“Being elected sheriff is not about the title, the money nor the status some may think the position carries, but rather for the simple fact that I am fully committed to this community,” Howell said. “I consider the residents of Erath County my family and I want to serve and protect each and every one of them. I have dedicated my life to public service, working as a law enforcement officer in Erath County for almost 13 years, as well as serving on the Erath County Fire Department for 14 years as a volunteer.”
Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates is in the race to get re-elected at the 2020 Republican Party Primary. Coates was made interim Sheriff back in December 2016, when the late sheriff Tommy Bryant took his own life.
Two months after Tarleton State University was named the safest college in Texas, the Clery Act, released on October 1, showed 14 rapes on campus. This count is higher, by at least double, than it has been in the last six years.
Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates is offering a $1,000 reward on his re-election Facebook page to anyone who can prove who is behind what he considers to be a fake account created to post negatively about him.
Sophomores Cahlen Cheatham and Will Cornelius are running for National Future Farmers of America (FFA) office. Both students were elected by their respective states to be candidates for national officer positions.
Tarleton State University President James Hurley announced Thursday evening that Tarleton students voted to pass a resolution which increases the student athletic fee to $35 per semester credit hour, thus enabling Tarleton to go Division I.
The owner, Sarah Miller, moved to Texas in 2016 to further pursue more rodeo and breeding opportunities. She found the property that the arena now sits on and fell in love with the location right away. From there, Wildwood was born. The facility was created to be a unique place for dreamers, ropers, breeders, barrel racers, and event goers alike. Miller made sure that everything was built with great detail and even more care.
“We are recommending that we increase the fee from $22 per semester credit hour to $35 per semester credit hour…We cap that at 13 semester credit hours, so if you take 15, 16, 17, 18 semester credit hours in any given semester you only pay 13 semester credit hours of the athletics fee…and that will not change,” Beaty said.
“The WAC didn’t break it, we didn’t break it, it came from the Lone Star Conference because they are upset we are leaving,” Hurley said. “They are losing their flagship institution, and what’s going to happen is there are more institutions…that want to go with us, really good institutions. I think they are starting to panic a little.”