It’s the start of a new year and there are some fun local happenings taking place. Make it a good one!

1. Junior Livestock Show

The Junior Livestock Show of Erath County will continue through Saturday at the Erath County Livestock Association Arena and Lone Star Arena. Friday’s shows will include the Youth Fair, goat, heifer and steer; and Saturday’s shows will include dairy cattle and horse (taking place at Lone Star). For more information visit erath.agrilife.org.

2. Cars & Coffee at the Courthouse

Head over to the Erath County Courthouse and check out some vintage vehicles at the Cars & Coffee at the Courthouse event taking place from 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Free coffee and donuts will be available and those who attend will receive a 10 percent off coupon for Greer’s Ranch Cafe. For more information contact Daniel Brock at 254-485-0577.

3. Tarleton basketball games

Root for the home team when the TexAnn and Texan basketball teams take on Texas A&M Kingsville Saturday afternoon in Tarleton’s Wisdom Gym. The TexAnn game will kick off at 2 p.m. followed by the Texan’s game at 4 p.m. For more information visit www.tarletonsports.com.