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Tell Me About The Center Grove Community In Erath County

Obviously, those who lived in Center Grove in 1890 valued education enough to have built this large school house.

I know the info exists; in fact, I’m sure many of you have it.  And to be totally honest, I haven’t really dug all that deeply, but I must admit that my brief diggings have unearthed basically nothing about the … Continue reading

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Mob Violence In Brown, Comanche, Erath, Hamilton Counties

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Hangings On The Texas Frontier By the early 1870s, some settlers had been living on the Texas frontier for almost twenty years, and they were tired. They had seen drought and famine; they had buried their babies, fought Indians and … Continue reading

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Woodrow’s Barber Shop & More In Stephenville, Texas

Woodrow is never too busy to have a laugh with a friend, and everyone is a friend by the time he leaves the shop.

Woodrow’s Barber Shop in Stephenville, Texas might just be one of the most interesting places I’ve had the pleasure of visiting in my travels around small town Texas. I went there simply to get a story about the young barber … Continue reading

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John Tarleton – An Orphan & A College Endowment

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A Slice Of Texas He was orphaned at the age of seven and ran away when he was thirteen. He became a school teacher and then took a job with a mercantile company that lasted for forty years. While working … Continue reading

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John Tarleton Of Tarleton State Fame

Tarleton Ranch House courtesy Stephenville Historical Museum

If you’ve had any contact at all with Tarleton State University, you’ve heard of John Tarleton, the man who gave some amount of money for the school to be built. If you’ve been to the Stephenville Historical Museum (and I … Continue reading

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I Remember The Wolfe Nursery Wolf!

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Our thank you goes out to Shirley Wetzel for submitting her memories of the Wolfe Nursery Wolf! I was born in Comanche, but because my dad, Sterling L. Hornsby, was in the Navy, I never really lived there. We always … Continue reading

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Erath, Comanche Counties: 1857 Saw Indian Attacks Begin

ANN WHITNEY REPLICA SCHOOL HOUSE

It is not clear why the Indians waited until 1857 to begin their raids on the people of Comanche, Erath, Brown counties and the surrounding area; however, this wait allowed the first comers to get their feet on the ground … Continue reading

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Stephenville, Texas: Woodrow’s Barbershop & More!

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305 East Washington Street Stephenville, Texas 254-485-1195 Wodrow’s Barber Shop It’s the place to get a great haircut and shave, there’s no doubt about that, but Woodrow’s Barber Shop in Stephenville, Texas is much, much more. It’s also the place … Continue reading

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Why Are Those Arches Standing In Stephenville?

ERATH ARCHES

Located in the 600 block of West Washington Street Stephenville, Texas 76401   If you are like me, you drive past things every single day without ever stopping to check them out, see what they are. I must admit that … Continue reading

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Stephenville, Texas: The Erath Arches

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Located in the 600 block of  West Washington Street Stephenville, Texas 76401   Erath County, Texas was established in 1856 and named in honor of Legislator George B. Erath of frontier military fame. Certain information on Erath can be found in … Continue reading

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Saving The Oxford House In Stephenville, Texas

OXFORD HOUSE

I never enter the ER/Registration area of the Stephenville hospital without looking for the Oxford house, that gorgeous old Victorian that stood watch there for so many years. Today, the Oxford House has a new home beside the Stephenville Historical Museum at … Continue reading

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Jake & Dorothy’s Celebrating 65 Years for 65 Cents

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It was Bud Kennedy‘s reporting of a birthday party that caught my attention this week, reminding me that Jake & Dorothy’s restaurant in Stephenville, Texas has a 65th birthday coming up. On June 12, the restaurant will celebrate by offering its open-face … Continue reading

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Stephenville’s Maria Ross Wins On Live! With Kelly & Michael

MARIA ROSS

Ladies and Gentlemen, we do have a winner! AND it just happens to be my friend Maria Ross, formerly of Comanche and now of Stephenville, Texas! That’s right, Maria, who has watched the show a lot, and who has always … Continue reading

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Hymns For The Garden Concert Saturday Night

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If you love good gospel music, you just might want to check out this concert coming up Saturday evening in Stephenville, Texas. There’s no charge, and it’s just in time for the holidays. Information provided to Texans United by Brad at … Continue reading

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Texas High School Football Goes International

ALEDO BEARCATS

High School football is big in Texas, there’s no way around that fact. And the bigger it gets and the better certain teams get, the harder is for them to find teams willing to play them in preseason action. This … Continue reading

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Stop 8 – Stephenville Museum Grounds

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The return trip is up to you because obviously we have covered a lot of miles today. If everyone is still awake and ready for more, we would suggest that you head home on Highway 377 and continue on it … Continue reading

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Stop 12 – Stephenville, Texas Museum Grounds

The return trip is up to you because obviously we have covered a lot of miles today, and we would suggest that you head home on Highway 377 and continue on it all the way back to the Metroplex…well that … Continue reading

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