Executive director John Hubbard of the Stephenville Economic Development Authority reported last week on the recent approval of an economic development grant for $6,100 to Twisted J Apparel for the purchase of a six-head embroidery machine. Twisted J is a leading manufacturer of western wear who recently relocated to the former Down Under Horsemanship site. The purchase will create four new jobs for the people they’ll need to operate the machine. Hubbard said the grant is an example of running government like a business, pointing to the long-term economic benefits to the city and county. City councilman Alan Nix asked about the expected life of the machine, and Hubbard said they typically last around 20 years.

Source: Local News