A look at the week ahead: August 21



Honoring military veterans, a return to the halls of education, a fund-raising fish fry, the police chief modeling a high-dollar handbag… Summer is winding down and events and activities are cranking up across the Cowboy Capital.

With the rush to and from school, homework, extracurricular activities and dinner prep keeping readers distracted, The Flash is keeping you on point with a number of things you won’t want to miss the week of Sunday, August 21.


Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. – Joseph Addison


Sure, Sunday helps you reset after a long week, but this week take time to kick start a positive school year and productive work week. Lay a foundation for progress by taking time for family and fellowship. Your loved ones – and your soul – will thank you.


Vietnam Era vets get recognition

More than 100 Vietnam Era United States military veterans will be honored at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Paradigm building, located at 555 West Washington Street.

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams will present veterans with a commemorative lapel pin and certificate noting their service. The event is one of many scheduled to take place across the nation, during a 50-year commemoration of the Vietnam War, which started in 2012.

Check out the full story from The Flash.

Some schools being new year

Students at Dublin ISD and school districts in Hico, Bluff Dale, Huckabay, Lingleville and Three-Way get back to the books.

Make sure to check out the school district’s websites and Facebook pages for more information on start times and other events and activities.

Head Start re-opens to preschoolers

After the program was shuttered due to the loss of funding in late June, Head Start resumes classes for preschoolers.

Amanda Kimble provides more information on the program and the state of Early Head Start for The Flash.


City of Stephenville holds public hearing

The public is invited to a public hearing to consider the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes proposed expenditures of more than $24 million and more than $100,000 tax funds from new property.

You can download a copy of the proposed budget from the city’s website.

Stephenville, Morgan Mill students begin 2016-17

Stephenville ISD and Morgan Mill ISD students return to the halls of education with a short week, but Stephenville’s student athletes have a lot going on throughout the week.

Check out the Stephenville ISD calendar of events for a slew of activities keeping Honeybees and Yellow Jackets busy.


United Way holds fish fry

A family friendly event promising a piping hot plate of fried catfish and all the fixings will be served 5-8 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, located at 1444 West Washington Street in Stephenville.

The annual community meal is a fundraiser for Erath County United Way, which provides funding for nonprofit organizations serving the community like Disabled American Veterans, Erath County Meals on Wheels, Back Buddies and more than a dozen others.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. They can be purchased in advance at Stephenville Chamber of Commerce, Citizens National Bank, First National Bank of Dublin, InterBank, TexasBank or First Financial Bank.

You can also buy your plate on the spot, and diners who don’t want to face the crowd carry out. and Drive-up service is also available.


Take your pick

Community members still convinced there’s nothing going on in Stephenville and Erath County, think again.

This weekend offers time underneath the Friday night lights, events at the race track, shopping at the chicken house, golf, a Party in the Pasture with Williams Clark Green, Dolly Shine and Sam Riggs…

You get the picture. Get more information on these and other things to do from the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce.

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