When the sun came up Tuesday morning, Stephenville residents were greeted with the remnants of Monday night's storm that ripped through the area and was stronger than predicted.
Trees, branches and power lines dotted the landscape across the county, particularly in the northwest part of Stephenville which appeared to be the hardest hit.
Mayor Nancy Hunter awoke to find a cable line from a neighboring home taking a dip in her swimming pool and tree limbs scattered across her backyard.
She and her husband Dan spent the morning cleaning up the mess.
Some area residents were without power for hours.
Ken Harriss, area manager for Oncor, said crews worked from 6:30 p.m. Monday to 2:30 a.m. Tuesday restoring power to area homes.
Local weather watcher Dr. Stuart Chilton said his home lost power shortly after 7 p.m. and wasn't restored until about 10:20. He also said the county received between 1/2 inch to 1.26 inches of rain, while some parts remained dry.
Stephenville Fire Chief Jimmy Chew said straight-line winds was the cause of most of the damage to trees and power lines, and said lightning appeared to strike Jake and Dorothy's Cafe while it was full of patrons.
Stephenville resident Charlene Sloter said she was eating at Jake and Dorothy's Monday when the storm rolled in. She said she heard a loud bang and saw a flash of light when the back corner of the building was struck.
Cleanup crews were out in force Tuesday, clearing debris from yards and city streets.
Despite the mess, Chew said no injuries were reported.
"When we get the streets cleaned up, we'll be alright," Chew said.