Letter from the Editor Whether it is the rolling hills of Somervell County, the small-town comfort of Eastland County, or the calming uniqueness of Hamilton County, the Cross Timbers Area has something to offer everyone. This very diverse area encompasses Bosque, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Palo Pinto, and Somervell counties.
Meet the Staff
Amanda Ogle Assistant Editor
If museums and art fancy your interests then take a short drive to Bosque County where you can see art from all over the world. Located in Clifton, Nicole Hengst the Bosque Arts Center houses artwork from both local and global artists. Graphic Designer Each year a new piece of artwork is added to its large collection after the Bosque Art Classic Show in September. This show is nationally-recognized and judged by some of the industry’s finest. History, dinosaurs, and exotic animals roam through Somervell County. Home to Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, you are able to see rare dinosaur tracks and visit with rhinos. Take a drive through Fossil Rim’s 1,500 acres and see more than 1,100 animals representing 60 different species. Fields and pastures filled with cattle and horses show a rich western way of life and true Cowboy traditions. Home to many of Professional Rodeo’s All-Stars, Erath County is known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World.” Stephenville is also home to the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, which fosters a flourishing art community. Within Erath County, Tarleton State University makes its home offering a diverse and unique learning environment for students. Radio stations KTRL and KURT are student-run and produced, broadcast from the TSU campus. KTRL is the Cross Timbers Region’s National Public Radio station. While KURT offers various radio shows and personalitites filled with the latest musical hits. KTRL’s coverage overlaps the Cross Timbers Region, and KURT reaches the locals in Stephenville. Take this magazine, and explore! Visit the places and see the faces of what makes the Cross Timbers Area so unique to its residents and the Lone Star State. Happy trails!
Sarah Friesen Editor, Cross Timbers Trails
Megan Kramer Staff Writer
Contributors K’Leigh Beddingfield, McKenzie Boone, Kayler Campbell, Jenny Cline, Morgan Emerson, Kayla Fritz, justin green, Jessica Harper, Landon Haston, Angie Knaupp, Megan Kramer, Hannah Langford, Tyler McConathy, Whtiney McCorkle, Monica Pierce, Rhyland Pittenger, Laura Procter, Sarah Richards, Kelly Trammell
A magazine for the Cross Timbers region of Texas