Full-time public school teachers across Texas are finagling digital setups to teach classes online, calling to check in on students and their parents, and volunteering to help hand out meals — all while knowing their salaries are secure.That's not the case for Jennie Minor, a substitute teac…


Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday sought to get Texans to stay at home for the next month to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, issuing an order that says they must "minimize" social gatherings and in-person contact with people outside their homes unless they are taking part in "essential" se…

DALLAS (AP) — The Treasury Department wants airlines to say how they will compensate the government for $25 billion in grants used to keep employees on the payroll during the coronavirus outbreak.

Area residents discuss responseto COVID-19, other political topics

The Barnwell Anderson Chapter of the Walter Prescott Webb Society of Jacksonville College is sponsoring a History Essay Contest open to students grades 3 through 12. The deadline for submission is April 6, 2020. Submissions should be emailed to webb@jacksonville-college.edu. The theme this year is women’s suffrage. Local students are encouraged to submit entries in the following categories:

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GRAHAM – Three more confirmed COVID-19 cases in Graham brought the total to four and the residents of Graham have been told to “shelter-in-place” to slow its spread.

Following mail-outs of jury duty summons sent out prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, county officials are letting the public know that there will be no jury trials during the month of April.

Western wear retailer Cavender’s and many of its vendor partners contributed $100,000 to the Texas FFA Foundation for 2020 scholarships in light of youth livestock shows being closed.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, some might be left with uncertainties when it comes to providing food for their families, but the South Main Church of Christ in Weatherford is letting county residents know that they’re here for them during this unprecedented event.

Despite having their senior year of high school interrupted – and possibly ended early – because of coronavirus concerns and campus closures, eight Mineral Wells High School seniors have hopes of being this year's two inductees into the Elite Ram Society.

“You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘You did not make me?’ Can the pot say to the potter, ‘You know nothing?’ Isaiah 29:16

Restaurants and their customers in Mineral Wells are adapting very well to sweeping changes that have people eating at home, lakeside or wherever they can find their isolated spot because of social-distancing restrictions implemented by the state, county, and city officials due to the COVID-19 virus.

Weatherford Municipal Utility Board approved suspending utility billing policies related to the assessment of late penalties and non-payment disconnects during their meeting Thursday.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas joined other states Thursday in imposing quarantines on travelers from the New York area, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., and put similar restrictions on people arriving from nearby New Orleans as the number of cases there surges dramatically.


The number of Texans filing for unemployment relief last week jumped an eye-popping 860% over the previous week, surpassing the number of people who filed weekly during the Great Recession that lasted from late 2007 to mid 2009.

A Parker County grand jury indicted Derek Evan Songer, 19, of Weatherford, on March 19 for aggravated assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Poolville ISD board of trustees approved a resolution during a special meeting Tuesday to pay employees during school closures brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.

The city of Burleson has issued a stay-at-home declaration by amending the city’s disaster declaration, the new amendments will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday and continues until April 13, unless extended by Burleson City Council.

Texas school superintendents and lawmakers are asking the state and federal government for more flexibility on how and what they feed students in free and reduced-price meals while schools are temporarily closed statewide due to the new coronavirus.

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On Friday, March 27, 2020 Charles (Chuck) Edward Richter III, 65, of Gainesville passed from this life after a lengthy illness. No formal visitation or services are planned. Chuck was born on March 7, 1955 in Camden, New Jersey to Charles Edward Richter, Jr and Florence Mary (DuPell) Richter…