After being named the 2020 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, Weatherford ISD’s Karen Sams called the honor the biggest accomplishment of her 15-year career.
At 1 a.m. Oct. 11, 52-year-old Sylvia Figeroa lost control of her sedan in Lubbock. At 8 a.m. in Midland County, 44-year-old Gerardo Pérez couldn’t stop in time and collided with a semi towing a tractor. Later, at 11:20 a.m., Nedward Davidson, 62, crashed against a Freightliner truck southea…
HOUSTON (AP) — An anti-abortion group that has come under fire for failing to fulfill its promise to provide health services to thousands of low-income Texas women owes the state more than $1.5 million for reimbursement payments that were either inflated or that the state shouldn’t have paid…
Local officials expressed their gratitude for Parker County after voters approving propositions related to state parks and the historical commission, and the adoption of law enforcement K9s.
After years of working through, and resolving, countywide ambulance service, Emergency Services District No. 1 is embarking on an equally challenging task – restructuring countywide fire service.
Since it opened 16 months ago, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County has served 309 children, but over the last six months, staff traveled to Italy and Colorado for a unique case involving the U.S. Air Force.
Trudy Fair purchased her Weatherford ranch in 1994, continuing her career in the music and acting industry that began in 1970 where she worked with many icons before settling down at the age of 65.
ALTO – A proposed $10.5 million bond package approved by Alto ISD residents during Tuesday's election is a vote of confidence for students and the district, said Superintendent Kelly West.
GEORGETOWN – A newly renovated football stadium that is the pride of Jacksonville residents has taken top honors at the 2019 Texas Downtown Association Presidents Awards Program.
Parker County voters decided on 10 constitutional amendments that were on the ballot including a continued ban on a state income tax, Proposition 4, to which 88.01% [17,528] voted for and 11.99% [2,389] voted against.
Texas voters approved nine amendments to the state’s Constitution on Tuesday. Only 12% of registered voters actually cast ballots — a higher percentage from the 2017 election, but still overwhelmingly low overall.
Final but unofficial results came in Tuesday night and Aledo ISD’s $149,950,000 bond was passed by its voters, with 61.75% [3,876] voting for and 38.25% [2,401] voting against.
Emergency Services District 1 Chief Stephen Watson discussed details about the sales tax proposition that was on the Nov. 5 ballot that voters rejected, 42.06% [3,525] voting for and 57.94% [4,856] voting against.
In 1982 a small group of American Legion members decided it would be a good thing to work with Mineral Wells ISD in a shared adventure to help young people understand more what being a veteran means along with being a good citizen.
Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone has sued the City of Mineral Wells, citing a number of alleged wrongdoings by city council and officials including violating his constitutional rights to due process, his ability to set agendas and call special meetings and asking the court to define the word "deal."
Since closing in 1972, The Baker Hotel and Spa has sat vacant, but an 11-year process has resulted in the start of a restoration project to bring it back to life by late 2022.
Parker County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain gave a presentation at Springtown High School on Monday to inform parents about how their kids can stay safe on the internet.
Showing a firm commitment to continuing to provide the services to Mineral Wells it has for four decades, Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral and Developmental Healthcare hosted an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday for its new facility.
After casting calls were announced in March, “12 Mighty Orphans” has wrapped up filming in Weatherford and the cast and crew will be traveling around other parts of the state to finish the football movie, which is based on a true story.
TxDOT will host a public scoping meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville, presenting information on proposed alternative routes for a US 69 Jacksonville Relief Route.
The new Cook Children’s Walsh Ranch held an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning to let officials and the public know they are now open for the care of children in the area.
Colten Wayne Lackey, 20, of Weatherford, who was arrested for indecency with a child by sexual contact on Oct. 3, has had seven counts of possession of child pornography added to his charge.
Many of today’s teachers strive to connect what their students are learning in the classroom to the real world, so it’s especially encouraging to them when the students, themselves, take the initiative to apply something they’ve learned in a meaningful way.
After teaching at Weatherford ISD for seven years, Carrie Ellis decided to change the course of her career and is now attempting to keep the art of cursive alive through calligraphy.
The Parker County non-profit, Sanctified Hope, celebrated the start of its new educational center with an official groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning.
Weatherford’s Municipal Utility Board approved a contract with Devil Dog’s Concrete to construct three parking lots for the Lake Weatherford Boardwalk project last week.
Central Christian Church in Weatherford raised more than $1,000 for the Crossroads Youth Program by hosting a play about the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy.
Congressman Louie Gohmert will serve as Chapel speaker at Jacksonville College on Wednesday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. in Buckner Chapel. The Barnwell Anderson Chapter of the Walter Prescott Webb Society is sponsoring the event. Sponsors Brett Eckles and Dr. Patricia Richey invite community members to attend this free event and hear about Gohmert’s experiences in Washington D.C. as he represents the citizens of our district.
TYLER – A former Troup educator recently was tapped by Tyler ISD to be its interim assistant superintendent as it searches for a more permanent replacement.
After Mark Patterson was appointed the temporary manager over the Horseshoe Bend water system, a decision will need to be made in the coming months on whether he will continue in that capacity.
Weatherford City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission discussed planning and zoning regulations that apply to density in residential neighborhoods during a joint work session on Tuesday evening at city hall.
October is a month of fun and spooky adventures for the kids, for others it is a time to indulge in scares for chills and thrills, and for some it is a time of remembrance of those who have passed.
This Week's Circulars
A memorial service for Regina Gayle (Walden) Brewer, 42, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 13 at the funeral home. Mrs. Brewer passed a…
Services for Ronnie Autry, 78, of Gainesville, are pending with the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Ronnie passed away on November 6, 2019 in Gainesville.
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