13 Things You Know If You Grew Up In Stephenville
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13 Things You Know If You Grew Up In Stephenville

"The only thing on the square is Moola. Unless you need an attorney or a tattoo"

13 Things You Know If You Grew Up In Stephenville

Stephenville, TX is a small town about an hour and half southwest of Dallas/Fort Worth. We are known for Tarleton State University, and claim fame as "Cowboy Capital of the World". The population is on a steady rise from 18,561, but you would never know it if you stopped by a local establishment. No one in town is a stranger, and there is always a helping hand around (if needed). Religion, sweet tea, family, and gossip are prevalent here just like any other small southern town. Cowboys and college students aside, Stephenville is a quiet and family-oriented town. If you are lucky enough to have family roots in this town I can promise you one thing.... your grandparents know what you are doing (and who you are with) before you do. Not many people ever leave here, and if you do, you can count on Stephenville being "home" when you return. What you read below will be some small town secrets shared for those new and old alike; consider this your survival guide for spending time in Stephenville, TX.

1. The best cure for a hangover is Peacocks - or Jake and Dorothy’s

2. Meeting at “the piggly wiggly” is still a thing (Piggly Wiggly closed down in 2009)

3. LJT week - don't go to Walmart, check your license plate light, and be prepared for bad cell service.

4. The only thing on the square is Moola. Unless you need an attorney or a tattoo. She is more famous than you ever will be.

5. No one goes to Tarleton for the academics….unless they’re going to be a nurse

6. The age to get into City Limits is NOT 18 (it’s 17)

7. Nothing in life is sweeter than a "Dublin Dr. Pepper"

8. If you want to know what your neighbor did last night, go to the coffee shop.

9. Chick Elms has everything you need, and can fix whatever you broke.

10. If you need a present Ace Hardware has something your grandma, cousin, neighbor, sister, brother, and dad would love.


12. We may not have to drive to Proctor anymore, but we still have to leave to get liquor!

13. And last but not least...football is religion

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