In another sign that normalcy is returning to Parker County in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parker County criminal justice system successfully completed its first jury trial proceeding since March, 2020.
Parker County Dispatch Telecommunicator Ricky Huff was recently recognized with two awards for Telecommunicator of the Year for his quick actions and ability to remain calm during a 911 active shooter call.
Following a thorough presentation by a resident of a nearby subdivision, Weatherford city council members Tuesday voted to hold off on approving the final plat for the Waterford Park Subdivision.
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators conducted a search warrant Monday morning at a residence in the 4200 block of North Farm-to-Market Road 52, in Whitt, in connection with two males found murdered April 11, at an abandoned schoolhouse across the street.
The city of Weatherford has begun the construction phase of several parklets on the downtown square, but not everyone is happy about it, as Parker County commissioners heard Monday morning.
Aledo High School senior Piper Minick said she was disgusted and physically ill by what she described as blatant acts of racism in the school district and by flyers depicting a "slave sale" discovered Monday morning.
The Weatherford Democrat recently reached out to candidates running in contested races in the May 1 election. Featured below are candidates running for the Weatherford city council Place 4 — Ben Steiner, Kevin Cleveland and Jeanette Langley.
The Weatherford Democrat recently reached out to candidates running in contested races in the May 1 election. Candidates running for the Weatherford city council Place 3 are Matt Ticzkus and Richard Zimmer.
The Weatherford Democrat recently reached out to candidates running in contested races in the May 1 election. Candidates running for the Mineral Wells city council Ward 4 are Doyle Light, who was facing a challenge from Clif Wright, who passed away earlier this month.
The Weatherford Democrat recently reached out to candidates running in contested races in the May 1 election. Featured below are candidates running for the Mineral Wells city council Ward 2 — Brooks Reierson and Carlos Maldonado.
The Weatherford Democrat recently reached out to candidates running in contested races in the May 1 election. Candidates running for the Mineral Wells city council Place 2 are Glenn Mitchell and John Brazil.
The Weatherford Democrat recently reached out to candidates running in contested races in the May 1 election. Featured below are candidates running for the Mineral Wells city council Place 1 — Terri Blevins and Brian Shoemaker.
Joshua Lott, the Burleson police officer who was shot three times on Wednesday, was released from the hospital on Thursday evening. Multiple police agencies lined the parking lot as he exited John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. A caravan of patrol cars escorted him to his Burleson home.
Weatherford Police Department Telecommunications Officer Dylan Swackhammer was selected as a 911 Professional of the Year for the North Central Texas area.
Details and renderings of the new Weatherford Public Safety Building were revealed at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
On Monday night, the Mineral Wells ISD board of trustees approved a motion to make masks optional in the district starting April 20 with some provisions.
The Weatherford Democrat recently reached out to candidates running in contested races in the May 1 election. Featured below are candidates running for the Aledo ISD board Place 2 — Laura Morrow and Jennifer Loftin.
The Weatherford Democrat recently reached out to candidates running in contested races in the May 1 election. Featured below are candidates running for the Aledo ISD board Place 1 — David Lear and Tricia Watson.
Senate Republicans on Thursday cleared the way for new, sweeping restrictions to voting in Texas that take particular aim at forbidding local efforts meant to widen access.In an overnight vote after more than seven hours of debate, the Texas Senate signed off on Senate Bill 7, which would li…
The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved five bills restricting access to abortion, including a priority measure that could ban abortions before many women know they are pregnant.The measures, which abortion rights advocates call some of the most "extreme" nationwide, are among the earliest bill…
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge did not immediately rule Tuesday on a closely watched case over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which confers limited protections on hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought into the U.S. as children.
Last month’s disastrous and deadly winter storm impacted most Texans served by the state’s main power grid, with almost 70% of those people losing power in subfreezing temperatures and almost half experiencing a water outage, according to a new report from the University of Houston.And altho…
A year into the pandemic that has financially devastated businesses and millions of Texans, people are still applying for jobless benefits by the tens of thousands each week — and having trouble getting through to the Texas Workforce Commission.Texas’ unemployment rate — the share of Texans …
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas officials on Thursday raised the death toll from February's winter storm and blackouts to at least 111 people — nearly doubling the state's initial tally following one of the worst power outages in U.S. history.
By Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas TribuneAll Texas adults will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of age, occupation or health status starting on March 29, state health officials said Tuesday.The Texas Department of State Health Services is still asking providers to prioritize a…
By Alexa Ura, The Texas TribuneToday, Republican lawmakers in Texas will begin attempting to cement more bricks into the wall they hope will shield their hold on power from the state's changing electorate.After more than 20 years in firm control, the GOP is seeing its dominance of Texas poli…
NEW YORK (AP) — Students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the usual 6 feet away from one another at sporting events, assemblies, lunch or chorus practice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its…
By Erin Douglas, The Texas TribuneSeveral bills responding to Texas’ February power outages — including one mandating that power plants prepare facilities for extreme weather and another reforming the Electric Reliability Council of Texas board — were advanced by the Texas House State Affair…
With nearly two-thirds of the United States abnormally dry or worse, the government’s spring forecast offers little hope for relief, especially in the West where a devastating megadrought has taken root and worsened.
By Cassandra Pollock and Shawn Mulcahy, The Texas TribunePublic Utility Commission Chair Arthur D'Andrea, the only remaining member of the three-seat board that regulates Texas utilities, is resigning from his post, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday night.Abbott said in a statement that he asked…
By Shawn Mulcahy, The Texas TribuneTexans age 50 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 15, state health officials announced Wednesday.“Expanding to ages 50 to 64 will continue the state’s priorities of protecting those at the greatest risk of severe outco…
By Jolie McCullough, The Texas TribuneStarting Monday, Texas inmates will be able to resume in-person visits with family and friends for the first time since the governor declared a public health disaster a year ago, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.In the last year, Tex…
By Jolie McCullough, The Texas TribuneMarch 5, 2021Days after Gov. Greg Abbott announced he will lift many coronavirus restrictions, including a statewide face mask mandate, the Texas Supreme Court has largely opened up the courts as well.Texas courthouses no longer need a state safety revie…
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Funeral services for Narca Lee (Price) Hunt, 84, of Valley View, are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Kersey officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 P…
Shirley Helen (Speake) Kennemer, 86 of Denton, TX passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Denton. She was born in Gainesville, Texas to Roy Herman and Greta Nora (Stevens) Speake on July 5, 1934. Her mother always said she was a left-over firecracker. Shirley graduated from Denton High School i…
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