a dozen; $15 for a half dozen; plus $3 for a delivery fee. Orders may also be picked up at Wellington State Bank, 2895 Northwest Loop.
Through annual fundraisers like Hurts Donuts and our homemade Love Bites heart-shaped cookies, Cross Timbers BPW supports a number of local community organizations, including Backpack Buddies, Meals on Wheels, Christian Women’s Job Corps, Cross Timbers Family Services, Girl Scouts and many others.
All money raised by the club is donated to local organizations and stays in Erath County.
For more information on how to place an order, email [email protected]

Legion hosting Four Chaplains program
A Four-Chaplains program will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at The American Legion hall, 801 E. Washington St., Stephenville.
This honors the four chaplains who gave their lives Feb. 3, 1943, when their ship, the SS Dorchester, was attacked by a German submarine. It has been referred to as the second-worst sea disaster of World War II.
The public is welcome to attend.

Texas Health hosting Advance Care Planning class
The Faith Community Nurses at Texas Health Stephenville are hosting a free Advance Care Planning class to help individuals manage their healthcare future.
The free class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at Oakdale Methodist Church, 2675 W. Overhill Drive, Stephenville.
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is your written, legal instructions about your preferences for medical care in the event you cannot speak for yourself. This includes what you deem as quality of life, setting up a Power of Attorney to speak for you, your thoughts about when you want a DNR, wishes for hospice or palliative care and more.
If you’re in an accident and cannot speak for yourself and do not have ACP established, your care is determined by state law. Everyone should have ACP established to help determine their healthcare wishes.
To register for the class, email [email protected] or call (682) 236-7345. Please include your name, mention that you’re registering for ACP on Feb. 6 and diet needs (if any). A free brunch will be provided for those who register. Walk-ins are welcome.

Ribbon cutting set at blow dry bar
Join the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce in celebrating new member Peace, Love & Good Hair Blow Dry Bar with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Peace, Love & Good Hair Blow Dry Bar, 240 W. College St., is the first blow dry bar in Stephenville. It is exclusively for washing, blow drying, and styling of hair.
For more information, find them on Facebook at or call (254) 485-5242.

Hospital hosting informational class on joint replacement
Join Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville for an educational class providing detailed information on what to expect before, during, and after your joint replacement surgery.
The class is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Texas Health Stephenville Conference Room, 411 N. Belknap.
Subjects include how to prepare for surgery, surgical expectations, pain management, after care, and physical therapy/rehab.
There is no cost for attendance, and primary caregiver/family is welcome to attend as well.
For questions or to reserve a spot, contact: Sheila Lambert, BSN RN CNOR, at [email protected] or by calling (254) 965-1567.

Senior Center hosting first aid class
The Stephenville Senior Center is hosting a first aid course with Steven Jacobsen from 1-5 p.m. on Feb. 9.
The class is free, but certification is $20.
Those interested are asked to register by Feb. 3.
For more information, contact the center at (254) 918-1288.

Hurting Moms support group to meet
The Gathering Place, 634 East Road, Stephenville, is hosting a Hurting Moms – Mending Hearts support group at 6 p.m. Feb. 9.
You are not alone, this is not your fault and you do not have to be ashamed. No one understands the pain of having a child who is making destructive decisions or disengaging from their family.
This community of moms is designed to be a safe place where moms can come together to share with one another while they work through a process that will bring them freedom and healing from their pain.
To sign up for the group (required), call (254) 595-3751 or email [email protected]

SPARD hosting disco-themed daddy/daughter dance
Stephenville Parks and Recreation, 378 Long St., is hosting a Daddy-Daughter Disco dance from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9.
Cost is $10 per parent and $8 per daughter.
Dinner, dancing, and photo opportunities will be included.
For more information, contact SPARD at (254) 918-1295.

Lucky Vines hosting Galentines Day event
Lucky Vines Vineyard, 675 CR Road 497, Dublin, is hosting a Galentines Day event from 1-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.
Grab your bestie and head to the vineyard for a Sweet Treat board, special cordelia exclusive and specials all day.
For more information, contact the vineyard at [email protected] or find them on Facebook at

Free watercolor class for kids
Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, 148 W. College St., is hosting a beginner watercolor class for children.
Instructor Chuck Markham will be teaching children the very beginning basics of watercolor painting.
Children will be able to recognize the basic tools of a watercolor artist such as brushes, paints, paper and other supplies. They will also learn about and practice basic color-mixing techniques and washes both on palette and on paper directly.
Class will be offered on three separate dates: Friday, Feb 10, 24 or March 10 from 4-5 p.m. and is offered for FREE to children 7 and older.(Each class is the same, so children just need to come to one of the classes).
All supplies will be provided, free of charge.
Each class is limited to (10) spots. Please choose which date your child will be able to attend and call us at (254) 965-6190 to reserve your child’s place in advance.

