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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Weatherford ISD's board of trustees discussed reprogramming the Ninth Grade Center for technical education during a workshop on Monday evening.

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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.

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Millsap ISD Technology Director John Briese talked about implementing technology to help teachers and students at last week’s school board meeting.

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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.

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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.

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Early voting ended Friday and those who didn’t vote will get one more chance to decide on local and state elections on Tuesday.

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Millsap Middle School Principal Jeff Clark discussed student performance on the state’s standardized test during the school board meeting on Monday.

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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.

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East Parker County Library staff showed up to a broken window Wednesday morning and discovered that a donation jar with about $1,000 was stolen.

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.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Starting next spring, state officials plan to start charging admission fees at some of Oklahoma’s most popular state parks.

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.

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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.