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Wed
27
Jun

Masonic Lodge selling brisket for July 4

The Lingleville Masonic Lodge is selling briskets for the Fourth of July to be delivered Tuesday.

The cost is $75 for about 12 pounds of brisket smoked by members of the Lodge and sliced to the buyer’s preference.

All proceeds go toward the efforts of the Masonic Lodge in the community. For more information or to order, call 485-4949 or 396-5547.

Wed
27
Jun

Burn ban called for Erath

Due to a fire danger alert issued by the Texas Forest Service, Erath County Judge Tab Thompson has issued an emergency burn ban effective for Erath County for the next 7 days.

Violation of this ordinance restricting any outdoor burning is a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500. (The Erath County Commissioners Court will discuss whether to extend the ban in their next meeting.)

Wed
20
Jun

Summer reading begins

More than 70 were in attendance as the Dublin Public Library hosted its summer reading program on Saturday, June 16 with a “Library Rocks” theme, teaching kids about geology. Next Saturday’s meeting will be about gardening.

Wed
20
Jun

Longtime DQ employee retires

Debbie Morton smiles at her retirement party Saturday with Manager Glenda Tunnell. Morton is retiring after 20 years at the Dublin restaurant. 

Wed
20
Jun

Plane crashes leaving Dublin

A plane crash on Sunday morning sent three Colorado residents to the hospital.

Russell Riggs, 62, of Sedalia, Colorado, was flying a 1966 Cessna 210 single engine plane with passengers Cheryll Riggs, 70, and Angelina Waters, 45, according to a report by the Texas Highway Patrol. 

The three were reportedly returning to Colorado after disembarking from Dublin airport.

At around 9:45 a.m., the plane stalled and the pilot attempted to land in a sand field between CR 360 and CR 362 in Erath County. 

Upon landing, the plane’s wheels stuck in the sand, causing the aircraft to flip onto its top.

The pilot left the scene to get help but was located and taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth (for observation) by ambulance.

The passengers were flown to JPS with serious injuries.

Wed
20
Jun

Selden Homecoming will be June 24

The Selden Homecoming will be held on Sunday, June 24 at the Selden Community Center.  

The homecoming will be from 10 a.m. to mid-afternoon.  Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish. Bread, drinks, ice, paper goods and plasticware will be furnished. Bring old photos, news clips and your memories.  

The school, built in 1913, was converted to the Community Center after the last school closing in May of 1959. The building now has air conditioning. The Selden Cemetery Association will meet at the Selden Baptist Church following the homecoming.  Also, see “Selden Reunion” on Facebook.

Tue
19
Jun

DISD outscores state in all tests

The Dublin ISD STAAR/EOC test results came back this past week above the state average in every area of testing, Superintendent Rodney Schneider reports. 

"Thanks to the hard work of students, teachers, parents and administrators ... we average almost 9.6 percent above on all tests," he said in a text message to the Dublin Citizen

Third-grade math outscored the state by 20 points, the biggest difference. 

The following is a breakdown of each grade's scores. 

                        Dublin            State               Difference

Third grade
Reading           94                   76                  +18
Math                97                  77                   +20

Wed
13
Jun

Time for Dublin summer workouts

The Dublin Lions are already gearing up for the fall season starting Monday with 24 summer workouts planned before official football practice begins. 

Incoming seventh- through 12th-grade players will gather Monday through Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m. every week except the first week of July to train for the upcoming season. 

For those athletes with schedule conflicts and other interested students, the weight room is open all summer from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday except for the first week of July, when it will be closed for Independence Day.

Last season, as the Lions competed strongly with some of the state’s toughest 3A teams, Head Coach Bob Cervetto constantly credited the team’s dedication to summer workouts for their improvement over previous seasons. 

The workouts will continue until two-a-days begin on Aug. 6.   

Dublin will play their first game of the season in Hico on Aug. 31.

Wed
13
Jun

Structure fire claims life

A side profile shows the damage to a home on Grafton Street by a fire early Sunday morning. Plywood can be seen covering the exterior wall of the new Dublin Family Dentistry building behind the home, as the flames burned that wall down to the sheet rock.

Tragedy struck early Sunday morning as a house fire claimed the life of Dubliner Jeremy Ware.

Dublin Fire Marshall C.E. Malone reported the fire on Grafton Street was first spotted at about 2 a.m. when a group of hunters were returning to Stephenville and spotted the smoke from FM 219 and CR 1702.

They followed the smoke and found the home next to Dublin Family Dentistry fully engaged, with electrical utilities coming off the building and sparking in the yard. Both of the utility poles carrying the City’s distribution lines were also engaged, which prompted first responders to request Oncor to shut off electrical service to a portion of town to limit the damage to the City’s power grid and for the safety of the firefighters.

All of Erath County’s departments were called to help contain the fire. Around 100 firefighters from the local area responded to the call to douse the flames and keep it from spreading to neighboring buildings.

Wed
13
Jun

Wreck claims Dubliner

A Saturday night collision on Highway 67 near the Somervell County line claimed the life of a Dublin woman.

According to a Texas Highway Patrol report, Sara Neagle, 45, was traveling west on the highway driving a Suzuki motorcycle with a group of other motorcyclists.

At approximately 8:40 p.m., Neagle reportedly was entering a right curve and entered the eastbound lane, where the motorcycle struck a Ford pick-up driven by Kenneth Meline, 58, Southlake.

Meline was accompanied by his wife and grandson and no one in the truck was injured.  

Neagle was wearing a helmet. She was taken to the Tarrant County Medical Examiners Office.

The crash is still under investigation pending medical report. 

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