Like many of the towns on US-281 in central Texas Morgan Mill is just another small town that is easy to miss. However the recent actions of the residents of Morgan Mill are getting media attention. The town has rallied around one of its residents Brandi Todd who was the victim of a random act of violence.
On Sunday March 14, Todd had taken her two young children to the park in nearby Stephenville where she was attacked by a complete stranger Michael Howard. Howard stabbed Todd in the back while her children watched. Howard confirmed that he did not know Todd. His motivation was that local mental health agency would not give him the services he desired. The attack has left Todd paralyzed. While Todd has been in rehab the residents of Morgan Mill have been busy raising money for the Todd family and renovating the family home.