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  • 0708 one Lewis, Micha.tif Child injured

    A 27-year-old Weatherford man was arrested Friday afternoon. Weatherford police say he injured a 4-year-old boy he was babysitting last week.

    July 8, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0707 one fireworks wrap up clipped.tif Ban still on

    The Parker County Sheriff’s Office received more than 250 fireworks calls and the Weatherford Police Department received 29 calls regarding fireworks usage throughout the Fourth of July weekend, despite burn and fireworks bans in the county.

    July 7, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0706 one bone marrow donor.tif Weatherford doctor donates stem cells

    Dr, Heather Wright, of Wright Chiropractic in Weatherford, may have saved the life of a stranger.
    Her recent donation of stem cells, harvested from her blood through a process called apheresis, was packed in a little Coleman cooler and hand carried by air to the bedside of a young woman with preleukemia syndrome, living somewhere in the United States.

    July 6, 2011 1 Photo

  • CIMG1521.JPG Above average heat will continue

    Lake Weatherford is about 6 feet down from its normal level.
    In June, the National Weather Service reported the area had 22 days at or above 100 degrees.
    The hottest day was June 18, when it hit 108 at the Mineral Wells monitoring gauge — the closest reading to Parker County.

    July 5, 2011 1 Photo

  • Climbing to Victory

    When Abram Zies looks up into a tree, he doesn’t see what you and I see.
    Gone are the limbs and leaves. They’re replaced with landing pads, jumping off points, passageways and portals.
    Navigating the branches has taken him to Chicago, Ireland and other locales, has made him friends worldwide and has given him an opportunity at a life that most people “not destined for college” never get.
    Zies, 33, is a tree climbing champion.

    July 4, 2011

  • 0701 one Wiley, James.tif County residents charged with making meth

    Five of six people indicted in May in Parker County for engaging in organized criminal activity by conspiring to manufacture more than 400 grams of methamphetamine have been arrested on related warrants after a Department of Public Safety narcotics investigation that lasted several months.

    July 1, 2011 4 Photos

  • 0630 one king mug.tiff School funding cut

    Texas legislators approved Tuesday a change in the determination of how state funding will be allocated between various school districts during the next biennium.
    The bill spreads out a $4 billion cut, voted on during the regular session, over two years, including a 6 percent cut across the board for the 2012 fiscal year and $2 billion in targeted cuts in 2013.

    June 30, 2011 4 Photos

  • 0629 one fireworks.tif No fireworks, no problem

    With Parker County under a burn ban and fireworks ban this season, Fourth of July events may be few and far between, but the public can still catch a glimpse of the festivities at nearby locations.

    June 29, 2011 1 Photo

  • Fire threat heavy

    As a burn ban and a fireworks use ban continue in Parker County because of dry conditions, fire officials are investigating a series of suspicious grass fires that ignited Saturday night.

    June 28, 2011

  • 06-24-11 Marijuana 053.jpg Bust nets $40K to $60K worth of pot

    Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators shut down a marijuana growing operation at a Weatherford residence Thursday, seizing about 120 plants and arresting the four residents.

    June 27, 2011 2 Photos

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