A Look at the Week Ahead for the week of Sept. 4

Stephenville High School Varsity Theartre players rehearse for a September 10 dinner theatre production of Romance is a Killer, featuring (left to right)vLeah Dowell as Lady Dorothy, Jasmine Secrest as Priscilla and Kaydee Jones as Lucretia. || Photo courtesy Mindy Pope


A vacation day kicks starts the new week for many area residents who won’t be required to labor on Labor Day. But, the three-day weekend will not slow things down, as a week full of events and activities is planned.


Government offices, area schools and other businesses closed

City, county and school district offices, banks and other businesses will be closed Monday due to the federal holiday.

Tarleton State University announced its Recreational Sports Center will be open 4-11 p.m. Labor Day, the dining hall will maintain normal operating hours and campus police will remain on duty. But a number of facilities will be locked and certain services will not be provided, including the Dick Smith Library, Texan Star Food Court, Study Grounds Café, the C-Store, Barry B. Thompson Student Center and parking office. The food pantry will also be closed Monday, resuming its normal 1-4 p.m. schedule Wednesday and Thursday.

In the event of an on-campus emergency during the holiday weekend, call 254-968-9265 or 9-1-1.

 Splashville offers discounted admission

The city’s waterpark will be open 2-7 p.m. Labor Day, with a reduced entry fee of $2 per person and free for children two years old and younger.

The first 20 people will receive a pair of Splashville sunglasses, and all patrons can get a change at door prizes, which will be awarded every hour.


City Council meets

Stephenville City Council holds its regular monthly meeting Tuesday with a public hearing on the proposed 2016 tax rate, consideration for approval of the budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins October 1, and adoption of the fee schedule. For a full rundown of expenses and projected revenue, view the proposed budget online.

The council will also hear a report from CH2M Hill OMI, which operates the wastewater treatment facility and also hear annual reports from Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council and Stephenville Economic Development Authority.

Approval of a resolution accepting the 2015-16 street improvement project and an overview of the 2016 Tarleton Methodist Branch Sanitary Sewer Relief Project are also on the evening’s agenda.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at Stephenville City Hall.  The complete agenda is available online.


Celebrate with the children at Foster’s

Sherman & Myrtie Foster’s Home for Children invites community members to celebrate Children’s Day at the nonprofit organization’s Stephenville campus. The event, which is held from 12-2 p.m., will include tours and speeches from a graduating senior and former residents.

You can find more information and a personal tale of a 25-year-old who credits much of her life’s successes to the facility in a report from The Flash.

Reception held for new exhibit

Cross Timbers Fine Arts council welcomes Opal Black & Students with the opening of the exhibit at the River North Gallery, located at 204 River North Blvd, and an artist reception.

The gallery opens at 10 a.m., and the reception will be held 2-4 p.m.

The exhibit will be on display through October 29 and can be seen during gallery hours, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Learn more about the arts council, upcoming exhibits and becoming a member of the nonprofit organization on the CTFAC website.

SHS players present dinner theatre

Stephenville High School Theatre invites community members to enjoy a family-friendly adaptation of Romance is a Killer, a murder mystery by Eileen Moushey.

Seating is limited for the interactive production, which includes a lasagna dinner. Get your tickets now from SHS players or at the front desk at the high school.

Read all about it in a report by Amanda Kimble.

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