Dublin ISD School Board hired four new employees at a special meeting June 25 in Superintendent Rodney Schneider’s office.
Callie Pomroy was hired as a softball coach, Joanie Bennett and Charlotte Robertson were hired as elementary teachers and Amanda Lisso was hired as a high school counselor.
The district is still short a math teacher and may meet again this week to hire one.
The board voted unanimously to hire these four employees. Member Charlie Bradberry was absent.
The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 20 at 7 p.m. on Post Oak.
The August regular meeting is scheduled for Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. and the public hearing on the budget and proposed tax rate is scheduled for Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. This pushes the regular meeting up a week so the board does not meet two weeks in a row.
Fire up the grill and get ready for some grand light shows; Independence Day is Saturday! In honor of the holiday, The Citizen office will be closed on Friday.
Daylong celebrations and night time fireworks displays have been set for Stephenville as well as Lake Granbury and Lake Brownwood.
The annual BBQ, Bands and Bottle Rockets will start at 10 a.m. at the Stephenville City Park, prefaced by the 4th of July Parade.
Park event will include hourly concerts, a BBQ competition, fun for kids, vendors and a fireworks show after dark.
It is illegal for citizens to set off fireworks in the city limits.
Those looking to shoot fireworks in the country are advised to be safe. The National Council on Fireworks Safety has issued the following guidelines:
•Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
•Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
•A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
•Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
•Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
•Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
•Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from buildings and vehicles.
•Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
•Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
•Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or glass containers.
•Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
•Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
•FAA regulations prohibit the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
•Report illegal explosives, such as M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.
Three Dublin Lions have been named to the District 8 -3A All District teams and one received honorable mention following the elimination of Cisco from the state baseball playoffs when they fell to Shallowater in the Regional Semifinals Saturday.
Senior Travis Blazi and Brayden Burleson were first team selections, Blazi as infielder and Burleson as outfielder and Junior Jeremy Yarbrough was named a second team selection as pitcher.
Senior Chris Hooper earned honorable mention in the district.
Seven Lions earned Academic All District status for their work inside the classroom. They include Brayden Burleson, Riley Erichsen, Bryson Fowler, Chris Hooper, Cameron Price, Justin Ricks and Dalton Zinck. Three Lions missed academic all-district by one point.
Cameron Price was also selected to two Academic All-State teams, including the Texas High School Coaches Association team.
Dublin High School graduate Ajia Muro (center) signed a Letter of Intent to play collegiate softball at Ranger College Thursday afternoon at Dublin High School. Pictured with Muro is (standing left to right) high school principal Keith Owen, head softball coach Shelby Tinklepaugh and athletic director Bob Cervetto. Seated is Muro’s parents Amy and Lugo Muro.
See the June 4 edition for more coverage.
Funeral services for Barry Lynn Whitehead will be 2 p.m. on Friday, June 26 in Harrell Memorial Chapel.
Interment will follow in Erath Gardens of Memories.
Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. Thursday at Harrell Funeral Home.
Whitehead was born on Aug. 22, 1963 in Dublin, Texas. He died on June 22, 2015 at the age of 51.
He was the son of George Weldon Whitehead and Mary LaNell (Davis) Whitehead.
He worked in the paving and construction business and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dublin.
He was preceded in death by his son, Britian Tyrell Whitehead and his mother, Mary LaNell Whitehead.
He is survived by his sons, Lesleigh Aaron Whitehead of Midland, Texas and Zane Weldon Whitehead of Hico, Texas; his daughters, Lauren Ashleigh Whitehead of Fort Worth, Texas and Courtney Marie Whitehead of Hico, Texas; his father & step-mother, Weldon and Mary Ann Whitehead of Dublin, Texas; his sister, Karen Whitehead of Stephenville, Texas; a granddaughter and a host of other friends and relatives.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home. Messages to the family can be left at www.harrellfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Tommy “Jack” Edwin Tatum, Jr. are at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 26 in the Patrick Street church of Christ.
Interment will follow in the Purves Live Oak Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Tatum was born on Oct. 27, 1951, in Dublin. He died on June 22, 2015, at the age of 63 years, 7 months and 25 days.
He was the son of Tommy Tatum Sr. and Fredabelle (Jones) Tatum. He was preceded in death by his mother on May 18, 2014.
He was a geophysicist for EP Energy.
“Jack” is survived by his daughter, Madeleine Grace Tatum of The Woodlands; his father, Tommy Tatum Sr. of Dublin; his sisters, Vickie C. Manning of Austin, Melissa Ann Tatum of Houston and Lucinda Lee Hobbs of Columbia, Mo.; and his brother, William F. Tatum of Dublin.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home. Messages to the family may be left at www.harrellfuneralhomedublin.com.