Hearsay hosting Valentine movie marathon
Hearsay Wine Bar, 270 W. College St., is hosting a Valentine’s Rom-Com Marathon starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.
Enjoy your favorite classic love stories while enjoying a Valentine cocktail.
The event is for those ages 21 and older.
For more information, email [email protected]

ECHS hosting fundraiser
Erath County Humane Society is hosting a fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Pet Supplies Plus, 106 Christy Plaza.
There will be a speed dating-pet edition where you can meet your match. There will be a few available animals for potential fur parents to meet.
There will be a kissing booth. For $1 per ticket get some serious pooch smooches.
A bake sale will feature Valentine-themed goodies for your sweetie.
Raffle tickets will also be available for some Pet Supplies Plus goodies.
For more information, visit the Erath County Humane Society on Facebook at

Love Run 2023 set for Feb. 11
CWJC/Transformation Pathway is hosting the Love Run 2023 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 11. Participants will meet at the Dublin Public Library, 206 W. Blackjack St.
Transformation Pathway’s vision is to make a positive impact on our community by offering a new pathway to reduce spiritual and economic poverty through mentoring, relationships, job preparedness and life skills, while teaching God’s word.
Registration fee is $25 and sponsorships are also available for this community event.
All proceeds benefit job skill classes.
For more information, call (254) 445-2228 or email [email protected]

Masonic Lodge hosting blood drive
The Stephenville Masonic Lodge has partnered up with Carter BloodCare to host a blood drive benefiting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
The drive is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Stephenville Masonic Lodge, 244 S. Columbia St.
To schedule a time in advance, visit
For more information, contact Buddy Stephens at (254) 434-3222.

Lucky Vines celebrating love
Love is in the air (and wine is in the glass). Come out and celebrate with us at Lucky Vines Vineyard & Winery, 675 CR 497, Dublin, from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.
They will have food truck food and wine pairing recommendations, live music, specials (at both winery and brewery), as well as a special Sweet Treat Board option.
For more information, email [email protected]

Hearsay hosting speed-dating event
Don’t have a date for Valentine’s day? Or you are just looking for something fun to do?
Come out to Hearsay Wine Bar, 270 W. College St., on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 6-8 p.m., there will be a Valentine speed dating activity and you will be able to meet new friends or maybe the love of your life in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Places are limited and we must have equal numbers of ladies and gents (ages 18 and older) so booking is essential.
Email your booking to [email protected]

Museum hosting Night at the Opera
Join the W.K. Gordon Museum & Research Center for the first Night at the Opera House of 2023 at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11.
The museum, 65258 I-20, Mingus, will be featuring “It Happened One Night” starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
Reservations are recommended. The showing begins at 6 p.m. and will include an intermission.
For more information, call (254) 968-1886 or email [email protected]

Church hosting free Valentine Banquet
The Cross Timbers Church of Christ, 1515 W. Cedar St., is hosting a Valentine’s Banquet from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
Come dressed in your best and join us at Cross Timbers Church of Christ for a wonderful evening with a free pasta dinner, live music featuring Brandon Scott, and games with prizes. The event is free and open to everyone.
Child care provided with pizza for kids. RSVPs appreciated, but not required.
RSVP by calling (254) 968-6577.

CCMC hosting diabetes treatment information session
Comanche County Medical Center (CCMC) conducts a bi-monthly information session for the public on the Diabetes Relief® treatment. It’s held on the 2nd and last Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The next sessions is set for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.
The live, in-person session is held in the CCMC Hospital Cafeteria, 10201 Highway 16 North, Comanche. The virtual, live-stream session is held in Brownwood at Texas Outpatient & Infusion Center, 2410 Crockett Drive, Suite B, Brownwood. Additional virtual participation options are available.
The Diabetes Relief® infusion is a patented insulin resensitization (PIR) treatment. Treatment plans are physician-directed for eligible patients with metabolic disorders such as diabetes including T1, T2 and pre-diabetes. Each information session includes a presentation by Dr. Dwayne Miller and Rachel Hilliard, FNP, who discuss the details of the infusion therapy and answer questions.
Outpatient treatment is available at CCMC and the Texas Outpatient & Infusion Center. Many insurance plans and self-pay are accepted. For more information or to join the meeting virtually, please call 325-330-5010 (Comanche) or 325-203-5052 (Brownwood).

