The Stephenville City Council has announced that Allen Barnes will be the new city administrator. Since the resignation of former City Administrator Chief Pat Bridges, the position has been filled by interim city administrator Wayne McKethan. Barnes has served as city manager for the city of Gonzales since 2011. He has nearly 20 years of city management experience.

A 22-year-old Tarleton student was found dead Wednesday morning inside her Erath County home, the apparent victim of a gas leak. Jacey Smathers was found unresponsive after deputies were called about her welfare by her boyfriend, who couldn’t reach her. Cause of death is unknown, but carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.

Source: Local News