Farmer's Market is Nov. 10

The Dublin Farmer’s Market will return to Wright Historic Park on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market, sponsored by Keep Dublin Beautiful, is held the second Saturday each month with vendors selling hand-made and homegrown goods.


Dublin students take top prize at TMCN

The Dublin High School youth leadership group claimed first prize for the first time during the Texas Midwest Community Network’s annual meeting in Abilene on Oct. 24. 

The leadership competition invites high school juniors from TMCN’s 51 communities to pick a project to aid their town. 

The top award was presented to Dublin group members Curtis Adams, Seth McDonald and Jared Ricks for the work they did in “Project MKT Train Station” which centered on  phase one of the restoration of the Katy railroad depot. This prize comes with a $2,000 scholarship to be split among the group’s three members.


Rodeo Museum benefit is Nov. 10

The annual Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum’s Honor Benefit will pay tribute to the legacies of Harry Bradberry, Jo Barbee Havens and Jerry Bradley at the Dublin High School cafeteria on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. 

A biography film featuring the three honorees will be enjoyed by attendees as well as a dinner  and live performances by cowboy poets and country musicians.  There will also be a live auction and silent auction.

Admission is $18 a person. 

The benefit will also feature a rifle raffle drawing of the first Collectable Series of a 3030 Big Boy Henry Rifle engraved with western scrolling. 

Tickets are on sale now for $10 each or three for $20 at the Rodeo Heritage Museum and Bradberry’s Best in Dublin. 

Tickets for the program and the Rifle Raffle are available in advance by calling 445-0200 or 434-3675, or they may be ordered by sending a check made payable to the Rodeo Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 321, Dublin, TX 76446.


Clairette hosting garage sale

The Clairette Community Center will host a garage sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds will go the upkeep of the community center (old school house on Highway 6). 


Band claims straight 1s for first time since 2011

The Sound of Dublin band earned straight ones at their region marching contest on Saturday.

That means each of the three judges gave Dublin’s performance the highest possible rating. This is the first time that has happened for Dublin since 2011.  

“It was super cool,” Sound of Dublin Band Director Ronnie Luedke said.

He said none of the kids who are currently in band have ever received a first division rating, so it was an exciting moment. 

“I disappeared for most of the afternoon,” Luedke said. 

He knew the band had earned straight ones but wanted the kids to have that special moment of hearing it announced over the loud speaker and celebrating together. 

“This will be just what we do now,” he added. “We won’t accept anything less.”

This is not an advancing year for 3A bands, so the contest part of marching season is over. 


Airport hosting Flight Night

In honor of Halloween, The Dublin Airport is inviting all local drone enthusiasts to come out Sunday night for a “Flight Night,” starting at 4 p.m.

Guests can bring their own drones to fly or come out and watch the devices in flight.

There will be stands set up but guests are also invited to bring a lawn chair.


Safe Trick 'R Treat returns Oct. 31

Calling all princesses and poltergeists!

Dublin’s Safe Trick ’R Treat is set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. in downtown Dublin on Wednesday, bringing with it a costume contest and other activities.

Dublin Lions Club members will be on-hand to help costumed kids crossing the street as they collect treats from downtown businesses.

A photo display will be set up at the Corner Lot, courtesy of The Dublin Citizen. 

The Citizen is once again taking care of the costume contest, with prizes provided by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

Parents interested in entering their child in the contest are asked to send a photo of their child in costume through a Facebook message to the

Dublin Citizen or by email to (Please include name, age and contact information with picture.)

Deadline for submission in the costume contest is midnight on Oct. 31.


Hit-and-run victim ID'd

Raul Jimenez

Dubliner Isabel Macias is the name of the victim in the hit-and-run late Oct. 18, the Erath County Sheriff's Office confirmed this morning.

Raul Jimenez, who has been arrested for intoxication manslaughter, is accused of hitting Macias at the Dublin city limits, on 219 North near Highway 377.

Macias was born on Feb. 12, 1982, in Mexico to Miguel Angel Macias and Margarita (Prado) Macias. She was married to Oscar Ruiz Robles and spent her life as a homemaker.

The Erath County Sheriff's Department reports that Jimenez, 22, is accused of intentionally hitting Macias with his vehicle.

Jimenez has been booked into the Erath County Jail at a bond of $500,000 and an ICE hold. An ICE hold is when the sheriff's department is instructed by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement department to detain a foreign national and transfer the person to ICE's custody at the end of the jail term.


One arrested in deadly hit-and-run

Raul Jimenez

Raul Jimenez has been arrested for intoxication manslaughter, accused of hitting a person at the Dublin City Limits, on 219 North near Highway 377 late Thursday night.

The Erath County Sheriff's Department reports that Jimenez, 22, is accused of intentionally hitting a person with his vehicle.

The identity of the person hit has not been released yet.

Jimenez has been booked into the Erath County Jail at a bond of $500,000 and an ICE hold.

- Citizen staff report


Dublin officer honored

Dublin Police Chief Bobby Mendez presented a Police Shield Award to officer Colby Giles during the October City Council meeting, saying that Giles had been commended for following up on an abandoned vehicle and linking it with criminal activity after discovering it had been stolen from Dallas.

This motivated investigation required work on his days off and led to an arrest.

Mendez read correspondence with a coordinating officer who said Giles displayed dedication and and professionalism of a seasoned police officer even though he is only in his first year.

“I think work like that speaks more than the numbers I read here every month,” Mendez said, referring to regular reports of items such as traffic stops and arrests.


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