Road closures signal shooting to begin in downtown Stephenville


Flash staff report
April 26, 2023

It’s looking more and more like the Old West in Downtown Stephenville as May 1 draws near. And, with the announcement of street closures in and around downtown, area residents are getting more and more excited to see what scenes will be filmed in Stephenville.

Road closures for filming will begin with W. College Street and parts of S. Belknap Street Wednesday, April 26, and will continue until all of the streets around the square are closed, including Graham Street (see map below), which will be closed from Monday, May 1, through Wednesday, May 3.

Reminder from the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce, most downtown businesses WILL REMAIN OPEN during filming and road closures. A few businesses on the south and west side of the square will be closed May 1-3 during filming. And stores like the Blue-Eyed Buffalo, where there will be filming inside, will be selling online. Parking is available on many side streets as well as the Graham Street Church of Christ parking lot and TexasBank parking lot.

From the Chamber:

  • City of Stephenville offices will remain open all regular days and hours.
  • The Courthouse will remain open all regular days and hours, though visitors must enter through the doors on the north side, as other side entrances will be closed during filming.
  • County Clerk’s office located in the courthouse will temporarily move to the Donald R. Jones Justice Center located across the street at 298 S Graham St. from April 27 – May 5. Office hours will remain the same.
  • The Chamber of Commerce office will be closed to foot traffic May 1-3, but will still be available by phone.

Last month, crews arrived in town and began the transformation. Now, with the upcoming addition of dirt to the streets, the transformation will be complete and filming can begin on the upcoming Paramount+ series, 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑎𝑠𝑠 𝑅𝑒𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑆𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦.

According to various sources, the series, which is part of the Taylor Sheridan 𝑌𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑛𝑒 universe, is based on Reeves’ life, is being shot in Texas and will be out in late 2023 or early 2024. The Flash has confirmed some of the scenes for the series are being shot in and around Erath County. And TV Guide reported Sheridan will direct the first two episodes.



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