Prairie Oaks naturalists host meeting
Join Prairie Oaks Master Naturalist for its February Prairie Oaks Chapter Meeting and presentation by Colton Claborn at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, 1229 N. U.S. 281.
Public attendees are always welcome. Virtual and In-Person options available.
All virtual attendees must register prior to the meeting date.
Colton Claborn has been a member with TMN:POMN since 2018 and enjoys educating people about God’s creation and the beauty he put into it.
Claborn currently holds a position with SWCA Environmental Consulting as a Project Biologist and Project Manager, where he’s been employed for 8 years. He has a bachelors degree in wildlife biology from the University of Texas in San Antonio and a masters degree in environmental management and sustainability from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and University of the West in Angers (On-jay), France.
The United States is in one of the most peculiar times in history where we are finally seeing the lasting benefit of the hard work of those who have come before us to set a precedent of preserving natural resources. But are natural resources still being conserved with the thousands of projects that we see pop year after year in our own communities?
With the staggering number of solar and wind energy facilities that were constructed this year and the many to come, are there serious impacts to natural resources that leave ecosystems more vulnerable?
Claborn will unpack this topic to bring clarity to the topic of conserving natural resources versus renewable energy progress.

PRCAC hosting ‘An Evening in Paris’
The Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting “An Evening in Paris” fundraising gala at 6 p.m. Feb. 25, at the La Bella Luna located at 7700 Glen Rose Highway in Granbury.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with cocktails and photos, followed by dinner, and silent and live auctions.
Returning for the live entertainment will be Trey & the Tritones.
The PRCAC has been promoting the healing of child abuse victims in Hood, Somervell and Erath counties since 2006. The PRCAC serves abused children and supportive family members, helping children move from hurting to healing to thriving.
Proceeds from the gala will be used to provide essential services to abused children in our community.
Tickets and sponsorships include: Champion of Children, $5,000; Protector of Children, $2,500; Hope for Children, $1,000; and individual tickets, $150.
For more information, email Lauren Rishel at [email protected] or call (817) 573-0292.

Free tax help available for seniors
Free tax aid resources are available for area senior citizens.
Tarleton State University is offering help from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, in Room 204 of the College of Business building.
Help is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call (254) 968-9915.

V6 Ranch hosting Wedding Expo
Join the V6 Ranch Weddings & Events at the Big Red Barn, 3159 N. U.S. 67, for wine, shopping, and fun as they host several wedding and event vendors from Stephenville and surrounding area.
The Southern Wedding and Event Expo is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Feb. 26.
This will also be an opportunity to see DJ B&A Media Tech in action as they work their magic throughout the event.
Tickets for the Wedding Expo are $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door.
For more information contact Megan Lutrick at (979) 900-8223 or [email protected] or visit

W. K. Gordon Museum hosting History Happy Hour
Area history buffs are invited to Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Museum at 6 p.m. Friday, March 31, to sample spirits from Sledge Distillery and learn about the history of Thurber, Texas.
Tickets are $15 and your empty glass goes home with you. Tickets can be purchased through the W.K. Gordon Museum’s online museum store — Advanced ticket purchase is requested. For assistance please call 254-968-1886.
The W.K. Gordon Museum and Research Center’s main gallery tells the story of Thurber, a company-owned coal mining and brick making town owned and operated by the Texas & Pacific Coal and Oil Co. from 1886 to 1936. The museum is at 65258 Interstate 20, Exit 367, in Mingus and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.
More information is available at 254-968-1886, [email protected] or


Stephenville Community Pantry
The Stephenville Community Pantry is held the third Thursday of each month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church parking lot, 334 Green St. This is a drive-through pantry.
For more information, contact Jill Scott at [email protected]

Republican women host monthly meeting
The Cross Timbers Republican Women meet monthly.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with a special speaker at noon.
Guests are welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to put in their lunch order.
There is no charge to attend, guests may order lunch off the menu at their own expense.
For more information or to join, contact Mary Trammell at 817-239-0027 or Katy Eichenberg at 817-776-2632.

