Booming business for The Lunch Box restaurant has caused parking problems on Tarleton Street.

And the Stephenville City Council has been asked to do something about it.

“Tarleton Street is a narrow street - 30 feet in width - and traffic becomes congested with cars parked on both sides of the street,” a summary provided by city staff to city council members says. “A recommendation is being made to restrict parking on the north side of Tarleton Street from Harbin Drive to Dale Street to help prevent congestion and any future problems.”

As a result, members of the council’s Public Health and Safety Committee last week recommended to the full council that there be “No Parking” from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday along the recommended stretch of Tarleton Street.

Delynn Miller, of the Lunch Box, told council members she was okay with the recommendation after noting she favored the “No Parking” restriction being limited to one side of the street.

Police Chief Roy Halsell said “No Parking” signs would be posted along the stretch of Tarleton Street if the full council approves the restriction.

“If we have the ordinance passed,” Halsell said, “it will be posted.”

DOUG MYERS is Managing Editor of the Empire-Tribune. He can be reached at or (254) 965-3124, ext. 229.