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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.

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Parker County residents with special needs family members may now be able to obtain free vehicle stickers from the sheriff's office.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier announced the promotion of Sheriff’s Deputy Caleb Brazeal as the newest patrol corporal last week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Weatherford High School Blue Belles competed at the Showtime International State Championship on Saturday, coming home as state grand champions.

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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.

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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.

WACO (AP) — A Texas state trooper who was shot during a traffic stop last week has died, officials said Wednesday.

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…

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.

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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…

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.

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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…

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