American Legion, auxiliary meet
The Stephenville American Legion and Auxiliary host their monthly meetings every third Tuesday at 801 E. Washington St.

Erath County Democrats meet
The Erath County Democratic Party holds its monthly business meetings at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Dick Smith Library at Tarleton State University.
For more information, contact Pat Schipper at (254) 338-0158 or [email protected]

Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families (ACA)
We meet at the Stephenville AA building located at 611 S. Graham Street on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. More info at

The Cross Timbers Al-Anon Family Group meets at St. Brenden’s Catholic Church located at 1444 W. Washington St. Meeting are in the annex building directly across from the church. The main entrance is between the two buildings. Al-Anon meetings are Tuesdays at noon and Thursdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. More info at
Advanced quilting class meets
Stephenville Senior Citizen Center, 164 E. College St., is hosting an advanced quilting class at 10 a.m. Wednesdays.
The advanced quilters will meet each first and third Wednesday.
For more information, call (254) 918-1288.

Low-impact exercise class designed for seniors
Join the Stephenville Senior Citizens Center and Kara Dingman as she guides a free, low-impact exercise class designed for seniors.
The class will be held from 9-9:30 a.m. each Wednesday and Friday at the Stephenville Senior Citizens Center, 164 E. College St.
For more information, call Sandy Morgan at (254) 918-1288.

Center hosting movement class
The Stephenville Senior Citizens Center is hosting Silver Classic Movement Class.
Join Sheryl Wells as she guides you through a series of movements designed to improve balance, improve cardio, and stretch and strengthen targeted muscle groups at the Stephenville Senior Citizens Center.
This free 45-minute class is scheduled for 9-9:45 a.m. Mondays at the Stephenville Senior Citizens Center, 164 E. College St.
For more information, call Sandy Morgan at (254) 918-1288.

Senior Center hosts weekly Bingo
The Stephenville Senior Center is hosting Bingo from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the center, 164 E. College St.
Bingo is held every Wednesday at the center.
For more information, call Sandy Morgan, senior recreational coordinator, at (254) 918-1288.

Choices Clinic hosting Pregnancy Care Class
Choices Clinic, 775 S Harbin Drive, is hosting a Pregnancy Care Class every Thursday at 10 a.m. starting this week.
They will discuss prenatal care, what to expect at a prenatal checkup, what to expect from labor and delivery, and many other things expectant mothers need to know.
For more information, call (833) 773-3001 or email [email protected]

Choices Clinic offering Spanish parenting classes
Choices Clinic, 775 S. Harbin Drive, will be having Spanish speaking parenting classes.
¡La clínica de mujeres choice está ubicada en 775 S. Harbin Drive, Stephenville y ahora tendrá clases de español para los padres TODOS los jueves.
Puede llamar a 833.773.3001 para más información.

Humane Society in need of fosters, volunteers
The Erath County Humane Society is in need fosters and volunteers.
The facility is typically at capacity and they are asking for the community’s help.
Anything community members are willing to donate is much appreciated. Please consider donating today If you can’t spend money right now, your time is also welcomed.
If you are interested in volunteering, stop by and fill out an application during business hours or email [email protected]

Choices Clinic offers free diapers, wipes
Choices Clinic & Life Resource Center, 775 S. Harbin Drive, Stephenville, offers free diapers and wipes every Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to noon.
In addition the clinic offers the following services free of charge:
• Pregnancy tests
• Limited ultrasound
• Information on options
• Free STD testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
• Free treatment for positive STD tests.
• Information about pregnancy, abortion and alternatives, RU486, The Morning After Pill, adoption counseling
• Parenting, relationship and life skill mentoring
• Community referrals
For more information, call the clinic at (254) 965-5139.

Veldhuizen farm offers public tours
Come join the Veldhuizen Cheese Team and enjoy a behind the scenes tour at the Veldhuizen Family Farm.
Farm tours are offered every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Patrons will get a tour of the farm and be introduced to the farm’s history and its products.
Cost of the tour is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for children younger than 6. Group tours are also available by appointment only. Group rates start at $4/person.
Tours are subject to cancellation if there is inclement weather.
The farm is located at 3364 CR 299, Dublin. For more information, visit

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