It’s the start of a new school year, which means that Stephenville will witness an influx of young new residents due to its role as the home of Tarleton State University.
According to a recent piece from the Stephenville Empire Tribune, the incoming class for TSU clocks in a 1,900 freshmen, which should not only add excitement and vibrancy to the community in the coming year, but could also provide an economic boost to the area, as well.
In fact, the news source stated that the town’s Wal-Mart has already been raided by families looking to stock their children up with everything from boxes of Ramen noodles to new TVs in preparation for the new school year.
Staff and faculty at TSU are helping these incoming freshmen and their families with the moving process, as well.
“This is one of the first experiences a lot of our students and their parents are going to have with Tarleton,” TSU President Dr. Dominic Dottavio, told the news source. “What better way to make them feel welcome than for them not to have to touch a box—they can just go to their rooms. These outstanding members of the faculty, staff and students that you see here are picking up every box, organizing them and moving it all to the new students’ rooms.”
TSU freshmen are making an impact on the community, as well as the state of Texas, as soon as they walk in the door. A separate report from the Stephenville Empire Tribune stated that Colton Buckley, 19, a TSU freshman, plans to join the staff of Danny Pelton, the Republican who is challenging District 59 State Representative J.D. Sheffield for his seat.
The TSU community is a big part of why Stephenville is such an attractive place to live. If you’d like to learn more about Stephenville real estate opportunities, meet with us today and we’ll get you started.