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Wed
05
Sep

Farmer's Market returns Sept. 8

The Dublin Farmer’s Market will return to Wright Historic Park on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The market, sponsored by Keep Dublin Beautiful, is held the second Saturday of every month with local vendors offering hand-made and homegrown goods.

Wed
29
Aug

4-H has lot to offer students

Erath 4-H extension agent Helen Hardy reports that 4-H has a lot more to offer than just agriculture. 

Instruction and activities also relate to food and nutrition, science and technology, sewing, public speaking and more.

The offerings are so varied that she remembers not seeing some of her 4-H friends during the year because they would be engaged with activities such as science while she focused on horses.

“I can not think of a program that has more to offer in a variety of areas,” the Georgetown native said.

Hardy also thinks a lot of the local extension office in Stephenville, which she joined six months ago. 

“From what I’ve seen, all the agents in the district are very knowledgeable,” Hardy said. 

This means she has a lot of local expertise to draw upon when instructing Erath 4-H students. 

Wed
29
Aug

Tompkins honored by state

Local rodeo legend Harry Tompkins was recently recognized by the Texas House of Representatives in a resolution presented by State Representative District 59 J.D. Sheffield.
The resolution was presented to the Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum, where it will be displayed alongside other pictures and items related to his life.
The resolution reads as follows: 

“WHEREAS, Rodeo legend Harry Frank Tompkins of Dublin, Texas, passed away on June 29, 2018, at the age of 90; and

“WHEREAS, The son of Frank and Ethel Tompkins, “Uppy” Tompkins was born in Furnace Woods in upstate New York on October 5, 1927; he began working at a stable after school and at 16, he was hired at a dude ranch near his home in Peekskill, where he learned to ride the cattle; while serving in the U.S. Army, he was able to continue competing in rodeos at Madison Square Garden, and in 1948, he won the world bull-riding championship in Denver, Colorado; and

Wed
29
Aug

Dublin ISD starts with big numbers

Dublin ISD claimed its highest first day enrollment since 2011 with 1,206 students. 

This is compared to 1,170 enrolled at the beginning of 2017-18. (Enrollment was at 1,189 by the end of last year.)

Dublin Elementary is also reporting stronger numbers at 431, which is 25 more than the 406 starting enrollment for last year. The school had 419 students at the end of last year.

Dublin Intermediate begins this year with 277, which is 11 less than the beginning of last year and 14 less than the end of last year.

Dublin Junior High recorded 163 students starting this year, which is 14 more than the start of last year and one less than the end.

Dublin High School had a total of 334 students as of Monday, an enrollment that is seven students higher than the beginning of 2017-18 and 19 more than the end of May.

Lingleville ISD

Wed
22
Aug

Lady Lions show out in Hillsboro

The Lady Lions volleyball team got into Hillsboro’s head Tuesday night for a Dublin win, 25-14, 25-22 and 25-21.

 

“They did a great job of spot serving and getting Hillsboro out of system,” head coach Ryan Lewis said. “It was a great win to have going into our tournament.”

 

Wed
22
Aug

Lady Cards have week of wins

The Lingleville Lady Cardinals are soaring into the season following a week of wins against Bluff Dale and opponents at the Gorman Tournament.

 

Bluff Dale

Wed
22
Aug

Dublin ISD in top six percent of accountability reports

Dublin ISD and its campuses ranked high among Texas districts in the recently released accountability ratings by the Texas Education Agency, ranking in the top 6 percent of public schools in the state.

 

Wed
22
Aug

Water prices could rise

Although not yet approved by the Dublin City Council, residents may be facing an increase of 2.685 percent on their water bill, as this percentage has been passed to the City from its providers.

 

Wed
15
Aug

Large item collection switches days

Waste Connection Services, the city’s provider of waste collection services, has changed its large item pick-up from Fridays to Wednesdays in Dublin.

The weekly service is available for free to customers, but needs to be scheduled by calling WCS. 

To schedule the disposal of a large item, call 968-7070.

Mon
13
Aug

Shelter improving to place more pets

The Dublin Animal Shelter is currently full of dogs (like this gentle pit/lab mix female) which need to find good homes fast before it's too late. Call 967-1327 for more information or to schedule a visit.

“I don’t know how many people who have said to me, ‘Oh, I didn’t know Dublin had an animal shelter.’ ”

Dublin Code Enforcement and Animal Control Officer Jeremy Essary said he is working to correct this problem and renovating the facility to better serve the community.

The new renovations include a much larger air and heating unit with arms positioned directly at the cages for the dogs’ benefit.

While installing this, Essary moved the kennel cages back 18 inches in plans for what he would like to do next.

“My plans are so much bigger than that,” he said.

Such plans include constructing outside kennels, a second row of interior cages and a gated path directly to the shelter so visitors don't have to travel through the city workyard. (He also plans to construct an enclosure for non-feral cats.)

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