Weatherford Democrat


  • Hill Country priest draws acclaim for mosaics MARBLE FALLS, Texas (AP) — The cases of empty Shiner beer bottles are stacked in the Rev. Jairo Lopez's garage. The trash from someone's party is now treasured material — he will hand cut the glass bottles into small pieces that he will use for his art.

    November 27, 2009

  • Civil War Sesquicentennial: Details beyond the battles RICHMOND, Va. — My way or the highway is not the attitude Virginia intends to bring to the Civil War’s 150th anniversary parties starting in 2010.

    November 6, 2009

  • Older workers, laid off, face uphill climb NEW YORK (AP) — For Marc Karell, the end came unexpectedly. In February the 53-year-old environmental engineer was laid off.

    October 13, 2009

  • Census: Recession had sweeping impact on US life WASHINGTON (AP) — A broad survey of Americans has provided striking measures of the recession's effect on life at home and at work: People are now stuck in traffic longer, less apt to move away and more inclined to put off marriage and buying a house.

    September 22, 2009

  • Cajuns sweep the swamp for summer treat DES ALLEMANDS, La. (AP) — Through the hot summer, Cajuns take to the bayous in their air boats, pirogues and flat-bottomed mud craft in search of patches of lotus flowers floating in the shallow swamps and marshes of coastal Louisiana.

    September 15, 2009

  • Thriving rodeos seem to have recession roped, tied MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — A few steps into the air-conditioned Mesquite Rodeo is all it takes to feel the relief.

    July 22, 2009

  • Girls get a little rock 'n' roll at camp CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Asenet Torres wants to rock 'n' roll.

    June 18, 2009

  • Vietnam veteran documented war ARGYLE, Texas (AP) — Don Schol is a Vietnam veteran and no stranger to the horror of war. But from the moment he arrived in 1967, his experience was destined to be different.

    June 16, 2009

  • NM civil war battlefield gets exposure ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to march up the Rio Grande and capture the city of Santa Fe and seize the thousands of rifles, dozens of cannons and other supplies at Fort Union for a campaign that would expand the Confederacy's borders all the way to California Coast.

    June 12, 2009

  • Temple man's VW affection started 25 years ago TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — On Memorial Day weekend, Brent Brendemuehl slid several homemade bread loaves into his 1981 Volkswagen Bus. On a warm day, it's the perfect temperature for the dough to rise before baking.

    June 8, 2009

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