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Jury finds man guilty of sex assault

Amid sighs of relief and tears, an Erath County jury found Emile Fratus guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child Tuesday. The jury went into deliberation on the punishment phase after a brief recess.

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  1. Jackets claim their share

    Stephenville (17-9-1, 9-3) secured at least a share of the District 7-3A title with a 10-0 blanking of last place HIllsboro in the Yellow Jackets' regular-season finale at James T. Young Field Tuesday night.
  2. TexAnns make it seven straight

    No. 3 Tarleton State has the Lone Star Conference's best coach and best golfer.
  3. Trees planted in honor of Earth Day

    SISD administration and members of Keep Stephenville Beautiful posed in front of one of two trees donated to Central and Chamberlin Elementary Tuesday afternoon. The trees were planted in honor of Earth Day. 
  4. Bees drop prep game to Whitney

    Ciara Dittfurth did her part, but the Stephenville defense couldn't back up the senior pitcher in the field, and its bats were quiet at the plate.
  5. Local woman receives Yellow Rose of Texas award

    The governor's Yellow Rose of Texas Award was given to Stephenville resident Doris Jean Joiner on April 21 during the Erath County Republican Party meeting. The award is given to women who have been a great service to their community. 
  6. Prepping for the festival

    Jesse Walters and William Payne worked on getting the stage prepared Monday afternoon for Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival at Melody Mountain Ranch. The gates open at noon today for the five-day event. 

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Take 5 - Hannah Harris

Hannah Harris and Stephenville are headed to the softball playoffs, but first the senior jumps on the Take 5 hot seat.

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  • Take 5 - Hannah Harris

    Take 5 - Hannah Harris

    Hannah Harris and Stephenville are headed to the softball playoffs, but first the senior jumps on the Take 5 hot seat.

  • Take 5   Tyler Griffin

    Take 5 Tyler Griffin

    Stephenville junior Tyler Griffin is sprinting on to area in track and field, but he pauses first for this week's Empire-Tribune Take 5.

  • Take 5 - Chelsea Gillespie

    Take 5 - Chelsea Gillespie

    Stephenville sophomore Chelsea Gillespie fired her career-best round then stopped to take part in the Empire-Tribune's Take 5 at Squaw Valley Golf Club in Glen Rose.

  • Take 5 - Isaac Campos

    Take 5 - Isaac Campos

    Isaac Campos runs the 800 and the 1,600 for Dublin, but he slowed down long enough to be featured in this week's Empire-Tribune Take 5.

  • Take 5 featuring Shelbey Stone

    Take 5 featuring Shelbey Stone

    Stephenville soccer senior Shelbey Stone pauses from her playoff preparations to join the E-T for Take 5

  • Tarleton runs over A&M-International

    Tarleton runs over A&M-International

    Tarleton blew out Texas A&M-International Saturday and will face Midwestern State in a South Central Region semifinal at 6 p.m. (CST) Sunday.

  • Take 5   Sydney Beck

    Take 5 Sydney Beck

    Dublin multi-sport athlete Sydney Beck talks after-graduation plans, craziest teammate and more in this week's Take 5 video feature.

  • Take 5 - Chris Hooper

    Take 5 - Chris Hooper

    Dublin junior catcher Chris Hooper is used to catching fastballs on the diamond, but how will he handle a few of Take 5's weekly curves?

  • Giuy, Upchurch set up Carter for off the glass dunk

    Giuy, Upchurch set up Carter for off the glass dunk

    Chuck Guy steals the pass and gives it up to De'Andre Upchurch, who banks it off the backboard so Davene Carter can slam it home.Video courtesy Tarleton State University Athletic Communications

  • Take 5   Mayela Davalos

    Take 5 Mayela Davalos

    Stephenville senior Mayela Davalos is catching and hitting fastballs on the diamond, but will the Empire-Tribune's Take 5 throw this Honeybee a curve?

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