The State Fair of Texas, slated for this fall, was canceled Tuesday because of ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, fair organizers said in a public statement.“One of the greatest aspects of the Fair is welcoming each and every person who passes through our gates with smiles…

More than 96,000 Texans applied for jobless relief last week, a 7.4% bump over the week before.It is a reversal for Texas, which had seen the number of applications for unemployment benefits fall almost every week over week since mid-March, when large numbers of Texans began filing jobless c…

Parker County Judge Pat Deen said his most recent executive order issued Wednesday regarding the wearing of face masks will help deal with large events coming up.

Parker County is situated deep in Texas rodeo country, with cowboys and cowgirls stretched across its 910 square miles. 

With the start of the 2020-21 school year roughly seven weeks away, the Jacksonville Independent School District, like many other school districts in the state, is waiting for direction from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) before making its final decisions.

Family and friends weren’t the only ones that witnessed Scarlett and Adam Preston exchange vows earlier this month when some four-legged guests accompanied the wedding party down the aisle.

The Texas Workforce Commission decided Tuesday to postpone reinstating a work-search requirement for out-of-work Texans receiving unemployment benefits.The requirement that Texans be actively searching for a job in order to receive benefits was initially slated to go into effect Monday. But …

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Within a two-day reporting period, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen by 39.6 percent, going from 101 reported cases Friday evening to 141 Sunday evening.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law Monday that would have curtailed access to abortions in the state and that was nearly identical to a measure the court overturned in Texas in 2016.The ruling is a win for advocates of abortion access, who feared the case could quicklypave th…

The Aledo city council denied a Taco Bell Thursday night that was proposed to be near the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1187 and Bailey Ranch Road in a 4-1 vote.

Rockwall County added almost 1,700 jobs between April and May, but the increase wasn’t nearly enough to alleviate the county’s record unemployment, according to a report issued June 19 by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Weatherford’s Director of Capital Projects Terry Hughes presented an update on the city's bypass project this week, saying they hope to secure some funding by November.

After weeks of increases in the local numbers, Rockwall County appeared to be getting a bit of a breather earlier this week when it came to the COVID-19 virus.

After weeks of increases in the local numbers, Rockwall County appeared to be getting a bit of a breather earlier this week when it came to the COVID-19 virus.

The Fourth of July is a little more than a week away and officials are gearing up for a day packed full of community events to celebrate the 74th annual Frontier Days Rodeo as well as Independence Day.

With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home as much as possible and for the first time moved to allow the tightening of two kinds of restrictions that had been eased under his reopening plan."We want to make sure…

A Parker County grand jury has charged Hunter Charles LeBlanc, 18, of Dallas, and Israel Leon, 24, of Weatherford, with aggravated robbery stemming from the murder of a 19-year-old in Poolville.

Texas education officials are envisioning a largely hands-off approach to helping school districts bring students back to campus this fall, imposing few mandatory safety precautions but recommending staff and students wear masks, hand sanitize regularly and stay six feet away from each other, according to draft documents found on the Texas Education Agency's website Tuesday.

If Tetyana Klimenko could make a wish come true, it would be to rid the world of COVID-19, with which she has had an up-close experience, being a nurse in Tulsa.

Summer officially begins today, and Cherokee County residents looking for ways to stay cool at home without sustaining too hard a hit on their wallets have several different energy-saving options to employ.

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