Glen Rose community news in brief

Glen Rose Reporter

Paluxy River Jam set for July 16-17

Paluxy River Jam with The Hamilton's and Clayton Landua is scheduled for July 16-17 at the Dinosaur Valley RV Park, 1099 Park Road 59.

Also featured will be Hayden Huse, Ryan Turner, Mike Stanley, Darren Kozelsky, Blake Burrow, and Troy Murph and Friends.

In addition to the live music, there will be camping, a cornhole tournament, and a barbecue cookoff.

Advance reservations and separate concert tickets are required. 

All overnight reservations must be booked over the phone and cannot be booked online. 

Concert tickets can be purchased through, once DVRVP site is reserved. 

For more information, visit

DSVP hosting program on snake safety

Dinosaur Valley State Park is hosting a program, "Snakes - Friend or Foe?" from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday.

Join rangers for a quick hike to the Ballroom Track Site to talk about snake species and safety.

Summer heat is here so snakes will be out. This ranger-led hike will talk about how to stay safe and what to look out for on the trails.

Participants can meet at the Dinosaur Models by the Park Store. They are asked to wear closed-toed shoes and bring plenty of water.

The program is free with a paid park admission. 

For information on additional programs at the park, visit

DVSP hosting atlatl throwing

Dinosaur Valley State Park is hosting atlatl spear throwing from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the Equestrian Field near Eagle Eye Carriage Co.

Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl. Do you have what it takes to be a prehistoric hunter? Try your hand at the atlatl and see if you could have survived in the land before time.

This event is for ages 8 and older. Participants are asked to wear a hat and closed-toed shoes and bring plenty of water.

The event is free with paid park admission.

Read Southall Band to perform in Glen Rose

The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation is hosting the Read Southall Band with Cody Canada and The Departed on Friday, July 23, at 8 p.m. at the Texas Amphitheater.

Tickets are on sale now at, and they range from $32.50 to $37.50.

For more information, contact Lisa Andersen at GRMC at (254) 897-2215 ext. 441.

DVSP hosting Moonshiner's Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park is hosting a Moonshiner's Hike from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, July 23.

Explore the interesting history of moonshine in Texas. On this hike, we will learn how people made, hid, sold, and survived on moonshine in Prohibition-Era Texas. Along the way, you will see if you  have what it takes to make it as a true Texas moonshiner by playing a game of luck.

This hike is about 3 miles long. The terrain is rocky and hilly. We will cross a river, so come prepared to get your feet wet. Good hiking shoes, water, and sun protection are recommended. This hike is recommended for ages 13 and older.

While we will be discussing alcohol in an educational and historical way, alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on this hike.

 Participants should meet at the Trail Head parking lot and bring a flashlight, sturdy shoes that can get wet, and water.

Those who do not reserve a day pass ahead of time will need to come with exact change or a Texas State Parks Pass to fill out a self-pay envelope at park headquarters.

For more information, visit

Sexton Mill hosting cornhole tournament

A Throwdown at the Feed Mill cornhole tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, at Sexton Mill, 100 Grace St.

Players will be randomly placed with partners for the first four games then the computer will take a ranking and scores and pair participants up with a final partner for the Double Elimination Playoff.

No experience is necessary and anyone can play and win,.

Games will be in the Switcholio format with a cost of $10 per player.

Boards open at 6 p.m. with the tournament starting at 7 p.m.

Parker exhibit available until July 25

The Quanah Parker Exhibit: One Man, Two Worlds is available for viewing at Barnard's Mill & Art Museum through July 25. The museum is located at 307 SW Barnard St., Glen Rose.

Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker are two important names in U.S. frontier history. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from her family. Over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche chief and mother to children, including Quanah.

After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace. The photo exhibit tells this story of the lives of these two persons caught between two different worlds.

The exhibit is free to the public and is open for viewing Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

For more information, visit

Clover Kid Camp planned

Clover Kid Camp is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 26, at the Somervell County AgriLife Extension Office, 1405 Texas Drive.

The camp is open to current kindergarten through second-graders.

The kids will learn about 4-H through fun, hands-on activities.

Cost for the camp is $15 and deadline to register is July 12. RSVP to

For more information, call the Somervell County Extension office at (254) 897-2809.

Heroes with Handbags raises funds for children's center

The Paluxy River Children's Advocacy Center is sponsoring a Heroes with Handbags designer purse bingo on Aug. 26 at Salon el Ranchito, 7504 W. Highway 377, Tolar.

All funds raised from this event will benefit the center and the Rainbow Room in the fight against child abuse.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for food and silent auction bidding, with the bingo starting at 6 p.m.

General admission tickets are $50 in advance or $75 at the door. Seating is first come, first served. Tickets include 20 games of bingo with designer handbags as prizes, dinner, and fun.

Louis Vuitton raffle tickets will be available for $50 each. Ticketholders need not be present to win.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit or call (817) 573-0292.